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Baked lemon pepper tilapia on plate with a lemon half and fork

Lemon Pepper Tilapia

Easy Lemon Pepper Tilapia will become your new favorite 15 minutes recipe!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 188kcal


  • 16 ounces tilapia or other mild white fish 4 filets
  • 8 teaspoons butter
  • 4 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • teaspoon Paprika
  • Sea salt to taste
  • ¼ cup green onions sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons parsley chopped
  • Lemon wedges optional


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Pat fish fillets dry and place in a baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Pour lemon juice and melted butter over fish.
  • Sprinkle remaining ingredients over fish.
  • Bake uncovered for 10-12 minutes or until fish flakes with a fork.
  • Serve with lemon wedges, if using.



  1. This can be made ahead and frozen in aluminum baking tins. Freeze for up to two months and defrost in refrigerator for 8-12 hours before serving.
  2. Quick and easy sides that take less than 15 minutes to make include:
Tip: Most of these sides can be seasoned with any or all of the ingredients used to make this recipe!


Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 132mg | Potassium: 386mg | Vitamin A: 510IU | Vitamin C: 9.7mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.8mg