Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

Put this tasty gluten-free Parmesan Crusted Tilapia on the menu tonight and it will be ready to eat in 10 minutes!


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Don’t we all love the main course that cooks in less than 10 minutes? I hope you are nodding yes because heck yeah, we sure do! This light and flaky fish is prepared under the broiler, which makes it super quick.


Tilapia really doesn’t have much of a fishy odor and it has a very mild taste. Case in point – my husband despises all seafood. No shrimp, no salmon, no clams, no crabs, no lobster, no nuthin’. That all being said, he really, really likes this crusted parmesan tilapia! I can’t even remember how I got him to try it initially, but since then he has actually asked for me to make it. So, it must be good, right?


Looking for another delicious parmesan crusted seafood dish? Don’t miss this Baked Parmesan Crusted Scallops.



Parmesan Crusted Tilapia


I know you’ll love this tilapia dish, not just because of how good it is but also because of how fast it can be made.



Parmesan Crusted Tilapia


Made the way it is written and this recipe is a gluten-free meal, but the ingredients can be easily adapted to suit your personal needs and tastes …or suited to what’s in your pantry.


ingredients for parmesan crusted broiled tilapia



4 tilapia fillets
1 cup parmesan cheese, finely grated
2 tbsp butter, softened
1½ tbsp avocado mayo
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp The Gourmet Collection Roast Vegetables & Fries Spice Blend®
salt & pepper to taste


Helpful tips:


Defrosting: If you have frozen tilapia, be sure to thaw it before broiling. A quick method for this is to place the frozen fillets in a plastic freezer storage bag, place the bag in a large bowl, put the bowl in the sink, and then fill it with cold water. Let a stream of cold water run over the fillets until defrosted (usually less than 30 minutes).

Lemon juice: You can easily swap out the lemon juice for fresh squeezed lemon.

Mayo: You can substitute plain Greek yogurt for avocado mayo. You could also use regular mayo, but it may no longer be a gluten-free dish, so be sure to check the label.

Baking sheet: I add greased foil to the baking sheet for easy cleanup, but you can use parchment or a non-slip mat, too.

Seasoning blend: I use my favorite seasoning blend for this dish. It is labeled as roasted vegetables and fries seasoning, however, I use it for so many things in addition to veggies!


Roast Vegetable Spice Blend


This blend of seasonings is fantastic on chicken, pork, and fish. I’ve never even tried it on fries, to be honest, but I am sure it would be absolutely fabulous. If you aren’t able to get this particular seasoning blend, you can create a similar blend on your own by combining:


Check out my other recipes with this seasoning blend:

Air Fryer Glazed Pork Chops

Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes

Parmesan Zucchini Fries

Sauteed Green Beans



Start by lining a baking sheet with foil and lightly spraying with non-stick cooking spray.


parmesan mixture for making broiled tilapia


In a small bowl, combine the parmesan cheese, softened butter, avocado mayo, lemon juice, seasoning blend, and salt and pepper in small bowl, then set aside.


Move the oven rack to the top position, and turn the broiler on high. You’ll want to place the thawed tilapia on a foil-lined baking sheet and broil for 4 minutes.


Place Tilapia on Foil Lined Baking Sheet


Carefully remove the tray of tilapia from the oven. Turn the fish fillets over and coat the top of each with the parmesan mixture. Return to the broiler for 4 additional minutes.


crusted parmesan broiled tilapia


This delicious Parmesan Crusted Tilapia is going to make a quick, easy, healthy, and delicious seafood dinner any night of the week.



parmesan crusted tilapia


When you give this quick and easy gluten-free parmesan-crusted tilapia a try, let me know your thoughts in the comments below.








parmesan crusted tilapia

Crusted Parmesan Tilapia

Quick, easy, light and flaky tilapia topped with a parmesan crust.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Gluten-free
Servings 4 servings


  • 4 tilapia fillets
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese finely grated
  • 2 tbsp butter softened
  • tbsp avocado mayo
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp The Gourmet Collection Roast Vegetables & Fries Spice Blend®
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Line baking sheet with foil. Lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl, combine the parmesan cheese, butter, avocado mayo, lemon juice, seasoning blend, and salt & pepper. Set aside.
  • Move oven rack to the top position. Turn broiler on high.
  • Place tilapia on baking sheet lined with foil. Broil for 4 minutes.
  • Remove tilapia from oven; turn fillets over and coat with parmesan mixture.
  • Return to oven for 4 additional minutes.
Keyword crusted parmesan, flaky fish, gluten-free, parmesan, tilapia

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