Baked Parmesan-Crusted Tilapia with Creamy Tomato Basil Linguine

Your family pasta night just got a healthy, protein-packed upgrade! This creamy tomato basil linguine, topped with parmesan-crusted Tilapia, is as easy to make as it is delicious.

Baked Parmesan-Crusted Tilapia with Creamy Tomato Basil Linguine

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 896 kcal


Parmesan-Crusted Tilapia

  • 4 Regal Springs Tilapia Fillets
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley leaves finely chopped
  • cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese

Creamy Tomato Basil Linguine

  • 1 lb dry linguine noodles
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup yellow onion minced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 15-oz cans tomato sauce
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup small basil leaves chopped or whole


Parmesan-Crusted Tilapia

  1. Preheat oven to 400° Fahrenheit.

  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

  3. In a medium, shallow bowl whisk together eggs, salt, pepper, garlic powder and parsley leaves. In a separate shallow bowl, stir together panko bread crumbs and parmesan cheese.

  4. Dredge each Tilapia fillet in egg mixture until fully coated and then dip into the breadcrumb-parmesan mixture. Press breadcrumbs gently into fillet until well coated.

  5. Place Tilapia fillets onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until Tilapia fillets flake easily.

  6. While the fish is cooking, bring a large stock pot of water to a rolling boil. Add linguine noodles and cook for eight to nine minutes or until al dente. Drain noodles and set aside. 

Creamy Tomato Basil Linguine

  1. Add olive oil to a medium skillet or braising pan and heat on medium for one to two minutes. Add minced onion and cook for one to two minutes, then add minced garlic, salt, pepper, cans of tomato sauce and heavy cream.

  2. Cook sauce for 20 minutes on medium-low heat. Finish the sauce by whisking in parmesan cheese and basil.

  3. Toss cooked linguine noodles in creamy tomato basil sauce.

  4. Top linguini noodles with cooked parmesan-crusted Tilapia fillets. 

Recipe Notes

Calories are per serving.

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