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This tilapia recipe makes a quick weeknight recipe. You are sure to love this simple skillet tilapia recipe that is ready in less than 15 minutes.

Quick Skillet Tilapia
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My family loves to eat fish, even Little Buddy. His favorite sandwich besides peanut butter and jelly is a grouper sandwich that he just can’t get enough of during the summertime, especially.

At least once a week, I make some variety of fish for supper. Tilapia recipes have always been some of our favorites. Of them, this tilapia recipe has definitely been a go-to lately. It’s ready in no time flat and is perfect for those busy weeknights when we’re rushing from one thing to another. I dare say that I’ve found it to be quicker than a drive thru line during the week.

I love to serve this tilapia recipe over a bed of succotash if I have some left over from a night before or if I have a little bit more time to prepare supper. They are absolutely perfect together.

Here’s how I make this Skillet Tilapia Recipe. I think you’ll love it!

Quick Skillet Tilapia Recipe

Dinner 13 mins

Quick Skillet Tilapia Recipe
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings 4
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Author Robyn Stone
This tilapia recipe makes a quick weeknight recipe you’ll love. Get this simple skillet tilapia recipe that is ready in less than 15 minutes.


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 4 filets Tilapia
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • zest of 1 lemon


  • Drizzle olive oil into a large skillet over medium-low heat. Place skinless tilapia filets into skillet and sprinkle with garlic salt, pepper, sea salt and lemon zest.
  • Cook for about 4-5 minutes and then carefully flip to cook the other side for about 4-5 minutes, until fish is golden brown.
  • Serve with lemon wedges.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 670mg | Potassium: 517mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg

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Recipe Review


  1. I love fish. I usually need more time for preparation, depending on type, why I like this simple recipe. It’s great thanks!

  2. This is one of my favorite fish, and this recipe couldn’t be any easier. Can’t wait to fix it and the succotash..that looks delish!!! Thanks!

  3. I’m always on the lookout for new fish recipes around this time of year! This looks delicious, especially with succotash!

  4. I want this soon! The succotash is an excellent side, one I wouldn’t have thought of, but boy, does it sounds perfect. Adding this as a regular to our menu.

  5. I eat fish at least 3 days a week! I love fish so much. Thanks so much for giving a wonderful recipe that will encourage me to eat more fish!