Pizza Fish-cooked in a nonstick skillet

Pizza Fish…or How to Get Your Kids to Eat Fish

  • Author: Paula Rhodes
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Variable
  • Category: Entree - Seafood
  • Method: pan-fried
  • Cuisine: American


Lightly breaded fish topped with pizza sauce and mozzarella cheese and chopped basil.


  • 1-2 tablespoons avocado or olive oil
  • Tilapia, orange roughy or other thin, mildly flavored fish fillets (if frozen, allow to thaw)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Bread crumbs, dried
  • Pizza Sauce
  • Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • Fresh Basil


  1. Preheat oil in non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  2. Lightly dry fish with paper towels. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Pour crumbs onto plate or wax paper and coat fish on both sides. Use your hands to pat crumbs to get them to stick to surface of fish.
  4. Sauté fish until brown (2-3 minutes) and flip to brown other side. (You could stop here and serve the fish with no sauce. It’s delicious!)
  5. Spoon light coating of pizza sauce over fish. Then sprinkle about 1 tablespoon of cheese over sauce. Place under broiler for a minute or two to brown cheese.
  6. Sprinkle chopped fresh basil on top of fish and serve immediately. Really good served as a fish sandwich with your favorite buns.


  • Serving Size: 1 fish fillet
  • Calories: 310
  • Sugar: 2.5 g
  • Sodium: 1290 mg
  • Fat: 12.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.2 g
  • Fiber: 1.6 g
  • Protein: 37.5 g

Keywords: fish, tilapia, pizza, kid food, mozzarella cheese