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Baked or Broiled Tilapia Parmesan Recipe for Two

Broiled or Baked Tilapia Parmesan with asparagus

This Tilapia Parmesan for two recipe is so easy and quick to prepare. I am not usually big on fish, but I absolutely love the flavor and ease of this Tilapia.

It is a mild fish and the sauce on top is cheesy, golden brown and savory. This dish can be baked or broiled.

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Try it with these Twice Baked Potatoes or these Au Gratin Potatoes.

How to make Baked or Broiled Tilapia Parmesan:

Place the Tilapia fillets on a small baking sheet lined with tinfoil. Click for a small baking sheet.

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two tilapia filets on a tin foil lined baking sheet

In a small bowl combine the Parmesan cheese, butter, mayonnaise, chives and seasonings and mix it well.

parmesan cheese spread mixed in a bowl with a spoon

Broil for 4 to 5 minutes or until almost done. I used my toaster oven set on broil.

Then spread the cheese mixture on the fillets and broil another 3 to 4 minutes or until browned. Watch it closely so it doesn’t burn.

cheese mixture spread on tilapia filets

Serve with your favorite side dish, and enjoy!

Broiled or Baked Tilapia Parmesan Recipe for Two

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Broiled Tilapia Parmesan for Two

Broiled Tilapia Parmesan for Two

This Tilapia Parm dish is so easy and quick to prepare. I’m not usually big on fish, but I absolutely love the flavor and ease of this Tilapia. Don’t be afraid to try it for yourself!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tilapia fillets
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon butter, room temperature
  • 2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon dried chopped chives
  • 1/8 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning, or season salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Place Tilapia fillets on a small baking sheet lined with tinfoil. Click below for a small baking sheet.
  2. In a small bowl combine Parmesan cheese, butter, mayonnaise, chives and seasonings and mix well.
  3. Broil 4 to 5 minutes or until almost done.
  4. Spread cheese mixture on fillets and broil another 3 to 4 minutes or until browned. Watch it closely so it doesn't burn.

Notes

  • You can also bake this dish. Bake fish in an oven preheated to 425 F (220 C) 10 to 20 minutes or until fish just starts to flake. Spread with cheese mixture and bake until golden brown, about 5 minutes. I highly recommend broiling for the last 3 - 5 minutes for browning the cheese. Watch it closely so it doesn't burn. Baking time will depend on the size and thickness of the fish you use.

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Nutrition Information:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 417 Saturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 127mg Sodium: 609mg Carbohydrates: 1g Protein: 44g
Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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12 Comments

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    Shanita
    March 12, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    Delicious! I baked it first, then broiled the topping. I was trying to find a new baked tilapia recipe that didn’t involve breadcrumbs.

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    kazy
    September 22, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    Hi, did you bake or broil the asparagus along with the tilapia and if so what kind of seasoning did you use. It looks delicious and I would like to make it with this recipe.

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      Zona
      September 23, 2019 at 7:17 am

      Hi kazy, for the asparagus we coated it in canola oil, sprinkled on some salt and pepper then just grilled it outside on our gas grill. We use a metal grill basket that has holes in it to stir fry the broccoli over the open flame for about 10 minutes. It has the best flavor being flame grilled and you get the charred crispy bits but you could also pan fry it on the stove for the same amount of time, or pre-heat an oven to 425 F and bake 12-15 minutes.

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    kazy
    September 24, 2019 at 11:16 am

    Thanks. I don’t have an outside grill so I’ll just bake it with the fish.

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      Zona
      September 24, 2019 at 11:21 am

      You’re welcome 🙂

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    kazy
    September 26, 2019 at 11:40 am

    I made this and it turned out great. I had it over a period of a few days and made some changes. First off my Parmesan spread didn’t come out as moist as your picture shows so I added a bit of water, like 7 grams worth. It helped a little but still not enough. It was still a bit dry and clumpy so I added 2 more tablespoons of goat milk yogurt and that helped to make it more spreadable. I didn’t want to add more mayo as I wanted to keep the calories down. As it is, the Parmesan calories are pretty hefty.The first night I made it, I baked it for 10 minutes and then placed it under the broiler for 3 to 4 minutes. It burned the spread and dried out the fish. So the next time I baked it at 450 for 5 minutes, spread the mixture and baked for an additional 5 more minutes. Turned out great. Tilapia is not a very dense fish so it doesn’t need to cook that long and I like my fish medium rare, not flaky like most. My pieces were small so for larger thicker fillets, more time might be necessary. Overall this is a keeper. Thanx Zona

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      Zona
      September 26, 2019 at 12:15 pm

      Hi kazy, I’m glad you enjoy this tilapia recipe! Thank you so much for the feedback as well 🙂

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    kazy
    September 26, 2019 at 11:42 am

    As a note, when I initially baked it, I baked it at 425 degrees for 10 minutes, then turned up the heat for broiler and broiled it for 3 minutes. Dry fish and burnt spread

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