Tilapia Burger Patties


These are easy to make tilapia burger patties. Can double the batch to make ahead and freeze. You can serve them as open-faced fish burgers, or a protein main with a fresh, crispy tossed salad.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
12 patties


  • 5 (4 ounce) fillets tilapia, cut into cubes

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided, or as needed

  • 2 bunches green onions, thinly sliced, with green tops separated from white bottoms

  • 1 medium bell pepper, minced

  • 2 stalks celery, minced

  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste

  • 1 pinch onion powder, or to taste

  • 1 pinch garlic powder, or to taste

  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes, or to taste

  • 1 pinch ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs

  • 1 large egg


  1. Place tilapia in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until finely chopped.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add white parts of the green onions, bell pepper, celery, and garlic to the hot oil and saute until they start to brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Add green parts of the green onions and parsley; saute, 2 to 3 minutes more. Let cool, about 10 minutes.

  3. Combine the veggie mixture with the fish. Add salt, onion powder, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, and black pepper; mix with your hands until well combined. Mix in bread crumbs and egg until thoroughly combined. Shape into burger-sized patties.

  4. Heat remaining olive oil on a griddle over medium to medium-high heat. Cook patties in the hot oil, working in batches as needed, until nicely browned, 3 to 5 minutes on each side.

Cook's Notes:

You can use any color bell pepper and any herbs you like.

You can also cook these in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20 minutes on one side (use a tray greased with olive oil): coat patties with olive oil, flip, and coat the other side with olive oil, and cook another 20 minutes. Then, broil until nicely browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

125 Calories
5g Fat
11g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 125
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 279mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 23mg 115%
Calcium 58mg 4%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 371mg 8%

* 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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