Tilapia With Crabmeat Topping

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by CookinDiva

Tilapia filets are baked with a topping of crabmeat, cream cheese and spices for a moist and flavorful fish entree. Feel free to add more Old Bay Seasoning, depending on your taste preferences. A parsley and lemon garnish makes it restaurant-quality!

Top Review by teresas

We enjoyed this although we felt it did lack a bit in the WOW factor. I expected great results with the crab and cream cheese. Maybe if I had used fresh crab. The flavor just really wasn't there. I did double the old bay seasoning. Thanks for posting. Made for PAC Fall 2008

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 34 lb tilapia fillet (2 large)
  • Topping

  • 12 cup canned crabmeat
  • 14 cup light cream cheese, softened
  • 18 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 18 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning (or paprika)
  • 1 tablespoon breadcrumbs


  1. Soften cream cheese; stir in all other topping ingredients, adding crabmeat last so that you don't break it up entirely.
  2. Place tilapia filets on non-stick foil (or spray baking dish with non-stick spray).
  3. Divide topping in two and pat on top of tilapia filets.
  4. Bake 400 degrees for 10 minutes, or until fish flakes apart with a fork.
  5. Garnish with parsley and lemon.

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