14 Foil-Packet Meals That Make Campfire Cooking a Breeze
If you’re at all wary of campsite cooking, foil will be your saving grace. Simply pile ingredients into a square of foil, wrap them up, and let the heat from your campfire take its course! You’ll end up with a camping recipe that’s comforting and concentrated in flavor every time. Here are 14 ways to get hooked on thefoil packet trend on your next camping trip.
What are good campfire foods?
Warm soups and stews, baked black or pinto beans, campfire nachos, chicken or shrimp foil packets, dutch oven bread or pasta, and oatmeal are all good campfire foods.
What should I make for dinner when camping?
Ideally, you should make a warm meal for dinner when camping. Any dish from chili, mac and cheese, and sloppy joes, to cornbread and grilled chicken cooked over the fire make great campside dinners.
Can you make foil packets ahead of time for camping?
Yes – you can make foil packets ahead of your camping trip. Just make sure that the packets are stored correctly to prevent leaks and messes!
What can you cook on a campfire in foil?
You can cook seasoned chicken, shrimp, fish, potatoes, and other veggies in foil.
How do you cook foil packets for camping?
To cook foil packets for camping, simply wrap the contents fully in foil before cooking over a campfire grill, cast iron skillet, or charcoal. Cook time will depend on the ingredients you want to eat!
Fries are a total meal – they do it in Belgium all the time! Enjoy these well-seasoned spuds post-hike. Soon, you’ll forever be a believer in the power of campfire potatoes. (via Kirbie's Cravings)
Tender sausage and soft potatoes will be just the cure for your tired, post-adventure body, and the spicy mustard this camping recipe puts on the side will keep you coming back, bite after bite. (via Garnish With Lemon)
You’ve tried them in the oven, and in the microwave at 2AM. Now, it’s time to take on nachos in a foil packet over a crackling campfire. These easy packs seal in *a lot* of heat, so every ingredient melds to the chips, and the cheese melts perfectly. (via The Cookie Rookie)
This meal looks worthy of a restaurant, but that’s just thanks to a couple simple slices of lemon. Pile the ingredients into a pouch, and cook them for less than half an hour for the ultimate campside cuisine. (via Damn Delicious)
If you’re concerned about getting all of your veggies in while sleeping in a tent, worry not! These packs, emanating the aroma of an Italian trattoria, have five different ones for nutrition. (via Hello Glow)
These creative stuffed spuds show that vegetarians aren’t limited to bland mush when camping. Inside each soft sweet potato is a hearty, meat-free chili made with kidney beans and beer. (via Fresh Off The Grid)
Cook fresh salmon over a fire, and you’ll feel like a true outdoorswoman — especially if you pretend you just caught it in the river. This succulent cut of salmon gets the Thai flavor treatment from chili and fish sauces. (viaDamn Delicious)
Ham and Cheese Hash Brown Foil Packets
Breakfast at camp doesn’t have to be all apples and granola bars. Piling pre-cooked hash browns, ham pieces, and a healthy handful of cheddar cheese into foil packs is *just* as easy. Add a fried egg on top of each finished pouch for extra sustenance! (via Damn Delicious)
Pesto and crumbly feta on top of silky salmon filets will always feel restorative, no matter how hot it is outside. (via The Seasoned Mom)
The sweet and savory glaze on these chicken breasts will likely make this recipe your camping go-to. Serve with pre-made rice or macaroni salad for the idyllic island meal. (via Family Fresh Meals)
Pesto Caprese Chicken in Foil
No meal will feel more rewarding than these Louisiana-inspired foil packets that combine hearty shrimp and sausage with crowd-pleasing corn and potatoes. Now imagine this recipe, paired with black beans. Yes, please! (via Damn Delicious)
The shrimp lovers on your trip will be pleased to find that these are actually giant packets of shrimp, made addictive with plenty of butter and red pepper flakes. If anyone brought along another stove, you could cook pasta to go along with it. (via Damn Delicious)
If you’re camping with a big group, these chicken foil packets are a filling and economical option! Each one cooks an entire chicken, smothered in barbecue sauce, and surrounded by sweet bell peppers. (via Unsophisticook)
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Additional reporting by Sally Jones and Meredith Holser.
This post has been updated.
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