Enjoy a taste of the Caribbean with seasoned vegetables, tilapia and pears, baked in no-fuss foil or parchment packets.

Servings: 4

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Serving suggestions: Serve with an 8-ounce glass of nonfat milk.


Carnival Roasted Potatoes

  • 2 small red potatoes, cut into 1” chunks
  • 2 small Yukon potatoes, cut into 1” chunks
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, cut into 1" chunks
  • 1 cup green beans (fresh, frozen, or canned)
  • 1 Roma tomato, cut into wedges
  • 2 tablespoons chopped white onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Tilapia Oven Packets

  • 4 (4 ounces each) tilapia fillets, fresh or frozen
  • 1 tablespoon salt-free Caribbean citrus seasoning blend
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 medium D'Anjou pears, quartered and sliced


  • Heat oven to 425 °F.
  • Scrub potatoes under running water, cut into 1-inch chunks.
  • In a large bowl, toss potatoes with other vegetables, seasonings, and olive oil. Spread mix in a
    2–quart baking dish and place in oven.
  • Roast until potatoes and other vegetables are tender, about 30–40 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, brush fish with olive oil and coat with seasoning blend.
  • Place each filet in the center of a square of aluminum foil (or substitute foil with parchment
  • Cut pears into quarters and core; slice into thin wedges (about 8-12 per pear). Top fish with pear
  • Bring the foil over the fish and fruit. Fold and pinch the seams.
  • Place foil packets on a baking sheet. Bake about 20 minutes, until tilapia is cooked to an internal
    temperature of 145°F, confirmed with a food thermometer, and fruit is tender.
  • To serve, carefully open the packet, slide contents onto individual serving plates, and add roast.

Recipe and photo courtesy of What’s Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings

Amount per serving



% DV*
Total Fat 8g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 
Cholesterol 55mg
Sodium 220mg
Total Carbs 54g
Dietary Fiber 8g
Sugars 17g
Added Sugars 0g
Protein 28g
Vitamin D 3mcg
Calcium 63mg
Iron 3mg
Potassium 1298mg

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