Broiled Tilapia with Garlic

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This broiled fish recipe will work great with any white fish. It’s super quick and easy to make – perfect for a busy weeknight!

Broiled Tilapia with Garlic
Broiled Tilapia with Garlic

Broiling fish is so easy. Plus, if you line the baking sheet with foil, cleanup will be a breeze too! This meal is a great dinner idea when you need a simple fish recipe that even the pickiest eaters will enjoy. If you want a fish with more spice, try this Blackened Fish recipe, and don’t miss my most popular fish dish, Fish Florentine.

Broiled Tilapia with Garlic

Let me start by saying I don’t usually buy tilapia because I prefer to buy wild fish. But when I occasionally buy it, I am reminded of how good it is and not fishy tasting.

This broiled tilapia recipe is one of my oldest recipes I shared back in 2008, and I reshot it because it needed updating. Tilapia is a lean fish high in protein, low in calories, and full of vitamins and minerals, like selenium. I know many of you eat tilapia, but if you don’t, feel free to swap it for pollack, flounder, sole, or any white fish fillet you like.

How to Broil Tilapia

There are many easy ways to cook fish, but broiling is honestly the easiest, and it cooks so fast, which is always a dinner win! To broil tilapia, place it on a sheet pan or broiler rack lined with foil if you wish, and broil it on low six to eight inches from the heating element. There’s no need to flip the fish as it will cook through.

What To Serve With Tilapia

This healthy broiled tilapia is the perfect main for so many sides. Below are some side dish suggestions.


  • Fish: Substitute tilapia with another white fish, like cod, flounder, pollack, or sole.
  • Herbs: I used fresh parsley and dried oregano, but feel free to sub any combination of dried and fresh herbs.
  • Cooking Method: If you don’t have a broiler, you can bake the fish in the oven or cook it on the stove.


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Broiled Tilapia with Garlic

190 Cals 34.5 Protein 2.5 Carbs 5 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Yield: 6 servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: American
This broiled fish recipe will work great with any white fish. It's super quick and easy to make, perfect for a busy weeknight!


  • 6 tilapia fillets, 6 oz each
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 3 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon fresh parsley
  • kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 large lemon, cut into wedges


  • Wash fish and pat dry. Line broiler pan with foil. Adjust the top rack 6 to 8 inches from the heating element.
  • Place fish on the foil and season with salt, pepper, oregano, and parsley.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and top with crushed garlic.
  • Set broiler to low and place fish on the rack.
  • Cook until fish is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork, about 6 to 8 minutes depending on the thickness (be careful not to burn garlic). No need to turn the fish.
  • Serve with freshly squeezed lemon juice.


Serving: 1filet, Calories: 190kcal, Carbohydrates: 2.5g, Protein: 34.5g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1.5g, Cholesterol: 85mg, Sodium: 89.5mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 0.5g
WW Points Plus: 4
Keywords: broiled tilapia, how to broil tilapia, tilapia

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  1. Tastes great, smells wonderful and it’s easy to make. Will enjoy making this recipe again and again.

  2. Very quick and simply to make . A good week night dinner with stir fry veggies.

  3. WOW even just from smelling it i got mentally transported to the beach. great, easy, simple recipe. Thanks for sharing 😀

  4. It is in the broiler, which usually has a low/high option. Use low for this recipe.

  5. can this recipe be done in the oven instead of a broiler pan?

  6. My broiler only has one setting… broil…. and it's at the bottom of my oven, so no way to move the pan to a diff. Level.

  7. Gina ! Gina ! Gina ! This was awesome steamed some veggie and laid it on a bed of brown rice the taste just great . Thanks!!!! I need to eat better and with you I will !

  8. Yum! This was awesome! whole family loved it (1 and 3 year old included!) Making it again tonight!

  9. My broiler requires a temp… what's "low" broil? 350

  10. It was great and the kids loved it too!!!

  11. This was excellent! Made it for dinner tonight and was so amazed by how fast and easy it was! Another wonderful recipe!

  12. What are the PP+? I am so anxious to try this!

  13. Family LOVED it! Ok, so the kids didn't love it, but I didn't expect them to. My husband and my mom went mad over it though! And I've never attempted to cooked fish before tonight!

  14. nutritional facts?

  15. 3 tsp equal 1 tbs.

  16. Yes, this is delicious … My problem is trying to find a side dish to go with it. All I can think of is spinach/arugula salad, but I want something different. Packed full of flavor.

  17. Wow! I found this through Pintrest and I'll be referring by clients here! This is perfect for those that want to lose body fat the healthy way. Perfect example of how healthy eating doesn't mean boring.

  18. I made this last night and it was DELISH! Huge hit here for fish as my BF can be very picky about it!

  19. This recipe is perfectly simple and wonderful!! Would you happen to have Calories and other macros on this recipe?? I dont use WW but do count calories, carbs, sodium, etc…

    You have amazing recipes!!

    Thank YOU

  20. Yum! Made this tonight and the husband and I love it! I have made tilapia in the past and wasn't pleased. I gave it another try and I am glad I did. Thanks!

  21. does anyone know the P+ for this fish? looks wonderful!

  22. I am making this right now and it smells wonderful! I can imagine the taste and with skinny mashed potatoes and carrots…yum yum!!

  23. any idea what the P+ is on this?! This has the old points on it.

  24. Either would work but it looks like I used dry here.

  25. Gina, I am going to make this in a few nights and I'm making my grocery list. Did you use fresh herbs or dried?

  26. So easy, yummy & fast! Love it!

  27. And so simple! Glad you all liked it!

  28. I made this and I loved it!!

  29. I made this last night and it is fabulous. I love finding recipes that we Weight Watcher friendly and taste so good!!! Thanks.

  30. even better use pam instead of oil…save a point or 2

  31. Another delicious one… can’t wait to try this!

  32. What a great/simple recipe for tilapia. I love tilapia Gina. And very low in points.


  33. Hi Gina- thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog. It looks like you’ve got a great thing going here with your WW recipes. If you’re looking for more ideas, I have a special recipe category on my site that has all WW recipes divided by points. Just click on RECIPES and that will bring you to all of the categories. I’ll bookmark your site for future use!

  34. This looks wonderful and I love garlic, thanks! 🙂

  35. Love Tilapia and this one looks excellent.

  36. That looks so delicious, and easy as well!

    I tagged you for a Six Word Memoir! If you want to play, you can find the post on my blog.


  37. That fish looks very delicious. Nice photo too!

  38. Good idea with broiling the fish..I did something similar but had it in wax paper..then in foil, it kind of steamed it..

    Glad you found me and I found you..I think you may be my inspiration to get my butt back on the program.

  39. YUM!! I’m always looking for different ways to cook fish. 🙂

  40. Thanks Gina… It was Yummy!