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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 creamy-baked-tilapia-spinach-casserole-step 2

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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101 comments

    • Meliss

    Hi, is there something I could substitute for Adobo seasoning? I hate buying a seasoning that I will only use in one dish.

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Hi Meliss, You can leave adobe and old bay seasoning completely out and just use black pepper and garlic salt like I have for my chicken version of this. Old bay enhances the seafood flavor and adobe works as an all-purpose seasoning which you can easily substitute with a flavored salt or ground pepper.

    • Meghan Vincent

    I love this recipe and my bf and kids love it too only way i can get them to eat spinach but i do change the fish for chicken for my kids

    • Judy

    Alyona ~ this recipe was delicious! Just an FYI, I used frozen fillets (that had been thawed in the refrig) and cooked them for the specified 10 minutes. Since there were only two of us eating, I cut the recipe in half and just ensured that there was a nice bed of spinach on the bottom.

    • BBahr

    I love this recipe, especially the sauce on top. I don’t use tilapia, I use cod, and it works out just as well! The sauce and the spinach are sooooo good. Like creamed spinach! Thank you for this recipe!

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      You are very welcome, BBahr! Thank you for taking the time to leave a feedback!

    • Alexandra

    How does using frozen fillets effect the cooking time?

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Hi Alexandra, I wouldn’t recommend using frozen fillets for this as the cooking time can increase and the texture of the fish may not be that great.

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