Make this easy tilapia recipe in under 20 minutes! It is really a very quick dinner idea. This recipe just goes to show that you can make a dinner when you are in a hurry. Baked tilapia recipes are so easy!
Baked tilapia recipes
Tilapia is by far my favorite fish. It is light and flaky and doesn’t have that “fishy” taste that others might have. Plus, I love how fast I can cook fish.
How long to bake tilapia?
Now I normally buy my Tilapia at Sam’s because I love how they are individually frozen. I can thaw them in water in about 5 minutes. So from freezer to plate is about 25 minutes. Baking tilapia is so quick and easy! You really don’t have excuses not to eat healthy now. 🙂 Plus I find it more reasonably priced at Sam’s. If you have any extra tips to help me save on Tilapia, I would love to know. Make sure you leave a comment and let us know.
Ok, back to the easy baked tilapia recipe…
Ingredients for oven baked tilapia:
- lemon pepper seasoning
How to bake tilapia:
1. Line a cookie sheet (with sides like these pans here) with foil. Spray with non stick spray. Season with your favorite seasonings. I really like lemon pepper seasoning best. Place tilapia on cookie sheet.
2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees and bake for about 15 minutes or until fish turns white and isn’t translucent anymore. Don’t be scared by the brown spots. That is just from the juices. Fish flakes easily with a fork once cooked.
Salt and pepper to taste. It’s also really good with butter garlic. Just mix in a small bowl and coat the fish. I also have used lemon juice and lime juice to season the tilapia. It’s so good. It takes very little work to make this delicious meal. Plus, it’s healthy too. If you use lemon juice, you might want to use a baking dish because of the extra liquid.
Seriously though…. isn’t that just delicious looking?
Oh and I can tell you… it was oh so good. My kids always freak out when I say we are having fish. I don’t know why but it scares them. However, every time we have it they are reminded how much they like it. In fact, I didn’t make enough last time. 😉
I think the kids were really surprised how much they liked tilapia.
Now that you know how to cook tilapia in oven, isn’t it so easy?
Baked Tilapia is probably one of the easiest ways to make tilapia. It’s perfect for when you forget to take something out of the freezer for dinner. You can still have dinner ready in a flash. I try to always keep a bag of tilapia in the freezer for this reason. I know I can grab it and get dinner ready in a pinch. It’s truly faster than take out or leaving the house to dine out. Plus, it is for sure less expensive!
I served my fish with some easy microwaved steamed broccoli and then some parmesan pasta. It all went perfectly together. It’s also really good with the Best Coleslaw Recipe. We also love Crock Pot Baked Potatoes. This is perfect for feeding a crowd if you need to make several potatoes at once. I love that they stay warm. If you have extra time, Southern Hush Puppies Recipe is SO good with fish!
This is the best way to cook tilapia.
I promise – if you follow these easy directions you will have perfectly baked tilapia every time. The trick to perfect tilapia is to NOT over cook it. Make sure you are watching the oven since all oven temps will vary. If you enjoy this recipe, give this easy Best Blackened Salmon Recipe a try. It’s delicious and just as quick and simple. We really enjoy this recipe too. I can’t recommend it enough! Life is so busy that it really helps having some menu ideas like this. Plus, I feel good knowing it’s healthy and I’m not serving the kids a bunch of processed food.
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- lemon pepper seasoning
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Line baking sheet with foil.
spray with non stick spray.
Add Tilapia and top with seasonings.
Bake for 15 minutes or until the fish is white.
Serve with favorite sides.
This recipe is just one way to season your tilapia. Change it up by squeezing some lemon or lime on top. Or by using butter garlic. Yummy!
Now that you know how to cook this healthy tilapia recipe, dinner will be a breeze!
You might also want to try my Lemon Pepper grilled Tilapia! Fish is so easy to make and super healthy. Plus, it cooks so quickly that you can have dinner on the table fast. Saving money on groceries is a must in our house. This is definitely a recipe that is budget friendly, doesn’t take a lot of time to make and everyone enjoys. That is definitely a winner around here. 🙂 Once I find something that works, I try to keep it on the normal menu plan rotation. In fact, I cut our grocery bill by 50% off by following these 8 Tips for for Saving Money on Groceries by Menu Planning! Save that money for a family vacation or maybe just some wiggle room in the budget.
Baked tilapia lemon is amazing on the grill!
This is one of our favorite healthy tilapia recipes!
I can’t wait for you to try it. Let us know what you think. This recipe also makes a really good fish sandwich. Yum! I love when we have leftovers because I will have lunch the next day. 🙂
You can also enjoy the tastiness of baked potatoes when your oven is full with Crock Pot Baked Potatoes. This is also perfect when you want to enjoy baked potatoes without heating up your kitchen in the summer time.
We also love a microwave baked potato and it is so quick and simple!
Try air fryer salmon recipe that cooks in the air fryer in only 7 minutes and only requires 5 ingredients. Yum!
More easy tilapia recipes:
- Lemon Pepper grilled Tilapia
- The Best Blackened Tilapia Recipe
- Easy Parmesan Crusted Tilapia
- 5 Ingredient Garlic Parmesan Tilapia