Baked Tilapia


This Baked Tilapia is delectable! This recipe is one of my favorite ways to prepare this yummy fish. I have been making it for years now and it never disappoints. I came up with this recipe myself when we just got married and I was making up my own ways to cook stuff. You all married ladies who just recently got married, know the struggle lol. I have since then improved this recipe but I have made it for my family and for guests several times, and it was always a big hit! This is not a fast recipe to make, however it is very simple and does not require too much prep work, it is only time consuming because it bakes for 45 minutes in the oven, So do plan accordingly to the time. I also like that it does not require a lot of ingredients. I usually pair this fish with mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, or rice and a salad. Next time you are in the mood for some yummy Tilapia  fish, give this recipe a try. 🙂

Baked Tilapia  {Serves 7-8} 


  • 2 LB Tilapia Fillets (Completely Thawed)
  • About 1/4 Cup of Real Mayonnaise
  • 1 and 1/4 Tablespoon Vegeta Seasoning OR Mrs.dash Seasoning (I used Vegeta)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 3 teaspoons Barbecue Seasoning
  • Dry Dill (Optional, but recommended)



*That container on the right side is just a container that I use to store the Vegeta Seasoning. It is NOT the actual Vegeta Seasoning container.


1) Wash the Tilapia Fillets thoroughly

2) Put all the Spices into one plate. (I use a plastic plate.) And Mix them all together. Prepare even sized, square pieces of foil, You will need one piece of foil for each Tilapia fillet. You will be wrapping each piece of fish completely with the foil, so make sure you prepare the pieces of foil, big enough to completely cover each fish. (I ripped a big sheet of Foil, like the size of a piece of paper, and then cut it in half to make 2 pieces.)

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3) Preheat the oven to 350 Degrees. Take each Tilapia, one by one, And put some Mayonnaise on it. I did about 1.5 teaspoons on each fish fillet, enough mayonnaise to cover the entire tilapia fillet. Do that with all the Tilapia fillets. Then Sprinkle a little bit of the mix of spices on both sides of each fillet and rub it to make sure it spreads evenly throughout the whole fish.

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4) Lastly, sprinkle a little bit of dry dill just on the top side of each fish.


5) When you are done, Wrap them all up in the piece of foil. Make sure you cover the fish completely, do not leave any openings.


6) Place some foil on a baking tray. Place the fish all on the tray. Stick the tray into the preheated oven at 350 Degrees. Bake for 45 minutes. *Serve each fish, still wrapped in the foil. Each person can open the foil for their own fish. That way all the juices stay in each fish to make it juicy and delectable!




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