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Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

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Before wheat allergies came into our lives, we liked to buy the parmesan crusted tilapia you can get at Sam’s Club. I’ve tried tilapia quite a few ways since then, but none of us enjoyed it very much. Until today.

While this isn’t an exact replica of the Sam’s Club stuff, it’s every bit as delicious and also very easy to make. If you do things right, you’ll have no cleanup.

If you’ve been reading my blog, you may have noticed I’m something of a lazy cook-I rarely mix ingredients separately and cut every corner I can without cutting quality.

So here’s a tip for ya: when breading meat, use paper plates for the milk/egg and breadcrumbs. When you’re done, toss it in the garbage and voila! No mess, no dishes.

If you’re looking for more family-pleasing fish recipes, definitely give this air fryer cod recipe a try!

Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

Yield: 3 servings

These gluten free parmesan crusted tilapia filets taste just like the gluten-filled ones you can find at Costco or Sam's Club. They're super easy to make and a family favorite!


  • 1/2 cup gluten free bread crumbs (Aleia's Panko-style are my favorite)
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • pepper/salt to taste
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 3 tilapia fillets (about 12 oz total)


  1. Preheat oven to 425° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine bread crumbs, parmesan, garlic powder, basil, and pepper/salt on a shallow plate, or a paper plate with a lip. Stir until all ingredients are distributed evenly.
  3. Add buttermilk to another plate.
  4. Dip both sides of tilapia fillet in buttermilk.
  5. Transfer to tortilla crumbs and turn to coat. Press crumbs evenly over both sides so fish is completely covered.
  6. Repeat with remaining fillets.
  7. Place tilapia on prepared baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes. Fish should flake easily. I baked mine for 20.
  8. Serve with potatoes or rice and a side of tartar sauce.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 286Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 105mgSodium: 525mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 48g

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