Tilapia Parmesan
4.48 from 17 votes

15 Minute Tilapia Parmesan

Tilapia Parmesan is the perfect fish Friday dinner! The outside of the tilapia is light and crisp and the inside is flaky. Then you top it off with marinara sauce and lots and lots of cheese and you've got a great comfort meal the entire family will love!
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 396kcal
Author Aubrey Cota


  • 1-2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 4 tilapia fillets
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp Parmesan grated
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • cooked favorite pasta to serve on the side


  • melt coconut oil over med to med high heat in a large skillet
  • in a shallow dish (like a pie plate) combine the bread crumbs, flour, Parmesan, salt, pepper, and garlic powder
  • in a separate bowl beat 2 eggs
  • dip the fish fillets into the egg mixture and then into the bread crumb mixture
  • flip to coat both sides with the bread crumbs, pressing the fish down gently
  • remove and set on a plate
  • repeat with remaining fish
  • place all the fish into the skillet at once
  • cook on each side for 3-5 min or until the crust is golden brown
  • spoon 2-3 tbsp of marinara sauce on the top of the cooked fish and top with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese
  • remove from heat and cover with a lid to melt the cheese
  • serve over top of your favorite pasta and enjoy!


Calories: 396kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 183mg | Sodium: 1115mg | Potassium: 801mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 560IU | Vitamin C: 4.7mg | Calcium: 205mg | Iron: 3.2mg