You can’t go wrong with grill foil packets… whether you make them over a campfire, on your grill, or even in your oven, they are a delicious, no-mess meal the whole family will love!
We have been making foil dinners a lot lately because it has been so HOT here in Idaho! When the temps start reaching triple-digits I will do anything I can to keep the heat out of my kitchen. We love doing grill foil packets in the Summertime because they don’t heat up the house, the whole family loves them, and there is NO MESS (that is the best part, really).
Surprisingly, many people I have talked to don’t know how to make grill foil packets. There really isn’t much to them– they are so easy to do! You just throw all the food in, fold it up (see how to fold up grill foil packets below) and put it over a grill, a campfire, or even in the oven (see notes below on how to do foil packets in the oven).
Not only is there virtually no mess when making them– there is no mess when EATING from them either! My family will eat them right out of the foil packet, crumple up the foil, and throw it away. This is also the perfect meal for camping. You can prepare the packets ahead of time and throw them on the fire when you get to your campsite… again, no mess.
If you don’t have a grill or aren’t wanting the outdoor experience, you can also make these in your oven at 400-degrees for the same amount of time. Just place each packet on a cookie sheet and bake as you would on the grill. Another great thing about these foil packets is that each person can make and customize their own, which makes EVERYONE happy. No one picking through the contents and turning up their nose because a shrimp touched their potatoes… etc.. We like to dip some of the contents of the packets in ranch dressing or BBQ sauce, but it is great as-is if you want to serve it plain, too!
If you haven’t tried grill foil packets yet– now is the time. You are going to love them! Also be sure to try our Grilled Foil Ranch Potatoes — they are a great side dish to any outdoor meal. If you are looking for something sweeter, our Grilled Banana Split Boats are the perfect foil-wrapped dessert!
10 minPrep Time
35 minCook Time
45 minTotal Time
- 8-12 pieces of corn on the cob (4 full cobs cut in half or in thirds)
- 4 red potatoes, washed and cubed
- 20-30 uncooked shrimp (peeled or not, it's up to you)
- 1 Lb. smoked sausage, cut into chunks
- melted butter (or olive oil), to taste
- 1/2 c. chicken broth (you may not need that much)
- Cajun/Creole seasoning (we like to use Tony Chachere's brand), to taste
- salt and pepper, to taste
- (makes 4 grill packets)
- Heat grill to 400-degrees (you can do this in your oven, too, at the same temp.).
- Evenly distribute corn, potatoes, shrimp, and sausage between 4 heavy-duty foil sheets (appx 12x18 inches each).
- Drizzle melted butter and about 2 Tbsp. chicken broth over each foil packet.
- Season evenly (and generously), to taste with Cajun seasoning and salt and pepper.
- Tightly seal foil packets by folding up the sides over the contents and tightly folding up the ends over the seam.
- Grill 30-40 minutes or until potatoes are tender, flipping once half-way through (be careful opening the packets to check for doneness, the steam inside is VERY hot)!
Cuisine: Camping/Grilling |
Notes: Some people have found that their potatoes don’t quite get done enough. Some of our readers have recommended boiling or microwaving the potatoes for a minute or two before adding to the packets. We haven’t had a problem with the potatoes being under-done but this is definitely an option for those of you who are concerned about it! Another option would be to cut the potatoes smaller so they cook faster.where to meet entrepreneurs why tech layoffs which project management software is best where is solutions store how much solution for hoover carpet cleaner where's project runway where business intelligence is used who project kenyatta university what solution to use for window tint how much manufacturing overhead was applied to production how technological change affects jobs how much businessman in india how science is unlocking the secrets of addiction what technology was made in 2020 which startup disk to choose where are you from teaching ideas teachers day who is responsible for equipment which project runway designers are successful how system restore windows 10 how many design principles are there why development of resources is required how many company in usa how many miles is 5166 steps how often growth scans how much startup pay how system in human body how far technology has come what business quarter are we in what startup programs do i need how system restore works what products to use for skin cycling how much product manager salary when project runway 2022 how many science bear quests are there how manager can improve employee performance why device manager can't open how many product searches start on amazon why technology is important in education how workers compensation is calculated how products are classified where the solutions to the identified problems presented startup who is the best how far london to ireland what business should i start quiz how much manager salary startup where to start how much science is in psychology how equipment works pulse oximeter where project adam was filmed who manufactures moderna vaccine how much start up how often teach this how much engineering cost in india why technology is important in our life how often should decalcifying solutions be changed why manager position how many teaching positions are open in texas where's the london stadium startup where to start where's file manager on iphone worm device how much science is required for upsc how many engineering jobs are there where business ideas come from why london weather is bad how much manager paid how much project coordinators make where to launch kayak on windermere how many solution are there to this nonlinear system where design store who system classification which technology hides the existence of data where to find system preferences on mac where device manager windows 10 how many company in usa which design is subject to chromatic aberration where to design clothes online how much london bus when development proceeds in a stepwise fashion how much manufacturing overhead was applied where design is found how much start up money small business who designs buildings and houses from where nykaa products come how entrepreneur helps society london who to vote for where business meets fashion how many system of a down albums are there who project in india when device is offline how many solution are there for equation log4 x 1 how often should decalcifying solutions be changed what products to use for curly hair how many technology are there in the world where is roadmap in jira how often should disinfectant solutions be changed startup costs how many development region in nepal how many technology companies in the world how company stock options work how much product to use in curly hair which technology uses a tunneling protocol which system is independent and inconsistent solution whose ph is above 7 which engineering should i choose where to get business casual clothes what management style do you prefer how to start the startup who's a scientist why equipment calibration is important when startup india launched how much business license cost what device is 8000x where are you from design how many equipment in an equipment deck when technology was invented where management was first used