How Long to Cook Tilapia in Oven


Oven-baked fish is a great way to get an easy dinner on the table, and tilapia is one of the most popular types of fish for cooking in this manner. As with any type of fish, you’ll need to cook it until it’s done—but how do you know when your fillets are ready? In this article, we’ll explain how long it takes to cook tilapia in an oven (and other basic tips). Then all that’s left is deciding which tasty recipe you like best!

How long to cook tilapia in oven?

How long to cook tilapia in oven?

The first step is to determine if your oven is set at the right temperature. Most ovens are set on 350 degrees F, but yours may be different depending on how old it is or if you’ve added an additional element or two. If you’re unsure of what temperature setting your oven should be set at, consult the manual that came with it (if there was one). You can also check online for more information. Once you know what temperature setting your oven should be at, adjust accordingly and start cooking!

The next step is making sure that there isn’t anything blocking the fan vents on top of the stovetop so they don’t get clogged up with dust or debris during cooking time–this could cause serious safety hazards such as carbon monoxide poisoning! It’s also important not too open any doors while food is cooking because this will allow heat out which affects cooking times/temperatures negatively impacting taste quality as well as nutritional value loss due too much exposure over time . . .

1. Oven-Baked Tilapia Fillets — 20 minutes

  • Oven-Baked Tilapia Fillets — 20 minutes

To make oven-baked tilapia fillets, heat your oven to 350 degrees F and place the fillets on a baking sheet. Brush with butter or oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper and any other seasoning you prefer (such as Old Bay). Broil for about 10 minutes on each side until cooked through. You can also bake or grill this dish if you prefer those methods over broiling it in your oven!

2. Baked Tilapia With Lemon and Thyme — 20 minutes


If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to cook tilapia, this recipe is for you. Baked Tilapia With Lemon and Thyme is a simple dish that can be made in just 20 minutes with minimal prep work.

The key to cooking fish properly is choosing the right temperature, baking time and thickness of your fillets. While some people like their fish very well done (otherwise known as “well-done”), others prefer their seafood on the rare side — meaning barely cooked through at all. If this sounds like something you’d enjoy eating more often, consider purchasing frozen breaded shrimp from your local grocery store so that it’s ready whenever hunger strikes!

After cooking our own tests with various oven settings over multiple days we found that 350 degrees Fahrenheit works best when cooking 5-6 oz fillets at one time; however if using larger portions then increase heat accordingly until desired doneness is reached.”

3. Baked Tilapia With Popcorn — 20 minutes

  • Baked Tilapia With Popcorn — 20 minutes

This recipe is both easy and delicious, and it’s perfect for those nights when you want to serve up something delicious but don’t have a ton of time to spend in the kitchen. It calls for tilapia (a type of fish), popcorn, butter and seasonings that you probably already have on hand. You can use any kind of popcorn you like: plain or salted; microwave bags or homemade kernels popped in an air popper; white or yellow corn kernels–it’s all good! Just be sure not to add too much salt because there will already be plenty from the butter used in this dish as well as from any other ingredients added by your family members (such as hot sauce).

4. Mediterranean Baked Fish with Tomatoes and Feta — 25 minutes

  • 4. Mediterranean Baked Fish with Tomatoes and Feta — 25 minutes

How long to bake tilapia depends on many factors, including oven temperature, thickness of fish and how much liquid is in your pan. The higher the heat and more moisture you add will make it cook faster. If you have a small oven and want to keep your time down, try using an electric skillet instead of baking at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (176 Celsius).

5. Baked Parmesan Tilapia — 18 minutes

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Place the tilapia on a baking dish, skin side down.
  • Cook until it reaches an internal temperature of 140 degrees F, about 18 minutes depending on your oven’s heat and thickness of fish (check with an instant-read thermometer). The fish will flake easily with a fork when it’s done; if you don’t have one handy, just wait until you can see that the flesh is opaque throughout when you cut into it with a knife or fork.

Cooking times vary based on oven temperatures, thickness of fish and other factors.

  • Cooking times vary based on oven temperatures, thickness of fish and other factors.
  • These times are approximate and may vary depending on your oven’s temperature, or the thickness of your fish.


With these recipes, you’ll be able to enjoy a delicious and healthy meal in no time at all. You can even make it a family night by trying out one of the recipes together!

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