Tilapia with Sauteed Spinach Recipe
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Tilapia with Sauteed Spinach Recipe

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You'll love this delicious restaurant-quality meal fit for guests. Since it’s all cooked in the same skillet, cleanup won’t be chore at all. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 4 tilapia fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 5 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet with 1/4 cup spinach and 1 tables: 362 calories, 21g fat (3g saturated fat), 115mg cholesterol, 446mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 37g protein


  1. Place egg in a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, combine the bread crumbs, Italian seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon salt, garlic powder and paprika. Dip fillets in egg, then bread crumb mixture.
  2. In a large skillet, cook fillets in 3 tablespoons oil over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until golden brown and fish flakes easily with a fork. Remove and keep warm.
  3. In the same skillet, saute onion in remaining oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the spinach, pepper flakes, pepper and remaining salt. Cook and stir for 3-4 minutes or until spinach is wilted. Serve with fillets; sprinkle with walnuts. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Tilapia with Sauteed Spinach in Simple & Delicious June/July 2010, p9

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Mar. 31, 2015

"Fast, healthy, and delicious! A great recipe to make after work."

Reviewed Jan. 26, 2013

"Ohhh yes I would make this again!!!!"

Reviewed Jan. 23, 2013

"Everyone at my house loved it! It was fast to make and I liked that it took only 1 pan."

Reviewed Jul. 10, 2012

"This recipe has two things we are trying to eat more of fish and spinach. Great combination and very easy to prepare. I don't think it needed the walnuts...they didn't add anything to the dish."

Reviewed May. 12, 2012

"This was a good, solid recipe. Loved the spinach with it."

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