Baked Parmesan Tilapia {Fast & Easy way to cook fish}

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I’ll admit it. I’ve had a fear of cooking fish. I know it’s good for me, that I should feed it to my family at least once a week, but I’ve been scared. I don’t hate fish, but I don’t love it either. I’m kind of indifferent. I’ll get salmon sometimes at restaurants, and even shared this Grilled Salmon, but I don’t even make that as often as I should. I’ve been worried that my kids wouldn’t like it, or that I’d mess it up. But this Baked Parmesan Tilapia is practically fail-proof. I’ve definitely overcome my fear of cooking fish with this easy recipe.

Baked Parmesan Tilapia

We’ve been trying to eat more meat and veggies and less grains lately, just an experiment we are doing from a book my husband is reading that talks about grains (wheat, pasta, bread) cause inflammation in varying places throughout the body. I wish there was someone out there that had the absolute truth when it comes to how we should eat. What I do know is that fish is really good for us, so I need to make it more!

5 from 1 vote
Baked Parmesan Tilapia {Overcome your Fear of Cooking Fish}
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Fast and Easy fish dinner, Parmesan Tilapia
Cuisine: Fish
Servings: 6
Author: Kristen Duke
  • 5-7 Tilapia fillets
  • 1/2 cup grated fresh parmesan
  • 1/4 olive oil
  • 1/4 cup basil seasoning or other
  1. Drizzle oil onto tilapia fillet, sprinkle parmesan and basil over fish. Bake at 375 for 20 minutes. Serve with favorite vegetables (asparagus here)

With my fresh Tilapia, I drizzled some olive oil on top, shook on some Parmesan and seasonings, and placed them on a foiled lined baking sheet. SO QUICK, SO EASY!  Guess what??? My kids even liked it!!! Hooray! We will definitely have it again.


fail proof fish

Do you love fish? Eat it at your home? What about the kids?

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  1. Heidi says:

    Yum! I need to cook more fish too, thanks for the recipe!

    • Kristen Duke says:

      Of course, enjoy!

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  3. Michael Morris says:

    First… I need to say I am a single male in my 60s so that any silly thing I should say will maybe be accepted as from whence it came! Okay?? Okay!!

    I love Tilapia!! Swai is great too…but this is about ‘your’ Tilapia. I generally just fry it up in butter and throw some seasoning (parmesan or dill or jalepena or…well you get my drift) on while it is cooking. Always wanted to try something different to make it a little more special. I saw this on Recipe Lion and thought it was simple enough that even I could do it… so I did!

    I followed your directions to a “T” and it turned out scrumptious. I will definitely have my little fishies this way often. Come up with some more easy “fish” recipes for me…okay? This one scored a Blue Ribbon with me!!!


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