Creole Baked Tilapia Recipe
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Creole Baked Tilapia Recipe

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“Since I'm originally from Louisiana, I love Creole cooking. This is quick and easy as well as healthy. It's great served with your favorite rice dish. Enjoy!” —Carolyn Collins of Freeport, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 tilapia fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 small green pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 166 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 83mg cholesterol, 488mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 33g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 vegetable.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place tilapia in an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish. In a small bowl, combine tomato sauce, green pepper, onion and Creole seasoning; pour over the fillets.
  2. Bake, uncovered, 20-25 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: The following spices may be substituted for 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning: 1/4 teaspoon each salt, garlic powder and paprika; and a pinch each of dried thyme, ground cumin and cayenne pepper.
Originally published as Creole Baked Tilapia in Simple & Delicious July/August 2008, p28

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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vwgirl9 User ID: 6542372 104778
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2012

"easy and fast..sauce complements the fish flavor"

csnoeren User ID: 5038169 173093
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2012

"Pretty tasty, though it came out pretty wet. Maybe I should have patted the fish fillets dry before baking? Unlike a previous reviewer, I thought the seasoning was great--kicky, but not overwhelming."

kathywil06 User ID: 4255137 100893
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2010

"This was good, but a little to much on the seasoning, I will cut it back the next time."

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