Tilapia Parmesan Recipe

Tilapia Parmesan with sweet peas & jasmine rice
Tilapia is a wonderful fish that is easy to prepare!

We aren't big fish eaters in our household; however tilapia has such a lovely light flavor that it can be prepared with flavorful sauces or toppings to disguise the fish taste.

Our Tilapia Parmesan recipe is fast, easy and simple to prepare. The fish is broiled with a creamy cheese coating for an impressive flavor and texture.
Not sure what to serve your tilapia recipe with? Try sweet peas and jasmine rice; steamed broccoli and whole wheat cous-cous or mashed potatoes and steamed asparagus.

Tilapia Parmesan Recipe


2 pounds Tilapia Fillets
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup butter, unsalted & softened
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon celery seed
1/8 teaspoon organic sea salt


Preheat your oven's broiler. Grease a broiling pan or line pan with aluminum foil.
  • In a small bowl: mix Parmesan cheese, butter, mayonnaise and lemon juice. Season with dried basil, pepper, onion powder, celery seed and sea salt. Mix well and set aside.
  • Arrange tilapia fillets in a single layer in the prepared pan. Broil a few inches from the heat for 2 to 3 minutes. 
  • Flip the fillets over and broil for a couple more minutes. 
  • Remove the fillets from the oven and cover the top with the Parmesan cheese mixture.
  • Broil for 2 more minutes or until the topping is browned and fish flakes easily with a fork. 
IMPORTANT: Be careful not to over cook the fish.


  1. We love tilapia - thanks for another great recipe idea!

  2. The hubby and I love tilapia so any delicious recipe you have is just fine with us!

    Deanna :D

  3. So going to print this and make it. Tilapia on the grocery list. Hope I can grab a good batch being here in the Midwest. Hard to find fresh, which will be so much better!

  4. I really want to make some tilapia. That looks great!

  5. This is looking wonderful item. Mutter is always favorite of mine. So this food is obviously being my favorite.