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3.82 from 92 votes

Baked Breaded Tilapia

This Baked Breaded Tilapia recipe is a keeper! Succulent fish, covered with garlicky breadcrumbs and baked to perfection. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: baked breaded tilapia
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 461kcal
Author: Tania Sheff


  • 4 medium tilapia fillets
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh breadcrumbs (see note)
  • 1/3 cup chopped parsley
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil to grease the pan
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • lemon wedges to serve


  • Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Place the tilapia pieces on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle the fish with salt and pepper and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the bread crumbs, parsley, garlic, and butter.
  • Divide the breadcrumb mixture between the fish pieces and coat them evenly. (Press the breadcrumbs with your hands or the back of a spoon slightly, to make sure they are covering the fish nicely.)
  • Now, the only step left is to bake these beauties. You’ll need to bake the fillets for about 15-20 minutes, depending on how thick they are. I would suggest keeping an eye on the fish during the last 3 minutes, as the breadcrumbs can easily burn. 



NOTE: to make a cup of fresh breadcrumbs, just place 4 slices of slightly stale (at least one-day old) bread in a food processor and process until breadcrumbs form. Italian or regular white bread will work the best for this recipe.


Calories: 461kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 489mg | Potassium: 629mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 775IU | Vitamin C: 7.3mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 3.2mg