Parmesan Crusted Tilapia Recipe

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When you hear the word “crusted”, you may think of a deep fried dish with white carbs, but that’s not the case with this Parmesan crusted tilapia recipe. Whole wheat bread crumbs get the right seasoning from savory cheese, and the fish is baked, which yields the crispy crust you love. Serve this with a side of green vegetables for a healthy, low-calorie meal, or try it with marinara and a little shredded low-fat mozzarella. Either way, it’s sure to be a big hit!

Parmesan Crusted Tilapia Recipe

Parmesan Crusted Tilapia Recipe

Yields: 4 servings | Serving Size: 1 tilapia filet|Calories: 255| Total Fat: 9 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 72 mg | Sodium: 728 mg | Carbohydrates: 10 g | Dietary Fiber: 2 g | Sugars: 2 g | Protein: 34 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 6


  • 2 slices whole wheat-bread, processed in a food processor (or just use 1/4 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 tilapia filets


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine the breadcrumbs, cheese, salt, pepper, and olive oil in a bowl and mix well.
  3. Coat the fish with the breadcrumbs and lay on a baking sheet. Bake until fish is browned and cooked through, 7-10 minutes.

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2 Comments on "Parmesan Crusted Tilapia Recipe"

  1. Laura  February 8, 2016

    This was really good! I added the juice of half a lemon and ended the bake on broil to get a crusty finish on the breadcrumbs. Deeeelish alternative to fried fish.

    • SkinnyMs.  February 9, 2016

      Thanks for sharing, Laura! We’re glad you liked it.


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