If you’ve been searching for an easy and delicious way to turn mealtime into a fun and exciting experience, look no further than Foil Packet Meals!
Perfect for camping, cookouts or busy weeknights, these economical meals only require minimal cleanup after spending just a few minutes of prep time.
Whether you want to fire up the grill or heat up in the oven, foil packet dinners are truly versatile, providing endless possibilities with whatever ingredients you have on hand.
So put aside those pots and pans this evening because it’s time to start getting cooking with some scrumptious foil packet recipes!
What Are Foil Packets?
Foil packet meals are an absolute game-changer in the culinary world! Here’s a deliciously concise explanation:
- Convenience: These are individual meals wrapped and cooked in foil. Imagine the ease of prep and clean-up!
- Versatility: Whether it’s succulent seafood, tender chicken, or vibrant veggies, you can toss almost anything into these packets.
- Flavor: Ingredients simmer together in their juices, resulting in a mouth-watering meld of flavors.
- Method: Foil packs are commonly cooked on grills, ovens, or campfires. Perfect for both home dinners and adventurous outings!
Historically, these meals have been a favorite for campers due to their simplicity and minimal clean-up requirements. Over time, they’ve gained popularity for home cooks seeking efficient and flavorful meal options.
Foil Packet Meals:
1. Shrimp Foil Packets
This grilling season, make your life simple and easy with our fantastic foil packet meals!
These Shrimp Foil Packets are super fun to make and loaded with lots of healthy ingredients. Just gather the shrimp and your favorite veggies in a foil packet, season and then sprinkle with a good dose of olive oil.
Cooked on a grill, campfire, or even in the oven, they’re ready to serve in a mere 12 minutes. Serve with rice, couscous or pasta and your favorite bread to soak up the delicious juices!
2. Steak Fajita Foil Packets
Steak Fajita Foil Packets is a super convenient way to make this favorite Mexican meal. It’s easy to prep, cook and clean up and almost no dishes. Yay!
Perfectly seasoned steak, peppers, and onions are grilled to perfection and then served over tortillas with your favorite toppings. It’s better than take-out and faster than a speeding delivery guy!
Perfect for a beach BBQ, cookouts, or camping. Enjoy!
3. Italian Chicken and Veggie Foil Packets
Everyone loves foil packet meals and this Italian Chicken and Veggies Foil Packets recipe is loaded with amazing Italian flavors.
There are so many positives to making these quick meals. It’s made with healthy chicken and veggies, little prep work from you and almost no cleanup.
Next time you’re craving Italian, try this super easy and delicious meal with pasta and rustic bread.
4. Parmesan Chicken Foil Packets
If you’re a fan of chicken parmesan, try this easy twist on your traditional recipe. Parmesan Chicken Foil Packets will win you over with this unbelievably yummy and easy version of the popular Italian dish.
Fresh zucchini, tomato sauce, and tender chicken breast are tightly packed and then grilled to juicy perfection. When the grilling is finished, top with mozzarella cheese for extra creamy, melty goodness.
This super healthy, and no-fuss recipe delivers delicious flavors. Serve with your favorite pasta and a glass of wine!
5. Baked Salmon with Asparagus Foil Packet Meal
Baked Salmon with Asparagus Foil Packet Meal will definitely become your favorite salmon recipe. Why? Because it’s elegant, bursting with incredible flavors and ridiculously easy.
Imagine salmon and asparagus in a super rich buttery sauce which gets it’s flavor from garlic, creamy butter and lemon. Add a side of fluffy mashed potatoes and your dream meal is ready to serve.
These salmon foil packets are extremely delicious as well as low carb, paleo, gluten-free, and keto-friendly too.
6. Foil Packet Nachos
Nachos are everyone’s favorite Tex-Mex party appetizer! And if you make these Foil Packets Nachos, they will be super convenient to make, delicious to eat and easy to clean up.
Loaded with Tex-Mex flavors, the juicy, tender ground beef and melty cheese are are baked for 10 minutes in the oven. Prep your topping before hand, serve over the hot nachos and serve immediately.
Perfect for the Super Bowl or any game day party. Make a big batch!
