Baked Tilapia with Cream Sauce Recipe

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Baked Tilapia with Cream Sauce Recipe

ANOTHER Fish recipe – I know I know crazy right

If you did not know I am not super comfortable cooking with fish ( I think it is too much Hell’s Kitchen with Gordon Ramsey screaming that the scallops are raw)

BUT because many readers have asked for more fish recipes I am pushing beyond my comfort levels and the results are yummy 🙂

Today we ( my dad and I ) have made you a baked tilapia with a light cream sauce – simple and gluten – free

Baked Tilapia with Cream Sauce Recipe

I love how simple this recipe is and that almost everything you need is in your pantry RIGHT NOW!!!

Except the fish …. I would be worried if there was fresh fish in your pantry

Baked Tilapia with Cream Sauce Recipe

Here is my dad preparing the fish to be baked – he is lightly coating the fish with olive oil ( using a kitchen brush works best)

Of course my laptop is on the counter as well – I “try” and multitask finding deals and cooking — “try” is the important word here

While the fish is cooking the sauce is made. We served this fish with some steamed rice and it was a great pairing.

Baked Tilapia with Cream Sauce Recipe

Side Note – The platter the fish is on is my favorite platter from my childhood – countless dinners have been served on it 🙂

I thought you would enjoy it so I used it for this dish

Also my dad choose the napkin ( not too sure where that is from )

Baked Tilapia with Cream Sauce Recipe

This recipe is enough to serve a family of five – you can use fresh or frozen tilapia

Baked Tilapia with Cream Sauce Recipe



  • Fish
  • 4 tilapia fillets - Fresh or Frozen
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Sauce
  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons of honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • Salt and Pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 375 - line a cookie sheet with parchment paper OR use a glass baking dish spray with vegetable cooking oil
  2. Place fish on cooking tray or dish - Brush olive oil on both sides of the filet - sprinkle salt and pepper on each side - place fish into the oven
  3. Bake for about 20 - 30 minutes ( check if the fish is flaky )
  4. While the fish is baking in a small bowl whisk - yogurt, honey, mustard, lemon juice, and chives. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper ( taste to season)
  5. Transfer fish to a serving platter and pour sauce on top and serve