10 Minute Parmasean Crusted Tilapia

May 6, 2021

I’m all about quick and easy meals for my husband and I, but I am spoiled so they must be delicious. Don’t get me wrong, I eat basic some days, but most days I like to fine dine =P.

This recipe is one my go tos for a quick, easy, healthy meal. Because if the crispy coating, it feels like I’m indulging when I’m still eating healthy!!!

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This will serve two people-- increase as needed.


*the measurements for the parmesan coating are total ball park and add more or less as you need*

Tilapia Filet (any white fish will do) -- I get my tilapia from Costco 1/4 cup Fresh Grated Parmesan

1 tsp Garlic Powder (I use penzeys)

1 tsp Paprika

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

olive oil spray (any oil will work)

balsamic glaze (got mine at Trader Joes)


1. Mix Parmesan. garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper together in a plate or wide bowl. 2. Spray each filet with olive oil on both sides. Coat the filets in parmesan mixture (I just stick in right into the bowl). There should be enough for a second coat so I do a light spray of olive oil again and then coat again.

3. Place filets in Air Fryer at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes. No need to flip. I usually check it at 10 and if it flakes easily then its ready. I had a really thick fish once that needed closer to 15 minutes.

4. You can also use an oven if you don’t have an air fryer--- Bake at 425 degrees uncovered for 10-15 minutes (or until it flakes easily)

Drizzle Balsamic glaze on top of the filets when finished and VOILA --enjoy!

I really enjoy this meal and I either have it with a side or brown rice and roasted veggies or on top of a zesty arugula salad <3 It tastes great either way, but I’ll include the arugula salad recipe here as well.


Fresh arugula or wild rocket lemon zest

fresh parmesan

olive oil

lemon juice

salt and pepper to taste

Mix all the ingredients together and enjoy!!!! <3