15+ Easy Foil Packet Dinners to Serve This Summer
Foil packets are a busy cook’s best friend. (Same for the person who’s sick of washing dishes.) If you’re not yet acquainted, please let me help you change that. Foil packets go a little something like the following: Wrap some veggies, a protein, and a sauce in a piece of foil and then take your pick between throwing the packet onto the grill or into the oven. That’s it. Really! The beauty of easy foil packet recipes is that they practically make themselves. Plus, with no pots and pans to wash, foil packet dinners make cleanup a total breeze.
So just what can you cook in foil packets? The answer is just about anything. Chicken foil packets are always a hit, plus steak, sausage, fish, and shrimp are all fair game. Beans? Absolutely! And as for the vegetables, anything you have handy has a place in your foil packet. While they are some of the easiest dinners you’ll make this summer, there are a few common foil packet mistakes you’ll want to avoid (like starting with a single sheet of foil rather than a couple pieces, or using the regular stuff rather than heavy-duty aluminum foil).
These are over 15 of our favorite foil packet recipes to try.