7. Butter Garlic Herb Steak Foil Packet Meal
Butter Garlic Herb Steak Foil Packet Meal is a hearty, delicious meal that you don’t want to miss!
Cooking in a foil packet is super easy and the combination of ingredients makes a complete meal. Sirloin steak, carrots, potatoes, onion, colored bell peppers and a creamy garlic herb butter are simply divine!
For all steak lovers, what are you waiting for? Give this recipe a try!
8. Potato and Sausage Foil Packets
We got another unbelievably and easy recipe for you, Potato and Sausage Foil Packets! It so so easy to make that you won’t believe such a simple recipe can deliver so much deliciousness.
This recipe needs very little effort from you to produce such a yummy comfort meal. All you need to do is assemble everything together, wrap it in foil and then grill, bake or cook over a campfire.
Get the kiddies to help with the assembly: They’ll love helping and eating a dish they helped prepare!
9. Shrimp & Mexican Corn Foil Packet Meal
You are in for a delicious treat as this next recipe combines two super flavors in one fantastic meal. This Tex-Mex inspired Shrimp & Mexican Corn Foil Packet Meal will make you forget your boring tacos!
Shrimp, corn, and peppers are perfectly flavored with taco seasoning, wrapped in foil packs and grilled to perfection. After cooking, open the packets and drizzle with the absolutely delicious Mexican elote cream. Yum!
Enjoy this delicious meal at your cookout, campout or BBQ.
10. Lemon Chicken and Potatoes in Foil Packets
This Lemon Chicken and Potatoes in Foil Packets recipe is loaded with tons of incredible flavors.
Tender, fresh chicken breasts and baby red potatoes are well seasoned with lemon, herbs and a flavorful Dijon mustard mixture. This tangy dish is just out of this world delicious. Serve with a salad or your favorite veggie.
A super simple but delicious meal that is company worthy, but easy enough to serve any weeknight.
11. Shrimp Boil in Foil Packets
This Shrimp Boil in Foil Packets puts a new spin on an old favorite. Sausage, shrimp, corn, and other veggies are boiled together in one pot before hitting the grill or oven in foil packets.
You’ll love the perfectly portioned meal size packets for pot lucks and beach cookouts, plus no dishes to wash and a very easy clean up. This one dish meal only needs crusty bread to soak up the juices and sweet ice tea or a cold beer.
It’s a must-try recipe for all beginner cooks to gourmet ones and will be a giant crowd-pleaser.
12. Hobo Dinner Foil Packets
This summer surprise everyone with Hobo Dinner Foil Packets. These fun and flavorful individual meals are perfect for the outdoors, but can also be cooked in the oven on a rainy day.
Packed with a mixture of carrots, potatoes, and your favorite meat in foil packs, you can easily customize them. Put in whatever you wish, the sky’s the limit!
Prepare the packets ahead of time for a camping trip or beach cookout. Enjoy!
13. Pineapple BBQ Baked Chicken Foil Packets
Add tons of flavor to your usual BBQ chicken dish with this Pineapple BBQ Baked Chicken Foil Packets recipe.
Like most foil packet dinners, these are super easy to make. And the sweet juicy pineapple and enhanced BBQ sauce will make your chicken breast melt in your mouth delicious.
Serve with rice. noodles or Hawaiian macaroni salad for your next luau.
14. Bacon Ranch Chicken Foil Packets
Well, as the saying goes, bacon makes everything taste good and this is no exception!
This Bacon Ranch Chicken Foil packet has all the amazing flavors you love. Chicken breast, red peppers, ranch powder, butter, bacon, and cheese; need we say anything more? It’s buttery, cheesy, has ranch flavoring and, of course, bacon!
You better double the recipe as everyone will want seconds. Yum!
15. Cilantro-Garlic-Lime Seafood Foil Packets
If you absolutely love seafood, you have got to try these Cilantro Garlic Lime Seafood Foil Packets!
This scrumptious seafood meal is loaded with shrimp, clams and scallops. Add in chorizo sausage, corn, cherry tomatoes, cilantro, lime juice , garlic and butter for a company worthy meal.
For a bit of a kick, throw in a few jalapenos to spice things up ! Serve with rice or pasta and a good loaf of French bread.
16. Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Foil Packets
The bayou of Louisiana has produced some spicy food, and Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Foil Packets are a quick and easy way to get it.
