Easy Parmesan Crusted Tilapia Recipe (Baked Lemon Pepper Tilapia)

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Parmesan Crusted Tilapia is the one of the BEST we’ve ever tasted. This Baked Lemon Pepper Tilapia recipe is as healthy as it is delicious, and it’s SUPER EASY as well! It is so flavorful and made in under 20 minutes. Best Easy Tilapia Recipe!

lemon pepper tilapia on a plate with rice

Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

This Parmesan Crusted Lemon Pepper Tilapia is one of the best baked tilapia recipe I’ve ever had. So delicious, healthy, and easy!

This baked Parmesan Crusted Tilapia recipe checks a lot of boxes for me. It’s easy (made in under 20 minutes), healthy (under 350 calories), and SO DELICIOUS!

I have always loved seafood, especially shrimp recipessalmon and tilapia, so I’m always looking for new EASY Seafood Recipes to add to the list. This healthy baked tilapia recipe is the perfect addition!

I’ve been trying to make healthier dishes lately, and its always a plus when they are easy as well. This Lemon Pepper Tilapia Recipe blew me away. Prep time and cook time COMBINED only took 15 minutes. Like I said…I’m in love.

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Easy Baked Tilapia Recipe

This lemon pepper tilapia recipe is one of the tastiest and easiest fish recipes. It only takes about 15 minutes to get this cooked and on the table!

What does tilapia taste like?

Tilapia is a very mild and flakey white fish. It doesn’t have a fishy taste or odor at all. I love that it has such a mild flavor that lends itself to virtually any flavor combination. So delicious!

What are the health benefits of eating tilapia?

Eating tilapia has many beneficial qualities, such as nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, including significant amounts of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, potassium, vitamin B12, niacin, and vitamin B6. Well, wow! Don’t mind if I do. I’m ready to make this HEALTHY recipe for dinner now.

How to store tilapia:

  • Fridge: 3-4 days
  • Freezer: up to 4 months

You can tell that tilapia has gone bad if it develops a fishy odor/sour smell or has a dull color/slimy texture.

plated tilapia recipes with rice and lemon

How to Cook Tilapia

Lemon Pepper Parmesan Crusted Tilapia Recipe:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Mix together the grated Parmesan, lemon pepper, parsley and salt. Drizzle with olive oil, then coat with the cheese mixture, pressing it in lightly with your fingers to make sure it sticks. sprinkle lightly with shredded parmesan. Transfer to foil lined baking sheet.
  3. Bake until the fish is opaque in the thickest part, about 10 minutes.
  4. To brown further, broil for about 5 more minutes until cheese crust is slightly crispy (watch carefully to make sure fish doesn’t burn)
  5. Top with green onions and serve and serve with lemon wedges, optional.

Watch the video to see the process step by step!

how to make parmesan crusted tilapia: step by step photos of making baked tilapia

What to serve with tilapia?

The lemon pepper parmesan crust on this baked tilapia recipe is so flavorful and simple.

I tend to serve it with rice for a simple side, and it is a delicious, EASY, and healthy dinner.

This Parmesan Crusted Tilapia would also be tasty served with sides such as Brussels Sprouts, Crock Pot Potatoes, or Parmesan Broccoli.

YUM. Who knew healthy tasted this good! This is the type of recipe that makes me want to find more healthy recipes that are light on calories but not flavor.

lemon pepper tilapia plated on white plates

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Baked Not Fried

Is it possible to love a baked recipe just as much as a fried recipe? Is it possible for baked recipes to be crispy and flavorful, just like fried recipes? The answer is absolutely yes, and we think this Baked Tilapia is the perfect example!

Try these baked salmon recipes for more healthy seafood dishes:

I hope you can make this easy parmesan crusted tilapia recipe, and then use the extra time to enjoy your family, friends, or whatever you choose! I think I’ll waste mine by watching all the reality tv on my DVR. There’s always some version of the Real Housewives on my DVR that is calling my name!

I love that this is a quick and tasty seafood recipe that even the pickiest of eaters will love. This is such a mild fish, a great starter fish for someone that might not be sure they love seafood. See below for more of our seafood favorites as well!

Watch the video and see the recipe card below for full details on How to Make Lemon Pepper Tilapia.

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