Baked Tilapia

February 4, 2010

Author Notes: This one is quick, easy, and just down right packed full of flavor!mtlabor

Serves: 2
Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 15 min


  • 2 Tilapia fillets
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 & 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
In This Recipe


  1. Preheat oven to 425 F and put tiliapia fillets in a glass baking dish.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together butter, lemon juice, garlic powder, salt, pepper, oregano, and paprika. Pour mixture over tilapia fillets.
  3. Bake for about 10-15 minutes, or until fish is white and flaky. Serve with a side of roasted veggies (I did roasted fingerling potatoes) and enjoy!

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Reviews (15) Questions (0)

15 Reviews

Ellen September 20, 2015
This is our favorite tilapia recipe..... And it is sooooooo simple
Katie D. June 9, 2015
I made this tonight and it was a big hit. I will probably add some extra spice next time, but other than that it was wonderful.
Yeari November 22, 2014
I just made this dish for dinner and we loved it! Thank you for sharing:)
Deb October 27, 2014
I did this dish today and it was a hit with my husband and kids.
If a dish has an approve of a 3 and 6 years old you know its good.

Thanks a lot
Author Comment
mtlabor October 27, 2014
Glad your family liked it! Thanks for the feedback :)
Mandss17 April 17, 2013
This recipe is so good, but best of all, it's really super quick and easy. I like a more substantial sauce so that the mixture stays on top of the fish better, so I just added a bit more of each spice ingredient to make it a little thicker. The flavor is fantastic.
Author Comment
mtlabor April 17, 2013
thanks so much! Definitely a fan of thicker sauces, too =)
amgchem June 13, 2012
This recipe is great. I made it at a friend's house who does not cook. Alas a limited pantry, so I substituted onionowder for the garlic and basil for the oregano and it was very good.
amgchem June 12, 2012
I tried the recipe and it is awesome. I had to change some of the ingredients, since I am cooking at a friends house, I substituted onion powder for the garlic powder & since the oregano available was bad, I,used basil, used paprika. Great
Kt4 March 1, 2012
I made a version of this the other night. I didn't quite have all the ingredients called for so I can't comment on the particular flavor combination used in the recipe but the method worked AWESOME. I placed my fish fillets in a pie plate which was just-big-enough then smeared them with some butter [the microwave is broke so I slightly changed the directions here] and sprinkled some spices [including a citrus-basil mix] over the top. I poured a bit of orange juice around the fish then baked it as directed. The fillets came out very moist and with a slight crispyness to the top. This is definitely in the make-again category!
dani January 2, 2012
Made this tonight. Quick, easy and really good. Served it with roasted carrots and brown rice. Thanks, I know I will make it again.
kitchen August 29, 2011
This recipe is easy and tasty. I served it over orzo with burnt butter and parmesan cheese.
What a great 'go to ' recipe! Thanks for sharing!
justme313 May 23, 2011
I am new to this site but love it!!!! Will be trying a lot of the is this fish!
HandRocksLadle December 7, 2010
This was so easy and so delicious! Served with roasted broccoli and sweet potato soup (all recipes from this site) -- what a great meal!
ChocolateDiva February 21, 2010
This is an excellent recipe, I got rave reviews on this one. . I didn't have some of the ingredients but came out great anyway.