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20+ Foil Packet Recipes for the Grill or Campfire

These foil packet camping recipes are perfect for cooking on the grill or over the campfire.  Pack these easy camping meals on your next camping trip!

This campfire chili cheese dip recipe is super easy to make and super delicious.  Perfect for adding to your meal planning this summer!

We love to go camping every summer, so I have become somewhat of a tinfoil packet aficionado. The beauty of foil packet recipes is how simple and delicious they are.

I don’t need to worry about exact measurements. Each pack can be customized to suit our different tastes. The best thing about foil packet cooking is that it also makes for extremely easy cleanup!

Today I have rounded up some of our all time favorite foil packet recipes for the whole family…

Too busy to make these right away?! Pin it for later!  Pin these recipes to your favorite camping board on Pinterest and they’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.

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Here’s How to Make a Tinfoil Packet

  • Cut two pieces of aluminum foil large enough to cover the entire meal (about 12″). Layer the sheets of foil one on top of the other. Optional: spray the interior with non-stick cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
  • Place recipe ingredients in the center. Bring up the longer sides of the foil and fold together. Grasp one end and roll it up, repeat with the other end. A 2-inch fold is ideal.
  • Alternatively, foil pie plates may be used to cook foil packet meals. Simply place the recipe ingredients into the pie plate and cover with aluminum foil before cooking.
  • For best results, cook the foil packet on a grill over the open fire.
  • Use caution when handling the foil packet, as it can become hot while cooking.

Foil Packet Dinners

Delight your taste buds with this chicken bacon ranch foil pack recipe. A savory blend of chicken, bacon, ranch seasoning and melty cheese!

Steak on a bed of broccoli and diced bell peppers topped with teriyaki sauce, diced green onions and sesame seeds in a foil packet.

Try this teriyaki steak foil pack recipe for a delicious easy dinner! Juicy steak marinated in teriyaki sauce with fresh veggies, sealed in foil and cooked to perfection!

Chicken on a bed of sliced bell peppers and zucchini topped with melted shredded cheese and jalapeno slices with a lime wedge garnish in a foil packet.

This salsa chicken foil pack recipe is a dinner time staple. Juicy chicken, vibrant salsa, fresh veggies, and cheese, foil wrapped and baked to perfection!

Steak, sliced mushrooms and baby yellow potatoes cooked in a foil packet with garlic butter and fresh parsley garnish.

Indulge in the flavors of these garlic butter steak & mushroom foil packs. Juicy steak, savory mushrooms and potatoes all sealed in foil and cooked to perfection!

Chicken and vegetables covered in teriyaki sauce in a foil packet.

These delicious teriyaki chicken foil packs are quick to prep & easy to cleanup. Simply wrap chicken, veggies & sauce in foil then cook to perfection!

For a delicious twist on traditional grilled chicken, try this pineapple coconut tinfoil packet chicken. It has so much flavor!

This easy tinfoil packet butter chicken gets a 5-star rating every time I make it.

Campfire Philly Cheesecake Sandwich in a foil packet.

This campfire Philly cheesesteak recipe is one of the most viewed on the blog, so it MUST be good! Roast beef, veggies, and melty cheese combine into a quick and delicious sandwich.

Philly cheesesteak with sliced bell pepper and cheese in a foil pack.

This tinfoil packet Philly cheesesteak recipe is also perfect for making campfire Philly cheesesteak sandwiches!

Steak and sliced bell peppers covered in melted cheese in a foil packet.

Craving fajitas? Loaded with tender steak, bell peppers, and onions, this simple tinfoil packet fajita recipe is absolutely delicious! Change it up by using chicken breasts, instead of beef, for a whole new dish.

Ground chicken covered in melted cheese in a foil packet.

Make a taco filling and top it with lettuce and sour cream. This tinfoil packet taco salad is another one of our favorite dishes!

Large loaf of bread with pepperoni and melted cheese oozing out the sides on a bed of foil.

This campfire pizza bake is such an easy foil packet meal and always delicious!

Nachos with salsa, ground beef and melted cheese in a foil packet.

This tinfoil packet nacho recipe is a great way to enjoy pub style nachos while camping. Add this recipe to your next camping trip!

