Baked Tilapia with Cheese Sauce

    25 min

    A wonderfully satisfying fish dish. Tilapia fillets are sprinkled with Creole seasoning, then baked and served with a creamy, garlic-cheese sauce. Enjoy with either rice, mashed potatoes or pasta.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 tilapia fillets
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon Creole seasoning or to taste
    • 50g butter
    • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 250g ready-made cheese sauce

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Preheat an oven to 220 C / Gas 7.
    2. Brush the tilapia fillets with oil on both sides, season with Creole seasoning to taste, then place into a 23x33cm or similar sized baking dish.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven until the flesh is no longer translucent and the fish flakes easily with a fork, about 10 minutes.
    4. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the garlic and cook until the garlic has softened and the aroma has mellowed, about 2 minutes.
    5. Stir in the cheese sauce and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low and keep warm until the fish is ready. Pour the sauce over the fish to serve. Sprinkle with additional Creole seasoning if desired.

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    This is a simple yet delicious way to serve Tilapia! I had my dinner ready in about 15 minutes...which is amazing for me! I season my fillets with either Penzey's Northwoods Seasoning or Penzey's Jerk seasoning and while it's baking, I make up a quick home-made Alfredo Sauce with 1/4 cup of butter, some fresh garlic, 1/2 cup of half & half, 3/4 cup good Parmesan (grated) and a little Italian seasoning. (Just saute the garlic in the butter over med/high heat, then add the other ingredients, stirring until blended.) This recipe is definitely a keeper - thanks for a new way to serve up Tilapia!  -  31 Aug 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe is FANTASTIC. I'm sure it's wonderful with the Creole seasoning but I can't eat spicy food so I used Johnny's Seasoning instead. When the sauteed garlic was just right I added some raw shrimp and cooked them until they were almost done, added the Alfredo sauce and heated it throughly. By the time the sauce was ready to top the fish the shrimp were perfectly cooked. Who needs to go out to eat. This is fare fit for a king.  -  11 Jun 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Out of the 10 recipes I have tried on this site this is my favorite. I used the roasted red pepper alfredo instead of regular alfredo and it was amazing.  -  27 Jun 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)