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Plate with air fried tilapia and vegetables

Easy Air Fryer Tilapia Recipe

  • Author: Emily Dingmann of myeverydaytable.com
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 14 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This frozen air fried tilapia recipe cooks in less than 15 minutes! Learn how to cook tilapia in air fryer, with only 3 ingredients.


  • 4 6-oz. tilapia fillets
  • olive oil
  • lemon pepper seasoning


  1. Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F. 

  2. Spritz tilapia with olive oil spritzer and season with lemon pepper on both sides. 

  3. Lay down piece of parchment paper on bottom of air fryer basket and place fish on top. 

  4. Air fry at 400 degrees F for 12-14 minutes. Edges will be golden brown, flesh will be white, and the fish will flake easily when done cooking.


  • If your tilapia is thawed, the cook time is 8-10 minutes. 

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