It’s January, and I think we ALL have resolutions to eat better! After the holidays where we eat lots of treats, it’s time to shift gears. I’m Kristen Duke, and I share all sorts of family recipes and DIY and photo tips on my little spot on the web, Capturing Joy.

Today, I’m delighted to share our family favorite Baked Parmesan Tilapia recipe. It’s easy enough for those of us that don’t cook fish very often, and delicious enough that even your picky eaters will enjoy it.

Baked Parmesan Tilapia by Capturing Joy recipe at

I’ve had a fear of cooking fish for a long time. I know I should feed it to my family often, but I’ve been scared to cook it, and unsure if they’d eat it! I don’t hate fish, but I don’t love it either. I’ll get salmon sometimes at restaurants, and even shared this Grilled Salmon, but I don’t even make that as often as I should. For a long time, I worried my kids wouldn’t like it, but I was pleasantly surprised that they did! This Baked Parmesan Tilapia is practically fail-proof. I’ve definitely overcome my fear of cooking fish with this easy recipe. 

The recipe is SO simple, and a quick one, too! Just drizzle some oil onto the filets (on a foil lined pan), sprinkle parmesan and basil, then bake for 20 minutes!

Baked Parmesan Tilapia by Capturing Joy recipe

SO QUICK, SO EASY! A great recipe to add to your healthy eating repertoire!

Baked Parmesan Tilapia by Capturing Joy recipe at

Baked Parmesan Tilapia

Yield: serves 4-6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Quick, easy and healthy dinne the whole family will love, even the kids!


  • 5-7 Tilapia fillets
  • 1/4 olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grated fresh parmesan
  • 1/4 cup basil seasoning


Preheat oven to 375. Line baking sheet with tin foil.

Place Tilapia fillet on pan and drizzle with oil

Sprinkle parmesan and basil over fish.

Bake for 20 minutes.

Serve with favorite vegetables (such as asparagus)


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