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Parmesan Tilapia with Mayo

This Parmesan Tilapia with Mayo is so easy and quick to prepare. It is a mild white fish and the sauce on top is cheesy, golden brown, and savory. 

Why I love this recipe

This low-carb Parmesan Crusted Tilapia can be baked or broiled, takes just 5 steps, and is ready in just 15 minutes which is great for busy weeknights! We love to serve it with a side salad, rice pilaf, and some dinner rolls.

Sheet Pan Tilapia on a platter.
Sheet Pan Tilapia

This recipe is moderately low-carb, but not necessarily by Keto extreme low-carb guidelines.

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Simple Ingredients

(amounts are listed in the recipe card at the bottom of the post)

tilapia filets

parmesan cheese

butter

mayonnaise

chopped chives (dried or fresh)

season salt

dried basil

black pepper

Substitutions and Additions

For a little kick, you can add a sprinkle of Old Bay Seasoning or cayenne pepper to the butter mixture.

Equipment used for this recipe

How to make Parmesan Broiled Tilapia

Step 1 – Preheat the oven broiler to high.

Step 2 – Place the tilapia fillets on a baking sheet lined with tinfoil and sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.

tilapia fillets on a baking sheet lined with tinfoil.

Step 3 – Transfer the prepared baking dish to the broiler and broil for 5–10 minutes (depending on thickness) or until almost done.

Step 4 – In a small bowl combine the Parmesan cheese, butter, mayonnaise, chives, season salt, dried basil, and black pepper and mix it well.

Parmesan cheese, butter, mayonnaise, chives, season salt, dried basil, and black pepper mixed in a bowl.

Step 5 – Spread the Parmesan mixture on the fish fillets and broil for another 4-5 minutes or until browned. Watch it closely so it doesn’t burn.

cheese mixture spread on top of fish fillets.

Serve and enjoy!

Parmesan Tilapia with Mayo on a plate.
Parmesan Tilapia with Mayo

Pro Tips

You can use fresh tilapia filets or frozen but you will need to thaw them in the refrigerator first.

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days.

Recipe FAQs

Can you Bake Tilapia?

Yes, you can also bake this dish. Bake the fish in an oven preheated to 425 degrees F for 10 – 20 minutes or until the fish flakes easily. Spread the fish with the cheese mixture and bake or broil until golden brown, about 5 minutes. (I highly recommend broiling for the last 5 minutes for browning the cheese.) Baking time will depend on the thickness of the fish you use.

What goes good with tilapia?

We love to serve it with a side salad or green beans, a rice pilaf, and some dinner rolls.

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Parmesan Tilapia with Mayo on a plate.

Parmesan Tilapia with Mayo

This Parmesan Tilapia with Mayo is so easy and quick to prepare. It is a mild fish and the sauce on top is cheesy, golden brown and savory. This low-carb Parmesan Crusted Tilapia can be baked or broiled. Ready in just 15 minutes!
4.34 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Seafood
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 407 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 tilapia fillets
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese (or grated)
  • 2 Tablespoons butter room temperature
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • cup chopped chives (dried or fresh)
  • ¼ teaspoon season salt
  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat the oven broiler on high.
  • Place the tilapia fillets on a baking sheet lined with tinfoil and sprayed with non-stick spray.
  • Broil for 5 – 10 minutes (depending on thickness) or until almost done.
  • In a bowl combine the Parmesan cheese, butter, mayonnaise, chives, season salt, dried basil, and black pepper and mix it well.
  • Spread the cheese mixture on the fish fillets and broil another 3 – 5 minutes or until browned. Watch it closely so it doesn't burn. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • You can use fresh tilapia filets or frozen but you will need to thaw them in the refrigerator first.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days.
  • You can also bake this dish. Bake the fish in an oven preheated to 425 degrees F for 10 – 20 minutes or until fish flakes easily. Spread the fish with the cheese mixture and bake or broil until golden brown, about 5 minutes. (I highly recommend broiling for the last 5 minutes for browning the cheese.) Baking time will depend on the thickness of the fish you use.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Calories: 407kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 43gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 123mgSodium: 768mgPotassium: 548mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.3gVitamin A: 435IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 319mgIron: 1mg
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4.34 from 3 votes (3 ratings without comment)
Recipe Rating




Margy

Sunday 19th of March 2023

Making this for dinner tonight! Can hardly wait...

Zona

Monday 20th of March 2023

Hi Margy, great choice!

Rita

Sunday 10th of July 2022

Recipe for tilapia looks delicious. Can't wait to try.