Crispy Baked Tilapia


Well-seasoned panko bread crumbs are browned first before coating the tilapia fillets, which adds an extra boost of flavor. Plus:  More Fish Recipes 

Crispy Baked Tilapia
Photo: © Emily Farris
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 4 6-ounce tilapia fillets

  • Kosher salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • Lemon wedge, for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 425º. In a large bowl, toss the bread crumbs with one tablespoon of the olive oil. Spread on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 5 minutes, or until lightly browned. Return to the bowl.

  2. Season the tilapia filets with salt and pepper and press into the toasted bread crumbs, coating the fish thoroughly. Place the filets on the baking sheet, coated with two tablespoons of the oil. Bake the tilapia for 15 minutes. Serve with a lemon wedge.

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