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Sunday Dinner: Orange glazed tilapia

How did Sundays go from a day when you share a special meal with family and friends, to a day to squeeze in last minute errands and chores? Whether you’re interested in bringing back a traditional, Sunday sit-down dinner with your loved ones or just looking for new meal options, the Sunday Dinner main dish recipe can help you bring it all together.

Oranged glazed tilapia recipe

It’s fall (and we know how time flies), which means it’ll soon be time to serve turkey and roasts. While we love our turkey and roast recipes, you might want to try to mix things up a bit before the traditional dinners start. Tilapia is a great fish to serve for Sunday dinner. Sometimes kids think they don’t like fish — aside from fish sticks that is — but tilapia is a mild fish that is versatile and holds its seasonings very well. It’s a great fish to introduce to your kids if you haven’t already tried!

Since it’s almost Halloween, take time to prep for the festivities and get your kids involved, too! Sunday dinner can be the perfect time to toss around some pumpkin carving and decorating ideas that are a little different from the standard jack-o-lantern with a toothless smile version. From aliens and monsters to pumpkin decorations that require no carving at all, check out Disney Family Fun for ideas that range from creepy to a crack up!

Orange glazed tilapia

Serves 4 people

Recipe courtesy of Ohio Proud


  • 1-1/2 pounds tilapia, boneless, skinless, rinsed and patted dry
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/2 onions, peeled and chopped
  • 4 oranges, peeled, sectioned and diced
  • 3 teaspoons cornstarch, mixed with water to form a slurry
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1-1/2 cups orange juice
  • Salt to taste


  1. Heat large sauté pan; adding butter and allowing to melt, but not brown. Add onions, sautéing until tender. Have onions “sweat”, but not caramelize. Add oranges and stir; allowing mixture to cook approximately two minutes.
  2. Slowly add cornstarch slurry (remember to stir it up before using, so as not to cause lumps); allowing to thicken to a paste.
  3. Gradually pour in orange juice to slightly thin paste to a glaze. (You may not need entire amount of orange juice.)
  4. When mixture gets to smooth glaze, remove from heat and spoon equal amounts over each tilapia filet and bake in pre-heated oven for approximately 20 minutes or until tilapia is firm.

It’s a great time of year for fun and festive activities. Use your Sunday dinner time to plan out your family’s next great adventure, like planning and implementing new ideas for great Halloween decorations!

Add a side dish and dessert to your Sunday Dinner

Beet salad with toasted nuts and spring greens
Winter salad with broccoli, walnuts and fruit
Easy roasted new potatoes
Wild rice and toasted pecan salad
Easy deep dish apple pie
Pumpkin cheesecake pie

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