Have you ever had a recipe bookmarked for a long time and know you want to try it, but it doesn’t happen. Then, one day you finally dig it out and make it. While you’re preparing it you expect it to be good, otherwise you wouldn’t have chosen it. Then, you take your first bite and it’s heaven. You want to smack yourself for not trying the recipe months ago when you first saw it. Thinking back on all of those times you’ve made that protein and hadn’t tried this particular recipe and denied yourself in it’s deliciousness.

Yup, it happens. The good thing is if you try this recipe soon you wont end up like me! You wont wonder about all those times you made fish and denied yourself the creamy, Parmesan crust that occurs. I literally scrapped my plate clean and wished I had made more! This was so easy to halve and make for a lunch that I see this in my future soon and often!

Parmesan Tilapia


  • 1 lb tilapia filets
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion salt
  • ground black pepper to taste

Pre-heat the oven broiler. Line a baking pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.

In a small bowl, combine the Parmesan cheese, butter, mayonnaise, lemon juice, garlic, Italian seasoning, onion salt, and pepper. Mix well and set aside.

Arrange tilapia filets in a single layer on baking pan. Broil a few inches from heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Flip the filets over and broil for an additional 2 minutes.

Remove from heat and cover filets with Parmesan cheese mixture on the top side. Return to broiler and continue cooking until the top is lightly browned and the fish flakes easily with a fork.

Source: The Cooking Nurse, originally from Mrs.B.Cooks

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