Stupid-Easy Recipe for Simple Baked Tilapia (#1 Top-Rated)


Here’s a foolproof recipe for enjoying fresh tilapia fillets.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy-to-make recipe for Simple Baked Tilapia.

1. Info for Simple Baked Tilapia

  • Cook Time: 12 min
  • Total Time: 12 min
  • Servings: 2
  • Calories: 281.88 kcal

2. Ingredients for Simple Baked Tilapia

  • 1 lb. fresh tilapia (3-4 fillets)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. butter (softened)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced, optional)
  • lemon

3. Directions:

3.1 Preheat

Preheat the oven to 375°F.

3.2 Prep

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Season the tilapia fillets on both sides with the salt and pepper and arrange on the baking sheet. Drop softened butter by 1/4-inch pieces over the fillets and sprinkle evenly with the minced garlic, if using.

3.3 Oven

Bake the tilapia on middle rack of oven until it is just opaque and flakes easily with a fork, 7-9 minutes, depending on thickness of fillets.

3.4 Check

Check to see that tilapia is done. Remove from oven or add time as needed.

3.5 Serve

Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the fillets and serve immediately.


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