When you’re struggling to get dinner on the table, to save money, to feed your family healthy foods–you need quick and easy meals like this Easy Baked Tilapia recipe.
I like the easy combination of protein + grain + veggie for a simple meal that takes about 20 minutes to pull together.
There’s a reason this simple recipe is in my meal plan rotation. It’s delicious and is ready so quickly!
This recipe is flavorful and so simple to make, and the flavors could go just as well with chicken or pork if you’d prefer (just increase the cooking time).
This is also an example of a naturally gluten-free meal. It’s perfect for busy weeknights when you want to feed the family a healthy dinner.
Easy Baked Tilapia
We eat a lot of tilapia, and this is my go-to recipe for busy nights when I don’t have time to cook anything more complicated.
While it’s baking, I pull together some brown rice or quinoa and a green veggie for a simple, healthy dinner.
Baked Tilapia Ingredients
Baked Tilapia Directions
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
Lay tilapia in baking pan and drizzle olive oil or melted butter over fillets. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Add garlic and sprinkle with parsley.
Bake for 15 minutes or until fish flakes with a fork.
Before serving, squeeze lemon over the fish (my kids don’t like that, but I love the flavor!).
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Doing Weight Watchers?
I’ve been doing WW since March 2017, so I’ve added this frequent meal to my app. According to the app, each serving of Easy Baked Tilapia is just 2 Freestyle points. That’s if you use olive oil. If you use butter instead, it’s a little higher.
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- 1 lb. tilapia fillets
- 2 Tbsp olive oil or melted butter
- salt and pepper
- 2 Tbsp minced garlic
- 2 Tbsp dried parsley
- lemon wedges (optional)
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