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Seasoned Tilapia Fillets Recipe

Seasoned Tilapia Fillets Recipe

If you need a healthy, keep-it-simple solution to dinner tonight, you just found it. This restaurant-quality dish relys on everyday spices to deliver big flavor. —Dana Alexander, Lebanon, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 2 tilapia fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon steak seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash garlic powder


  • 1. Place fillets in a greased 11x7-in. baking dish. Drizzle with butter. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; sprinkle over fillets.
  • 2. Cover and bake at 425° for 15 minutes. Uncover and bake 5-8 minutes longer or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 193 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 98mg cholesterol, 589mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 32g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat.

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Lglandorf User ID: 1400491 270260
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2017

"Thank you for this recipe. It was awesome! I didn't even need to use the butter (try to be extra healthy these days). I also omitted the salt as others suggested."

1Goodfoodlover User ID: 7773792 265581
Reviewed May. 6, 2017

"This is a great recipe. Delicious and quick. I roasted asparagus in the oven at the same time and temp. Everything came out perfect."

PrplMonky5 User ID: 6612040 265173
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2017

"All-time favorite tilapia recipe! I've made this so many time... it's quick, easy, delicious! I usually use a prime rib rub, but this last time I used the Montreal Steak Seasoning that the previous reviewer mentioned. REALLY GOOD. If using the Montreal Steak Seasoning, skip the salt. There's plenty in there already. Next time I think I'll try the Montreal chicken Seasoning."

Syd User ID: 9043367 259889
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2017

"I l9ve this for my tilapia i exaggerate the thyme and the steak seasoning the most. I use mccormicks Brazilian steakhouse. Seasoning. I also exaggerate butter and then i lay it on a bed of white rice complemented with lots of butter lol its deliccciousssss"

brendahanna User ID: 8660243 254862
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2016

"Great recipe. I loved the flavor and it is a no muss no fuss meal.

This is one for the recipe box. I used Montreal Steak Season."

hbaseley User ID: 3311639 254169
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2016

"We love this versatile fish. It pairs well with so many sides and even my picky teens like it. Next time I make it, I will omit or decrease the salt, since my husband found it a bit too salty."

Hsbrooks92 User ID: 8029771 252106
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2016

"I found this recipe a little over a year ago and I have used it so many times. It is one of our absolute favorite quick dinner recipes! For such a bland fish, this recipe really makes it something incredible. We like to add a little fresh Parmesan cheese to the top about 5 minutes before its done. Such a good addition!"

wjjmaj User ID: 4340017 236227
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2015

"So simple and the seasonings are loaded with favor! Excellent recipe."

mommayor User ID: 6425768 233018
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2015

"This was great! Very easy and delicious! I have just started cooking fish and this was a good recipe to start with."

rmbarr059 User ID: 4046105 226818
Reviewed May. 23, 2015

"Great flavor and so easy. I used smoked paprika instead of regular. Delicious!"

Ruthmercer User ID: 3964397 224798
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2015

"This is a great recipe. Low calorie and delicious. I didn't change

anything, which is uncommon for me because I am one who normally adds something."

dbdrake User ID: 8273692 221652
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2015

"I made this for dinner tonight . . .it was delicious. I did not use the butter, but squeezed a 1/2 lemon over the fish and a little water for moisture. Seasonings were perfect! I served this on a bed of steamed spinach."

belynwilson User ID: 8246315 219748
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2015

"First time cooking Tilapia fish...made it for dinner,was delicious and fast and easy to cook...but couldn't taste enough of the seasoning...keeping this recipe but adding a little more seasonings and exchange the onion powder to lemon salt."

leosmaw User ID: 3763491 219341
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2015

"Made this for dinner last night. Only change was we used Swai as that is what I had thawed. This was amazing. Wanted to do something a little different and this was it."

bzmom5 User ID: 7115511 177235
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2014

"Wonderful seasoning that perks up a tender and moist fillet. easy and quick to make. Great flavor, and everyone ate it! This is a keeper."

jeninachevis User ID: 7890804 173938
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2014

"Just cooked this tonight and it tastes amazing. A new and healthy way to eat tilapia that tastes amazing."

