If you’re wary of cooking fish, but like the taste, this recipe is especially for you! This no-fail fish recipe is delicious served with steamed broccoli and rice, and will be a healthy new favorite for the whole family. You really can’t go wrong with this dish. Add extra cream sauce to the broccoli and rice to make your dinner a little bit fancier!

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Skinny Lemon Tilapia

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 14-16 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Serving size: 1 fillet with ¼ of the sauce


  • 4 (6-ounce) tilapia fillets
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon lemon peel seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons light butter, melted
  • juice of 1 lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • Sauce:
  • 2 ounces ⅓-less fat cream cheese
  • juice of 2 lemons (about 4 tablespoons)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest


  1. Preheat the oven to 425° F and line a baking sheet with foil and nonstick cooking spray, or a large oven safe skillet.
  2. Season each fillet with salt and black pepper, to taste. Sprinkle the lemon peel seasoning evenly on each fillet, then brush with the melted butter, squeeze of lemon, and sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the chopped dill over each fillet.
  3. Bake for 14-16 minutes, or until the fish is opaque and the flesh flakes easily with a fork.
  4. While the fish is baking, make the sauce: In a small microwave safe bowl, soften the cream cheese 30 seconds at a time, until very soft.
  5. Stir in the lemon juice, the remaining 1 tablespoon of chopped dill, and lemon zest into the melted cream cheese.
  6. Evenly divide the sauce between the 4 fillets, and serve hot.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving: (1 fillet with ¼ of the sauce)

Calories: 252

Calories from fat: 106

Fat: 11g

Saturated Fat: 6g

Cholesterol: 109mg

Sodium: 153mg

Carbohydrates: 2g

Fiber: 0g

Sugar: 1g

Protein: 35g

SmartPoints: 6


The nutrition content of recipes on SkinnyMom.com has been calculated by Registered Dietitian, Jessica Penner, of Smart Nutrition.

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