25+ Simple Campfire Meals In Foil You Are Going To Love!

One of the most popular ways to cook camping food is over a fire. These campfire meals in foil are easy, delicious and practically clean-up themselves! And, that makes more time available for camping fun!

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Campfire Foil Recipes

One pot camping meals can be made in camp Dutch ovens, skillets or heavy duty aluminum foil packets like the ones we’ve got here.

1. Cajun Chicken Foil Packets

Cajun Chicken Foil Packets by CampingForFoodies features a silver-colored piece of tinfoil used as a bowl to hold a serving of Cajun chicken. The pieces of white cauliflower, green broccoli, red bell pepper and white onion slices compliment the chicken and andouille sausage pieces. A serving of white rice is behind the food and the foil packet is set on a blue camping plate with green shrubbery in the background.
Cajun Chicken Foil Packets by CampingForFoodies

This quick 30-minute dinner has it all! It is fast, delicious and moist, keto-friendly, low carb, gluten free and packed with cubed chicken breast meat and vegetables!

2. Shrimp And Asparagus Foil Packs

Shrimp And Asparagus Foil Packs by CampingForFoodies features a piece of shiny aluminum foil set on a table outside on a sunny day. The foil pack holds 6 cooked jumbo shrimp set on a stack of bright green asparagus and topped with chopped fresh parsley, on the side is fluffy white rice and two lemon wedges.
Shrimp And Asparagus Foil Packs by CampingForFoodies

This tasty dinner will be on your table in just 20 minutes, from start to finish! The lemon and garlic make a yummy sauce as the shrimp and asparagus steam in the cooking process.

3. Campfire Chili Cheese Fries

Campfire Chili Cheese Fries by CampingForFoodies features a shiny silver colored piece of tin foil sitting on a campfire grate with orange glowing coals in the background. The crinkle cut French fries are topped with steaming hot chili, melted cheddar cheese, creamy white drizzles of sour cream and sliced green onions and jalapeno peppers.
Campfire Chili Cheese Fries by CampingForFoodies

These fast, cheesy and delicious campfire French fries make a great side dish for burgers and hot dogs. Or, enjoy this no-mess, zero clean-up meal and make it your dinner!

4. Chuckwagon Sandwich Recipe

Chuckwagon Sandwich Recipe by CampingForFoodies features a sesame seeded hamburger bun filled with salami, bologna, ham, American and Swiss cheese slices set on a piece of aluminum foil on top of a campfire cooking grate over a red, orange and yellow-flamed campfire.
Chuckwagon Sandwich Recipe by CampingForFoodies

This cowboy favorite combines several types of deli meats and cheeses to create a sandwich that is quickly warmed over a campfire in foil pouches.

One of the best things about making foil packet meals is their ability to scale because of the individual servings, they are quick camping meals for two or they can serve large crowds.

5. Campfire Hobo Stew Recipe In Foil Packets

Hobo Stew Recipe For A Campfire That Cooks In Foil Packets - Camping For Foodies .com

This Campfire Stew hobo dinner is a step above traditional hobo stew but it is still super easy and fast … I promise. With the simple addition of a fresh rosemary sprig, you’ll be amazed at how flavorful these traditional hobo foil packets camp meal becomes.

Interesting in doing a family-style Hobo Casserole dinner? Try this one that is made in a camp Dutch oven.

6. Camping Potatoes In Foil

Camping Potatoes by CampingForFoodies features a camping side dish that is sitting in an opened foil packet ready to be served that includes sliced potatoes and green bell peppers seasoned with garlic and butter with text over the image that reads camping potatoes.

Potatoes in foil must be on every camper’s menu! This easy recipe is the perfect side dish for grilled meats.

Using knives with blade guards keeps you safer when packing gear for your trip.

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7. Mexican Spicy Nuts

Mexican Spicy Nuts by CampingForFoodies features a white bowl filled with mixed nuts that have been tossed in Mexican spices and honey then roasted in a foil packet so they are shimmering in a slightly sticky glaze. The bowl is set on a table outside with green plants in the background on a sunny day.
Mexican Spicy Nuts by CampingForFoodies

You will be amazed at how a few spices and a little honey taste in this Spiced-Up Mixed Nuts Camping Recipe! This is one of our camping food recipes using non-refrigerated ingredients from your pantry.

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8. Campfire Veggie Packets

Campfire Vegetables by CampingForFoodies features a foil pack of cooked vegetables including broccoli, carrots, cherry tomatoes and garlic ready to be served at the campsite and text over the image that reads campfire vegetables.

Cooking fresh veggies in a heavy duty foil packet makes a fast and healthy side dish for grilled meats. This is just one of our yummy keto camping food options.

9. Campfire Grilled Fish In Foil Packets

Campfire Grilled Fish In Foil Packets With White Wine And Garlic Sauce by CampingForFoodies

This is one of my favorite foil packet fish recipes because it is super simple, moist, flavorful and relatively healthy (but keep that under your hat so it doesn’t get the ‘healthy tastes horrible’ tag and nobody wants to try it!)

