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Delish & Easy Broiled Parmesan Tilapia!

easy parmesan tilapia

Are you a big Fish eater? 

Sorry, Fish Sticks do not count.

Fish is supposed to be good for the heart and a great regular part of our diets.  It’s a great, healthier “meat” alternative too.  :)

In the past year of my MAJOR cooking learning and growth, I found a few GREAT Fish recipes that met my all important criteria.



I still remember the SHOCK I felt when my uber picky Wadester ate a bite of Salmon and said “Yum” instead of the “Yuck” I was FULLY and wearily expecting.  :)

Another Fish winner this year was the Broiled Parmesan Tilapia!  As my friend and cooking expert, Kristi says, “Anything with Parmesan is delish!” 

I think she’s definitely right about that! 

This one is YUM-O!




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  • 2 lbs Tilapia Fillets {I buy the bag of frozen, vacuum sealed fillets at Walmart for about $5}
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Butter
  • 3 tbs Mayo
  • 2 tbs lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp basil
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp celery salt


Preheat your oven to Broil and lay out your fish on a sheet lined with foil.  Trust me, you’ll want the foil, so you’re not scrubbing your pan all night.

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In a small bowl, mix the remaining ingredients.

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If you are awesome and are prepping your meals ahead, stop at this point, cover your pan and bowl and stick them in the fridge until the night you are ready to prepare.  :)

Slide your sheet in the oven and broil for 2 to 3 minutes.  Take out, flip over, and brush or spoon on the parmesan mixture.  Broil for 2 more minutes.  After 2 minutes, take out, flip over, brush other side with the mixture, and broil for 2 additional minutes.

The good news is it will  be done in about 6 minutes.  The bad news is you will pretty much feel like you are cooking on the stove because you’ll need to be hanging around at the stove during those 6 minutes. 

But, really.  Come on.  If dinner is ready in 6 minutes, you really can’t complain, right?!

One common warning when cooking fish is to not overcook it!  So err on the low side! 

This is the yummy goodness that will greet you!

parmesan tilapia broiled

I know it looks like a hot mess, but looks aren’t everything!  I bet you’ll be so distracted by the amazing aroma, you won’t even notice!  {And you’ll be patting yourself on the back for remembering to use foil.} 

Even if you are NOT a “fish person” this still is one you should give a try! 

It won’t disappoint!!  It is tender and delicious and will melt in your mouth!

yummy tilapia


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Doesn’t that look amazing?  Can’t beat the powerful combo of easy, yummy, AND healthy, right? 

Are you a fish person?? What’s your favorite? Tilapia? Salmon? Catfish? Flounder?  Hope you pick one of those, because that’s the extent of my fish knowledge.  :)


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12 Responses to Delish & Easy Broiled Parmesan Tilapia!
  1. Sieglinde
    February 8, 2012 | 3:14 pm

    This looks DELISH! I am pinning it to share wiht my friends :)
    I LOVE Salmon…and Flounder…and Tilapia. I tread carefully because I do not like a fishy fish, lol!

  2. Rachel
    February 8, 2012 | 4:32 pm

    I’m blessed because my kids have actually always loved fish (I can thank my MIL for that..! ;)) and not the fish sticks either…lol!=) Their favorites are Salmon and Tilapia (in that order) and I’m DEFINITELY giving this recipe a try!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Heather
    February 9, 2012 | 12:53 pm

    Thanks for sharing, these look very YUMMY! I will definitely give these a try! :) Also, I’m so glad to see you’re back up and running! I missed you!

  4. Erin @ His & Hers
    February 11, 2012 | 3:32 pm

    We love fish and just tried a new baked tilapia recipe this week! This looks yummy–I’ll be pinning it! :)

  5. Melissa
    February 14, 2012 | 12:59 am

    I’m always looking for new ways to add fish into our diet. This sounds delish! Would love it if you came by and linked up to my Manic Monday Linky Party!

  6. Teri Carter
    February 15, 2012 | 4:35 pm

    we love fish. My daughter especially. I am super intimidated to cook it because it is easy to overcook and can be expensive. I am going to Wal-mart to buy that bag and I am going to give it a try.

    oh and I came over from Not JUST a Housewife.

  7. marissa
    February 16, 2012 | 3:27 am

    this looks so so good! thanks so much for hosting :) I’d love you to add this to my What We Wore and Made link party


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  9. Kristen
    May 24, 2012 | 4:50 pm

    Do you thaw out the frozen fish first or do you just pop it in to the oven frozen?

  10. Erin
    August 6, 2012 | 6:05 pm

    Making this for probably the 5th time right now…just thought you might want to know that we find it as delicious as you did! :)

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  12. Allison
    November 4, 2013 | 5:31 pm

    Do you thaw the fish first and if so, how? Or do you cook it from frozen. Thanks!