broiled parmesan tilapia

Broiled Parmesan Tilapia {Freezer Meal}

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 26 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Seafood
  • Method: Broil
  • Cuisine: American


A comforting and non-fishy tilapia recipe that kids, and adults alike, will love. The flavorful sauce on this fish makes this a meal worth repeating again and again.


  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 1/4 cup real butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons greek yogurt (or substitute real mayo)
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup fresh herbs, minced (I use parsley and basil)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon celery salt
  • 2 pounds tilapia fillets
  • Salt and ground black pepper


Make It Now:

  1. Adjust the top oven rack to about 6 inches below the broiler. Preheat the broiler. Cover a rimmed baking sheet with foil (for easy clean up).
  2. In a small mixing bowl, stir together the Parmesan, butter, greek yogurt, lemon zest and juice, fresh herbs, black pepper, garlic powder, and celery salt until combined. Set aside.
  3. Rinse and pat tilapia filets dry. Lay filets on the pan. Season both sides lightly with salt and pepper.
  4. Place the fish under the broiler for 2 minutes on the first side.
  5. Flip and broil for 2 minutes on the other side.
  6. Remove from the oven. Generously spread the Parmesan topping over the tilapia pieces.
  7. Broil for 2 more minutes, or until golden on top. Fish is done when it easily flakes. Do not overcook.

Freeze For Later: Follow step 2. Place this mixture in a quart-sized freezer bag or small freezer container and seal. Freeze alongside the frozen tilapia filets (if not already frozen, then place the fish in a gallon-sized freezer bag).

Prepare From Frozen: Thaw the Parmesan mixture and the tilapia (preferably in the refrigerator overnight). Then, follow the cooking instructions, skipping step 2.