Pretzel Coated Tilapia

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

DD#1 (the chef)brought this recipe home from a co-worker. I thought what a unique way to coat anything! I hate fish but cant wait to try this on chicken tenders. Dont think it could get much easier than this!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 (4 ounce) tilapia fillets
  • 12 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 cups finely crushed pretzels


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Brush both sides of fillets with mayonnaise.
  3. Coat with crushed pretzels pressing in if needed.
  4. Place in a lightly greased baking pan.
  5. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
Most Helpful

I have been making this for years now, after first reading this recipe in 2007. This is a staple in our house, I make it at least once a month! Most times, I just use pretzels and mayo but every once in awhile I'll add some garlic powder or different flavors of Mrs. Dash. This recipe is so easy and versatile, you can use just about any herb or spice with it!

KellyDD November 07, 2011

I used flounder filets (same size as the tilapia filets). I added a sprinkle of Old Bay to each side of fish (after the mayo) and wished I would have added even more. We did enjoy this (but I have to say that I ran out of pretzels so on the fourth filet I used the mayo, Old Bay, parmesan, then corn flakes and that version actually turned out better than the pretzels).

JanuaryBride September 12, 2011

Made this recipe as instructed, with the exception of adding a tablespoon of dijon mustard to the mayo. I felt it was very bland. The coating browned up very nicely, and stayed on the fish, which was nice. I would try this again, but add more seasoning. Thanks for posting!

Amanda Beth January 16, 2010