Savory Tomato-Braised Tilapia Recipe
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Savory Tomato-Braised Tilapia Recipe

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I shared this recipe with my bunco group and now one of my friends makes it all the time. I think that's the perfect testament to just how good this dish is. —Nancy Shively, Shorewood, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 tilapia fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
  • 3/4 cup chopped roasted sweet red peppers
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Hot cooked pasta, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet with 1/2 cup sauce (calculated without pasta): 254 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 83mg cholesterol, 740mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 34g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.


  1. Sprinkle fillets with seasoned salt; drizzle with lemon juice. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender. Add tomatoes, peppers, broth, tomato paste, garlic powder and oregano; cook and stir 2-3 minutes longer.
  2. Place fillets over tomato mixture; cook, covered, 6-8 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. If desired, serve with pasta. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Savory Tomato-Braised Tilapia in Taste of Home September/October 2013

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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Qscreations User ID: 2598140 242647
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2016

"This was absolutely amazing!! I used a shortcut and made it with medium heat salsa as opposed to the individual veggie ingredients (onion, diced tomato w/green chilies and red pepper) and it turned out wonderful! SO moist and tender, incredible flavor. Easily one of THE BEST fish dishes I've ever had, especially for tilapia! Thank you so much for the recipe!"

surge4me2 User ID: 6777083 219666
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2015

"Thank you for sharing this recipe! We really enjoyed it and I loved how fast, easy, and flavorful it was. We had it over sauteed veggies and ate it up."

lilsarah21 User ID: 4846631 148325
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2014

"Absolutely loved this! easy recipe and loaded with flavor! I served with a side of couscous. I actually replaced the roasted red peppers with diced sweet yellow pepper...added when I was cooking the onion."

veggiemama User ID: 4640590 193022
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2013

"Good flavor. I think the seasoned salt was the key here."

lalakerfan User ID: 3573509 148324
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2013

"This was fast and easy to make and had great flavor! We already had all the ingredients on hand. This recipe is a keeper."

maryannet User ID: 1456288 193020
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2013

"I made a version of this with mahi mahi and home grown tomatoes. Served it with egg noodles"

Punkyjoe81 User ID: 3773046 211997
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2013

"This was delicious! We had it with angel hair pasta and the whole dish came together in no time at all, even though I had to roast the red pepper myself because I didn't have any jarred ones on hand. We will definitely be making this again!"

jwise10 User ID: 7071770 192795
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2013

"very flavorful and easy to make"

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