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Tuscan Tilapia Recipe
  • READY IN 17 mins

Tuscan Tilapia

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"Pan-fried tilapia fillets are served over rice and peas in a tomato and basil cream sauce for a quick and easy weeknight dinner."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins

    17 mins


  1. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add fish; sprinkle with pepper. Cook 3 min. on each side or until fish is browned on both sides and flakes easily with fork. Remove from skillet; cover to keep warm.
  2. Add cooking creme to skillet; cook and stir 2 min. Remove 1/4 cup creme; set aside. Add peas and rice to remaining creme in skillet; cook and stir 3 min. or until heated through.
  3. Spoon rice mixture onto platter; top with fish and reserved sauce.
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  • Variation: Substitute 4 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1 lb.) for the fish. Cook 5 to 6 min. on each side or until done (165 degrees F), then continue as directed.
  • Special Extra: Sprinkle with diced fresh tomatoes before serving.

Reviews More Reviews

Mar 19, 2012

This recipe was super easy and very tasty! I even used Minute rice in the microwave, so the whole thing was done in less than 20 minutes!

Jul 04, 2012

It was good, but I had to use a different pan for the cream because the fish stuck to the bottom and it needed soaking. Also, Im a beginner cook, so I wasn't sure how to "top with fish and reserved sauce" well. It tasted okay, but I think next time I will use a little less rice/or try to make it less sticky and have my husband cook the fish since I'm still learning. The overall taste was good but my cooking skills are still in the beginning stages. I will try again though as I get better at cooking fish


16 Ratings

Jun 09, 2013

This was amazing! My family loved it. I added a mango sauce underneath the rice and made the cooking cream (cream cheese and basil and sun dried tomato spice) instead of buying it. I also cooked the tilapia until it was cooked, but not fully browned. Yummmmm! So good. I recommend it to everyone! Even if you don't like fish, you'll LOVE this recipe.:)

Oct 21, 2013

I had these beautiful talapia filets and was looking for a new recipe. Tried this recipe but didn't have tomato & basil cooking cream so used the savory garlic and added some diced tomatoes. I also didn't have peas but had some baby lima beans in the freezer and used those and shoot me if you like, but I added some sliced frozen carrots too. I also added some heavy creay and put in some red pepper when making the sauce. (very nice) For the fish, after washing I dusted it in yellow corn meal and then pan seared it. Very simple, very quick and very good recipe.

Jan 08, 2013

This recipe is amazing! My husband actually likes it and he is a VERY picky eater. I just wish it wasn't so hard to find this specific cooking creme anymore.


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  • Calories
  • 385 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33.1 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 74 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 14.2 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 2.4 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 30.4 g
  • 61%
  • Sodium
  • 624 mg
  • 25%

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

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