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Confetti Tilapia Packets

“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.
  • Makes
    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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition 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.

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  • PrplMonky5
    Jun 14, 2017

    I thought this was just ok, my husband really liked it, so I averaged it out to a 4. For me, the fish was way too juicy. There are so many other delicious tilapia recipes out there, I'd probably try a different one first before coming back to this one.

  • cindysunflower
    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
    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
    Apr 1, 2012

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

  • pastaman13
    Jan 22, 2012

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  • rsmdebbie
    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!

  • ruthi01
    Jun 30, 2011

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    Apr 27, 2011

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    Sep 14, 2010

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  • julie180
    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.