Parmesan Crusted Ranch Tilapia

Niki Stutts


It never ceases to amaze me how fast my kids gobble up this yummy, healthy, baked-not-fried dish.
Tilapia is a very light tasting fish that has a nice texture and with the right preparation, will satisfy even the pickiest little palate.

★★★★★ 1 vote
Varies, depending on how many you want to make.
15 Min
20 Min


tilapia fillets
1 pkg
dry ranch dressing
1/2 c
1 c
plain bread crumbs
1/2 c
parmesan cheese
cooking spray {butter flavor}


1Mix mayo with dry Ranch dressing pkt.
2Combine the bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese and pour onto a paper plate, set aside
3Using a BBQ brush, cover the fish, on both sides, with the herb mayo {I find this easier if the fish is still partially frozen}
4Dredge each piece of fish in the bread crumbs/cheese mixture & place on a greased cookie sheet {Lightly spray the top of the fish with butter flavored spray, before baking, for extra crispiness}
5Bake at 375 for 8-12 minutes {thawed} or 20-25 minutes {partially frozen}
When fish “flakes with a fork,” it is usually a bit overcooked and may be dry. This test is better: Using your finger, press on the cooked flesh gently. When it is done, the fibers will separate in solid flakes. If the fibers fall apart, the fish has been cooked too long

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy