Mexican-Style Tilapia - Easy & Low Fat

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Tilapia is a mild, sweet-tasting fish that lends itself to all kinds of flavors. It's a good substitute for flounder and orange roughy. Enjoy this Mexican-style tilapia dish with sweet corn and rice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Lay tilapia fillets in a baking dish.
  3. Sprinkle cumin and black pepper over fish.
  4. Add canned tomatoes, and sprinkle cheese on top.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  6. Serve with rice, sweet corn and black beans.


Most Helpful

This was a real crowd-pleaser! I made the following "personal touches":
I used fire roasted tomatoes and added 1tsp Tajin Classic Seasoning (chili/lime salt) on the fillets. I also substituted a can of Bush's Grillin' Beans - Black Bean Fiesta flavor for the black beans, and used Knorr Mexican Rice and a bag of frozen southwestern style corn for the side dish. YUM! Tons of flavor in a low-fat, healthy meal!

FoxySlimmer June 21, 2011

I love this recipe! It's quick and easy, and allows plenty of room for personalizing. I made it again tonight, using a variety of Mexican cheeses and a mango salsa in place of the tomatoes.

MartzMimic May 18, 2011

Excellent flavor - I did take some liberties - I did not add the cheese I used 1 tbsp of lite mayo and a fresh tomato with added mexi spices. Bake time was 20 minutes

Bergy January 09, 2009

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