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Tilapia with Creamy Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Tilapia with Creamy Sauce

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"This dish is quick, easy, and even better, it's healthy! Served on a bed of rice with the sauce arranged artistically around the plate, it looks absolutely stunning."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    30 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Grease a baking sheet with cooking spray. Place the tilapia fillets on the sheet, and coat them lightly with cooking spray. Spoon the melted margarine over each fillet, then drizzle with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. Season with lemon pepper and 2 tablespoons of dill.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the fish is opaque and flakes easily.
  4. While the fish is baking, combine the cream cheese, 5 tablespoons of lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of dill in a small bowl. Heat in the microwave for 1 minute and 10 seconds, then stir to blend.
  5. Place fillets onto serving plates, and spoon sauce around them in a decorative fashion.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 06, 2006

Microwave cream cheese only 17 secounds. Cook Fish 25 min. Go easy on the lemon juice in sauce. Make extra sauce. Left out lemon pepper. Substitute 1/2 tsp dry dill for every tblsp of fresh dill. Use butter instead of Margarine.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 26, 2007

The sauce was both bitter and tart. We scraped it off, but there was so much lemon baked into the fish that it was still too tart to eat. Maybe it would be good with WAY less lemon.

Dec 06, 2007

My family loved this... but I gave it only 4 stars because I changed it quite a bit. First, I breaded the fish with a mixture of bread crumbs, dill, and garlic. Then fried the fish in olive oil. To make the sauce, I used a little less lemon like other reviewers, but added some milk to thin the sauce a bit. I also added some chopped onion to give the sauce a kick. All in all, very tasty.

Apr 11, 2006

Very good. I cut back 1/2 way on the lemon- for both recipies. I also tripled the cream cheese sauce. Needs salt. Good basic recipe, you could really do a lot with this. Will make again.

Feb 22, 2006

When I made this my husband commented that he "didn't really like fish, but thought this was delicious". The Dill Sauce was amazingly delicious. I would use less lemon next time. It was a bit tart.

Apr 03, 2007

This was suberb! Instead of microwave, I used a small saucepan on the stove. Next time, I'll use less lemon juice for a richer cream cheese taste vs the lemon. Excellent & a keeper! Thank you!

Feb 21, 2007

My daughters were a little skeptical of the sauce, but after tasting it they cleaned their plates. I used about 1/2 tablespoon of dry dill weed instead of fresh in the sauce.

Dec 15, 2008

I doubled this recipe for a family gathering, and it was a big hit. Followed previous suggestions to cut lemon juice in the sauce down by half, and it turned out great. Additional suggestion, make the sauce ahead of time so the dill's full flavor can come out. Over all, nice and light, would definitely make again!


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  • Calories
  • 173 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 47 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 7 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 23.6 g
  • 47%
  • Sodium
  • 480 mg
  • 19%

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

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