Mayonnaise Baked Fish

"Really simple recipe that even pleases the non fish lovers among us! My favorite fish to use is tilapia, but any mild, white fish will work nicely."
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Ready In:
4 filets




  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Place fish, in a lightly greased 9x13 baking dish.
  • In a bowl, combine mayonnaise, butter, onion, cheese, lemon juice, Old Bay, and pepper. Mix until a thick paste is formed.
  • Spread mixture evenly over fish filets, then top with bread crumbs.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes, or until fish is flaky.
  • To finish cooking, place fish under the broiler, for another 2-3 minutes, or until fish is golden brown.

Questions & Replies

  1. Can I substitute the mayo with sour cream?


  1. This was sooooo delicious, It tasted like it came from a restaurant. The only thing i change was i used 1/4tsp onion powder in replace of the onions because my boyfriend doesn't like them. I also put a little more old bay in because im from Maryland and thats how we do it lol. But it was AWESOME!
  2. Baked perfectly, fish was moist with delicious topping. I had a 1.25 lb half of Walleye, my favorite fish. I baked it for 15 minutes and broiled it for 3 minutes from the lowest position in the oven. Not having Old Bay and liking suggestions of other reviewers, I added a bit of steak seasoning and garlic powder, used Panko crumbs and basted the topping with butter. It is easy to prepare... no dipping in flour, egg, and crumbs, no frying, and the result is delicious. As my piece of fish was 17"-18" long, I used my stove top double burner grill, greased. The fish did not stick making clean-up easy. Being easy and delicious, this is an excellent dish to serve company.
  3. This is wonderful. Made a couple of changes, added 2 minced garlic cloves, added some romano cheese on top of of homemade seasoned crotons which I crunched up (I don't buy crotons always make them). Only reason I added the garlic is for some reason I'm on a garlic kick, I put it in everything, no I'm expecting lol, but crave it all the time. This was probably the best fish dish I've eaten in ages, and hubby really enjoyed it too. YUM! haha
  4. This baked fish was wonderful. The only thing I changed was creole seasoning in place of the Old Bay I was out. I also used Panko bread crumbs for the bread crumbs. My mayo mixture did not turn out thick like a paste but more like a thick sauce. I also sprinkled a little salt and melted butter on top of the panko This is truly a restaurant quality dish. I will be making this many more times!
  5. So good! I poured a bag of frozen mixed vegetables and bag of frozen pre-cooked rice into a dish, then put frozen tilapia filets on top. Followed the recipe as written and doubled the cooking time. Super easy and delicious - we'll be coming back to this recipe often.


  1. 1) Used Red Lobster Seafood Seasoning instead of Old Bay. 2). Used Lawry's Lemon Pepper seasoning instead of lemon juice and pepper. 3). Used finely ground almond flour instead of bread crumbs due to wanting it to be low carb. It turned out delicious!
  2. mixed panko crumbs with wet ingredients
  3. I wished I could have given this 10 stars!!! This is the most delicious fish I've ever tasted. Not a big fish fan, since don't like the lingering smell of it in my kitchen, however, this has no lingering aroma. Made it with light mayo and used olive oil instead of butter. Served it with Saffron rice and a side of stir fried broccoli! <br/><br/>Thank you so much for sharing your recipe with us!


I'm From a small town South of Pittsburgh, where I live with my wife and 3 year old son. Cooking has been my hobby ever since I can remember. Both sides of my family are Italian, so cooking and eating take center stage at any occasion! My cooking education came from hanging around my grandomther's and mother's kitchen, where there always was something cooking. My other intersts are hunting, fishing, and STEELERS FOOTBALL!
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