Tips and Tricks

  • When planning for camping, I like to do as much prep as possible at home, while I have access to hot running water. It makes clean up so much easier.
  • Place foil packs on a baking sheet if you are worried about the packet leaking on the grill.
  • Use sheets of heavy duty foil or double wrap your packet if you are worried out breakage.
  • To be sure that your meat is thoroughly cooked, check the internal temperature using an instant-read thermometer.
  • Any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge or a cooler.

Foil Packet Sides

Corn on the Cobb in a Foil Packet.

This corn on the cob foil packet recipe is a summer time staple and the perfect side dish for grilling and camping!

Baked Potatoes in Foil topped with sour cream, bacon and diced green onions.

Experience the perfect baked potatoes in foil with this simple and delicious recipe. Enjoy tender potatoes with a crispy skin every time!

Grilled Vegetables in Foil packet.

These are the best grilled vegetables in foil – they make the perfect dish for summer! Add this vegetable foil pack recipe to your next barbecue or camping trip.

Sliced Potato and Onion in a Foil Packet.

This potato and onion foil packet recipe is a summer time staple and the perfect side dish for grilling and camping!

Cauliflower covered in cheesy buffalo sauce in a foil packet.

This buffalo cauliflower bake recipe is absolutely delicious and perfect for making ahead to take on your next camping trip.

Chili topped with cream cheese , swirled with melted cheese, surrounded by tortilla chips in a foil packet.

This campfire chili cheese dip recipe is super easy to make and super delicious.  Perfect for adding to your meal planning this summer!

Fries topped with melted cheese in a foil packet.

Tinfoil packet cheesy fries are the perfect side dish to go with a hot dog or burger. They are always a crowd pleaser with the kids too!

Layers of ground beef, salsa, guacamole and sour cream in a foil packet.

This nacho dip recipe is easy AND super yummy! Serve it as an appetizer or make it a full meal.

Campfire Spinach Dip in a foil packet surrounded by sliced bread.

This campfire spinach dip recipe is always a winner with the adults! Make it as an easy side dish or enjoy it as a snack around the campfire.

Vegetable Campfire Dip in a foil packet surrounded by sliced cucumber and nacho chips.

We make this cheesy campfire dip every time that we head into the great outdoors!

Loaded campfire potatoes topped with melted cheese, bacon, chives and sour cream in a foil packet.

Loaded campfire potatoes are perfect for pairing with grilled steak or BBQ chicken. These potato foil packets will quickly become a family favorite.

Loaded Campfire Cauliflower topped with melted cheese, bacon and chives in a foil packet.

This loaded campfire cauliflower has all the delicious flavors of our loaded potato recipe, but with a low carb twist that your taste buds will love.

Foil Packet Breakfast

Cooked eggs topped with ground sausage, diced veggies and cheese in a foil packet.

This foil packet breakfast bake is the perfect meal for camping. It’s super easy to make, totally yummy and simple to prepare ahead of time.

Cubes of french bread cooked and topped with powdered sugar and strawberries in a foil packet.

This foil packet french toast recipe is the easiest way to make delicious french toast while camping!  Add this simple recipe to your camping meal planning.

While hot dogs and peanut butter are camping staples, these easy camping recipes take things to the next level. It’s amazing the easy recipes that you can make with just a camping stove!

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Our Camp Cooking Essentials

  • pie iron camp cooker makes cooking over the open fire super easy. Check out these 20+ Pie Iron Recipe Ideas for tons of camp cooker inspiration! Or visit my how to use a pie iron post for tips.
  • Foil pie plates make tinfoil packet meals even easier with the sturdy base that they provide.
  • We love this Dutch oven for making one pot meals and this Coleman camp stove is an easy way to enjoy outdoor cooking.
  • These grilling bags that I recently found are amazing! Simply add all of your ingredients to the bag at home then throw it on the campfire or grill when camping in the great outdoors.
  • We love these BBQ cooking gloves because they make handling campfire food a whole lot safer!

Whether you are looking for a main dish, side, or snack, discover new favorites for your camping menu this summer season with today’s foil packet dinners.

I would love for you to check out my new blog, Campfire Foodie, where I’m sharing ALL of the camping recipes!!

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I loved your Loaded Potatoes! My husband greatly enjoyed it! I just have a quick question, how do you keep it from burning? I used the parchment paper idea, and precooked the potatoes so they didn’t have to go as long. But my edges got burned. It happens as well when I cook with veggies. Sometimes the top is still uncooked but the bottom is burned. Any suggestions? Or maybe you have covered this in a different article that I missed?