Start by chopping your favorite fresh summer veggies and adding shrimp and sausage. Simply toss everything in the foil packets, sprinkle with Cajun seasoning and cook in their own juices for extra flavor.
Another healthy and spicy meal for your summer cookouts. Enjoy!
17. Sriracha Honey Salmon Foil Packets
Jazz up your salmon with this ultimate Sriracha Honey Salmon Foil Packets.
This super all in one meal packet has a fresh salmon filet placed on a bed of chopped veggies. Top with a creamy, delicious sriracha honey sauce and bake. Sprinkle with sesame seeds or chives for a garnish before serving.
This Alaskan inspired dish makes a perfect gourmet meal for a special dinner party. Enjoy with a glass of white wine.
18. Mojo Pork Tenderloin Foil Packet Meal
When you’ve got a craving for some Cuban-style roast pork, this Mojo Pork Tenderloin Foil Packet meal is the ticket!
This easy recipe has bite-size pork marinated in a garlicky citrus blend of mojo marinade and then simply wrapped in foil. Throw it on the grill, campfire, or cook in the oven and in 30 minutes this epic foil meal is melt in your mouth delicious.
For an authentic Cuban meal, serve with black beans, rice and fried plantains.
19. Chicken Fajitas Foil Packets
Tex-Mex inspired fajitas are super popular and a breeze to make with this Chicken Fajitas Foil Packet. They’re healthy, easy to make and everybody loves them.
This fantastic meal is loaded with perfectly seasoned chicken, rice, bell peppers, onions, fajita seasoning and olive oil. Cook on the grill or in the oven and serve with tortillas
You can prep this dish ahead of time to make it easier, so double the batch because everyone loves leftovers!
20. Philly Cheesesteak Foil Packets
Philly Cheesesteak Foil Packets are a delicious new twist on a yummy favorite comfort food. And these are so good, you’ll forget the subs!
These packets are loaded with potatoes, onion, peppers, mushrooms and seasoned, crumbled ground beef. Topped with melty Provolone cheese, they are totally addictive and delicious!
Pre- prep this all-in-one meal for your next cookout or campout and enjoy the easy clean-up!
21. Jambalaya Foil Packets
Jambalaya is a spicy, fantastic American Creole and Cajun dish re-created here in a new twist. Jambalaya Foil Packets takes this fabulous meal and makes it fun, fast and easy to clean up.
You just need 15 minutes of prep time and smoked kielbasa, chicken broth, vegetables and the right amount of seasoning to make this dish delicious.
These individual packets make a hearty and spicy meal that is simply best! Serve with rice and enjoy.
22. Chicken, Broccoli, and Rice Foil Packets
Chicken, Broccoli, and Rice Foil Packets makes an easy all-in-one meal that makes cooking and clean up a breeze.
This yummy recipe needs only 5 main ingredients to whip up this dish. Chicken, broccoli, cheddar cheese, rice and bacon create a tantalizing, warm and cozy comfort dish. And did we mention the bacon? Yum!
This recipe is great for make-ahead meals and is freezer friendly too.
23. Shrimp Scampi Foil Packets
A delicious new twist on everyone’s favorite seafood dish without all the drama! Shrimp Scampi Foil Packets are absolutely hassle-free and party ready in just 30 minutes.
This easy to prep-ahead meal needs few ingredients: shrimp, butter, white wine, garlic, lemon juice and spices. Wrapped in foil and grilled for 15 minutes, the result is a buttery, garlicky and tangy shrimp dish that is super delicious!
Serve with a side of rice and the rest of that white wine you put in the shrimp!
24. Santa Fe Chicken Foil Packets
Santa Fe Chicken Foil Packets are a Mexican inspired dish that are full of south of the border flavors.
This tantalizing meal is made with chicken, corn, black beans, bell peppers, cheese , salsa and spices. Serve with warm corn or flour tortillas, sour cream, guacamole, black olives or your favorite toppings for a delicious one plate meal.
Great to take for cook outs, camping or a summer pot luck.
25. Breakfast Foil Packets
Breakfast Foil Packets are a great for those busy week day mornings or for camping trips when you’re cooking over a camp fire.
