This Garlicky Lemon Tilapia Comes Together in Less Than 30 Minutes!

Have you been wanting to eat more fish, but you haven’t found a recipe that gives it enough flavor? Sure salmon is delicious, but it’s expensive and tilapia is another mild fish that’s easy to cook. This tilapia has a garlicky lemon butter sauce that gives this mild fish a nice kick and it takes less than 25 minutes to prepare!


  • 4 tilapia
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lemon, sliced into rounds
  • juice and zest from 1/2 a lemon
  • chopped parsley, for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Season the tilapia with salt and pepper and place it on a small baking sheet.
  3. Mix together butter, garlic, red pepper flakes, and lemon zest and pour it over tilapia. Put the lemon rounds on top and around the tilapia.
  4. Bake the fish in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
  5. Serve immediately and top with parsley.