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Sheet Pan Blackened Tilapia Baja Fish Nachos

By: Bella Bucchiotti
What do you think about sheet pan blackened tilapia Baja fish nachos for dinner tonight? There are so many reasons these baked loaded nachos are great. This is a seafood nachos recipe, and then it’s ideal for game day. Use whichever topping ideas you want.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 9


  • 2 Pounds tilapia filets
  • 16 Ounces Tortilla chips 
  • 1/2 Cup corn
  • 2 Tomatoes , diced
  • 1 Red onion, diced
  • 2 jalapenos, sliced
  • 2 Cup cheese, Chihuahua
  • 1/2 Cup cheese, cojita

For Serving 

  • sour cream  
  • 1 Cup red cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 Bunch cilantro, fresh, chopped
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges 

Blackened seasoning 

  • 1 Teaspoon paprika
  • 1 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Teaspoon onion powder 
  • 1/2 Teaspoon thyme, dried
  • 1/2 Teaspoon basil, dried
  • 1/2 Teaspoon oregano , dried
  • 1 Teaspoon black pepper, coarse
  • 1/2 Teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • Preheat oven broiler on high. 
  • Add all blackened seasoning ingredients to a small bowl and stir to combine. Season both sides of tilapia filets generously with the seasoning.  
  • Heat a skillet with 1 tbsp olive oil over high heat. Add tilapia filets to the skillet and cook for 2 minutes per side. Shred fish in the pan and cook for 2 more minutes.  
  • Dice tomatoes and red onion and add to a mixing bowl with the corn. Juice the limes into the bowl, and add a pinch of salt and pepper to taste if desired. Stir to combine.  
  • Slice jalapenos thin. Remove the seeds for less heat. 
  • Arrange a layer of tortilla chips over a sheet pan. Sprinkle chihuahua cheese, jalapenos, corn salsa, and fish over the tortillas. Continue to layer chips, cheese, jalapenos, corn salsa, and fish onto the sheet pan. Top with cojita cheese.  
  • Place sheet pan under the broiler and cook for 7 minutes.  
  • Remove from heat. Top with red cabbage, cilantro, and cojita cheese. Drizzle with sour cream.


Calories: 498kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 467mg | Potassium: 604mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 856IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 343mg | Iron: 2mg
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