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This Creamy Baked Tilapia and Spinach Casserole is the EASIEST dinner! Everything goes into the oven raw and bakes in 10 minutes! It’s creamy, cheesy and packed with spinach!

This Tilapia Spinach Recipe is one of our most popular posts! Pinned 30k times it has earned many rave reviews and I think I know why! It’s the EASIEST Dinner to throw together! This tilapia and spinach casserole gets layered raw into a baking dish and baked to readiness in as fast as 10 mintutes! A big thanks to Lilia, who shared this recipe with me!

Check out our Creamy Spinach Chicken for the chicken version!

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Ingredients for baked tilapia:

  • 5 tilapia fillets (1lb)
  • 8 oz bag of fresh spinach
  • 3 tbsp butter, sliced
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese

Ingredients to make sauce for baked tilapia:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cups grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp old bay seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp adobo seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt

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NOTE: Use as much spinach as you can pack into your baking dish because spinach does shrink quite a bit.

1. First, pack spinach onto the bottom of a baking dish. Top with butter slices and layer the fish fillets over the top

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2. Then, combine the sauce ingredients and evenly spread over the top of the casserole. Finally, sprinkle with cheese and bake in a preheated to 500 degrees F oven for 10 minutes.

Note: The thicker the fish fillets the longer you may need to bake your fish.

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Creamy Baked Tilapia Spinach Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Alyona's Cooking
This Creamy Baked Tilapia Spinach Casserole is the EASIEST seafood dinner! Everything goes into the oven raw and bakes in 10 minutes! It's creamy, cheesy and packed with spinach!

Ingredients

Baked Spinach and Tilapia:

  • 5 tilapia fillets 1lb
  • 8 oz bag of fresh spinach
  • 3 tbsp butter sliced
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese

CREAMY SAUCE:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cups grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp old bay seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp adobo seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

How to make Creamy Tilapia and Spinach:

  • Pack spinach onto the bottom of a baking dish. Top with butter slices and layer the fish fillets over the top.
  • Then, combine the sauce ingredients and evenly spread over the top of the casserole.
  • Finally, sprinkle with cheese and bake in a preheated to 500°F oven for 10 minutes.
  • Enjoy

Nutrition per serving

Serving: 1gCalories: 279kcalCarbohydrates: 6.1gProtein: 20.1gFat: 20.2gSaturated Fat: 10.3gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 556mgFiber: 0.7gSugar: 1.2g

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97 comments

    • jessica

    I noticed your mother in law has this recipe and uses frozen spinach, have you tried her version? Thanks

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Hi Jessica, I havn’t tried her version but if that’s what you have on hand try it out. If you are using already frozen from the store do try to drain any excess water out of it.

    • Hannah

    It looks like you garnished it with herbs at the end. Is that basil?

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      It could be spinach leaves.. The garnish is totally optional.

    • Jessica

    Can I use canned or frozen spinach instead of fresh spinach?

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      I haven’t tried making this with frozen or canned spinach, but someone on pinterest mentioned how frozen spinach was used and that it was delicious. If you do try it, try to squeeze the liquid out before baking and perhaps doubling the spinach amount. Let me know how it turns out for you.

    • Amanda G

    Can I substitute season all for the adobo? Just don’t want it to be too salty with the Old Bay.

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      You can try to opt for another all-purpose seasoning or just garlic salt but do use little to not over do it with salt.

    • Kiji McDaniel

    Our go to tilapia recipe. Thank you! So quick, easy and YUMMY!!!!

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Nice! Thank you for sharing!

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