These aluminum foil meals are BEST for camping and backyard cooking! Packed with protein, veggies, and loads of flavor, there’s a foil pack everyone will love!
My favorite part about foil foods is that there are so many different ones to try and you get a different taste and texture each time! Try this herbed salmon, this barbecue chicken and these perfectly cooked potatoes!
What are aluminum foil foods?
I can’t get enough packed lunches over the summer. They are so good because all the flavors are mixed in the aluminum foil. If you’ve never heard of a packed lunch, you might be in for a surprise! Aluminum foil meals are simply proteins and vegetables that are steamed in aluminum foil. It’s one of our favorite ways to cook summer meals!
My kids love putting them together because they get to choose what to put in and then help wrap the plastic wrap and wait for them to cook on the grill. We also prepare them ahead of time and take them camping with us and cook them over the fire. It’s so much fun and they make such hearty meals. And cleanup doesn’t get much easier than that! There is no dish or plate to worry about!
Can you cook these recipes without a grill?
Yes! If you don’t have a grill, your foil food can be fully cooked in your oven! We like them so much that when our grill isn’t accessible during the winter months, we can still bring them inside!
- In the oven: Follow recipe directions to assemble foil packet. Then place them on a baking sheet. If your recipe says to cook your foil packets on a grill over medium heat, you can bake your foil packet in the oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Cook about 1.5 times as the recipe calls for. So if the recipe says to grill it for 10 minutes, cook it in the oven for 25 minutes. Always check the temperature of your meat with a meat thermometer.
Hobo Dinner Foil Packets
These delicious stuffed bum dinners are perfect for cooking a mixture of carrots, potatoes, and meat in a foil bag. It’s fun to make and an easy summer dinner option!
Ingredients: lean ground beef, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper, new potatoes, large carrots, onion, olive oil, Italian dressing, Colby Jack cheese
Garlic Lime Buttered Salmon with Foil Asparagus
Salmon Garlic Lime Butter with Leafy Asparagus is so easy to make with simple ingredients. The flavor makes this salmon absolutely amazing and it comes out of the oven perfectly tender and crumbly!
Ingredients: salmon, asparagus, salt and pepper, butter, garlic, lime juice, lime zest, chopped parsley to decorate
Grilled baked vegetables
These foil-wrapped grilled vegetables made with heavy-duty Reynolds Wrap® foil are perfect for barbecue season! They are cooked directly on the grill and are tender and seasoned to perfection. This is a side dish you can’t miss!
Ingredients: green bell pepper, red bell pepper, Brussels sprouts, corn on the cob, new potatoes, olive oil, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, salt, pepper, Reynolds Wrap® Heavy Duty Foil
Honey Garlic Honey Chicken
This beautiful foil pack Honey Garlic Chicken It’s packed with amazing flavors! These meals are perfect for summer when you want to keep the heat out of the house (no oven!) and minimize the mess. It is also ideal for camping.
Ingredients: rice, water, chicken breasts: (4 ounces per piece of chicken breast per package), salt and pepper, white flour, baby carrots, red pepper, broccoli, reduced sodium soy sauce, honey, minced garlic, juice fresh lemon, sriracha, ground ginger, cornstarch (+1 tablespoon water), optional garnish: finely chopped cilantro
Parmesan Garlic Potato Foil Packets
Garlic Parmesan Foil Packets are potatoes that are cooked to perfection and have the best Garlic Parmesan flavor! These are a fantastic side dish to any meal!
Ingredients: red potatoes, olive oil, grated Parmesan cheese, garlic cloves, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, chopped parsley for garnish, freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Chicken Fajita Packages
These Chicken Fajita Foil Packets are an easy dinner recipe perfect for summer! Sliced chicken, bell peppers, and red onions are cooked together with an easy homemade fajita, grilled or baked. Serve them with warm tortillas for a no-fuss meal!
Ingredients: pitted, sweet pepper, green pepper, large red onion, oil, chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, salt, black pepper, onion powder, paprika, tortillas
Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Foil Packets
Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Sheet Packs are loaded with shrimp, sausage, summer vegetables and topped with Cajun spices. They are quick and easy and packed with flavor!
Ingredients: Large Prawns, Pork or Chicken Sausage, Medium Zucchini, Medium Yellow Squash, Asparagus Bunch, Red Bell Pepper, Salt & Pepper, Olive Oil, Cajun Seasoning
Grilled Honey Grilled Foil Packets
Grilled Honey BBQ Chicken Leaf Packets are the easiest summer meal with virtually no cleanup! Perfectly tender chicken is grilled with fresh summer vegetables and covered in a delicious sweet and tangy barbecue sauce.
Ingredients: Heavy Duty Foil, boneless skinless chicken breasts, seasoned salt, black pepper, olive oil, corn on the cob, zucchini, red bell pepper, red onion, fresh chopped parsley,! For the honey barbecue sauce, barbecue sauce, honey, apple cider vinegar, smoked paprika, chili powder
Shrimp Sheet Packs
Shrimp Foil Packets bring you juicy, tender shrimp and vegetables seasoned with Cajun spices! These pack all the flavor and amazing flavor of Cajun cuisine without the mess!
Ingredients: on the cob, new red potatoes, shrimp, smoked sausage, slices, butter, olive oil, Old Bay seasoning, salt and pepper, parsley
Butter Garlic Salmon Foil Packets
Garlic Butter Herb Salmon Sheet Packs are made with tender, flaky salmon with fresh summer vegetables. They are perfectly cooked with the best blend of garlic and herbs and will become a family favorite!
Ingredients: 6 oz salmon fillets, bunch of asparagus, chili, zucchini, yellow squash, salt and pepper, butter, fresh chopped parsley, garlic cloves, fresh rosemary, fresh thyme, salt, pepper
POTATO PACKETS WITH CHEESE SAUSAGE
Potato, Sausage and Cheese Foil Packs are easy to assemble and come packaged with sausage, potatoes, vegetables and cheese. These are perfect for a camping trip or quick dinner and are sure to be a hit!
Ingredients: package, this pound red new potatoes, this pound green beans, bell peppers, onion, dried oregano, dried parsley flakes, garlic powder, paprika, unsalted butter, salt and pepper, Cache Valley Sharp shredded cheddar cheese, optional: chopped fresh parsley
Butter Herb Steak Foil Packets
Garlic Butter Herb Steak Sheet Packs Melt-in-your-mouth beef with hearty vegetables that are grilled to perfection with herb-garlic butter. This is an amazing meal not to be missed!
Ingredients: small red potatoes, carrots, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, red onion, salt and pepper, olive oil, sirloin steak, butter, fresh chopped parsley, garlic cloves, fresh rosemary, fresh thyme, salt, pepper
Hawaiian BBQ Grilled Chicken in Foil
Foil Grilled Hawaiian Grilled Chicken has the most amazing sweet and tangy pineapple barbecue sauce. Grilled to perfection with fresh pineapple and delicious summer vegetables!
Ingredients: boneless skinless chicken breasts, BBQ sauce, pineapple slices, soy sauce, garlic, red bell pepper, zucchini, green onions
Originally published June 12, 2018
Updated on July 20, 2022