This easy low carb asiago tilapia dish is not only delicious but it only takes 25 minutes to make. The perfect weekday dinner and only 1.7g net carbs per serving!
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I remember making a recipe with chicken and mayo many, many years ago but haven’t made it in ages. I really liked it and since I had a huge block of asiago cheese from Costco, I thought I’d try it with tilapia. Now I actually crave this easy low carb asiago tilapia dinner. It’s only 1.7g net carbs per serving and I have to say it’s delicious! I try to make extra so I can eat it for lunch but there never seems to be much left over.
The Low Carb Asiago Tilapia Recipe
This really is an easy one today. You simply make the mayo mixture and spread it evenly over the tilapia filets. I used frozen filets that I thawed and towel dried to make the surface dry to hold the spread. Then you bake them for about 15-20 minutes or until the fish is flaky.
The filets I used were pretty thin, tilapia usually is, so it only took 15 minutes and then I put them under the broiler to get a little browned.
Can you use another cheese?
You could substitute the asiago cheese with Parmesan or Romano or any drier, strong flavored cheese. I do not recommend cheddar or mozzarella as you are going flavor more than texture.
What should I serve with Fish?
This is a good dish to serve with greens. The mayo and cheese make it pretty rich so any green vegetable side dish will balance it out. Sometimes we even have cauliflower rice. Last night I served my sesame greens and it was perfect.
This is an easy fish recipe that even my son will eat. He’s not a big fish fan yet but he’s slowly coming around. It’s also a good go to dinner if you buy the frozen filets.
So that was a quick and easy one for you. If you are following a low carb diet this really is a low carb meal for you that you can make any night. But even if you don’t care about carbs, I know you will love this. Here is the nutrition for 1 filet:
341 cals / 22.4g fat / 1.8g carbs / 0.1g fiber / 34.5g protein = 1.7g net carbs
Easy Low Carb Asiago Tilapia
- 1/2 cup mayo
- 1 teaspoon garlic crushed
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon basil
- 1/2 cup asiago cheese
- 6 tilapia filets
Preheat oven to 350 degree F.
Spray a cookie sheet or baking dish and lay your tilapia filets in. Use a paper towel to dab the extra moisture or water off the filets. This way the mixture will cling to the fish better.
Mix the rest of the ingredients in a small bowl and then spread on each filet.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until flaky. If you want it more brown on top, broil for 2-3 minutes.