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Tilapia Florentine

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Looking for a way to get a little more heart-healthy fish into your family's weekly diet? You'll win them over hook, line and sinker with this quick and easy entree. Topped with fresh spinach and a splash of lemon, it's sure to become a favorite! Melanie Bachman - Ulysses, Pennsylvania
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  • 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach
  • 6 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 4 tilapia fillets (4 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons garlic-herb seasoning blend
  • 1 large egg, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Lemon wedge, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large nonstick skillet, cook spinach in 4 teaspoons oil until wilted; drain. Meanwhile, place tilapia in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Drizzle with lemon juice and remaining 2 teaspoons oil. Sprinkle with seasoning blend.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the egg, ricotta cheese and spinach; spoon over fillets. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  3. Bake until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork, 15-20 minutes. If desired, serve with lemon wedges and additional Parmesan cheese.
Tilapia Florentine Tips

Can you use other types of fish instead of tilapia?

Yes, you can use other types of fish—any lean whitefish will work, such as cod, sole, swai or snapper.

Can you use frozen spinach instead of fresh spinach to make tilapia Florentine?

Frozen spinach can be used in place of fresh! Just make sure you thaw and squeeze most of the liquid from frozen spinach before proceeding with the recipe.

What's the best way to reheat leftovers of tilapia Florentine?

Reheating in your microwave is probably your best bet, to prevent your tilapia Florentine from drying out. Placing a damp towel or microwave-safe lid over fish when reheating can help prevent dryness.

Rashanda Cobbins, Taste of Home Food Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 fillet with 1/3 cup spinach mixture: 249 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 122mg cholesterol, 307mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 29g protein.

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