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Crusted Tilapia w/Parmesan Pasta & Broccoli

Author Larisha Campbell


For Fish

  • 2 Tilapia fillets
  • Half of one lemon
  • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper flakes
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

For Pasta & Broccoli

  • 1/2 lb shells pasta
  • 1 head of broccoli cut into pieces
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil.
  2. While waiting for water to boil, spray a glass pan with cooking spray and place fish inside.
  3. Season to taste with Salt and pepper.
  4. Mix together 1/2 cup bread crumbs, 1/4 Parmesan cheese, and 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes in a small container.
  5. Drizzle lemon across one side of each fillet.
  6. Divide seasoning mixture and spread over top of each fillet.
  7. Place in pre-heated oven for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Add shells to boiling water for 5 minutes.
  9. After 5 minutes add the broccoli.
  10. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup of the liquid in the pot.
  11. In the pan, heat olive oil on medium high. Add garlic and red pepper flakes and cook for 1 minute.
  12. Return pasta and broccoli to the reserved liquid in the pot.
  13. Add the olive oil mixture to the top. Cook together for one minute.
  14. Add Parmesan cheese and stir to combine.