Tilapia With Crabmeat Topping

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

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!

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.


Most Helpful

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

teresas October 10, 2008

This recipe was divine. It tasted like something you would eat in a gourmet restaurant. I had 3 pieces of fish and had enough mix. I also added a little parmesan to the 3rd filet just for a variety. It came out excellent. I am updating because I just made this again. I added shrimp that I cut up in small pieces. It is very good this way also.

jcates27 June 08, 2008

I thought this was "ok." I just felt it was lacking in the flavor department I guess. If I made it again I would probable use real garlic instead of the salt, and maybe some minced onion and more Old Bay.

ChipotleChick March 31, 2008

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