Italian Style Tilapia
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Serves: 6
 
Tilapia fillets are baked, from frozen, atop a bed of vegetables and topped with marinara sauce and a sprinkling of cheeses. Total cost of recipe without past is $9.24. Pasta will add another $1.00 to $2.29 to the dish. Price per serving without pasta is $1.54. With non artisan pasta, the price per serving is $1.71, As prepared in my house for this recipe, the total cost of the recipe was $11.90 or $1.99 per serving. This included the cost of additional Parmesan to sprinkle on top.
Ingredients
  • 3 medium zucchini sliced ¼ inch thick ($0.99)
  • 1 medium onion, halved and sliced into crescents ($0.25)
  • 1 red bell pepper or five to six small sweet peppers, cut into strips ($0.78)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil ($0.28)
  • ½ teaspoon granulated garlic ($0.04)
  • 6 frozen tilapia fillets ($5.16)
  • 3 cups marinara sauce (can use a can or jar of sauce) ($1.00)
  • ½ cup fresh shredded Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving ($0.74)
pound of pasta for serving (optional) ($0.99 for regular pasta to $2.99 for artisan Bucatini)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Arrange vegetables in the bottom of a 9X13 inch baking pan, or a 13 by 18" half sheet pan, that has been sprayed with non stick spray.
  3. Drizzle two tablespoons of olive oil over top of the vegetables and toss to coat.
  4. Sprinkle the granulated garlic evenly over top of the vegetables.
  5. Spread vegetables evenly over the bottom of the baking pan.
  6. Arrange tilapia fillets over the vegetables.
  7. Pour marinara sauce over top of the tilapia and vegetables, distributing it evenly.
  8. Sprinkle the top of the casserole with ½ cup of fresh shredded Parmesan cheese.
  9. Place pan in a 375 degree oven for 35 -45 minutes or until fish is fully cooked.
  10. Serve over pasta, rice, or polenta. This can also be served without added carbs.
  11. If serving with pasta, you will need to start the water for the pasta 30 minutes before the end of the cooking time to allow it to come to a boil, and for the pasta to cook.
Recipe by Patty Cake's Pantry at http://www.pattycakespantry.com/dinner/tilapia-del-estilo-italiano/