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Smothered Tilapia Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Smothered Tilapia

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"This recipe is a good recipe for those who want to eat fish but don't like fishy taste. Has a great mixture of flavors and textures that even my non fish eating husband enjoys."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    35 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place the fish fillets into a 9x13 inch glass baking dish. Slice the lemons in half, and squeeze the juice out over the fillets, turning them to coat thoroughly. Sprinkle steak seasoning to taste over both sides of the fillets.
  3. Lay a slices of Swiss cheese over the fillets so they are covered. Place tomato slices over the cheese. Sprinkle dried oregano over the top.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 05, 2004

I love tilapia and very much liked this recipe with the following adjustments. Melted swiss gets a little too gummy for my taste, so I used shredded fresh parm. Steak seasoning is on the salty side, so I made up my own seasoning blend. For those of you who've never eaten tilapia, as with most fish does not taste fishy at all. If it does smell funky, take it back. Thanks Rena!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 30, 2005

This dish was very bland. Would not make again.


82 Ratings

Nov 30, 2006

I used bottled lemon juice, Shredded Mozzerella and Tones Canadian Steak Seasoning (what I had on hand) - awesome! Can't wait to eat the left overs tomorrow.

Oct 05, 2005

This recipe is great for people who do not enjoy the taste of fish(my wife). I did'nt have any fresh lemons so i used bottled lemon juice, did'nt matter this dish is easy and very good.

Nov 29, 2007

i made this for dinner tonight. i actually cooked 3 lbs of tilapia so there'd be leftovers 2morrow. well, that didn't happen! lol!! this was a big hit! i did spice it up with sea salt and minced garlic, more pepper, and also the red pepper. it was great!! i am putting this in my recipe box.

Apr 08, 2009

Yum!! No one else in my house likes fish, but this was easy to scale down to one serving. I used cheddar cheese for personal preference and baked at 425 degrees for about 14 minutes. The cheese was nice and browned and I loved the flavor of the tomatoes and oregano on top. A very different way to prepare fish from the usual lemon butter sauce, and oh so so so good!!

Jul 06, 2005

This is now my non-fish liking husbands favorite fish recipe!

Oct 08, 2010

This was a nice alternative to the regular tilapia with lemon butter sauce i usually make. I marinated the tilapia in lemon, some steak seasoning, minced garlic and oregano. After an hour or so I breaded them, put them in a baking dish, added a slice of Swiss cheese to each, tomato on top and lemon slices along the sides. Cooked it 350* 23 mins. Came out delicious! Will make again.


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  • Calories
  • 250 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.3 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 68 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 9.8 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 3.8 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 32.5 g
  • 65%
  • Sodium
  • 169 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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