When it comes to making food, nothing is more exciting than a culinary shortcut. Most of us don’t have hours to spend in the kitchen, yet we want to keep our meals new and exciting. That’s where making food in foil packets comes in.
It might sound strange to just wrap your food up and stick it in the oven, but using foil is a great way to cook multiple foods at once, as it is very hands off and also still gives your food a nice baked flavor. These recipes also work well over the grill or on a campfire, too.
Next time you’re trying to figure out what to make that won’t require too much slaving away in the kitchen, try one of these eight meals you can make in foil packets.
1. Lemon Chicken And Potatoes
Make a tender chicken dinner using lemon and potatoes wrapped in foil. This simple meal is filled with flavor from the citrus and herbs, and the addition of Dijon mustard provides an extra layer.
Recipe: Damn Delicious
2. Pesto Salmon And Italian Veggies
If you’re looking for a healthy, low-maintenance dinner, this one’s for you. Heart-healthy salmon is loaded with green beans and topped with pesto for a filling but nutritious meal.
Recipe: Cooking Classy
3. Shrimp Boil
Enjoy the flavors of the south with this foil packet shrimp dinner. Shrimp is mixed with potatoes, corn and Cajun seasoning for a spicy dinner that’s low-hassle.
Recipe: Damn Delicious
4. Tex Mex Nachos
Indulge in a guilty pleasure with these cheesy Tex Mex Nachos. Topped with beef, black beans, avocado, peppers and cheese, making these loaded nachos in a foil packet makes them a breeze.
Recipe: Betty Crocker
5. Sweet Potato Tacos
If you’re already a fan of the foil-baked sweet potato, you’ll want to make some sweet potato tacos. Use the veggie as your shell and load it up with your favorite taco toppings like ground meat, avocado, and cheese.
Recipe: Mel’s Kitchen Cafe
6. Philly Cheesesteak
If you’re a fan of the classic sandwich, you can make your own version without the bread in some tinfoil. Preparation may be easy, but the unique taste doesn’t change.
Recipe: High Heels and Grills
7. Grilled Peach-Glazed Pork Tenderloin
This fancy-sounding pork tenderloin dish sounds like it would require lots of hard labor, but just stick those babies into some foil for the perfect summer entree.
8. Egg Bake Breakfast
Foil packets aren’t just for dinner! Make a quick breakfast using eggs, hash browns, ham, and cheese. A morning meal has never been easier—or quite so delicious.
Recipe: Julie’s Eats And Treats