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Easy Baked Tilapia Recipe
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Easy Baked Tilapia
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Easy Baked Tilapia

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"This easy recipe for tilapia only takes a few minutes to prepare, uses few ingredients, and is flavorful."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    35 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees F). Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  2. Place the tilapia fillets in the bottom of the baking dish and dot with butter. Season with Old Bay seasoning and garlic salt. Top each one with a slice or two of lemon. Arrange the frozen mixed vegetables around the fish, and season lightly with salt and pepper.
  3. Cover the dish and bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until vegetables are tender and fish flakes easily with a fork.
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  • 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
Dec 12, 2007

This is the best fish I have ever had. I didn't use measurements, but I used extra virgin olive oil as my base and to that I added old bay seasoning, garlic powder, seasoned salt and dry parsley flakes. I brushed that on my tilapia and placed a lemon slice on each fish and then squeezed fresh lemon juice on top and baked covered at 350 for 25 minutes.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 29, 2005

Wow ~ 4 1/2 stars made me want to try this recipe for Easy Baked Tilapia, but to be totally honest, I followed the directions to a "T" and I thought the fish turned out dry with very little flavor...not a good combination.

Oct 17, 2005

The EASIEST recipe every & SOOOOOOO delicious & healthy! I didn't have any lemon, so I omitted it and it wasn't even missed. FYI - those doing Weight Watchers, this FILLING meal is 3 pts/svg! Wow!

Jun 22, 2007

I made this tonight. It was great. I used frozen tilapia and it needed about 5 more minutes. I used a frozen stir-fry veggie mix...next time I will add it with only 20 minutes left because th veggies were overdone. Instead of dotted butter, I melted butter and added lemon juice, garlic & onion powder, parsley, old bay, and pepper. I drizzled this over the fish. The last 10 minutes, I sprinkled some bread crumbs on top. It was great. Next time I'll top it was parmesan cheese. Thanks so much. This is a great recipe that you can really experiment with.

Sep 06, 2007

This dish came out great but I am giving it only four stars because it's one of those that everybody changes to his own liking. The basic idea, Tilapia with Old Bay Spice is a great one, though. For my dinner, I melted about 3 tbs of butter and added lots more of Old Bay along with some lemon juice, which I drizzled over the fish. Then I topped the fish with freshly chopped garlic, scallions and ground pepper. Before serving, I poured the resulting sauce from the pan over the fish and rice - this came out really really nicely!

Jan 24, 2008

Very good recipe! I layered my 9x13 w/ some uncooked white rice & cream of mushroom soup, and cooked the fish on top. Also added bread crumbs -- made it a little crunchy. Great taste, really fast to make and extremely easy!

Oct 15, 2006

Wonderfully easy recipe with very nice results! I would like to give it a 4.5-star rating. I recommend two changes to the recipe: 1. instead of lemon slices, drizzle freshly-squeezed lemon juice over the fish (and over your choice of fresh or frozen vegetables); 2. add an additonal spice/herb to the Old Bay and garlic salt, in order to zip up the flavor...which otherwise will be on the bland side. I will make this dish again, and add paprika. Tilapia is a delightful fish: versatile, affordable, and delicious. This is a great recipe to get more seafood into your diet without fuss. It is also a lean and healthy recipe.

Jan 07, 2007

I normally can't stand the sight or smell of fish, let alone the taste. However, my girlfriend loves it. I decided to surprise her because she has always said that if I were to cook fish that it would taste better than in restaurants. Well, I had no clue how to start, so I used this recipe as a base and it was amazing. The differences I made were that I added lime juice instead of lemon slices, and that I added garlic powder, salt, black pepper, cayun, and a little bit of bread crumbs. I then served it with garlic mashed potatoes and wild rice. This recipe is now my favorite and easiest to make.


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  • Calories
  • 172 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.3 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 3.6 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 2.7 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 24.8 g
  • 50%
  • Sodium
  • 354 mg
  • 14%

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

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