Boring isn’t always bad. When you’re struggling to get dinner on the table, to save money, to feed your family healthy foods–boring can be perfect. I like the easy combination of protein + grain + veggie for a simple meal that takes about 20 minutes to pull together. We love this easy baked tilapia recipe!
This recipe is flavorful and so simple to make, and the flavors could go just as well with chicken or pork if you’d prefer (just increase the cooking time). This is also an example of a naturally gluten-free meal. It’s perfect for busy weeknights when you want to feed the family a healthy dinner.
Easy Baked Tilapia
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
Lay tilapia in baking pan and drizzle olive oil or melted butter over fillets. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Add garlic and sprinkle with parsley.
Bake for 15 minutes or until fish flakes with a fork.
Before serving, squeeze lemon over the fish (my kids don’t like that, but I love the flavor!).
We eat a lot of tilapia, and this is my go-to recipe for busy nights when I don’t have time to cook anything more complicated. While it’s baking, I pull together some brown rice or quinoa and a green veggie for a simple, healthy dinner. If you want to try some other tilapia recipes, my kids also love Asian Fish in a Packet and my Almond Tilapia and Broccoli Slaw.
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