Parmesan Crusted Lemon Pepper Tilapia is the BEST Tilapia Recipe we have ever tasted. This Parmesan Crusted Tilapia is as healthy as it is delicious, and it’s SUPER EASY as well! This Lemon Pepper Tilapia Recipe is so flavorful and made in under 20 minutes. Best Easy Seafood Recipe.
Parmesan Crusted Lemon Pepper Tilapia Recipe
This Lemon Pepper 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 recipes, salmon and tilapia, so I’m always looking for new EASY Seafood Recipes.
I’ve been trying to make healthier dishes lately, and its always a plus when they are easy as well. This Parmesan Crusted Lemon Pepper Tilapia Recipe blew me away. Prep time and cook time COMBINED…it took 15 minutes. Combined!!! Like I said…I’m in love.
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 taste that lends itself to virtually any flavor combination. I LOVE Parmesan Crusted Tilapia with Lemon Pepper. So delicious!
What are the health benefits of Tilapia Recipes?
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.
How long will this Tilapia Recipe keep in the fridge/freezer and how do you know if Tilapia has gone bad?
This Lemon Pepper Tilapia Recipe should stay fresh in the fridge for 3-4 days or in the freezer for 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. Gross…but good information to know!
Parmesan Crusted Tilapia is a delicious and easy seafood recipe that anyone can make, and everyone will love!
The lemon pepper parmesan crust on this Tilapia Recipe was so flavorful and simple. I tend to always serve it with rice and it was 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. I’m remembering how good this Tilapia Recipe tasted while I upload the pictures! 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.
Is Tilapia a “real” fish or is it genetically modified?
Currently, Tilapia is a type of fish that is being genetically engineered around the world, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make sure it’s fresh and real. Just check the packaging or ask your grocer about where they get their Tilapia and if it’s straight out of the ocean. That being said, there’s nothing wrong with farm raised tilapia and it might even pack a tastier punch!
What are some good side dishes for this Tilapia Recipes?
I love to serve this tilapia with easy side dishes such as rice or grilled veggies, but you should also check out these side dish recommendations:
- Shoestring Fries (Think Fish and Chips!)
- Easy Roasted Vegetables
- Mashed Cauliflower
- Crock Pot Potatoes
- Brussels Sprouts
- Skillet Green Beans
Baked and 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? We think so and think this Baked Tilapia is the perfect example! Here are some other recipes we love that are baked and not fried:
- Oven Fried Chicken Breast Recipe
- Crispy Baked Buffalo Wings
- Baked Tortilla Chips
- Avocado Fries
- Baked Sweet Potato Chips
- Baked Fish Sticks
- Oven Baked Ribs
I hope you can make this Tilapia Recipe, and then have 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. Tilapia 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 or see the recipe card below for full details on How to Make Lemon Pepper Tilapia.
Looking for more amazing (and EASY) Seafood Recipes? We’ve got you covered!
- Seafood Lasagna
- Caprese Stuffed Salmon
- Best Crab Cakes
- Shrimp and Grits Appetizer Cups
- Buffalo Shrimp Tacos
- Bang Bang Shrimp
- Shrimp Ceviche
- Lemon Butter Salmon in Parchment
- Caesar Salmon Foil Packets
- Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa (Pinned over 2 MILLION times)
- 4 tilapia filets about 4 oz each
- 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon lemon pepper
- 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan
- 1/4 cup diced green onions optional
- lemon cut into wedges
- Preheat the oven to 400F.
Mix together the grated Parmesan, lemon pepper, parsley and salt. Drizzle the tilapia 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.
- Bake until the fish is opaque in the thickest part, about 10 minutes.
To brown further, broil for about 5 more minutes until cheese crust is slightly crispy (watch carefully to make sure fish doesn't burn)
Top with green onions and serve and serve with lemon wedges, optional.