Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is an easy recipe for a weeknight. Low fat and kid approved!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 -5 tilapia fillets
  • 1 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
  • 12 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 12 cup reduced-fat Italian salad dressing


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Mix breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, and garlic powder in a quart size ziploc bag.
  3. Pour Italian dressing in a different quart size ziploc bag.'.
  4. Place tilapia, one piece at a time, into the bag with Italian dressing and shake.
  5. Then put in the bag with the breadcrumb mixture and shake.
  6. Repeat with other fillets. Mound any unused breading on top of fish.
  7. Bake in 400 degree oven for 20 minutes, until fish is done and topping is browned.


Most Helpful

I made this with basa fillets and let them marinate for a few hours in the dressing before dredging them in the breadcrumb mixture. The result yielded delicious results with minimum effort. A great make ahead meal too. Thank you!

Katanashrp July 24, 2012

I was looking for an easy tilapia recipe and this one was great. The only thing I didn't use was the Italian dressing because I didn't have any. Great and easy though!

stacyrosenblum23 March 15, 2015

Really impressed with the ease of making this dish. I don't have garlic powder so I used onion powder and was still very tasty. I plan on retrying again during the dreadful snow we are expecting.

svhill3_7821918 March 15, 2014

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