Friday, March 27, 2009

Red Pepper and Parmesan Tilapia

I'm all about "budget friendly meals"! My four year old is rather defiant and refuses to cooperate with the whole potty training thing, so it gets expensive buying diapers for two kids! I try my hardest to cut corners whenever possible and almost exclusively buy things that are on sale. I tend to luck out and find tilapia on sale rather frequently (usually for $3.50/lb) and my husband and I have grown quite fond of it! I don't think I ever bought anything other than salmon or occasionally trout, for the first 6 or 7 years that my husband and I were together, but I've been fortunate enough to come across some really good tilapia recipes...this being one of them! Just as a "heads up", this recipe does have a bit of a "kick", so you may want to reduce the amount of red pepper, if you don't care for too much spice.

Red Pepper and Parmesan Tilapia

1 egg, beaten
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon pepper
1 lb tilapia


Place egg in a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, combine the cheese, Italian seasoning, pepper flakes and pepper. Dip fillets in egg substitute, then cheese mixture.

Place in a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 425° for 10-15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

Note: I would suggest doubling this recipe for a family of four (especially if your kids are older!)

Source: Adapted from Taste of Home


  1. Rachel- This dish sounds fantatic!! And so easy to make. Thank you for this choice. Tasteof Home has some great stuff, dont they?

  2. I have never eaten Tilapia, but this looks great. Isn't it a mild tasting fish?

  3. Yes, Heidi, it's very mild! My kids both have tried it and seem to like it...I don't think they would like it if it was real "fishy" tasting. I honestly only started buying it the past year or so. I tried pollock once and my husband HATED it! This is comparably priced, but a more "dense" fish.

    And yes, Donna...I LOVE Taste of Home! I get the magazine subscription and every new cookbook they come out with!