This recipe is full of hearty ingredients, making this dish filling and super flavorful. Small potatoes, onions, peppers, breakfast sausages, and egg are all lightly seasoned and grilled to perfection.
Say goodbye to fast food take-out! Your whole family will love this one plate meal and you’ll love the easy clean up.
26. French Toast Foil Packet
Think you can’t make French Toast in a foil packet? Think again! With this fabulous recipe, French Toast Foil Packet, you’ll have a gourmet breakfast on the table in a mere 15 minutes
Loaded with basic French toast ingredients, plus cinnamon, strawberries, and walnuts, you’ll have this meal wrapped up in no time.
You can enjoy this divine dish for breakfast or even for dessert. It will be a huge success anytime!
27. Beef and Veggie Tin Foil Dinners
You really can’t go wrong with this Beef and Veggie Tin Foil Dinner recipe. It’s completely customizable and you can literally make it your own.
Simple to assemble and easy to cook, you can use any cooking method to make this effortless meal. And the recipe is really yours; throw in any combination you like. 20 minutes to prep, 20 minutes to cook and dinner is served.
Great for a campout! All you’ll need is some bread to soak up the yummy juices and some homemade cookies. Have fun!
28. Grilled Herbed Chicken and Potatoes Foil Packets
These Grilled Herbed Chicken and Potatoes Foil Packets have amazing Italian flavor. They’re easy to assemble and cook and best of all, they come out fantastic every time.
This simple must-try recipe is loaded with chicken, potatoes, mushrooms and lots of Italian spices. It’s a perfect pre-prep meal that can be stored overnight in the frig and cooked the next day. All it needs is a good loaf of Italian bread to soak up the juices and a salad or your favorite veggie.
29. Honey Mustard Salmon in Foil
Fire up your grill or oven to make this gorgeous Honey Mustard Salmon in Foil. It’s unbelievably simple to make but it’s actually a restaurant-worthy dish.
This is the easiest salmon recipe ever! Just make up a simple yet delicious honey mustard sauce, spread it over your salmon, and then grill or bake to juicy perfection. In less than 30 minutes you’ll have a gourmet meal on the table!
It’s a must-try recipe for every foodie. Enjoy with a glass of white wine.
30. Cilantro Lime Shrimp and Cauliflower Rice Foil Packs
Cilantro Lime Shrimp and Cauliflower Rice Foil Packs is a Mexican-inspired meal that is definitely going to spice up your summer.
Whether served at a gourmet dinner or a campout in the woods, you’re going to love this super seafood meal!
This healthy and super flavorful meal is loaded with cauliflower rice, corn, black beans, onions and shrimp.
You can jazz it up with your favorite Mexican toppings like avocado and cilantro after grilling. Serve with an icy cold drink and a Mexican flan for dessert. Enjoy!
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- 1 lb shrimp, tail-on, peeled and deveined
- 1/2 red bell pepper, cut into chunks
- 1/2 green bell pepper, cut into chunks
- 1 small zucchini, cut into chunks
- 1 small yellow squash, cut into chunks
- 1.5 cups corn kernels
- 1/2 small red onion, cut into chunks
- 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1.5 tsp dried thyme
- 1.5 tsp dried oregano
- 1.5 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 2 Tbsp fresh parsley, for garnish
- lemon wedges, for garnish
- Preheat grill over medium-high heat to 425 degrees.
- Mix all the veggies and shrimp along with all the seasonings and finely chopped garlic in a bowl. Dous generously with extra virgin olive oil. Toss everything well so all the seasonings are well spread. Keep it in refrigerator for few hours if you have time to season it nicely.
- Cut 4 sheets of foil into pieces measuring 12 by 15-inches.
- Divide the shrimp and veggies mixture equally among the 4 aluminum foil pieces, placing it to the center in a rectangular shape.
- Lift and bring together the two long edges. Roll the two edges together tightly several times, creating a good seal. Roll the remaining short edges up a few times to seal.5.
- Grill until shrimp is cooked through, about 12 – 14 minutes. Start with the wrapped side down, then flip the packets over halfway through grilling.
- Be careful opening the foil packets, as hot steam will escape. Garnish with parsley and serve with big lemon wedges.
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