Baked Lemon Butter Tilapia

The easiest, most effortless 20 min meal ever from start to finish. And it’s all made in a single pan. Win-win situation here.

Baked Lemon Butter Tilapia - The easiest, most effortless 20 min meal ever from start to finish. And it's all made in a single pan. Win-win situation here.

Okay, guys. I figured we all needed a little bit of a chicken thigh break.

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I clearly love to create a new chicken thigh recipe once a week but we were due for a change. But still, we’re keeping the basics down with the whole lemon-garlic-butter situation.

Because let’s face it. We don’t want to mess with that combination.

So that’s exactly what’s happening here. We’re using budget-friendly tilapia, which cooks in just 10 minutes, drizzled with that butter sauce. It goes right in the oven from start to finish, making your life just that much easier.

Baked Lemon Butter Tilapia - The easiest, most effortless 20 min meal ever from start to finish. And it's all made in a single pan. Win-win situation here.

You can thank me later.

Baked Lemon Butter Tilapia

The easiest, most effortless 20 min meal ever from start to finish. And it’s all made in a single pan. Win-win situation here.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, or more, to taste
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 4 (6-ounce) tilapia fillets
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly oil a 9×13 baking dish or coat with nonstick spray.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together butter, garlic, lemon juice and lemon zest; set aside.
  3. Season tilapia with salt and pepper, to taste and place onto the prepared baking dish. Drizzle with butter mixture.
  4. Place into oven and bake until fish flakes easily with a fork, about 10-12 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 276.4 Calories from Fat 130.5
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.5g 22%
Saturated Fat 7.3g 37%
Trans Fat 1.6g
Cholesterol 118.0mg 39%
Sodium 94.2mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 1.8g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%
Sugars 0.3g
Protein 35.5g 71%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.