Crispy Parmesan Tilapia

This quick and easy recipe uses your air fryer to create a light and crispy tilapia dish in just 20 minutes.

Serves: 4Prep: 10 minutesCook: 10 minutesTotal: 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 3 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 3 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 4 fillets (4-6 oz.) tilapia, patted dry
  • Garlic aioli, to serve


  • Preheat air fryer to 400°F.
  • In shallow dish, add flour. In second shallow dish, whisk eggs. In third shallow dish, add Parmesan, lemon zest, garlic salt, pepper and paprika.
  • Working in order, dip each fillet into flour, egg, then cheese mixture, thoroughly coating each side.
  • Place small amount of parchment paper on bottom of air fryer basket. Place fillets in air fryer, taking care to not over crowd. Bake 7 to 9 minutes, until golden brown and crispy.
  • Serve with garlic aioli.