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Baked Tilapia with Lemon and Garlic
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins

This crispy Baked Tilapia with Lemon and Garlic is a low-carb and easy dinner recipe that's ready from start to finish in about 20 minutes!

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Tilapia, baked tilapia with lemon
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 190.4 kcal
Author: Blair
  • 4 tilapia fillets (about 5 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • Optional, for serving: lemon wedges
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil (for easy clean up) and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Place fish on the prepared baking sheet. Pat dry with paper towels. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together melted butter, lemon juice, garlic powder and salt. Brush butter mixture onto the fillets.
  4. Bake, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes (or until the fish flakes easily with a fork). For a crispier exterior, place the fish under the broiler for the final 2-3 minutes of baking. Garnish with parsley and serve with lemon wedges.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Baked Tilapia with Lemon and Garlic
Amount Per Serving (1 fillet)
Calories 190.4 Calories from Fat 75
% Daily Value*
Fat 8.3g13%
Saturated Fat 4.5g28%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.7g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.3g
Cholesterol 88mg29%
Sodium 261.3mg11%
Potassium 448.7mg13%
Carbohydrates 0.7g0%
Sugar 0.2g0%
Protein 29.2g58%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.