GYCredle User ID: 7864829 175513
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2014

"This was great prepared adding a smidge of lemon peper"

Grammie_Kim User ID: 7277681 158834
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2014

"I made this tonight using the NuWave oven and frozen tilapia. Brushed 1T melted butter and sprinkled 1/2 the seasoning. Turned it after 5 min, brushed with another 1T melted butter & rest of seasoning & cooked for another 5 min. It was delicious!"

aletartine User ID: 7632782 173936
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2014

"Very simple to make and delicious."

[email protected] User ID: 1202636 163885
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2013

"quick and yummy!"

Seniamarie User ID: 7408432 163882
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2013

"This recipe is absolutely delicious!!! I did not like fish but I needed to start eating light and well after trying this I'm definitely a fish eater now!! I did squeeze half an orange on the tilapia before I started seasoning. Also a tad but more of each ingredient as I was nervous the recipe would not be enough. Looks like I will be visiting the grocery market tomorrow for some more tilapia!"

oullie User ID: 7221465 177234
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2013

"I have never tasted a seasoning this exquisite. Tilapia is my favorite fish and I have tried more recipes than I can count. I can't urge you enough to give this one a try. You won't be disappointed. It's wonderful!!!"

homemadewithlove User ID: 4311884 108014
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2013

"Excellent seasoning! Restaurant quality and delicious! The seasoning amount dressed up 4 small tilapia fillets nicely. Fish flaked beautifully after baking and had a wonderful flavor. Served with the asparagus side as shown."

forever2121 User ID: 7017841 158823
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2013

"This was delicious and so quick to make. I will be making it again."

lilrdnckprncss User ID: 5549790 161239
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2013

"I made this for supper tonight. Paired it with angel hair pasta with herbs & a tossed salad. Hubby said "it's a keeper"!"

mjlouk User ID: 1712085 177082
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2013

"I would make this again but I would cut back on the seasoning. We thought it was way too strong!"

Simmc User ID: 7153145 102656
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2013

"Very good flavor and simple to prepare. Can't wait to have this again."

bmoffatt User ID: 3751792 161236
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2013

"As a side note - I added a tablespoon or 2 of roasted garlic breadcrumbs which helps with th crispy nature of the mix."

bmoffatt User ID: 3751792 94974
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2013

"An awesome seasoned recipe for a change. Most I have found are so bland they're not worth the time. (And to the reviewer who found her filet "fishy" - you must have had a spoiled or bad filet as this is not a "fishy" fish at all - generally fish should not smell fishy or they are already going bad). We really enjoy this and often for the last few minutes of baking throw the convection on to crisp up the coating. Works very well but does require some babysitting to avoid burning or over cooking. Pairs well with fresh asparagus too!"

shutterbug818 User ID: 7057823 106260
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2013

"healthy and easy to throw together, with great flavor. We'll definitely be eating this again."

Veronak User ID: 6435040 175379
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2012

"I'm not a seafood type of person; however, this was pretty good. My problem was I found the tilapia "fishy" but my BF loved it and cleaned his plate.

In the end if you enjoy fish this is a great recipe"

treconmom User ID: 6431328 108012
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2012

"Both my kids, a 17 year old and 10 year old chowed this down! It's a keeper!!"

teb10 User ID: 4297246 91418
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2012

"This receive is wonderful and I'm not a huge fish fan. It was so easy to make and absolutely delicious. It's definitely going to be a go to recipe when I make tilapia."

TraciMat0502 User ID: 5177660 158822
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2012

"I looove Tilapia, normally I fry it and make a sandwich out of it! When this was featured in one of my emails..I said "okay, tilapia, what else can you possibly do to tilapia?" I'm glad I gave this a try! My daughter loved this and so did I!! The seasoning is perfect!"

CPGillam User ID: 6705443 179863
Reviewed May. 22, 2012

"delicious and easy."

annaf27 User ID: 5217952 173933
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2012

"This recipe was good but a little too powerful on the spices. I think it would have been better to rub the spices on both sides of the fillets before cooking."

thatonechick User ID: 6056688 161235
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2011

"I keep having to make this because my husband likes it so much. He says it's like being punched in the face with FLAVOR, which seems to be a good thing. I'm almost sick of making it, actually."

