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Instant Pot Tilapia and Pesto Packets - Dump and Go Dinner

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Instant Pot Tilapia and Pesto Packets - Dump and Go Dinner

Regan
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4 Servings
7 Ingredients
7 Comments

Let the Instant Pot do the work for your dinner tonight! Flaky white fish fillets are bathed in a rich pesto and topped with a smattering of smooth tomato paste accompanied by a tart lemon wedge in these simple yet scrumptious Tilapia and Pesto Packets.

4 Servings
7 Ingredients
7 Comments

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Pesto
  • 4 individual Tilapia
  • 4 tablespoons Tomato Paste
  • ½ cups dice Onion
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoons Black Pepper
  • 1 medium Lemon

Containers

Supplies

  • Foils
  • Labels
  • Parchment Papers

Cooking Instructions

Freeze For Later Cooking Day Directions

Easy Assembly/Dump and Go

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Make From Frozen Serving Day Directions

Prog. Pressure Cooker

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Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe
4 Servings
Serving Size
1 fillet (5 ounces)
Amount Per Serving
Calories
420
Total Fat
28g
Saturated Fat
5g
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
70mg
Sodium
1270mg
Total Carbohydrates
9g
Fiber
2g
Sugar
4g
Protein
32
WW Freestyle
9
Diabetic Exchanges: 5 Fat
0 Fruit
0 Milk
0 Other Carb
0 Starch
1 Veg
4 Lean Meat

7 Comments

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  1. I don’t see the parchment paper in the photo – does it work to just make the packets from foil? Or do I really need both layers to freeze?

    1. Lori, you should be okay to freeze just in the foil. You may want to spray the foil with a little oil to prevent the fish from sticking to it.

  2. We really enjoyed the flavor of the tilapia pesto packets; served over rice. The cooking time didn’t work for me. After 5 minutes it was still cold, 5 minutes more warm-ish, and then 7 minutes more they were finally done. Total cooking time about 17 minutes. 8 qt IP with frozen packets on top of 2 more with 1 c water, QR after each cycle. Have you had any other feedback on the cooking time?

    1. Colleen, we have not had any other feedback on cooking time with this recipe. So you know, we do write these recipes using a 6 QT Instant Pot. We have seen those using an 8QT Instant Pot rather a 6QT Instant Pot do have to increase times because of how much larger the pot is. That said, thank you so much for the feedback and I am sure this will be of great help to others as they cook! As you continue to troubleshoot other Instant Pot recipes, you may find this post of ours helpful as you make adjustments and adaptations! Thanks again Colleen! 🧡

    2. We had the same experience last night. We were only doing one packet in a 6 QT instant pot. After 5 minutes the packet was still frozen. Another 5 and it was still cold to the touch. Another 5 minutes and it was edible but still not hot.

        1. Hi Sejal! Thank you for the feedback. Due to all of the variables when it comes to pressure cooking, cook times may vary depending on servings sizes and size of Instant Pot. Would you be willing to share with us what those were? This can help other members determine the best cook time for them as they learn how to use their Instant Pot.

          With that being said, we are also passing this feedback along to our menu team to ask them to take another look.

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