Looking for some new fish recipes to add to your weekly menu planning and rotating meal prep ideas? Whether you prefer fish over meat, want to add some variety to your menu or wish to learn how to make some healthy new foods, these 34 tilapia recipes will have you wanting to make something awesome for dinner tonight. The only question is going to be which tilapia recipe to make first. Whether you want to go with a homestyle recipe, Mexican, Italian or Asian inspired or even fish sticks, we have the best tilapia recipes for you, complete with photos and reviews to prove it. Stop searching Pinterest for the best recipes, we’ve done the research for you. For quick and easy meal, the three ingredient tilapia is my top pick, especially if you love olives. My kids adore the tilapia sticks, and the skillet shrimp tilapia recipe is amazing with pasta. If you’ve only had blackened tilapia and maybe the lemon butter variation, it is time to expand your horizons, starting now.
Best Tilapia Recipes
1. 3-Ingredient Tilapia Skillet
This dish is perfect for busy weekdays, as it is made with only three ingredients and can be put together very quickly after work or school. If you need an easy, healthy dinner recipe, you are going to want to add this to your list.
2. Simple Panko Crusted Tilapia
When you have a meal this easy to make, it is very hard to make the excuse for not eating healthy foods at every meal. Tiliapia freezes well, and the little pouches it often comes in can be defrosted in minutes when you place them in cold water. Once you discover this, making fish becomes completely doable. Try this panko crusted tilapia for a fried but not fried fish dinner, lunch or brunch idea.
3. Honey Lime Tilapia
Crispy pan-fried tilapia with a sweet honey lime marinade. This tasty recipe is good enough to convert any fish hater! Even though this delectable, tender fish looks as if it’s been battered and fried, it’s actually a fairly healthful dish. It looks so good and I can’t wait to try!
4. Parmesan Crusted Tilapia
This was a super easy and delicious recipe. I’m a little scared of cooking fish but saw this and it was ingredients I like. Since I would like to have my family eat more fish, and this was a sustainable choice, it’s going in my meal rotation.
5. Pan-Seared Tilapia in Tomato Basil Sauce
Pan-Seared Tilapia in Tomato Basil Sauce is a quick and easy dinner recipe that the whole family will love.
6. Oven Baked Blackened Tilapia
Bursting with tons of flavor, everybody will love this easy recipe. This Blackened Tilapia recipe will give you tasty and flaky tilapia fillets that are really good with wild rice or quinoa, and even top it on salads. Try to squeeze some lemon on top to give it that fresh taste.
7. Tortilla Crusted Tilapia
A lighter alternative, this Tortilla Crusted Tilapia is just the thing for busy weeknights and picky eaters. I typically don’t eat much fish, but I try and get it in when I can because of how healthy it is. It’s even made better with Cherry Tomato Pico de Gallo and Cilantro-Lime Crema. Snag the recipe from Striped Spatula.
8. Crunchy Beer Battered Fish and Chips
Foodness Gracious’ flavor packed Beer Battered Tilapia is perfect for a summer party. Lovers of fried fish get the taste without all the calories in this recipe. Just season with sea salt and black pepper with a side of ketchup and you’re all set.
9. Skillet Tilapia With Shrimp
This Skillet Tilapia With Shrimp dish is a delicious and easy way to prepare seafood! Great for a quick weeknight meal accompanied with fresh veggies. And the best part, well, it tastes just like an Olive Garden knock-off!
10. Baked Breaded Tilapia
A quick and yummy way to prepare yummy tilapia the whole family will love, without frying. This Baked Breaded Tilapia is covered with garlicky breadcrumbs and baked to perfection. Fresh breadcrumbs make all the difference in the coating. Learn how to make them by snagging the full recipe from Cooktoria.