This breadcrumb crusted baked fish fillets are really simple, easy and effortless! Breadcrumbs, fragrant Parmesan, fresh herbs add tons of flavor. The best part is it gets baked for just 15 minutes in the oven and you have a delicious healthy meal all good to go.
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Breadcrumb Crusted Baked Fish Fillets

One of the quickest meals you can make for yourself is Fish. These breadcrumb crusted baked fish fillets are simple, easy and effortless and take only 15 minutes in the oven. Made with frozen fish and a few simple ingredients you probably already have in your pantry like breadcrumbs, Parmesan, fresh herbs, little lemon juice, and olive oil.
Course Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword 15 minutes, Baked, fish, healthy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Servings 4 Fillets
Calories 250kcal
Author Veena Azmanov


  • 3 pieces Fish fillet Sea-bass or Tilapia 
  • 1/4 cup Onion finely chopped
  • 1 clove Garlic small,  minced
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro or parsley chopped
  • 1 cup Fresh breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1/4 cup Cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste.



  • Preheat the oven at 190 C / 380 F
  • Clean, wash and pat dry the fish fillets.
  • Place the fish in a baking tray lined with foil for easy cleanup. 
  • Season the fish fillets with salt, pepper, and lemon juice - set aside.

Cook onions

  • I prefer to cook the onions and garlic before I add it to the bowl but you are welcome to add it raw if desired. 
  • Add 1 tbsp cooking oil to a saute pan and cook the onions and garlic for just two minutes on medium heat until translucent

Prepare breadcrumb mix

  • In a bowl - add onion, garlic, herbs, breadcrumbs, Parmesan, Cheddar, salt, and pepper.
  • Stir well to combine.
  • Add remaining olive oil.
  • Mix until the olive oil evenly coats the breadcrumbs and looks crumbly (not too wet nor too dry)

Bake the fish fillets

  • Divide the breadcrumb mixture approximately between the fillets 
  • Spread the breadcrumbs over the fillets (approx 1/2 cup for each)
  • Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until the fish is flaky when touched with a fork.
  • Remove from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes before you transfer to a platter.
  • To transfer to a platter - just use a large flat spatula.


Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 470mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 0% | Vitamin C: 0% | Calcium: 0% | Iron: 0%