Oven Baked Tortilla-Crusted Tilapia

A lighter alternative to fried fish, this oven baked tortilla-crusted tilapia recipe is just the thing for busy weeknights and picky eaters!

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Today I’m sharing a recipe that I made recently: Oven Baked Tortilla-Crusted Tilapia. This recipe is part of my 30-Minute Monday series and comes together in a snap.

Oven Baked Tortilla Crusted Tilapia - 30 Minute Mondays on thewanderlustkitchen.com!

Just preheat your oven, add some spices to some crushed tortilla chips, and coat your fish. Bake until you reach flaky perfection and dig in!

Oven Baked Tortilla Crusted Tilapia - 30 Minute Mondays on thewanderlustkitchen.com!

A fresh squeeze of lime juice is just the thing to brighten up this savory dinner. Serve with a simple salad topped with salsa for a guilt-free speedy supper.

Oven Baked Tortilla Crusted Tilapia - 30 Minute Mondays on thewanderlustkitchen.com!

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Pie plates or shallow dishes (3)

Baking sheet (1)

Spatula or fish turner (1)

Here’s the Recipe!

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A serving of tortilla-crusted tilapia next to a fresh salad and halves of a sandwich with melted cheese on top.

Tortilla Crusted Tilapia Recipe

Say goodbye to boring dinners with this mouth-watering Tortilla Crusted Tilapia, an oven-baked delight that's both wholesome and delicious!
4.2 from 18 votes
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Diet: Dairy Free
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 395kcal
Author: Linda
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  • 3/4 cup crushed tortilla chips
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tilapia fillets
  • 1 egg white
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • Lime wedges for serving
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  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (204 degrees Celsius).
  • Combine the chips and seasonings in a pie plate or another shallow dish.
  • Place the egg white in a separate shallow dish, and the flour in a third shallow dish.
  • Pat the fish dry and dredge through the flour, shaking off any excess, then through the egg white, and finally through the chips.
  • Place on a foil-lined baking sheet and place in the preheated oven for 10-14 minutes, until the fish is opaque and flakes easily with a fork.
  • Serve with lime wedges for squeezing.


Store any leftover Tortilla Crusted Tilapia in an airtight container in the refrigerator, where it will stay good for up to 2 days. While freezing is possible, it may affect the texture and crispiness of the crust.
For reheating, it's best to use an oven or toaster oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius) for about 10 minutes or until heated through.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 295mg | Potassium: 683mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 0.5g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 2mg

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  1. I hope you had a blast in Vegas!!!! Funny thing, I got tilapia out for dinner tonight! I almost always make it with capers in a white wine sauce…but I am ALSO having a case of the Mondays and this recipe looks much easier, so I will make this!

    I read the post on the house your dad left you last night. I was so thrilled you shared that with us (me). I follow a few bloggers but yours is my favorite, and for you to take that leap and share something so personal really meant a lot to me. And, I really enjoyed getting to know more about you. The house looks really cool and I am so excited for you!!! Very much a dream home come true! And the property, WOW! Just super stunning and I am so glad that you are excited about it; I can’t wait to see and hear more!

    I did want to at least comment though about the less than wonderful comments. My jaw dropped when I read them and then my heart sank. Like you said, this is the internet after all, and I usually just shake my head but I still will just never understand. The same as I will never understand why my sister felt like it was okay to criticize me for not using the Saran Wrap brand name plastic wrap because instead all I had was the Aldi brand last night at the party for my 16 year old that I worked so hard on! I don’t remember asking her opinion on what type of plastic wrap I buy?!?! But she sure let me know! I have super thin skin that way I guess, so seeing the less than wonderful comments upset me. I see this a comment section, and I only read you sharing something very raw and personal…I didn’t see where you asked for opinions but again as you said, this is the internet after all. Still….

    Okay so that was more than I usually say too, so there’s that and good luck recuperating from your Vegas trip!