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cooked tilapia fillets with garlic butter sauce in a white baking dish

Garlic Butter Baked Tilapia

Garlic butter baked tilapia is great for when you want lots of flavor without a lot of work. Make this recipe for dinner in less than 30 minutes!
Course dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword garlic butter tilapia, tilapia recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
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Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 193kcal


  • ¼ cup unsalted melted butter use ghee for paleo and whole30
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 4 fillets of tilapia
  • Salt and black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Grease an 9x13 baking pan with cooking spray*. In a small bowl, whisk together butter, parsley, onion powder, paprika, garlic and lemon juice. Set aside.
    overhead shot of a small bowl with melted butter and spices
  • Season tilapia with salt and pepper, to taste and place onto the prepared baking dish.
    overhead view of a baking sheet containing tilapia fillets
  • Pour the butter mixture over the tilapia fillets.
    overhead view of a baking sheet containing tilapia fillets and melted butter
  • Place into oven and bake for about 10-12 minutes or until tilapia flakes easily with a fork. Serve immediately with rice, cauliflower rice, mashed potato, mashed cauliflower or roasted veggies.
    closeup view of baked garlic butter tilapia


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  • If you don’t have cooking spray, use a cooking brush and olive oil.
  • If the fish was frozen beforehand, make sure you fully thaw it before using it.
  • For more golden tops, you can broil the fish for a few minutes.
  • To store: If you store the leftover fish in an airtight container in the fridge, it'll last 3-4 days.
  • To reheat: Reheat the fish in the microwave or the stovetop. 
  • To freeze: Tilapia can be frozen for up to 4 months in a freezer-sage bag or container.


Serving: 1/4 | Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 194mg | Potassium: 32mg