Tilapia in Roasted Pepper Sauce

This Tilapia in Roasted Pepper Sauce is absolutely scrumptious, elegant and worthy of a special occasion. You won’t believe how easy it is to make it!
I am really proud to share this tasty Tilapia in Roasted Pepper Sauce recipe with you. I’ve been trying to come up with the perfect roasted pepper sauce and I finally found it! Yay!!! It pairs so well with tender tilapia and I can say, without any hesitation, that this dish makes it into my top 3 most loved recipes. Did I mention that it is super easy to make?
Seriously, after you cook this dish, you’ll feel like you are at an expensive restaurant. Don’t forget to pair it with fresh, toasted bread and a glass of your favorite wine. You can also serve it on top of pasta if you’d like to have a more filling meal. I found I like it best with garlic bread. My husband loves dipping the bread into the creamy sauce while sipping his wine. Whatever you choose to serve it with, I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

Tilapia in Roasted Pepper Sauce


  • 1 lb tilapia fillets
  • 2 garlic clove
  • 6 oz roasted peppers, chopped (see note)
  • 6 oz roasted peppers, pureed (see note)
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • chopped parsley to garnish

Tilapia in Roasted Pepper Sauce


  1. Melt 2 tbsp. of butter in a large, non-stick skillet and fry the fish for 3-4 minutes on each side, until cooked through.
  2. Season the fish with salt and pepper, remove from the skillet and set aside. To the same pan, add the remaining 1 tbsp of butter and onion and saute for 5 minutes.
  3. Add garlic, chopped and pureed roasted peppers and keep cooking for another 5 minutes.
  4. Add heavy cream and Parmesan cheese. Turn off the heat, stir, and taste if the sauce needs more salt.
  5. Return the fish to the pan and cover with sauce.
  6. Garnish with chopped parsley and grated Parmesan cheese.

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