Baked Tilapia With Panko Coating

Tilapia With Panko Coating
Baked Tilapia With Panko Coating. Diana Rattray
Ratings (39)
  • Total: 35 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
463 Calories
11g Fat
30g Carbs
57g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 463
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 139mg 46%
Sodium 846mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 57g
Calcium 102mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This easy panko-crusted tilapia is nicely seasoned with a light mayonnaise and Dijon mustard coating and some basic spices and herbs. The tilapia is baked to crispy perfection in just 15 to 20 minutes. 

Serve this tasty baked tilapia with roasted or baked potatoes and a salad or steamed vegetables. 


  • 4 tilapia fillets, about 1 1/2 to 2 pounds
  • 2 tablespoons ​light mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons honey Dijon mustard or Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • Dash of pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or about 3/4 teaspoon of seasoned salt blend

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat oven to 400F (200C/Gas 6). 

  2. Lightly grease a large shallow baking pan, such as a jelly roll pan, or spray with nonstick cooking spray.

  3. Combine the mayonnaise and mustard; rub the mixture over the tilapia fillets.

  4. In a food processor, combine the panko and fine bread crumbs, paprika, parsley, pepper, onion powder, and salt. Pulse 4 to 6 times to combine.

  5. Pour bread crumbs mixture into a wide, shallow bowl. Dip the coated fillets in the mixture, turning to coat both sides.

  6. Arrange the coated fillets in the prepared baking dish.

  7. Bake the fish fillets for 15 to 18 minutes, or until fish is cooked through. The time depends on the thickness of the fillets. Fish will flake easily with a fork when done.

  8. Carefully remove the tilapia fillets to plates with a spatula.

Serves 4.