• Pinterest
  • Save
  • Facebook
  • Email

Pack it Up! Pack it In! 15 Foil Meals for the Grill

Pack it Up! Pack it In! 15 Foil Meals for the Grill
We’re all about gourmet-ing it up with a grill-then-chill foil packet. Pre-make the perfect amount, pack it up, and take the rest of summer super-easy.
By Pie Squared

Sometimes, you take yourself to dinner.

Other times, it’s just easier to bring dinner along—like going deep-woods camping, heading to the park for Memorial Day, or just a day at the beach leading to an evening under the stars. 

In each and every case, a fabulous meal is in order, and we’re all about gourmet-ing it up with a grill-then-chill foil packet. Pre-make the perfect amount, pack it up, and take the rest of summer super-easy. Thank us later.


1. Old West Grilled Bean and Burger Packs

Yippie-kai-yay-heck-yeah. This recipe’s straight from the chuckwagon of olden days, with a meat-and-beans meal that takes care of a cowboy-sized appetite—so you know it’s going to satisfy your posse, too.


2. Grilled Potatoes and Asparagus Foil Pack

Put the power of the grill to work for veggie lovers too with this fresh asparagus and mini potato pack.


3. Grilled Cheesy Buffalo Bacon Fries

French fries: good. French fries with cheese: better. French fries with cheese AND bacon AND buffalo sauce? Excuse us, we’re going to have to lie down (while the foil-packed combo practically cooks itself, BTW).


4. Lemon Parmesan Foil-Pack Broccoli

It couldn’t be more simple: broccoli, lemon, grated Parm and about 10 minutes of prep. Not to mention the cleanup: ball up the foil and toss. Lazy summer nights, you’ve met your match.


5. Honey-Sriracha Chicken Foil Packet

A gourmet all-in-one entrée with sweet honey, spicy sriracha sauce, and savory brown rice. Ready in less time than it takes to pick up fast-food burgers. It’s a no-brainer, right?


6. Blueberry Granola Crumble Pack

The last course is the one by which all barbecues are judged, so crush it with this crunchy, crumbly, sweet mix of wholesome granola and a last-minute hit of vanilla ice cream.


7. Teriyaki Summer Vegetable Packets

The flavor of your favorite stir-fry veggies, done in a zero-effort aluminum foil pouch. The result: steamed/crisp veggies and the lifelong respect of everyone at the picnic table.


8. Grilled Mexican Fish Packs

Can’t make it to a Pacific beach palapa for the weekend? Whip up a few of these flavor-sealing packs and enjoy a fish feast like a beach-dwelling local.


9. Grilled Lemon and Herb Salmon Packs

A little burnt out on brats and burgers? These complete-meal packets serve up rice tantalizingly cooked in the broth of their accompanying filets; a super-easy way to impress the foodies on the guest list.


10. Shrimp and Veggie Foil Packs

Tastes like you slaved over a hot stove. When in reality you wrapped these up in the comfort of your own home, and then tossed them on the grill. Kind of like a magic trick, including food that will mysteriously and quickly disappear.


11. Grilled Parmesan-Ranch-Chicken Packs

Start a new camping tradition: eating like kings. These pre-wrapped packs hold individual servings of chicken and veggies with just the right amount of creamy Parmesan/ranch sauce. Dinner is served, your highness.


12. Burger and Veggie Packs

Hearty fare from the heartland: corn on the cob, tender beef and a delicious veggie mix for fueling camping adventures and long-weekend celebrations.


13. Grilled Honey-Cumin BBQ Pork Packs

Make a few of these to throw in the hiking packs: tasty pork, sauced with just the right hit of sweet/spice, plus potatoes and other veggies to round out a square meal.


14. Grilled Smoky Cheddar Potatoes Packs

You can never have enough potatoes on the side—and with this super-portable recipe, you can always have an extra serving or two on hand.


15. Grilled Pineapple-Chicken Kabob Packs

Just because you’re hitting the trail doesn’t mean you have to leave all civilization behind. This tasty sweet-and-sour combo seals in tropical flavor, marinating during your journey and guaranteeing a lot of happy campers at the end of the hike.