Recipe: Lemon Pepper Tilapia with Spaghetti & Spinach

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A white plate on a blue counter top with spinach, spaghetti, and tilapia.

Hello all,

I have been making this recipe for years and absolutely love it. It’s a three step recipe and each layer is made separately but they come together in a magical way. There’s something special about eating fresh spinach that’s been heated just a tad by the spaghetti.

I wish I could take credit for this recipe but I definitely picked it up from somewhere or someone. If you have seen this recipe online before and have a link, please let me know and I will definitely credit the mastermind behind it.

Alright, enough talking, more cooking:


  • One serving spaghetti and water to boil (could use other pastas)
  • One tilapia fillet
  • 2 cups spinach
  • Juice from whole lemon
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • Lemon pepper and salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Put water on high heat for spaghetti (follow instructions on box to cook)
  3. While the water is boiling season tilpia with 1 tsp olive oil, 2/3 of the lemon juice, garlic, lemon pepper, and salt. Rub seasoning in if you don’t mind getting your hands dirty
  4. Bake for 15 minutes
  5. While it is baking prepare the spinach by tossing in remaining lemon juice, salt and pepper and create a layer on serving plate
  6. Once spaghetti has cooked layer over spinach and season with salt and pepper (if desired)
  7. Finish with tilapia fillet and ALL the juices

I hope you guys like it!

Sahtain* all,

*sahtain is the Arabic ‘bon appetit’, it literally translates into ‘may you have double the health’ but generally means ‘enjoy your meal’.

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