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Parmesan Pesto Tilapia

Parmesan Pesto Tilapia

  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4


This simple Parmesan pesto tilapia is broiled to a cheesy golden perfection and topped with pesto and fresh chopped tomatoes. Just 5 ingredients.


  • 4 6-ounce tilapia filets
  • 1/4 cup basil pesto
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup fresh chopped tomatoes
  • salt, pepper, lemon juice, melted butter


  1. Preheat the broiler. Pat the tilapia dry with a paper towel. Place on a baking sheet lined with foil. Coat the foil with cooking spray or olive oil to prevent sticking.
  2. Sprinkle each fish filets with 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese. Broil for 10-11 minutes or until the fish is no longer translucent and the cheese is browned on the top.
  3. Top each filet with fresh tomatoes and a tablespoon of pesto. If you have extra Parmesan, add just a tiny bit over the top of the fish, tomatoes, and pesto – it can look really pretty. 🙂 Top with salt, pepper, lemon juice, and/or melted butter.