5 Top Rated Tilapia Recipes

It's no surprise tilapia is one of the most popular fish in America - fresh or frozen, tilapia is an inexpensive, quick-cooking power house for easy, healthy weeknight meals. Tilapia is high in protein, low in fat, calories and carbohydrates and can be substituted into almost any fish recipe. 

How to Tell When Tilapia is Done?

  • Flesh turns opaque throughout and flakes easily with a fork

  • Thermometer reads 145°F

The American Heart Association recommends eating at least 2 servings of fish per week. Dive in with the top tilapia recipes below!


broiled tilapia parmesan

Broiled Tilapia Parmesan


Your oven does double duty of cooking the fish and toasting the flavorful Parmesan topping.


Rating: 4.5 stars 
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Serves:  8 people


Reviewer comment: “I've made this recipe twice now. It is ridiculously easy and quick. It's amazing how yummy it is too.”  By GieunB


Recommended sides: Classic Caesar Salad, Mushroom Risotto Rice Pilaf

tilapia with lime-caper sauce

Tilapia with Lime-Caper Sauce


Tangy and super easy, the fillets are pan fried with a little bit of flour to add a nice crust on the fish and de-glazed with white wine. 


Rating: 5 stars  
Cook Time: 24 minutes
Serves: 4 people

Reviewer comment: “...The recipe was really easy to prepare and tasted great with the H-E-B Spanish rice.” By juneejames


Recommended sides: Lemon-Herb Rice, Orange Green Beans with Toasted Garlic

sweet and spicy tilapia with baby spinach

Sweet and Spicy Tilapia with Baby Spinach

Sweet bell pepper and a little spice from jalapeño jelly, this recipe is colorful and healthy.
Rating: 4.75 stars 
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Serves: 4 people

Reviewer comment: “...Not only did it please me, it pleased the whole family, and it is quick and easy to prepare. I was out of the bell peppers, but it was outstanding anyway.” By jlmgwm


Recommended sides: Mixed Green Citrus Salad
tilapia nachos

Tilapia Nachos


Original and fun to eat, this dish takes tilapia fillets, black beans, and cheese to create a delicious meal.


Rating: 5 stars 
Cook time: 25 minutes
Serves: 6 people

Reviewer comment: “Great easy recipe. Full of wonderful flavors. Can't wait to share with family and friends.” By kat1056


Recommended sides: Cilantro Rice Pilaf, Caribbean Salsa

asian-style tilapia packets

Asian-Style Tilapia Packets


Baked in foil to keep fish moist, this quick recipe includes Asian flavors like soy sauce and rice wine vinegar.

Rating: 4.5 stars 
Cook Time:13 minutes
Serves: 4 people

Reviewer comment: “This was one of the easiest fish recipes I have tried and everyone loved it! I can not wait to make this one again.” By HaleyS4


Recommended sides: Asian Cole Slaw, Cantonese-Style Noodles



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