Bjsherwood User ID: 1886916 106257
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2011

"This is absolutely delicious as written. No changes are needed. It is easy and calls for everyday spices. I used Monterrey Steak seasoning that I had on hand. I served it on a bed of rice pilaf with mandarin oranges and asparagus tossed with lemon juice & toasted sesame seeds. A pretty plate, a delicious, healthy meal and only 30 minutes to prepare. Thank you Dana!"

newcountrywife User ID: 6001500 94973
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2011

"This was wonderful. We love tilapia and I have tried many, many different recipes. This was by far my family's favorite. This will definitely become a staple in our home! Simple and delicious."

casum User ID: 4075339 106256
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2011

"Delicious! Keeping this one around for sure!"

gdeniseg User ID: 5929613 179835
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2011

"I made this Sunday night and my husband and I loved it! It tasted just as good or better than restaurant tilapia dishes! It was a snap to prepare and healthy as a bonus! LOVE IT! This will be one of my staples."

[email protected] User ID: 1434071 161173
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2011

"To the person who asked about what type of steak seasoning to use...If you look near the end of the recipe, it says that they used Montreal Steak Seasoning. It is found with the spices in a plastic jar like the other spices come in. I have made this before and it is definitely good. I think I will make it this week, in fact."

sydonia User ID: 1415865 142178
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2011

"Seasonings are wonderful. Great recipe!"

Jessski User ID: 1046300 91409
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2011

"Really good! I've been trying to get my family to eat more fish and this recipe will definitely help."

docideau User ID: 5103391 175378
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2011

"I am anxious to try this recipe, but I'm confused about what type of "steak seasoning" to use. Could someone clarify for me, please?"

ljay22 User ID: 3831547 163881
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2011

"A quick, simple recipe using ingredients easily found in most kitchens. And so delicious that the tartar sauce I put on the table went back to the fridge unused!"

talpebrusske User ID: 4924010 94960
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2011

"This has become a weekly staple in our home. So easy and healthy!"

ibinger User ID: 4456896 210158
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2011

"We loved this! It was so tasty and easy. Will make this over and over again."

ian0512 User ID: 4659532 210157
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2010

"This was very good...the butter flavor really helped. I have never been a fish person, but am trying to open my horizons and force myself to eat more fish. This recipe (I followed it to a "T") made that task easy. Will definitely make it again."

LindaRichardson User ID: 1682581 115948
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2010

"Wonderful recipe - fast in prep time, wonderful flavor - now I am suggesting this with everyone who says "I don't know how to cook fish!""

khstringer User ID: 5279175 179834
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2010

"I made this for my husband and son last night and we all loved it!! It was very easy to make and I will now make it often!"

angcy User ID: 1160970 102646
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2010

"easy recipe. This dish is very flavorful!"

joannabrown310 User ID: 5060222 94958
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2010

"This was super easy and really good! My kids loved it! I served it over rice and it was a huge hit in my family"

rnrstjacques User ID: 578883 115877
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2010

"How simple and what amazing flavor. I have also prepared a larger quantity of the rub which I believe will be wonderful on any fish and possibly chicken as well. I am on a low salt diet - so I used the Morton No-Salt. Also sprayed olive oil instead of using the butter Guilt-Free cooking, love it."

Daveidm User ID: 4420424 163877
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2010

"I've probably made this recipe at least 6 times since I received it in the issue of Simple & Delicious. The light fish blends well with the flavors of the seasoning, and it's so easy to make. Such a quick and easy meal that has left a lasting impression in my household."

ajlien73 User ID: 617324 210156
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2010

"everyone loved it. of course i tweeked a few seasonings, but it's so simple & good!"

sbailey111 User ID: 4305526 173931
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2009

"This was delicious! I didn't have any thyme or onion powder onhand so I mixed minced onions with the topping and it worked well. Big hit!"

twinkle8o3 User ID: 1013923 91407
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2009

"This was wonderful. We grilled it instead of baking. Great flavor. In fact, my husband loved the taste of the rub so much that he made up a huge batch and has been using it on chicken, pork, etc. The creator of this recipe was right when they said this is "restaurant-quality." I think they could actually sell the spice mix commercially!!"

TSRatliff User ID: 2608177 175376
Reviewed May. 14, 2009

"Yummy flavor. I don't cook fish too much but when I do, I like tilapia fillets and this added a great, familiar flavor. I will definitely make this again. Great with the Asparagus with Dill Sauce recipe too!"

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