Shrimp Foil Packets That’ll Have Dinner Ready in 30 Minutes
Similar to the sheet pan supper and the one-pot wonder, the foil packet dinner is a weeknight warrior of epic proportions. Consider it a cheat code for instant dinner success. You bypass all of the prep, mess, and time spent on other weeknight staples, and you still get to take credit for every flavorful bite. Foil packet recipes come in clutch when you need to get dinner on the table fast, but refuse to settle for something frozen or storebought. If you’ve had your fill of quick-fix chicken and ground beef recipes, we suggest reaching for the shrimp. Hearty and delicious, shrimp foil packets are the perfect way to switch up your dinner game. Read on for 19 easy shrimp foil pack recipes, and let your heavy-duty aluminum foil do the work tonight.
Foil Packet Dinner: Shellfish Edition
Shrimp Fajitas in Foil
Recipe: Shrimp Fajitas in Foil
Say hello to the easiest way to make fajitas ever. Combine all of the ingredients in foils, toss shrimp and veggies in simple seasoning, and throw them all on the grill. Voilá!
Creamy Garlic Prawns and Cheesy Potato Foil Packets
These shrimp are bathed in a creamy garlic sauce and piled on top of cheesy potatoes. Can we get in on that? A side of asparagus caps it off.
Shrimp Pasta in a Foil Package
Recipe: Shrimp Pasta in a Foil Package
Consider this your new everyday shrimp pasta. This foil-package dish combines garlic, tomatoes, white wine, parsley, and red pepper flakes.
Grilled Shrimp Boil Packets
Recipe: Grilled Shrimp Boil Packets
A shrimp boil can always be in season, if you believe. The Cajun-style seafood meal is a no-fuss family favorite.
Cilantro Lime Shrimp and Cauliflower “Rice” Foil Packs
Easy, flavorful, and deceivingly healthy—this foil pack recipe puts a zingy twist on shrimp and rice. Riced cauliflower cuts down the carbs.
Shrimp Scampi Foil Packets
Recipe: Shrimp Scampi Foil Packets
Shrimp scampi practically bursts with buttery, garlicky flavor. Pile it over angel hair pasta, polenta, or a salad—and you're set.
Creamy Shrimp and Salmon Foil Packs
Who needs surf-and-turf when you can have surf-and-surf? This seafood supper with shrimp and salmon is wonderfully creamy and garlicky.
Shrimp and Mexican Corn Foil Packets
They had us at Mexican street corn. This foil packet is a shrimp dinner with a Tex-Mex twist.
Grilled Coconut Lime Shrimp and Summer Veggies in Foil
This foil packet has us ready for summertime. A heavenly coconut-lime marinade gives epic flavor, especially when the shrimp marinates in it for a few hours.
Grilled Mediterranean Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles Foil Packs
Feta cheese, kalamata olives, oregano, and red bell pepper give this dinner its Mediterranean flair. Zucchini noodles are a guilt-free substitute for pasta and cook much better in the foil packet.
Grilled Clambake Foil Packets with Herb Butter
Mesh bags are traditionally used at clambakes, but we're making it even more mess-free by using foil packets. This recipe gets a classic low country boil touch with added ingredients: shrimp, potatoes, corn, and smoked sausage, such as Conecuh.
Shrimp and Asparagus Foil Packs with Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce
Simple and delicious, this foil packet has major weeknight dinner potential. Serve over brown rice or quinoa for a healthy starch.
Shrimp and Couscous Foil Packets with Avocado-Mango Salsa
We'll happily spoon this tasty avocado-mango salsa over anything and everything. This foil packet recipe feels fresh and bright.
Garlic Dijon Shrimp and Salmon Foil Packs
Garlic and Dijon mustard are a match made in heaven. This savory shrimp-salmon dinner feels oh-so decadent—and it's ready in just 30 minutes.
Quinoa Paella Foil Packs
Recipe: Quinoa Paella Foil Packs
This recipe makes Spanish-style paella possible in a foil packet, and quinoa is a healthier alternative to traditional rice.
Garlic Shrimp and Veggie Foil Packs
Garlicky and packed with hearty veggies, this recipe is our go-to combination when we need a fast, filling, and healthy weeknight dinner.
Honey-Garlic Shrimp and Zucchini Foil Packets
What makes this dish really sing is its sweet-savory glaze packed with honey, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and balsamic vinegar. Zucchini, corn, cherry tomatoes, and any other veggies you have on hand complete the meal.
Grilled Shrimp in Banana-Leaf Punch
Though banana leaves make this dish coastal-approved, you can easily switch to using aluminum foil. From there, Thai-inspired seasoning takes over.
Cilantro-Garlic-Lime Seafood Packets
Like a zingy Lowcountry boil, this packet recipe takes half the time. Cilantro, garlic, and lime make a flavorful trio.