4 Easy Foil Packet Meals to Throw in the Oven, on the Grill, Or Take Camping (+ Dessert Idea)

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Need some foil packet meal inspiration for grilling or camping?

Compiling individual meals in foil packets is such a convenient and mess-free way to eat while camping, tailgating, or simply to prep ahead tonight’s dinner for the oven or outside BBQ grill! They are similar to easy sheet pan meals and super simple to compile.

foil packet meals on grill

Once foil packet meals are ready, each person can dig into a delicious individually portioned homemade meal. I especially love the roasted and crisped texture the foods get in tin foil meals!

Today I am sharing four different protein and veggie foil packet meal combinations. I also have a fun dessert option to make use of delicious summer berries.

compiling tin foil meals

Tips for making yummy foil packet meals:

    • For those that don’t love the idea of cooking on foil, sometimes I will layer a smaller piece of parchment paper over a larger 12×18 piece of foil. It makes it less likely to stick too. I also use olive oil or non-stick spray.
    • Seal the top of the foil, but still leave just a little room at the top for steam. For larger packets, I also use two layers of foil to ensure it won’t break on the grill.
    • Make sure to cut your veggies into pretty small pieces so they will get tender faster and cook at the same speed as the protein. You can even consider using frozen veggies as those work great in foil packets too!
    • In general, foil packets can be made in the oven or on the BBQ grill. The cook times may vary slightly so you may need to check near the end of cook times for doneness. I think 425 degrees is a good temperature to cook them in the oven, and medium heat on the grill. If your grill has a thermometer, try to get it to as close to 425 degrees.

Here are some of my favorite foil packet meal ideas:

1.) Ground Beef and Veggies Foil Packet Meal

ingredients for ground beef and veggie foil packet dinner

This casual tin foil dinner is so filling with delicious chopped-up potatoes and veggies. You can change it up with desired vegetables and seasonings. The simplicity of the meal makes it super comforting and a yummy family favorite!

Serves: 4


tin foil dinner


  1. Preheat the oven or grill to 425 degrees.
  2. Mix the ground beef with the dried soup packet, and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl mix the veggies with olive oil and steak seasoning.
  4. To each foil packet, add 1/4 of the veggies, and top with a burger patty.
  5. Bake 35 to 40 minutes on the grill or in the oven.

ground beef foil packet dinner after grilling

2.) Salmon & Asparagus Foil Packet Meal

salmon tin foil dinner ingredients

This beautiful foil meal packet features simple herbed butter salmon and asparagus. You can make your own herbed butter or see if your store sells premade for a shortcut. Stacking the fish on top of lemon slices is a smart way to avoid sticking and is delicious too! Check out Butcher Box’s salmon fillets for this recipe- YUM!

Serves: 4


salmon foil packet meal before grilling


  1. Preheat the oven or grill to 425 degrees.
  2. Cut a lemon in half. Cut one of the halves into three slices and lay on an 8×12 piece of foil, and lay a piece of fish overtop the lemon slices. Using the other half of the lemon, and squeeze the lemon juice over the top of the fish. Add herbed butter to the top of the fish. Repeat for all 4 packets.
  3. Toss the veggies with olive oil and salt and pepper.
  4. Divide the veggies among the four foil packets to the side of the fish.
  5. Seal each packet and cook for 20-22 minutes on the grill or in the oven until veggies are tender and salmon is flaky.

salmon and veggies foil packet meal on the grill

3.) Sausage, Corn, and Potatoes Foil Packet Meal 

sausage and corn foil packet meal

This foil packet features smoked sausage with veggies and potatoes for a delicious mix of flavors and textures! I used cajun seasoning for the veggies and loved the tasty result.

Serves: 4


sausage and veggie tin foil meal idea


  1. Preheat the oven or grill to 425 degrees.
  2. Chop veggies and sausage into bite-size pieces, and the corn into thirds or quarters.
  3. In a large bowl, toss all with olive oil and seasoning.
  4. Assemble packets by first stacking two pieces of tin foil, adding sausage & veggies on top, and sealing it with a top layer of foil, pressing the edges together.
  5. Grill for about 18-20 minutes until veggies are crisp-tender.

sausage and veggie foil packet meal after grilling

4.) Chicken Fajitas Foil Packet meal 

foil packet chicken fajitas ingredients

Fajitas are a winning meal everyone loves and they are super easy to prepare as a tin foil dinner. Use a seasoning packet if camping or feel free to make your own blend. Serve with warm tortillas on the side, avocado, sour cream, and all your favorite toppings!

