Keto Garlic Parmesan Talapia

TIME: 25 Min.

This tilapia recipe is quick and easy with plenty of flavor! Even my wife (who doesn’t like fish that much) went back for seconds! Works great in either low carb or keto diet plans.


(4) Tilapia Fillets
1/2 Cup Shredded or Grated Parmesan Cheese
2 tspn Paprika
2 tspn Garlic Powder
3 tbsn Mayo
1-2 Egg
Olive Oil or Olive Oil Cooking Spray
Salt & Pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Line pan with either parchment paper or aluminum foil. I used parchment paper for easier clean up.

Lightly spray the lined pan with olive oil or olive oil cooking spray.

Pat tilapia dry with a paper towel and set off to the side.



In a small bowl, put the mayo and egg in and whisk vigoriously.

In a separate dish or plate whisk the Parmesan cheese, paprika, garlic, salt and pepper together.

 Coat tilapia in the mayo / egg ash and press into the Garlic Parmesan cheese mixture and coat to your liking.


Arrange coated fillets on the prepared baking sheet, leaving alittle space between each fillet.

Place baking sheet into the 400 degree F preheated oven for 10-12 minutes depending on your desired liking, until the fish flakes easily with a fork while making sure the fillet is properly cooked.

I like my fish to be really well done so I baked mine for 15 minutes to a golden brown.


Plate with your favorite low carb veggie. We used 1 cup pan roasted cauliflower for this dish.


The only carbs really come from Parmesan cheese. 1g per 1/4 cup. I used 1/2 cup for 3 fillets.  Additional carbs from the cauliflower 5g for 1 cup of cauliflower flowerets.


These will not come out crunchy like a traditional crusted fish fillet. They are low carb / keto and do not use breading, therefore I coated the top and the bottom with olive oil to help the crust-at-tion along.

Also tilapia is a naturally salty, earthy flavored fish, so I lightly salted to my taste. I figured you can always add more to your individual liking. Try chili powder instead of paprika for more of a kick.