Baked Lemon-Garlic Tilapia and Potatoes in Foil


Packet dinners, whether cooked in foil or en papillote, allow for easy cleanup. This simple meal is on the table in 30 minutes.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
2 servings


  • 2 pieces heavy-duty aluminum foil

  • cooking spray

  • 1 medium potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes

  • 2 tablespoons diced red bell pepper

  • 1 (1 ounce) package seafood seasoning

  • 3 teaspoons butter, divided

  • 2 (7 ounce) tilapia fillets

  • 1 medium lemon, divided


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray foil with cooking spray.

  2. Place equal amounts of diced potato and red bell pepper in the middle of each piece of foil and sprinkle with 1/2 of the seafood seasoning. Dot 1 1/2 teaspoons of butter on top of the potatoes.

  3. Add 1 tilapia fillet to each packet of potatoes. Sprinkle fillet with remaining seafood seasoning. Dot remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons butter on top of the fillets.

  4. Cut 1/2 of the lemon into thin slices and place 1 to 2 lemon slices on top of each fillet. Seal foil packets and crimp edges tightly.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until tilapia flakes easily with a fork, about 25 minutes.

  6. Open packets carefully and vent steam. Squeeze remaining lemon juice over the tilapia and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

338 Calories
9g Fat
21g Carbs
43g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 338
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 2175mg 95%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 43g
Vitamin C 42mg 211%
Calcium 78mg 6%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 1287mg 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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