Tilapia With Dill and Sour Cream

Tilapia with sour cream dill sauce

The Spruce / Diana Rattray

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 3 to 4 servings
Yield: 6 to 8 fillets
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
223 Calories
20g Fat
3g Carbs
9g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 3 to 4
Amount per serving
Calories 223
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 287mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 42mg 3%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 182mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This baked tilapia is quick and easy to prepare, and the mild and delicious fillets bake in about 15 minutes. The sour cream sauce flavors the mild tilapia fillets perfectly. It's best with fresh dill and parsley, but you can substitute a teaspoon or two of dried dill in a pinch.

Roasted potatoes are a nice side dish to serve with the tilapia, or serve the fish with rice and a side vegetable or salad.

Allow about 4 to 6 ounces of tilapia per serving.


  • 6 to 8 fillets tilapia, about 4 ounces each

  • Salt, to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • 1/2 cup sour cream

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoons red onion, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, finely chopped

  • 2 teaspoons parsley, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, fresh

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Heat oven to 350 F.

  3. Grease a 13x9-inch baking dish or a baking dish large enough to hold the tilapia in a single layer.

  4. Arrange the tilapia fillets in the baking dish; sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  5. In a bowl, combine the sour cream, mayonnaise, onion, dill, parsley, and lemon juice; spread the mixture evenly over the fish fillets.

  6. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until fish is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.


  • To minimize a fishy odor, soak fillets in buttermilk for about 15 minutes, or soak it in a mixture of milk and lemon juice - about 1 teaspoon of lemon juice per cup of milk. Rubbing the fish with a little lemon juice or lime juice might also help.
  • If you won't be serving the fish immediately, keep it warm in a preheated 200 F oven.