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Lemon Pepper Breaded Tilapia with Pasta, Tomatoes and Basil

This Lemon Pepper Breaded Tilapia with Pasta, Tomatoes and Basil is a perfect light and easy meal! It is ready in about 40 minutes and perfect for spring and summer. This is a meal the whole family can enjoy!

Lemon Pepper Breaded Tilapia with Pasta Tomatoes and Basil

How to Make Lemon Pepper Breaded Tilapia

To make the lemon pepper breaded tilapia you will need: Italian seasoned breadcrumbs, lemon pepper seasoning, salt, olive oil or melted butter and tilapia fillets. In a bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, lemon pepper seasoning and salt. Stir to combine.

Drizzle the olive oil or butter over the fish and then coat both sides in breadcrumbs. Bake at 325 degrees for 22-25 minutes. Flip over halfway. If desired, broil fish for a couple minutes at the end to brown the breadcrumbs more.

Frequently Asked Questions

I don’t like tilapia, can I make this dish with a different kind of fish?

Of course! Be sure to adjust the baking time to cook your fish completely but not overbaked. Cod would make a great substitute for this recipe.

Can this recipe be made gluten-free?

Yes, use your favorite gluten-free bread crumbs to do so. If they are not pre-seasoned go ahead and add more seasoning to the mixture before breading your fish. Also, use your favorite gluten-free pasta!

Can I cook the fish in the air fryer?

Sure! Use the same temperature but keep a close eye on it as some air fryers cook much faster than a traditional oven.

Lemon Pepper Breaded Tilapia with Pasta, Tomatoes and Basil

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Lemon Pepper Breaded Tilapia with Pasta Tomatoes and Basil

Lemon Pepper Breaded Tilapia with Pasta, Tomatoes and Basil

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

This Lemon Pepper Breaded Tilapia with Pasta, Tomatoes and Basil is a perfect light and easy meal! It is ready in about 40 minutes and perfect for spring and summer.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound tilapia fillets
  • 1/2 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs (gluten-free if needed)
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or melted butter
  • 1 pound fettucini pasta (gluten-free if needed)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup basil
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine breadcrumbs, lemon pepper seasoning and 1/2 tsp salt together in a bowl.
  3. Drizzle 2 tbsp olive oil or butter over tilapia and rub it on the fish then dip each piece in breadcrumbs. Cover both sides then place on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake fish for 22-25 minutes or until cooked through. Flip halfway. If desired, broil for a few minutes at the end to brown the breading more.
  5. While the fish is cooking, cook the pasta according to the package directions. Once it is cooked, drain and toss with olive oil, lemon zest and lemon juice.
  6. While waiting on the pasta and fish, slice cherry tomatoes in half and thinly slice basil. Toss together with salt and pepper to your taste and add a little drizzle of olive oil.
  7. Once everything is done, serve and enjoy!

Notes

Leftover tilapia should be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat fish in the oven for best results.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 547Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 998mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 39g

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