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Tangy Parmesan Tilapia

If you want a gluten-free fish coating, this works beautifully! Some reduced-fat mayos may contain gluten, though, so check the label on yours to be sure. —Deborah Purdue, Westland, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash onion powder
  • 4 tilapia fillets (5 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat broiler. Mix first 8 ingredients until blended.
  • Line a 15x10x1-in. baking pan with foil; coat foil with cooking spray. Place tilapia in pan; sprinkle with salt.
  • Broil 3-4 in. from heat 2-3 minutes per side. Spread cheese mixture over fillets. Broil until topping is golden brown and fish just begins to flake easily with a fork, 1-2 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1 fillet: 191 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 359mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat.

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  • squeakymouse
    Nov 22, 2020

    Having large wide fillets, I doubled everything except the Parmesan cheese. I added 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs and heavy on Penzeys Sunny Spain seasoning. I coated the fillets and baked them on the top rack at 400° convection for 10 minutes. Of the 4 adults at the table, no one cared for the Parmesan cheese but thought the fillets were perfectly cooked. I would make this again without the Parmesan cheese.

  • PrplMonky5
    Feb 18, 2018

    My husband really liked this but I thought it was just ok. The fish was a little soggy (not sure why), and the whole dish seemed greasy. In fact, I had painful acid reflux for the rest of the evening because of this dish (and I don't get reflux often). Maybe too much butter? Maybe because I used olive oil mayo and not regular? I use olive oil mayo in all my other recipes, I've never had this problem. I did enjoy the flavor, which is why I gave it 4 stars.

  • kcrihfield89
    Feb 17, 2014

    My husband is a picky eater and up until I found this recipe, he has never liked any fish recipes that didn't require deep frying. This recipe is one of our absolute favorites!

  • mjlouk
    Aug 21, 2013

    Really good and simple enough that my husband was able to make it by himself:) Yummy!

  • ppolen
    Apr 6, 2013

    No comment left

  • deb540
    Mar 30, 2013

    <p>I was surprised at how tasty this was and how much my mayonnaise haters (they didn't know) loved it. Used lemon juice instead of lime and we are on a low-sodium diet  so I used unsalted butter, omitted the salt and added more pepper...this worked great.</p>

  • tcarver
    Jun 8, 2012

    Perfect dish. Made it just as recipe called for.

  • thenewkitten
    May 29, 2012

    This is probably the BEST tilapia I have ever had! I was out of lime juice and substituted Lemon juice and it's absolutely STILL amazing! LOVE IT. So easy it's embarrassing, yet doesn't taste simple! Kudos!

  • truejoie
    May 16, 2012

    This was a really delicious sauce, everyone loved it! Will be making again.

  • txzookeeper
    May 5, 2012

    Easy and tasty recipe. I did not put in the butter because I saw no reason for it. It tasted great without it and the topping was probably thicker without it. I also didn't bother with the foil. I just sprayed my broiler pan with non-stick spray. Easy clean up and I didn't waste any foil. I will definitely be making this again.