Using heat-resistant gloves makes it easier to handle hot tin foil dinners without burning yourself.

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10. Camping Foil Packets Grilled Spiced Potatoes

Foil Packet Grilled Spiced Potatoes - Camping For Foodies .com

These spiced potatoes use white potatoes and yams (or sweet potatoes) offering a great flavor and texture combination.

11. Chicken Pesto Pizza

Chicken Pesto Pizza - Camping For Foodies .com

This Chicken Pesto Pizza Easy Camping Recipe needs a lightly wrapped package around 6 ingredients to make this dinner in minutes!

12. Pesto And Turkey Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Pesto And Turkey Grilled Cheese Sandwich Campfire Recipe - Camping For Foodies .com

This Pesto And Turkey Grilled Cheese Sandwich Campfire Recipe can be made using a cast iron griddle or skillet … or it can be wrapped in foil sheets for toasting directly over hot coals of the campfire. It is one of our really easy camping meals you have to try!

If you do a lot of dispersed camping in the great outdoors, you may want to a portable grill grate that allows you to easily place your foil packet recipes above campfire coals for cooking.

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We have lots of other easy campfire recipes for cooking meals without a tin foil pouch too!

13. Campfire Apple Crisp Foil Packets

Easy campfire foil packets dessert recipe lovers, this one is for you. It’s full of sweet juicy apples, cinnamon and granola. It’s vegan and gluten free too.

Check out all of our camping desserts that include brownies, cakes, cobblers, sweet breads, muffins and more!

14. Barbecue Chicken Foil Packets

Yellow potatoes, juicy barbecue chicken breasts, cheese and green onions are wrapped in heavy-duty foil and cooked till tender.

You can change the flavor profile by swapping out a few ingredients, here are a few ideas:

  • Add a few slices of sweet pineapple for a Hawaiian chicken twist.
  • Add some bacon crumbles to create chicken bacon ranch foil packets and serve with ranch dressing for dipping on the side.
  • Use taco seasoning to make easy chicken fajita foil packets and top with fresh cilantro for serving.
  • Slather on ​an Asian sauce to create teriyaki chicken foil packets.
  • Use green salsa instead of BBQ sauce to create salsa verde chicken.
  • Add some green beans, garlic cloves and lemon slices to create lemon chicken. Top with a little mozzarella cheese for serving.

15. French Toast Foil Packet

Super easy French toast features cinnamon, strawberry and walnuts. It’s one of those foil pack recipes that can be enjoyed for breakfast or dessert. We have more camping breakfast ideas that are cooked on camp stoves and in Dutch ovens!

16. Campfire S’mores Dip

Smore’s dip is a super fun and easy way to enjoy this classic camp fire dessert.

Can’t get enough of this sweet campfire treat? Try these 10 mouth-watering smores camping variations!

17. Baked Salmon Foil Packets With Vegetables

Healthy salmon foil packet dinners with vegetables are ready in just 25 minutes!

If you are actually catching your own dinner, check out these other camping food ideas that include common lake-dwelling fish.

18. Grilled Sesame Shrimp & Veggies

This summer grilling recipe is a triple whammy – it’s easy to prep, simple to cook and fast to clean up afterwards. Your family will love this dinner filled with veggies, shrimp and a mouthwatering sesame sauce.

19. Keto Sausage and Pepper Foil Packets with Cauliflower

Filled with plenty of juicy sausage and flavorful veggies, these Keto Sausage, Pepper and Cauliflower Foil Packets are the perfect meal for at home or out in the wild. Make sure to use German sausage when you’re camping during Octoberfest!

20. Garlic Steak and Potato Foil Packs

Scrumptious garlic steak and potatoes foil packs make for a super easy family dinner. If steak is out of your budget, just substitute ground beef patties!

21. Shrimp Foil Packets With Zucchini

The whole family will love these make-ahead foil packets full of juicy shrimp, quick cook veggies and everyday spices. Bonus is that they require minimal prep and no cleanup.

22. Easy Salmon in Foil with Veggies

The sriracha chili sauce, hoisin sauce and honey give this foil pouch meal an Asian flavor. You can easily swap out the sauces to create a Thai salmon meal too.

23. Cajun Shrimp Foil Packets

Cajun Shrimp Boil Foil Packet is a foil packet filled with shrimp, cajun spices, sausage and corn that has been cooked and is ready to eat.
Cajun Shrimp Boil Foil Packet

Cajun shrimp boil foil packets are packed with bold flavors – an easy and healthy dinner ready in about 20 minutes!

24. Foil Packet Potatoes Recipe

These potatoes are perfect for foil pack cooking at the campsite and served with a simple burger or grilled protein.

25. Cabbage and Sausage Foil Packets

These Italian sausage easy foil pack dinners are delicious and the perfect addition to the menu on your next camping trip.

26. Sausage and Cabbage Foil Packs with Radishes

Filled with slices of sausage and low carb vegetables, this is the easiest foil packet meal for Keto dieters.

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