Quick, Easy, Delicious Baked Parm Fish

IMG_0421editI know with Lent a lot of us have been searching out meatless meals for our Friday evenings. Even with the enticing list of “top fish fries in Buffalo” floating around Facebook, you just can’t eat out every Friday! Plus, we should all be adding more fish to our regular (non Lent!) diets anyway! So because of all of those reasons, I am writing this post. I found this one a few months ago & it has quickly become a staple in our families list of VIP recipes.

IMG_0412editAnd really you can’t go wrong with parmesan cheese and a hot meal on the table in under 30 minutes. With two super active tots in my house, the less time I am in the kitchen the better. But I rarely want to feed them convenience food. There are so many healthy meals out there that can be made in under 30 minutes, I mean Rachael Ray basically has an entire career based on it! It is also a reason I have an entire section of my webpage devoted to it. {Quick reference any recipe category by clicking on the top menu bar. “Meals” will drop down to several easy & quick category tag groups! Click and go!}

IMG_0416editEnjoy this easy and delicious one. Chances are you have most, if not all, of this in your house. Maybe you only need to grab 1-2 extras at the store. But it is so worth it!

Original Recipe: Taste of Home

Baked Parm Tilapia

Prep: 10 mins   |   Cook: 10 mins   |   Total: 20 mins   |   4 servings


3-4 Tilapia Fillets, about 1 lb
1 Tbsp Parmesan Cheese
1 Tbsp Paprika
1 Tsp Dried Basil
2 Tbsp Bread Crumbs, seasoned or unseasoned
1 Tbsp Butter, melted
1/4 Tsp Garlic Powder, optional

  1. In a shallow dish mix breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, & spices.
  2. Brush one fillet with melted butter. Lay fillet butter side down in the dry mix, pat down.
  3. Brush side of fillet showing with butter again, flip into dry mix and pat again. I tend to flip, pat and shake the dish to make sure fillets are entirely covered.
  4. Removed from dry mix dish and lay on rack. I use a cooling rack over a cookie sheet. This ensures the fish cooks and crisps from all sides. Laying it directly on a cookie sheet can result in a soggy sided fish.
  5. Bake for about 10 minutes at 400 degrees until fish flakes easy with a fork.
  • Great with flavored rice as a side. I cook instant plain rice & add in about a Tsp or so of each of the spices on the fish (everything minus the breadcrumbs).
  • I buy the frozen tilapia fillets at Wegmans. They are individually wrapped and thaw nicely.
  • Served with flavored rice and steamed veggies.

Easy, quick and so yummy! Even my girls clear their plates!

Love this? Tried it? Share your meal photos on my Facebook page, tag them on Instagram & Twitter with #MadeByMeggs or even comment below! I’d love to see what you enjoy! Don’t forget to check out more of what inspires me on Pinterest. xoxo Meggs

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  1. This looks delish! I can’t wait to try it!!!


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