Simple Baked Tilapia With Pesto

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"I love the fresh flavors in this recipe and I also love how easy and quick this is to put together."

Original recipe yields 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (71.7 g)
  • Calories 56.5
  • Total Fat - 0.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 22.7 mg
  • Sodium - 139.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 1.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.5 g
  • Sugars - 1.2 g
  • Protein - 10.9 g
  • Calcium - 27.7 mg
  • Iron - 0.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Spray a casserole dish lightly with olive oil non-stick spray.

Step 2

Place tilapia filets in a casserole dish.

Step 3

Sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste.

Step 4

Rub the pesto sauce over the filets with the back of a spoon.

Step 5

Cook uncovered, in a preheated 375 degrees Fahrenheit oven for 12 to 15 minutes, depending on thickness of filets, until fish flakes apart.

Step 6

Serve with your favorite side.

Tips & Variations

  • Olive oil spray



As stated, simple, but a lot of flavor. Great way to use up some leftover pesto.

review by:
(15 Aug 2017)

Bergy (RIP" Forever in our Kitchen)

Definitely a 5 star recipe. My fillets were fairly small and when I looked at the tablespoon of pesto on them I was concerned that it would be too heavy a flavour but it was perfect. Takes minutes to make. Bake time is right on. Thanks Bea for a very enjoyable dinner.

(12 Jan 2013)


I made my own basil pesto and we liked this fish a lot. I bought some haddock on sale and used that in place of the tilapia. I served it with a Greek salad and fresh steamed carrots. Very good meal all in all!

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(6 Sep 2012)