Rating: 4.5 stars 4.5
321 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 230
  • 4 star values: 64
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 6

A quick and yummy way to prepare crispy tilapia the whole family will love, without frying. I get asked to make this several times a week by everyone in my family, especially the kids!

Recipe Summary

20 mins
20 mins
40 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat an oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  • Line an 11-17-inch baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly spray with cooking spray.

  • Mix milk and ranch dressing in a shallow bowl. Place flour in a separate shallow bowl; set aside.

  • Whisk together bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, seasoned salt, black pepper, celery salt, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, parsley, and basil in a bowl.

  • Spray bread crumb mixture with cooking spray until damp, then whisk bread crumbs. Repeat spraying and whisking 3 more times to lightly moisten crumb mixture with cooking spray.

  • Transfer crumb mixture to a large resealable plastic bag.

  • Gently press tilapia fillets into the flour to coat, and shake off the excess flour.

  • Dip the fillets into the ranch dressing mixture.

  • Place all the fillets into the resealable plastic bag; seal bag and shake to coat fish with bread crumb mixture.

  • Arrange tilapia on prepared baking sheet. Lightly spray the breaded fish with cooking spray.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the fish is easily flaked with a fork, 20 to 25 minutes.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

357 calories; protein 39.8g; carbohydrates 17.8g; fat 12.8g; cholesterol 71.3mg; sodium 550.4mg. Full Nutrition