Baked Tilapia

Easy Baked Tilapia Recipes are delicious and nutritious: 

Don’t ignore fish when you are planning your weekly meals and this baked tilapia recipe is quick and delicious.  Experts agree that we should try to eat fish at least twice a week – and more is even better!  Fish is low in calories and low in saturated fat.  Fish makes a quick and easy week-night  meal!   This Baked Tilapia recipe takes less than 5 minutes to assemble and it bakes in 25 to 30 minutes.

Baked Tilapia

Baked Tilapia

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 4 Tilapia fillets
  • 3 Tablespoons butter, divided into 4 pieces
  • Old Bay Seasoning, to taste ( I sprinkle this liberally on both sides of the fillets)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 lemon, cut into 4 slices


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9 X 13 baking dish.
  2. Place tilapia fillets in the baking dish. Sprinkle both sides of the fillets with Old Bay Seasoning and sprinkle with garlic salt and pepper.
  3. Top each fillet with a pat of butter and a lemon slice.
  4. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

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  • Tilapia Fillets in Baking Dish

Place Tilapia fillets in sprayed dish and sprinkle with Old Bay Seasoning and Garlic Salt.  Top each fillet with a pat of butter and a lemon slice.

Sprinkle Tilapia with Old Bay Seasoning

Sprinkle Tilapia with Garlic Salt

Top Tilapia with Lemon Slices

Cover with foil and bake at 375 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.  Enjoy!

Baked Tilapi Hot Out of the Oven

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Video: Baked Tilapia Recipe

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  1. This was tasty! I didn’t have lemon pepper so I just subbed regular fresh-cracked black pepper and added a bit more lemon juice. I served this with some israeli couscous with grated pecorino-romano and some steamed broccoli. Super easy weeknight dish. Thanks!

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