When we are camping or spending time on the road one our favorite things to do is cook outside over a campfire.

Foil packet meals are a great option when you’re low on time and there aren’t a ton of amenities around. Just toss a few ingredients in aluminum foil and grill. It’s so easy!!   

Cooking foil packet meals over the campfire is ideal not only because it’s a quick way to cook but because clean up is a breeze. 

For your ease, we’ve rounded up some of the best foil packet recipes right here.

What do I need to be successful at cooking foil packet meals?

I’m glad you asked but because cooking your food in foil is so easy you need very few things. You’ll need the ingredients for your meal, a lighter, a campfire, and a good high-quality aluminum wrap.

Make sure you don’t use the cheap foil. You want something with a bit of heft to guarantee that all your ingredients cook evenly and the foil doesn’t tear on you.

1. Philly Cheesesteak

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I can’t think of a better way to prepare Philly cheese sandwiches than over an open campfire. The campfire will give your peppers just what they need to be amazing

2. Grilled butter garlic steak and potatoes 

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Steak and potatoes were meant to be paired. Add in some yummy garlic and some good seasonings to this foil-wrapped dinner and you’ll have a bunch of happy campers

3. Grilled Hawaiian Barbecue Chicken in A foil Wrap

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Sweet pineapple and tangy barbecue sauce are perfect for your chicken and veggies.

Loaded with flavor, this Grilled Hawaiian Barbecue Chicken takes your chicken recipe to the next level. And it can all be on your dinner table in less than 30 minutes.

4. Campfire Paella

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Ever since we visited Spain I’ve been addicted to paella. In the past, we’ve prepared our paella in our dutch oven but these individually wrapped packets give the paella a bit of campfire love.

Another easy and fun way to cook around the fire is in a dutch oven.  How To Pick The Right Dutch Oven Plus Our Favorite Recipes.

5. Tex Mex White Bean & Chicken 

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You CAN eat healthy while camping! Who knew? These Campfire Tex Mex White Bean Chicken Foil Packets were an absolute hit.  Chicken foil packets are the way to go when camping! 

6. Grilled Cheesy Fries

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Let me start out by saying I LOVE french fries, so when I saw this recipe for foil-wrapped french fries I couldn’t resist. All I can say is YUUUM!

7. Bacon Ranch Grilled Potatoes 

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These foil packets stuffed with flavorful grilled potatoes are sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Who can resist bacon and ranch? Not me!  These are a perfect side dish for a campfire gathering.

8. Campfire Loaded Nachos

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No mess, no fuss Loaded Nachos are the easiest foil packet meal around. Load up your tortilla chips with black beans, juicy tomatoes, shredded cheddar cheese, olives, and some green onions for a quick lunch or dinner.

9. Creamy salsa verde chicken with rice and veggies

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In the mood for Mexican? This creamy salsa verde chicken with rice and veggies is amazing! No need to pre-cook the rice or chicken. This dish takes no more than 10 minutes to assemble and is bursting with delicious Mexican flavor.

10. Shrimp Boil In a foil packet

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No foil packed dinner list would be complete without a shrimp meal.  This shrimp boil is delicious and the clean up is so easy.

11. Hot Ham and Pineapple Campfire Sandwich

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These Hot Ham and Pineapple Campfire Sandwiches are a delicious and easy recipe.  Doesn’t that pineapple and grilled cheese look delicious?

12. Thai Salmon 

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Thai is one of our absolute favorites!  I can’t think of a better way to prepare salmon than with a Thai flair.  The cilantro, peanuts, and chili sauce give this dish a flavor like no other!

13. Shrimp Pasta 

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Didn’t know you can do pasta in a tin foil pack? Oh yes, you can! This scrumptious shrimp pasta is a perfect crowd-pleaser.

The trick to cooking this dish is using partially cooked pasta and a hearty homemade sauce.

Toss that all in some heavy-duty aluminum foil with your raw shrimp and your packets are ready for the campfire.

14. Lemon Chicken Asparagus 

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Simple Lemon Chicken & Asparagus Foil Packs are an easy and incredibly delicious 30-minute meal you can do over the campfire with ease.

15. Sausage Green Bean And Potato 

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I love grilled sausage over a campfire and adding in some fresh green beans and potatoes into a foil pack makes this a super easy meal.

Recipe Here

Final Thoughts on these easy camping meals

Try making a few of these meals on your next road trip or camping trip.  You’ll be amazed at just how easy they are.  And forget about doing the dishes.  Cleanup with these meals is a breeze.

Are you looking for the perfect foil packet dinner ideas for camping? If so these 15 foil-wrapped meals are perfect. There\'s a little bit of everything here and you\'re sure to find something that will make your mouth water