Easy fish tacos recipe is a simple meal idea full of flavor anytime you are craving tacos. Fish tacos are super fast to put together and a great way to change things up for Taco Tuesday.
Easy fish tacos recipe
Fish tacos are so amazing and the delicious sauce really makes each bite so tasty. You will love how quick and easy this dish is and even my kids love it!
If you have children that are not crazy over fish, I bet they will still like these tacos. They are baked and get a nice outer crisp and the sauce is so light and yummy.
Did you try our shrimp taco recipe? We love seafood and this new recipe for fish tacos does not disappoint.
Let’s make fish tacos!
Ingredients for easy fish tacos:
- Tilapia fillets
- olive oil
- lime juiced
- chili powder
- garlic powder
- Corn Tortillas
- Butter Stick
- head purple cabbage shredded
- medium avocados sliced
- roma tomatoes diced
- red onion sliced
- bunch cilantro
- Cotija cheese grated
- limes cut in wedges
- sour cream
- lime juiced
- garlic powder
- sriracha sauce
How to make fish tacos recipe:
First, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Next, place the fish on a baking dish, drizzle with the olive oil and lime juice. Season with the salt, garlic powder and chili powder.
Bake until the fish is cooked through and slightly flaky.
Remove the fish and slice.
Melt the butter in a separate skillet.
Fry the mini corn tortillas in the melted butter for 1 minute until they are soft.
Allow them to cool slightly.
How to make fish taco sauce:
In a separate mixing bowl, thoroughly combine the sauce ingredients.
You will need 2 mini corn tortillas per taco.
Spoon the fish on the tortillas.
Top with the the cabbage, avocado, tomatoes, red onion, cheese and squeeze the lime wedges over the tacos.
Top with the sauce and serve warm. So easy! Keep reading for the full recipe.
What to serve with fish tacos?
The toppings are always a favorite around here! The cabbage really adds a nice crunch and goes so well with the fish and the sauce.
We also love to top with Simple Guacamole Recipe, tomatoes, red onion and cheese. Plus, a generous amount of lime juice over the tacos really make the dish even better.
Top with the sauce and serve warm.
Check out What to Serve with Tacos for more easy side dish ideas.
I also love to serve Spanish rice or this delicious cilantro lime rice. You can make the rice in just minutes for a great side dish.
Plus, you can double the recipe and keep some in the freezer. We do this all of the time for quick meals and it is so nice during busy weekdays.
I love freezing rice so that I always can prepare a quick and easy side dish in no time at all.
For even more topping ideas, try some of these:
- Shredded Cheese
- Pico de Gallo
- Sour Cream
- Salsa Verde
Everyone will enjoy easy fish tacos!
This fish tacos recipe is so good and the sauce ingredients are really simple. You have to try the sauce so don’t skip that part of the recipe.
It really is amazing and the fresh lime squeezed on top give the tacos the best flavor. Let everyone add their favorite taco toppings and you have a great meal.
The cabbage slaw is so tasty with the sauce. We just love these tacos!
We used corn tortillas but flour tortillas would also be delicious. Another white fish option is mahi mahi.
You can easily substitute this for the tilapia and it will still be delicious. I often use what I can get the best deal on or happen to already have.
By shopping when things are on sale I save money on groceries and it really helps our budget. Saving money and feeding a big family can be accomplished.
I’m always looking for delicious meals everyone will enjoy that are budget friendly. This recipe is definitely a winner.
Once I find a meal everyone loves and it is frugal friendly, I keep it on the regular 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.
Easy recipes like this keep my family happy and my grocery budget in good shape. This is how I keep our grocery budget reasonable and my family well fed and happy.
Print this oven baked fish tacos recipe below:
Fish tacos recipe
- 24 oz Tilapia filets
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 lime juiced
- 2 tsp chil powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 24 Corn Tortillas
- 1/2 Butter Stick
- 1/2 head purple cabbage shredded
- 2 medium avocados sliced
- 2 roma tomatoes diced
- 1 red onion sliced
- 1/2 bunch cilantro
- 1 cup Cotija cheese grated
- 2 limes cut in wedges
- SAUCE INGREDIENTS:
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1 lime juiced
- 1.5 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp sriracha sauce
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Place the fish on a baking dish, drizzle with the olive oil and lime juice. Season with the salt, garlic powder and chili powder.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes until the fish is cooked through and slightly flakey.
- Remove the fish and slice.
- Melt the butter in a separate skillet.
- Fry the mini corn tortillas in the melted butter for 1 minute until they are soft.
- Allow them to cool slightly.
- In a separate mixing bowl, thoroughly combine the sauce ingredients.
- You will need 2 mini corn tortillas per taco.
- Spoon the fish on the tortillas.
- Top with the the cabbage, avocado, tomatoes, red onion, cheese and squeeze the lime wedges over the tacos.
- Top with the sauce and serve warm.
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When you are cooking for a crowd or a big family, Oven Baked Tacos are the perfect meal.
Try these other easy fish recipes:
- The Best Blackened Tilapia Recipe
- Easy Baked Tilapia Recipe
- Grilled Mahi Mahi Recipe
- Lemon Pepper Grilled Tilapia
- Honey Glazed Salmon Recipe
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- Crock Pot Ground Chicken Tacos
- Grilled Salmon Tacos Recipe
- Easy Carne Asada Street Tacos
- The Best Shrimp Tacos
- 5 Minute Baja Shrimp Taco Recipe
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I love these! They are soooo easy and super yummy!!!!!
I also add some cotija cheese to the sauce. These are quick to make and delicious. I serve it with a nice crunchy salad!
We love fish tacos and these were delish!
We were tired of baking our fish, so we tried this and were happy we did!
?????? these tacos. The sauce makes these delicious. So much flavor. Definitely one of my favs.
Really good and simple to make.
I tried this recipe using MahiMahi and it was so fantastic! Thanks for sharing all you do with us!