Go Back
+ servings

Garlic Lemon Tilapia

Garlic Lemon Tilapia is an easy, one pan dish that's ready in just 20 minutes. Featuring a blend of melted butter, garlic and lemon, this recipe is flavorful, low carb, gluten-free, and perfect for dinner!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked tilapia, garlic lemon tilapia, tilapia
Servings: 4
Calories: 243kcal


  • 4 medium tilapia fillets
  • Salt and black pepper (to taste)
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (juice from about 1 lemon)
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 lemon, sliced (for topping, if desired)


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Add tilapia in an even layer on bottom of dish and season with salt, pepper, oregano, and paprika. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk melted butter, lemon juice, and minced garlic. Pour evenly over each fillet. Top each fillet with 1-2 lemon slices.
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until tilapia is tender and flakes easily. Spoon additional sauce from dish over each fillet and serve immediately.


  • Tilapia will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.
  • Using frozen fillets? See my tips above the recipe box for how to prepare.
  • See my tips and tricks for making this Garlic Lemon Tilapia above the recipe box.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 536mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 329IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg