Soft, flaky, and with the perfect balance of flavors, this 2-ingredient baked creole tilapia recipe might just become your next favorite!
If you’ve been a regular on my blog, you know my obsession with simple recipes. Ones that need minimal ingredients and kitchen time. I love experimenting with those and creating new ideas that can become my family’s favorites.
And that’s when I landed this incredible baked creole tilapia recipe. The recipe is super simple, and the flavors are ones that you just can’t go wrong with.
Ready to give this fun and quick recipe a try? Scroll down and keep reading to know more about it before you do.
What Else Can I Add to the Baked Creole Tilapia?
Don’t mind spending a few extra minutes in the kitchen? Chop up some onions, combine them with chopped garlic and tomato paste, and pour the mixture over the seasoned tilapia fillets.
If you want, you can also chop up some veggies of your choice into large cubes (think zucchini, bell peppers, carrots, sweet potatoes, and baby corn), drizzle a bit of olive oil over them, and season them with some salt and pepper and then bake them along with the fish to have a nice and healthy side to your dish.
Can I Try This with Another Fish?
You sure can! I’ve picked Tilapia because I love how mild and easy it is to bake, which makes it perfect for a busy weeknight meal. If you don’t have Tilapia or have another preference, you can try replicating the recipe with catfish, flounder, cod, or practically any other white fish fillet you can get your hands on.
Tips to Make the Baked Creole Tilapia
Think you’re ready to try this easy recipe? Here are a few additional tips and tricks you might want to keep in mind to ensure you nail the recipe.
- If you’re trying this with any other fish, remember that the cooking time will vary slightly.
- If you’re cooking for more than one, try to choose fish fillets that are roughly the same size. This will ensure that they are all cooked to perfection, and you won’t have any undercooked or overcooked fish.
- While baking the fish is always an option, you can also choose to pan-fry the fillets in a skillet with a bit of olive oil if you want to get that nice crispy and crunchy outer coating you’re looking for.
- If you don’t have creole seasoning but still want to stick to a simple and flavorsome recipe that works, use any seasoning mix you have at hand- peri-peri and cajun seasoning work wonderfully too!
Serving Ideas & Suggestions
While this 2-ingredient baked creole tilapia can be enjoyed on its own, you can still go the extra mile and serve it with a side of any rice dish or pasta, like some veggie lasagna, to make it a filling meal.
Baked Creole Tilapia
- 1 lb tilapia thawed
- 1 tbs Creole seasoning
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, or spray with cooking spray to prevent the fish from sticking to it.
- Arrange fish on a baking sheet, then top with seasoning.
- Bake for 15 minutes, then remove from the oven.