Pesto Crusted Tilapia

Recipe by MariaMiller
READY IN: 20mins
SERVES: 4
YIELD: 4 fillets
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 24
    ounces tilapia fillets (four 6 oz pieces of fish)
  • 4
    tablespoons pesto sauce (I used Classico Original Basil Pesto)
  • 3
    tablespoons Italian seasoned breadcrumbs (I used whole wheat by 4C)
  • 2
    tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Cover a baking sheet with foil and coat with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Place fish fillets on baking sheet and sprinkle with black pepper. No salt is needed as pesto and parmesan cheese are both pretty salty.
  • In a small bowl, combine pesto, breadcrumbs, and parmesan cheese (hands or a fork will do).
  • Divide the topping evenly over the fish fillets, spreading with your fingers and pressing into the fish.
  • Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees, then switch to broil to crisp up the crust for the last 2-5 minutes.
  • If the middle of the fillet flakes with a fork and is completely opaque, it's time to dig in!
  • Serve with steamed broccoli and brown rice pilaf for a healthy dinner.
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