Baked Tilapia

Garlicky Lemon Baked Tilapia

Baked tilapia could also be a weeknight dinner dream. The fish, which features a really mild fish taste, could also be an honest thanks to urging those non-fish eaters to love it. It cooks quickly and takes on flavors well. We cooked ours in many butter, lemon, and garlic to make it bright and fresh and easy to love. Baking it requires little or no effort with zero risks of the fish sticking to your skillet or grill. A win! Try our baked salmon next!

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  • Tilapia
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 5 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • Juice and zest from 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 lemon, sliced into rounds
  • Freshly chopped parsley, for garnish


Preheat oven to 400°. Season tilapia with salt and pepper and place on a little baking sheet.

Mix together butter, garlic, red pepper flakes, juice, and zest then pour over tilapia. Place lemon rounds on top and around tilapia.

Bake tilapia for 10 to 12 minutes or until fish is fork-tender.

Nutrition (per serving): 220 calories, 21 g protein, 1 g carbohydrates, 0 g fiber, 0 g sugar, 15 g fat, 10 g saturated fat, 170 mg sodium