This easy recipe for tilapia only takes a few minutes to prepare, uses few ingredients, and is flavorful.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees F). Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.

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  • Place the tilapia fillets in the bottom of the baking dish and dot with butter. Season with Old Bay seasoning and garlic salt. Top each one with a slice or two of lemon. Arrange the frozen mixed vegetables around the fish, and season lightly with salt and pepper.

  • Cover the dish and bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until vegetables are tender and fish flakes easily with a fork.

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Nutrition Facts

171.6 calories; 24.8 g protein; 7.3 g carbohydrates; 46.4 mg cholesterol; 354.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2007
This is the best fish I have ever had. I didn't use measurements, but I used extra virgin olive oil as my base and to that I added old bay seasoning, garlic powder, seasoned salt and dry parsley flakes. I brushed that on my tilapia and placed a lemon slice on each fish and then squeezed fresh lemon juice on top and baked covered at 350 for 25 minutes. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/29/2005
Wow ~ 4 1/2 stars made me want to try this recipe for Easy Baked Tilapia, but to be totally honest, I followed the directions to a "T" and I thought the fish turned out dry with very little flavor...not a good combination. Read More
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  • 1 star values: 16
Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2007
This is the best fish I have ever had. I didn't use measurements, but I used extra virgin olive oil as my base and to that I added old bay seasoning, garlic powder, seasoned salt and dry parsley flakes. I brushed that on my tilapia and placed a lemon slice on each fish and then squeezed fresh lemon juice on top and baked covered at 350 for 25 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2005
The EASIEST recipe every & SOOOOOOO delicious & healthy! I didn't have any lemon, so I omitted it and it wasn't even missed. FYI - those doing Weight Watchers, this FILLING meal is 3 pts/svg! Wow! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2007
I made this tonight. It was great. I used frozen tilapia and it needed about 5 more minutes. I used a frozen stir-fry veggie mix...next time I will add it with only 20 minutes left because th veggies were overdone. Instead of dotted butter, I melted butter and added lemon juice, garlic & onion powder, parsley, old bay, and pepper. I drizzled this over the fish. The last 10 minutes, I sprinkled some bread crumbs on top. It was great. Next time I'll top it was parmesan cheese. Thanks so much. This is a great recipe that you can really experiment with. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/06/2007
This dish came out great but I am giving it only four stars because it's one of those that everybody changes to his own liking. The basic idea Tilapia with Old Bay Spice is a great one though. For my dinner I melted about 3 tbs of butter and added lots more of Old Bay along with some lemon juice which I drizzled over the fish. Then I topped the fish with freshly chopped garlic scallions and ground pepper. Before serving I poured the resulting sauce from the pan over the fish and rice - this came out really really nicely! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2008
Very good recipe! I layered my 9x13 w/ some uncooked white rice & cream of mushroom soup and cooked the fish on top. Also added bread crumbs -- made it a little crunchy. Great taste really fast to make and extremely easy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/15/2006
Wonderfully easy recipe with very nice results! I would like to give it a 4.5-star rating. I recommend two changes to the recipe: 1. instead of lemon slices drizzle freshly-squeezed lemon juice over the fish (and over your choice of fresh or frozen vegetables); 2. add an additonal spice/herb to the Old Bay and garlic salt in order to zip up the flavor...which otherwise will be on the bland side. I will make this dish again and add paprika. Tilapia is a delightful fish: versatile affordable and delicious. This is a great recipe to get more seafood into your diet without fuss. It is also a lean and healthy recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2007
I normally can't stand the sight or smell of fish let alone the taste. However my girlfriend loves it. I decided to surprise her because she has always said that if I were to cook fish that it would taste better than in restaurants. Well I had no clue how to start so I used this recipe as a base and it was amazing. The differences I made were that I added lime juice instead of lemon slices and that I added garlic powder salt black pepper cayun and a little bit of bread crumbs. I then served it with garlic mashed potatoes and wild rice. This recipe is now my favorite and easiest to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2007
Very easy flavorful and cost-friendly! This would be a good dish for someone who is either new to eating fish or is not usually a fish lover as tilapia is very mild. For those of us who love fish it's very good. I took suggestions from other reviews and made the following small changes: used frozen but slightly thawed fish and veggies coated the fish with just a little olive oil and butter added fresh garlic and used recommended spices liberally and added a couple of other spices as well. Lastly I sprinkled bread crumbs on the fish for the last ten minutes of cooking and left the dish uncovered for that length of time as well. Very tasty. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2009
For all those who have a giant spice cabinet, but not the Old bay seasoning, here are the ingredients in Old Bay Seasoning: Celery Salt, Ground Mustard, Red Pepper, Black Pepper, Bay Leaves, Cloves, Allspice, Ginger, Mace, Cardamom, Cinnamon, and Paprika. Just a little pinch of each and voila you dont have to go to the store to buy something special :)! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/29/2005
Wow ~ 4 1/2 stars made me want to try this recipe for Easy Baked Tilapia, but to be totally honest, I followed the directions to a "T" and I thought the fish turned out dry with very little flavor...not a good combination. Read More
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