Skinnytaste > Main Ingredient > Fish Recipes > Baked Garlic Lemon Tilapia

Baked Garlic Lemon Tilapia

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy.

Classic sauce of butter, lemon and fresh parsley goes perfect with any fish. I try to eat fish twice a week. For a quick healthy dinner on a busy weeknight, this is simple and delicious.

Classic sauce of butter, lemon and fresh parsley goes perfect with any fish. I try to eat fish twice a week. For a quick healthy dinner on a busy weeknight, this is simple and delicious.

Baked Garlic Lemon Tilapia

4.84 from 6 votes
2
Cals:199.5
Protein:33.5
Carbs:1
Fat:7
Classic sauce of butter, lemon and fresh parsley goes perfect with any fish. I try to eat fish twice a week. For a quick healthy dinner on a busy weeknight, this is simple and delicious.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Classic sauce of butter, lemon and fresh parsley goes perfect with any fish. I try to eat fish twice a week. For a quick healthy dinner on a busy weeknight, this is simple and delicious.
Total: 30 mins
Yield: 6 servings
Serving Size: 1 piece fish

Ingredients

  • 6 6 oz each tilapia filets
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 4 tsp fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper
  • cooking spray

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Melt butter on a low flame in a small sauce pan. Add garlic and saute on low for about 1 minute. Add the lemon juice and shut off flame.
  • Spray the bottom of a baking dish lightly with cooking spray.
  • Place the fish on top and season with salt and pepper. Pour the lemon butter mixture on the fish and top with fresh parsley.
  • Bake at 400° until cooked, about 15 minutes.

Last Step:

Please leave a rating and comment letting us know how you liked this recipe! This helps our business to thrive and continue providing free, high-quality recipes for you.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 piece fish, Calories: 199.5 kcal, Carbohydrates: 1 g, Protein: 33.5 g, Fat: 7 g, Sodium: 29 mg, Fiber: 0.1 g

Categories:

 

 

Rate and review this recipe!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Rate this Recipe:




94 comments on “Baked Garlic Lemon Tilapia”

  1. Pingback: Baked Garlic Lemon Tilapia | BonafIDcatch

  2. Pingback: Skinny Tilapia Recipes with Smart Points Plus for Weight Watchers

  3. Pingback: Easy Weekly ALDI Meal Plan week of 3/12/17 - 3/18/17 - Mashup Mom

  4. Just made this as I had some left over tilapia in the freezer. Restaurant quality goodness. Unbelievable

  5. Avatar photo
    Karen Johnston

    Hi Gina, I never cook fish, and really don’t like it much, but we need to eat healthier around here. I asked the butcher about what type of fish is very LIGHT tasting and NOT smelly whatsoever. I’ll have to ask him again which ones he recommended but am open to your suggestions as well.??? I remember though that he told me not to use talapia because it was a bottom feeder. What are your thoughts?….and what could I use instead? Also, I’d rather not bake this in my house. Do you think cooking it on the BBQ grill would work, if so would I wrap it in foil? And lastly, can you suggest other recipes on your site that you think I would like based on what I’ve written? I don’t like salmon at all.

  6. I’ve made this with tilapia for many years  and LOVED it but I’m gonna try it with flounder!!!   Hope it all comes out well!!

  7. This is amazing! Before tasting it I thought it may need some parmesan cheese on it too…definitely didn't. My new favorite tilapia recipe!!

  8. Avatar photo
    Ashley Ventrone

    This is delicious! The first time I made this w/Cod and it came out great. This is definitely going to be a regular in our house

  9. I am new to Skinnytaste and this was the first recipe that I've tried. I made it last night using mangrove snapper that we'd caught over the summer. One word, delicious! There was a little left over, so having fish tacos for lunch today 🙂 Thanks Gina, you rock!

  10. This has become my favorite fish dish. I have made it about once a week for the past month. I've added a few things along the way. I season some asparagus with onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper and a little olive oil and i lay that on the pan first along with sliced mushrooms and onions and then i put the fish on top of that and pur the butter garlic sauce on top! I cook it for about 20 mins….it is delish! And then you have the asparagus, onion and mushroom as a side dish…really good! Thanks for the recipe!

  11. I've been trying to incorporate more fish into the weekly menus. This was so good, easy to prepare for a delicious, quick and healthy after work meal.

  12. I've been looking for healthy dish as meal prep for the wk for work, can I use this dish as meal prep?

  13. Avatar photo
    Kelli Manthei

    REALLY yummy. I am sensitive to fish flavors and I loved this. I doubled the garlic and used thawed frozen fillets. I also didn't have parsley on hand so I sprinkled some herbes de provence. Served with steamed carrots and broccoli and a kale and apple salad. The carrots or broccoli scooped up with a garlic fish bite was really really good. This would be good with garlic rice if you aren't watching carbs.

  14. Save a step by adding the butter without melting along with the rest of the ingredients directly into the baking dish and put it in the oven. After 5 minutes take it out. The butter will be melted and you can then mix the ingredients and make sure the filets are well coated. This technique saves washing the extra pan.

  15. Avatar photo
    3fafcc4e-ea7c-11e2-90c2-000bcdcb2996

    you've done it again Gina! I was bored making my white fish the same old boring way & when my hubby got tilapia I was all set to use bread crumbs AGAIN. this recipe is amazing! I can't wait to try it on flounder and grouper and definitely tilapia again! thanks!