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Tilapia with Creamy Sauce


"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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30 m servings 173 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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  1. 202 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

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...

Most helpful critical review

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.

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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...

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 oi...

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.

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...

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 yo...

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.

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, ma...

Its really good. I rated 4 star bcaz i added whipping cream in sauce, otherwise it was so thick. And due to other reviews i also put half of the lemon juice.

The fish itself was very good. Used real butter and dried dill (a little less than half the amount of the fresh listed). The sauce, however...I love creamy sauce and this was much too tart wit...