Crispy Lemon Tilapia

I know I post a lot of tilapia recipes, but this is definitely one of my favorites!  It’s easy, healthy, and SO GOOD!  I’ll definitely be making this one again.

What I enjoyed most about this fish is the crispy, salty coating made from crushed up french fried onions.  It gives the taste and somewhat the texture of eating fried fish, but without all the frying oil (and all the calories that come along with it).  I also really loved the zip of lemon you get in each bite.  I honestly didn’t think that I would be able to taste that little bit of lemon zest once all of it was put together and cooked, but I was so wrong!  The citrus flavor really added a lot.

And on top of being some of the best fish I’ve ever cooked, it’s also a Weight Watchers recipe!  So go ahead and enjoy this pseudo-fried fish without feeling guilty.  And then reward yourself with an extra serving of dessert 🙂

Crispy Lemon Tilapia

Yields: 4 servings

Crispy Lemon Tilapia

WW points: 5


  • 2/3 cup French fried onions, crushed
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 4 Tbsp All-Purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup fat free egg substitute
  • 4 tilapia fillets


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place flour in a shallow bowl. Pour egg substitute in a 2nd bowl. Combine fried onion crumbs, lemon zest, and garlic salt in a 3rd bowl.
  3. Dredge fillets in flour, then dip into egg substitute, then roll in onion crumbs.
  4. Place on sprayed baking sheet. Bake 10 min. @ 400 or until flakey.

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10 thoughts on “Crispy Lemon Tilapia

  1. I cook dinner for my family every Tuesday night, and about 90% of my recipes come from your blog! Even my sister, who is-no joke- the pickiest eater in the world eats most of the stuff I cook from here. Seriously, she refuses to eat any fruits or veggies, and this blog has given me so many ideas for healthy foods to fill in the gaps. I’m making this fish tomorrow night. Can i use egg instead of egg substitute?

    • Thank you so much Anne Louise! This comment just brightened my day! I’m so glad you’re able to find family-friendly meals on my site And yes, regular egg should do just fine in this recipe I think 1/2 c is about 2 eggs Thanks again!

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