Pesto Panko Baked Fish

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

From my notes. I guessed but you can do it by sight. You basically coat the fish with pesto and cover it in panko crumbs and bake!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash and dry fish fillets.
  2. Coat fish with pesto.
  3. Now coat fish with panko, pressing to make it stick.
  4. Place in a baking dish and bake in 350 degrees F. at 7 minutes per inch of fish or until done.
Most Helpful

Original review, Jun 5, 2008: Love pesto - love panko - so I knew I would love this! This has got to be one of the easiest fish recipes I've ever made. DH finished his and asked, "When can we have this again?" I used tilapia filets and cooked them for about 8 minutes at 425F since that was the recommended cooking temperature on the package. Glad you posted this - I know I'll be making it many more times! Made and reviewed for Zaar Cookbooks Tag Game 2008. Update, Jun 23, 2010: I had originally given this 4 stars but need to raise it to 5 stars. This is so easy to make (although a little messy - or maybe that's just me) and is absolutely delicious!

mailbelle June 23, 2010

Made this last night for DH's and my dinner. I used tilapia and some homemade pesto I had in the fridge. This is so easy and tasty. I did spray my panko crumbs to brown a little more. Definately a keeper. Made for Zaar Chef Alphabet Soup tag game 2013.

mama smurf February 21, 2013

I had some leftover pesto from another recipe and I always have panko in the pantry and tilapia in the freezer. Together this made the perfect last minute meal.

SallyG July 09, 2012