Serves: 4


making fajitas foil packet meal


  1. Preheat the oven or grill to 425 degrees.
  2. To a large bowl, add the sliced peppers, onion, chicken, and olive oil. Toss the fajita seasoning and coat evenly.
  3. To an 8×12 piece of foil, add 1/4 of the mixture to each and seal the edges.
  4. Place on the grill or the oven for 15-20 minutes until cooked through.
  5. Serve with warmed tortillas, sliced avocado, sour cream, and a squeeze of lime.

chicken fajitas foil packet meal

5.) Berry Crisp Foil Packets Dessert

ingredients for berry foil packets

Fresh berries are topped with sweetened oatmeal and butter, then grilled for a delicious sweet dessert. Top with vanilla ice cream for an over-the-top indulgence. 

Serves: 4


making a berry crisp in tin foil


  1. Preheat the oven or grill to 425 degrees.
  2. Spray four 8×10 inch pieces of foil with nonstick spray.
  3. Combine the berries in one bowl and sweeten them with granulated sugar.
  4. In another bowl, combine oats, butter, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt.
  5. For each packet: Spoon a layer of berries onto the middle of the foil, followed by a layer of oat mixture. Repeat with another layer of berries and oats. Place the 2nd piece of foil on top, and seal the ends.
  6. Place foil packets on the oven or grill. Cook for about 15-18 minutes until berries are melted and bubbling, and the oatmeal mixture is browned.
  7. Serve warm as is, or topped with whipped cream or ice cream.

berry crisp in tin foil

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About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.

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Comments 21

  1. peachcraze

    We do this frequently and cook them in our fire pit. We do one very similar to the beef only I use butter instead of olive oil. I run my veggies through a salad shooter, that way they are all the same thickness and they don’t take forever to cook. I also use the extra thick tin foil and wrap them twice…you don’t want them to break! So yummy!!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      So awesome! Thanks for all your great tips πŸ™‚

  2. Tracy

    Brutal stories are another good veggie to put in your foil packs.

    • GAmommyof4

      Brussel Sprouts?

      • Shirl


    • Tracy

      Oh my!! Auto correct 😳. Yes Brussel Sprouts πŸ˜„

  3. Nicole

    The parchment is such a good idea for another reason too! I will make the perfect little foil packs then somehow ALWAYS manage to tear them on the bottom so everything leaks out!! I bet the parchment would help hold it together for my inevitable self inflicted disasters!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes, I feel like it does! Thanks Nicole πŸ™‚

  4. Vironika

    I’m hooked!!! I just can’t decide which one to try first!!! I already want more ideas! Thank you!!! 😍😊

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh yay thanks for stopping by!

  5. kevashell

    These look disgusting. No thank you.

    • KKStanley

      Seriously?? Was that comment necessary? No one said you had to make them…
      I’m sure those recipes, pictures and posting took a lot of time. Very rude!!
      I personally think they all look amazing!

      • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

        Thanks so much for your kindness. πŸ’•

  6. KKStanley

    Wow!! All those ideas for foil packet meals look amazing! You did such a great job showing all the fresh ingredients and including step by step instructions on the assembly process. Great ideas for busy folks who enjoy eating healthy tasty food. The options are endless! Thank you Lina for all your wonderful ideas!!πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Aw that’s so sweet. Thanks so much this made my day. πŸ’•πŸ™Œ

  7. shinepm

    Print option doesn’t work

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      DARN! Thanks for letting us know! Checking on this now!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hello again! We’re still working on a fix to be able to print these with the icon above. In the meantime, you can still print this page when you use Ctrl P on your keyboard OR head to the to right of your browser options to select print. Hope this is helpful!

  8. Lisa Barnes

    I love this. I can prep in the morning before work and have my husband grill for dinner. QUESTION: Can these be freezer meals? Can I make 8 foil packets and freeze 4 of them (in foil) and place in a ziplock, in my freezer for later? BTW Thanks for the great pictures. It helps to see the size of your veggies and meat patties.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh I think that sounds like a smart idea about freezing! And yes this can be a great food prep idea. Thanks Lisa!

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