Broiled Parmesan-Lemon Tilapia


My husband is not a big fish eater, but this recipe had him looking for seconds. What makes it a joy for me? It is so quick and easy that it qualifies as a busy weeknight selection.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings


  • 4 (4 ounce) tilapia fillets

  • 2 tablespoons Miami-style sazon seasoning (sazon completa)

  • 1 serving olive oil cooking spray (such as PAM®)

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 2 tablespoons butter-margarine blend (such as Smart Balance®), melted

  • 1 ½ tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise (such as Kraft®)

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest

  • teaspoon dried basil

  • teaspoon ground black pepper

  • teaspoon onion powder

  • teaspoon celery salt


  1. Preheat the oven's broiler and set the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source. Line a broiler pan with aluminum foil. Spray the broiler pan's rack with olive oil cooking spray.

  2. Sprinkle tilapia with sazon seasoning and arrange on the prepared broiler rack.

  3. Cook the fillets under the preheated broiler until fish is barely opaque, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

  4. Mix the Parmesan cheese, butter-margarine blend, fat-free mayonnaise, lemon juice, lemon zest, basil, black pepper, onion powder, and celery salt together in a bowl.

  5. Spread the Parmesan cheese blend over the fish fillets, return to oven, and continue cooking until the topping is golden brown and the fish flakes easily, 3 to 5 more minutes.

Cook's Note:

You can substitute low-salt all-purpose seasoning blend for sazon completa.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

213 Calories
10g Fat
3g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 213
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 559mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 6mg 31%
Calcium 150mg 12%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 487mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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