Parmesan Tilapia

This Parmesan Tilapia is the kind of fish you make for people who don’t like fish. It’s a mild fish covered with a parmesan sauce that is so good. Put this healthy recipe in your keeper file.

Parmesan Tilapia - a fish recipe that tastes like Doritos and it's healthy.


When John and I first were married we were completely anti-seafood with the exception of crab legs.

Later in our marriage as we explored healthier meals we slowly started acquired a taste to fish. Now we love it. John says this fish tastes like Doritos. Who doesn’t like Doritos?

Parmesan Tilapia - a fish recipe that tastes like Doritos and it's healthy.

This has only 203 calories a serving if you are trying to watch your girlish figure. I got this recipe from It’s one of their highest rated recipes…3,093 people like this recipe too.

Parmesan Tilapia
Prep Time
22 hrs 2 mins
Cook Time
22 hrs 2 mins
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter , softened
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon celery salt
  • 2 pounds tilapia fillets
  1. Preheat your oven's broiler. Grease a broiling pan or line pan with aluminum foil.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the Parmesan cheese, butter, mayonnaise and lemon juice. Season with dried basil, pepper, onion powder and celery salt. Mix well and set aside.
  3. Arrange fillets in a single layer on the prepared pan. I like to sprinkle the fillets with salt, pepper, and a little Cajun seasoning for some kick. 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 them with the Parmesan cheese mixture on the top side. Broil for 2-3 more minutes or until the topping is browned and fish flakes easily with a fork. Be careful not to over cook the fish. This yields 4 servings.
Recipe Notes
*Note: Most of the time I half the topping especially if I'm trying to eat healthy. I still have plenty of topping for the fish.

Source: Allrecipes
Parmesan Tilapia - a fish recipe that tastes like Doritos and it's healthy.

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  1. I made this tonight with swai filets because they were sold out of tilapia. It was very tasty! Even my picky kids ate it with barely any grousing ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. You had me at Doritoes!

  3. I’ve made this 4 or 5 times and we love it! I swap the mayo for miracle whip for a lower calorie count and it still.tastes great. Its in the oven as we speak. I love it cause its something I can throw together in a hurry ๐Ÿ™‚ thank you!

  4. Do you think you could do plain greek yogurt instead of mayo? I’m trying not to do mayo.

  5. @Nikki,
    I usually half the topping and I also usually don’t do mayo but 1 1/2 tablespoons over 2 pounds of fish is hardly anything.

    I’m not sure if you could use yogurt but I think it might work!

  6. Ever tried this with salmon?

  7. @Tara,
    I haven’t tried it with salmon but I bet it’s great!

  8. This recipe has been on my recipe box for years! I love it. Made it three times in the last 2 months. Once with chicken tenders, it was pretty awesome with the chicken. A must try! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. This recipe is AWESOME! So easy and great flavor! Even my 2 year old loved it ๐Ÿ˜‰ thanks for another great recipe!

  10. So when you say mayonnaise, do you really mean mayonnaise or are we talking about miracle whip? Just curious or does it even matter?

  11. I’ve been making this for years – it always gets great reviews! I like to add some baby shrimp or small scallops to the parmesan mixture and just add a minute or so to the broiling time.

  12. Found this on Pinterest and this is second time making it. It is SO good! Thank you!

  13. Made this using haddock fillets as it’s the only fish I like and it was delicious…but made the topping the other night and used on chicken (we eat a great deal of chicken in my house and it’s nice to find something a little different) and this was FANTASTIC! Hubby, who scoffs at yet another chicken dinner, not only went back for seconds (almost unheard of) but went back for 3rds AND asked when I was planning on cooking it again.

  14. Thank you for the nice recipe.

  15. Looks delicious! The recipe calls for Parmesan cheese. Is this grated or shredded?