Baked Tilapia

A cracker mixture gives this baked fish recipe a crunchy coating. This main dish is ready-to-serve in less than 30 minutes.

Baked Tilapia
Servings: 4 Prep 5 mins Bake 425°F 15 mins


  • 18 Ritz crackers
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 4 tilapia fillets, about 1-1/2 pounds total
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Lemon wedges, optional
  • Jarred tartar sauce, optional

Make It

1. Heat oven to 425 degree F. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.

2. Crush crackers in a plastic bag. Add cheese, oil and basil. Shake to combine.

3. Place tilapia on prepared baking sheet. Brush top side of each piece with about

4. 1/2 tablespoon of the mustard and season with the salt and pepper. Press the cracker mixture onto the mustard-coated side of the fillets.

5. Bake at 425 degree F for 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve with lemon wedges and tartar sauce, if desired.