Baked Tilapia with Roasted Zuccini, Penne, & White Wine Cream Sauce

Jennifer Rowan


Tilapia is a very mild, versatile fish. Here is a quick, easy recipe that's delicious for a weeknight meal.


★★★★★ 1 vote

10 Min
30 Min


Add to Grocery List

tilapia fillets
3 Tbsp
olive oil
1 Tbsp
lemon juice
zucchini, sliced into 1/4 inch slices
1 tsp
garlic powder
1/2 tsp
onion powder
1 tsp
1 tsp
italian seasoning
1 tsp
cornmeal (white or yellow)
4 Tbsp
butter, divided
2 Tbsp
1/4 c
lemon juice
3/4 c
dry white wine
1/2 tsp
dried thyme
1 Tbsp
milk or cream

How to Make Baked Tilapia with Roasted Zuccini, Penne, & White Wine Cream Sauce


  • 1Line a small rimmed baking sheet with foil and drizzle with olive oil.
  • 2Place tilapia fillets on baking sheet and arrange zucchini slices around the fish in a single layer.
  • 3Drizzle remaining olive oil and lemon juice over fish and zucchini. Season with pepper, paprika, Italian seasoning, onion powder and garlic powder. Sprinkle fish lightly with cornmeal.
  • 4Bake in a 375 degree oven for 30 minutes or until zucchini is tender and fish is opaque through and flaky.
  • 5Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  • 6In a small saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons of butter. Add 2 tablespoons of flour, stir to combine. Cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until cooked and smooth (this is a roux).
  • 7Add wine and lemon juice to pan, stir to combine, and bring quickly to a boil. Add thyme, and continue to boil until sauce is thick and coats a spoon. Stir in a tablespoon of milk or cream.
  • 8Off heat, stir in the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter, one at a time, adding the second tablespoon just as the first is almost melted.
  • 9Serve fish and zucchini over pasta and top with sauce.

Printable Recipe Card

About Baked Tilapia with Roasted Zuccini, Penne, & White Wine Cream Sauce

Course/Dish: Fish, Roasts
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

Show 6 Comments & Reviews

9 Catfish Recipes To Make For Dinner

9 Catfish Recipes to Make for Dinner

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

You don’t have to be in the South to enjoy a delicious catfish recipe. Check out these homemade catfish recipes any fish lover is sure to love for dinner!