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Tangy Parmesan Tilapia

Tangy Parmesan Tilapia is topped with a wonderful mayo parmesan topping that is baked on the fish. This topping is a great substitute for tater sauce.

Tangy Parmesan Tilapia is a great variation away from traditional tarter sauce. I am not a huge fan of fish but I have been trying to like it for years. The parmesan, mayo and lemon juice make the perfect topping for a mild fish. If you are not a huge fan of fish like me, try this recipe to see if it will change your mind. I found this recipe in my Taste of Home Light and Tasty 2008 Annual Recipes Cookbook. 

Cost Per Serving $5.98 as of September 2022

If you have ZERO ingredients then this recipe will cost about $23.93.

If you have a stocked pantry this dish will cost you about $14.09.

  • Cost per serving reduces to $3.52.

I am assuming you have salt and pepper and do not add it into the recipe total cost.


Recipe serves: 4

Serving size: 4 oz fish

Equipment needed: Sheet Pan

Total time: 15 minutes


Let's grocery shop!

I am assuming you have salt and pepper. It is not included in pantry and spices. If you have a stocked pantry you will save about $9.84.

Pantry & Spices

Total: $9.84 as of September 2022

  • dried basil $1.00
  • butter $4.48
  • garlic powder $1.00
  • mayo $2.36
  • onion powder $1.00


Total: $14.09 as of September 2022

  • parmesan cheese $3.68
  • 1 lime $0.44
  • 16 oz Cod or Tilapia $9.97

Let's prep!

Let's cook!

  1. Complete the prep from the prep tab above.
  2. Line the baking sheet with tin foil.
  3. Place the fish on the pan; broil 3 to 5 minutes per side depending on thickness. 
  4. Remove the fish and spread each fillet with 1 tablespoon of parmesan cheese mixture.
  5. Broil for 1 to 2 minutes and the fish flakes easily. Enjoy!

This recipe can also be found in Weekly Dinners for 2 under $70 – Menu 3

Side Options

Starches such as potatoes, rice, pasta, etc. 

Roasted Vegetables

Side Salad

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