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Confetti Tilapia Packets Recipe

Confetti Tilapia Packets Recipe

“This recipe came to me after watching a friend grill fish in foil. The flavors are great. You can also use flounder or cod.” —Barbara Schindler, Napoleon, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 medium green pepper, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 3 bacon strips, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 tilapia fillets (4 ounces each)
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice


  • 1. In a large skillet, saute the green pepper, onions, bacon and celery until vegetables are tender and bacon is crisp; drain. Add the tomato, salt and pepper; heat through.
  • 2. Place each fillet on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 12 in. square). Drizzle fillets with lemon juice. Top with vegetable mixture. Fold foil around fish and seal tightly.
  • 3. Grill, covered, over medium-hot heat for 15-20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Open foil carefully to allow steam to escape. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 packet: 141 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 459mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

Reviews for Confetti Tilapia Packets

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cindysunflower User ID: 7921064 240315
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2015

"This is very yummy and has become a family favorite. I have made this with all different kinds of fish. I omit the bacon since my husband does not eat it. I also have put some bottled ranch dressing on the fish before topping it with the veggie mixture and lemon juice and added a few sprinkles of lemon-pepper. Delicious!"

Gramalynn User ID: 7773818 104910
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2014

"I used cod & served it to my husband who's not a fish fan but eats it because it's good for him. We both loved it! I'll definitely fix this again & serve it next time we have company. Also, put the packets in the oven at 350 for 20 minutes (out of gas for the grill) They were perfect!"

williamsegraves User ID: 3296408 177688
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2012

"Cooked the bacon in advance and oven cooked the fish at 425F for 15 minutes. Was absolutely delightful!"

rsmdebbie User ID: 3220415 173442
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2011

"Making this again tonight......we ALL loved it! I would cook the bacon 1st then add the other items. This time I'm also adding zucchini thinly sliced. It so delicious and yummy!"

julie180 User ID: 1439612 209872
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2010

"I just got my magazine today, and I felt like tilapia, so I opened it and found this. Great recipe. The only changes I would make is I think next time I will cook the bacon separately, I couldn't get the bacon crisp and the veggies not overcooked. I also added zucchini."

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.