19 Meals You Didn’t Know You Could Make in Foil Packets

This summer, the new trend for grilling is undoubtedly foil packet meals. It’s easy to see why! You can make some seriously delicious meals, filled with all the best flavors of summer, all in one simple tin foil packet. You just plop that packet on the grill (with all your ingredients inside) and let it cook!When you serve your packets, your guests will open them up to find fully prepared dinners inside. This is some actual summer magic. Check out our 20 favorite foil packet dinners for you to try this summer.

When you serve your packets, your guests will open them up to find fully prepared dinners inside. This is some actual summer magic. Check out our 19 favorite foil packet dinners that you have to try this summer.

  1. Sausage and Veggie Packet

    Home Made Interest

    Nothing is more delicious than some spicy sausage and mixed summer veggies on a hot summer night. The flavors are perfectly suited for one another and grilling it all in a foil packet brings in a totally new, smokey flavor.

  2. Spiced Corn on the Cobb

    Food Network

    A true summer classic: corn on the cob. Instead of boiling your corn, infuse it with some rich spices on the grill in this packet meal.

  3. Parmesan-Ranch Grilled Chicken

    Betty Crocker

    Lean, healthy chicken with the amazing flavor combination of Parmesan cheese and ranch dressing. Throw in some hearty vegetables (potatoes and asparagus) to also absorb all that amazing flavor.

  4. Trout Foil Packet

    Lemon, Thyme, and Ginger

    Seafood is a summertime must. Trout is easy to dress up with different veggies, and seasonings like fresh lemon and dill, especially when it’s being roasted in a foil packet.

  5. Grilled Peppers and Zucchini

    Taste of Home

    For our vegetarian friends, this combination is out of this world. But for meat eaters, this is still an awesome foil meal. We always think that meat is the only thing we can grill, but we forget that veggies taste amazing, too!

  6. Bacon and Cheese Baked Potato

Everyday Food

This is your classic baked potato like you’ve never seen it before. Cut a potato open and cover it in as many cheeses as your heart desires (a little bacon and chives never hurt anybody, either), wrap it in the foil, and stick in on the grill for a cheese-lovers dream.

7. Grilled Banana S’mores

Tablespoon

Dinner isn’t the only thing you can make on the grill – you can make dessert, too! Picture this sweet treat as a giant s’more…just nestled inside a banana with crunchy cereal pieces. We can’t handle this.

8. Crab-Stuffed Sole

Taste of Home

Looking to get a little fancy with your seafood? Take some sole and stuff it with savory crab meat. Season your heart out and make sure to add some herbs and tomatoes in the packet for EXTRA flavor. When you open the packet off the grill, you’ll have a restaurant-worthy seafood dish to indulge in.

9. Garlic-Ginger Salmon

Taste of Home

Of all the summertime seafood out there, salmon is without a doubt our favorite. Why? Because you can play with the most fun flavor combinations on salmon! Take, for example, this ginger -garlic salmon foil packet. Grilled to perfection and bursting with flavor, this is a dinner to die for.

10. Jerk Chicken Wings

Food Network

You can even make wings in foil packets! No more turning over each and every drumstick, let your chicken cook to perfection inside of your handy tinfoil. Try turning up the heat a little with these jerk chicken wings, filled with a spicy Jamaican kick.

11. Garlic Shrimp

Food Network

All you need for this amazing seafood recipe? Shrimp, garlic, lemon…and some tinfoil! Grilling shrimp is a little known way to make a truly extraordinary dinner, and we just made it that much easier for your with this simple packet recipe.

12. Paella

Food Network

If you’re looking to try something a little different from your usual meat and potatoes, cook up some Spanish paella. This flavorful rice dish can be customized any way you’d like – this is chicken and shrimp paella, but you can do scrod, lamb, beef, or vegetarian paella, too! And each recipe is easy to do with this foil packet hack.

13. Bread Pudding

Food Network

Another packet recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth. Make some bread pudding on the grill for your next dinner party, and fill it with all your favorite ingredients! Berries, chocolate chips – the options are endless. Plus, your guests won’t believe how you made it…

14. Spicy Cajun Jambalaya 

Clean Eating Magazine

Bring some Cajun flavor to your barbecue with this spicy jambalaya foil packet. Another dish that’s perfect for customizing, you can add whatever you want to make your jambalaya amazing – but don’t skimp on the chili peppers or other Cajun spices!

 15. Chicken Fajitas

Real Housemoms

You read that right – you can make fajitas in foil packets. Seriously, is there anything these packet meals can’t make? Grill up your favorite fajitas with chicken, peppers, and onions, you’ll just get a little extra smokey flavor from the grill. There is nothing wrong with that.

16. Caprese Chicken

Damn Delicious

Another one bursting with the flavor of the Mediterranean! Caprese chicken is always great – the flavors of the juicy tomato, strong basil, and savory mozzarella combine in a beautiful symphony of tastes – but it’s even BETTER when you don’t have to slave over a stove to make it!

17. Philly Cheesesteak Packet

50 Campfires

Capture all the flavors of juicy shaved steak, peppers, onions, and melted cheese that make the Philly cheesesteak such a classic sandwich all in your foil packet! You’ll save a little on carbs by nixing bread (but you can always put the full sandwich in the packet, if you wanted) and save a little on your nerves by not having to stress out about making these hoagies.

18. Jalapeno Steak

Sandy Toes and Popsicles

When we think of grilling, we probably all think right away about a big, juicy steak. You can make steak in your foil packets, sure, but we would highly suggest giving it a special twist. In your foil packet, season your cut with cilantro and top it off with jalapeno slices for a perfectly infused cut of meat.

19. Cheesy Potatoes and Hot Dogs

Taste of Home

The kid inside of you is probably freaking out right now – and for good reason! This foil packet is reminiscent of a childhood favorite – hot dog casserole. But it’s grilled up now…because you’re a fancy adult. Grill up some onions, potato slices, and hot dogs (or sausage) with LOTS of cheese in your foil packet for the ultimate summer dinner.

Do you have any amazing foil packet recipes? Share them in the comments section below.