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Tilapia with Sauteed Spinach

You'll love this delicious restaurant-quality meal fit for guests. And because 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


  • 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


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

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  • Lyin
    Mar 31, 2015

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

  • sweetcake4sure
    Jan 26, 2013

    Ohhh yes I would make this again!!!!

  • lmh126
    Jan 23, 2013

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

  • ColleenaG
    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.

  • hedjo
    May 12, 2012

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

  • srice53
    Mar 30, 2011

    This was very good. I used pecans instead of walnuts. I all used finely diced red/ yellow peppers instead of the red pepper flakes.

  • t8ter
    Nov 9, 2010

    I am just learning to eat fish and this recipe is so good! It isn't fishy at all.

  • lizardstew
    Oct 21, 2010

    This was pretty good. Both the tilapia and the spinach were very flavorful!

  • jharcler
    Jul 24, 2010

    This recipe was a keeper, EXCEPT for the walnuts. We didn't care for the added taste or texture. I served brown rice as an accompaniment. This recipe is a "keeper."