Crispy Baked Tilapia Recipe

Baked Tilapia With Panko Coating
Diana Rattray
  • Total: 40 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Servings: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
685 Calories
31g Fat
40g Carbs
59g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 685
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 14g 68%
Cholesterol 176mg 59%
Sodium 631mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 59g
Calcium 273mg 21%
*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 baked tilapia recipe has a nice crisp coating that makes the fish taste almost fried, but it isn't. Sitting on top of a bed of leeks and peppers, this tilapia fish recipe is a one dish meal. The topping is a mixture of Panko (Japanese bread crumbs), crushed potato chips and grated Parmesan cheese, giving this tilapia recipe a nice flaky texture.

Serve with fried corn.


  • 3 medium leeks, washed and chopped (white and light green parts)
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon. olive oil
  • 1-1/2 pounds tilapia
  • Kosher salt and freshly-ground black pepper
  • 1 cup Panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
  • 1/2 cup crushed potato chips
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoon. butter, melted

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Coat a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray.

  3. Toss leeks, red peppers, garlic and olive oil together. Spread out in an even layer in baking dish.

  4. Place fish on top of vegetables. Season with salt and pepper.

  5. Toss Panko, potato chips, Parmesan cheese and butter together. Sprinkle evenly over fish, pressing lightly into the fish to form a loose crust.

  6. Bake 20-25 minutes until fish flakes easily with a fork.