Back to Tilapia Florentine

Print Options


Card Sizes

Tilapia Florentine Recipe

Tilapia Florentine Recipe

Looking for a way to get a little more heart-healthy fish into your family's weekly diet? You'll win them over hook, line and sinker with this quick and easy entree. Topped with fresh spinach and a splash of lime, it's sure to become a favorite! Melanie Bachman - Ulysses, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach
  • 6 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 4 tilapia fillets (4 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons garlic-herb seasoning blend
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • 1. In a large nonstick skillet, cook spinach in 4 teaspoons oil until wilted; drain. Meanwhile, place tilapia in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Drizzle with lime juice and remaining oil. Sprinkle with seasoning blend.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine the egg, ricotta cheese and spinach; spoon over fillets. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  • 3. Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 249 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 122mg cholesterol, 307mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 29g protein

Reviews for Tilapia Florentine

Sort By :
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2015

"My husband just loved this. It's not my favorite but I'll make it again."

Reviewed Dec. 15, 2012

"This was fast and easy to prepare but very bland."

Reviewed Nov. 25, 2012

"As said easy recipe to become create with.....Made this many times....I use frozen spinach with the water squeezed out, add Feta cheese and this evening I am going to add grape tomatoes"

Reviewed Sep. 30, 2011

"This was good. I found that the spinach was a bit oily cooked with 4 tsp of oil. When I make this again I will cut the oil and add more seasonings. We found it to be a bit bland. I served it with carrots and mashed butternut squash."

Reviewed Aug. 3, 2011

"Outstanding! Even my anti healthy-food men gave this a thumbs up."

Reviewed Mar. 31, 2011

"Enjoyed this very much! I did tweak the recipe using lemon rather than lime juic, cajun seasoning and gruyere cheese both in the spinach mixture and on top. A good recipe to be creative with!"

Reviewed Dec. 16, 2010

"Very very good! I didn't have garlic herb seasoning on hand so I just used Italian seasoning instead and it turned out great. I also sprinkled some italian seasoning and garlic powder into the ricotta mix. Was so good! My DH has been on a spinach kick so I think this recipe will become a fav!"

Reviewed Oct. 19, 2010

"i started this diet and trye it not knwing what i was gettin into beeing this is a first with bake fish ...but overall it was very tasty and deliteful allat the same time and i was very satisfied....."

Reviewed Jun. 21, 2010

"This was scrumptious and quick! Next time I'm going to add a small amount of fresh mushrooms."

Reviewed Apr. 28, 2010

"I LOVE fish! This recipe is off the hook."

Reviewed Apr. 3, 2010

"So simple to make and very tasty. I thought it would turn out too dry, but it was just perfect. I used a steamed back of spinach instead and used just enough to get a good mixture of it."

Reviewed Mar. 28, 2010

"Amazing! Just make sure you squeeze the water out of the spinach. I just put the spinach in without squeezing the water out and the dish was too watery. I should know better! But a dish that both me and my eight year old love!!"

Reviewed Mar. 16, 2010

"This was an excellent dish for lent. Only I would add more of the sauce and less spinach on the fish."

Reviewed Feb. 20, 2010

"I'm always looking for a new recipe for fish as I love fish. This is a simple delicious recipe.

Betty in WI"

Reviewed Feb. 18, 2010

"Tilapia is found in Hawaii abunance... locals here eat them all the time..

Thank you for sharing this recipe
Aloha From Hawaii"

Reviewed Feb. 16, 2010

"Very good! Adds good flavor to the fish.

We love spinach, so this was great for us.
Nice healthy dish, but tasty, too!"

Reviewed Jan. 21, 2010

"It was very simple, and very tasty."

Reviewed Sep. 25, 2009

"My whole family loved this! It literally took me 10 minutes to put together and even my "We don't like spinach' kids gobbled it all up!!"

Loading Image

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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