Spinach and Feta Stuffed Tilapia

Spinach and Feta Stuffed Tilapia

Tilapia is a very mild fish.  That could be good or bad, depending on how you look at it.  Some would say, it’s too mild and doesn’t taste like anything.  I agree that tilapia needs a little jazzing up.  So, I came up with spinach and feta stuffed tilapia.

The mild tilapia is wrapped around a flavorful filling that contains spinach, feta, ricotta, bread crumbs, and spices.  The stuffing makes the boring tilapia kind of fantastic.


Spinach and Feta Stuffed Tilapia



12-16 oz. tilapia fillets (4-6 thin fillets)
Pinch of salt and pepper
1 egg, beaten
½ cup part-skim ricotta cheese
½ cup crumbled feta cheese
½ cup bread crumbs
1 cup fresh spinach leaves, chopped
¼ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. ground black pepper
¼ tsp. dried thyme leaves
1 large lemon



  • Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 2 quart baking dish with cooking spray. Pat fish dry with paper towels and sprinkle each with a pinch of salt and pepper.

Spinach and Feta Stuffed Tilapia


  • Step 2

In a small bowl, mix the egg with the ricotta until smooth. Add the feta, bread crumbs, spinach, ¼ tsp. salt, ¼ tsp. black pepper, and thyme. Mix until well combined.


Spinach and Feta Stuffed Tilapia


  • Step 3

Divide the filling between the fish fillets, placing the filling on the widest end of the fillet. Roll the fish around the filling. Secure the seam with toothpicks, if needed.

  • Step 4

Place the stuffed fish, seam side down in the baking dish. Squeeze the juice of 1 lemon over the top of the stuffed fish. Cover and bake for 25 minutes. The stuffing should be cooked through and the fish should flake when touched with a fork.


Spinach and Feta Stuffed Tilapia

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