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Homemade Tilapia Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 119
This easy Tilapia recipe is the perfect dish to make when you are short on time and want something simple and delicious. The perfectly balanced sauce is a blend of butter, garlic, lemon, and spices that add depth and flavor to this dish!


  • 1/2 stick salted butter (melted)
  • 2 tbsp garlic (minced)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 4 6oz tilapia filets
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • salt (to taste)
  • pepper (to taste)
  • 1 lemon (thinly sliced)
  • 3-4 tbsp fresh parsley (chopped)


  • Preheat your oven to 375F and prep a baking dish with nonstick spray.
  • Whisk together the melted butter, garlic, lemon juice, and zest in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Pat down the tilapia filets with a paper towel. Season both sides generously with salt and pepper (and crushed red pepper flakes (optional)) and place into the greased baking dish. Drizzle the lemon butter mixture over each tilapia filet.
  • Place the baking tray into the oven and bake the fish until it flakes easily, between 10-12 minutes. Garnish with lemon slices and freshly chopped parsley
Calories: 119kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American


Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 89mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 687IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg