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Tilapia With Buttery Crumb Topping

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Tilapia With Buttery Crumb Topping

Tilapia With Buttery Crumb Topping

Photo: Diana Rattray
This quick and easy baked tilapia makes a nutritious and delicious meal. Serve the tilapia with green beans and hot cooked rice for a light and tasty family meal. Feel free to cut the amount of butter to 1 to 2 tablespoons for a lighter version.


  • 4 to 6 tilapia fillets, about 1 1/2 pounds
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup soft fresh bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf basil


Heat oven to 400°. Lightly grease a large shallow baking dish.

Arrange fish fillets on the prepared baking pan and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Combine the butter with remaining seasonings and toss with the bread crumbs. Sprinkle the crumbs over the tilapia fillets.

Bake the fish fillets for 15 to 18 minutes, or until fish is cooked through. Broil for 2 to 3 minutes to brown the topping. Fish will flake easily with a fork when done.

Carefully remove the fillets to plates with a spatula.
Serves 4.

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 5 out of 5
Yummy!, Member Moreid

This was an excellent dish! I changed the fresh bread crumbs to Italian-style bread crumbs and decreased the amount of butter. I also mixed the dried leaf basil and bread crumbs in with the butter.

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