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Baked Tilapia

I've decided to cook healthier for my family, and that includes having more fish at home. After looking at easy tilapia recipes I decided to try baked tilapia. I love that it's fast, too! —Hope Stewart, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 tilapia fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika

Directions

  • Place tilapia in an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish. In a small bowl, combine the butter, lemon juice, garlic powder and salt; pour over the fillets. Sprinkle with capers, oregano and paprika.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 425° until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork, 10-15 minutes.

Baked Tilapia Tips

Do you have to flip tilapia when baking?

No, you don’t need to flip the tilapia when baking.

How do you know when tilapia is done baking?

You know that tilapia is done baking when the flesh turns white and begins to easily flake with a fork. If you are still uncertain, insert a thermometer into the thickest part, and if the temperature is at or above 145°, the fish is ready.

What's good to eat with tilapia?

Lot’s of things are good to eat with tilapia! You can serve it with asparagus, green beans and rice pilaf. Check out other fish recipes that are ready in less than 30 minutes. Research contributed by Sarah Fischer, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant
Nutrition Facts
1 fillet: 224 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 106mg cholesterol, 304mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 32g protein.