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two cooked tilapia fillets arranged inside of a black air fryer basket.
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Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

Simple tilapia filets get an ultra-zesty Parmesan breading in this quick recipe for Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Tilapia!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer recipes, how to cook fish, how to cook tilapia
Servings: 4
Calories: 249kcal




  • Preheat the air fryer to 350˚F.
  • Pat dry the tilapias with paper towels.
  • In a shallow dish combine the crumbs, grated parmesan, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper; mix until thoroughly incorporated.
  • Spray the filets with cooking spray; dredge in the cheese and crumb mixture, pressing it in with your fingers to adhere.
  • Arrange 2 tilapia filets in a single layer inside the air fryer basket; do not crowd the basket because it will steam the fish rather than fry.
  • Cook for 5 to 6 minutes, or until golden brown and internal temperature registers at 145˚F.
  • Remove fish from air fryer and continue to cook the rest.
  • Garnish with parsley and serve with lemon slices.


Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 653mg | Potassium: 565mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 232IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 144mg | Iron: 1mg