24 Fresh and Delicious Foil Packet Recipes Perfect for Spring

Grilled Clambake Foil Packets with Herb Butter
Photo: Linda Pugliese; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Anna Hampton

We're finally turning a corner into our favorite bright and blooming season, and we're ready for deliciously fresh, perfectly easy recipes that let us enjoy everything spring has to offer. Just like the versatile sheet pan supper and reliable one-pot dinner, foil packet meals give all the heartiness and flavor we want this season without the towering load of dishes left to deal with afterwards. From citrus seafood bakes to tangy glazed chicken to spicy steak fajitas, these foil packet recipes give endless options for healthy and indulgent spring suppers alike. You can pop them in the oven, on the grill, or over the campfire (or beach bonfire!), and you'll be relishing the steamy, mouthwatering aroma in as little as half an hour. Start by tearing off a sheet of aluminum foil, then ball it up and toss once you've savored every last bite. Now, that's our kind of prep and cleanup!

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Steak Fajita Foil Packets

Steak Fajita Foil Packets
Courtesy of Crème De La Crumb

Recipe: Steak Fajita Foil Packets

Have a spring fiesta with these easy steak fajitas on the grill! Bell peppers, onion, and a tasty array of spices make these packs burst with flavor, and the cleanup is just too easy.

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Grilled Clambake Foil Packets with Herb Butter

Grilled Clambake Foil Packets with Herb Butter
Linda Pugliese; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Anna Hampton

Recipe: Grilled Clambake Foil Packets with Herb Butter

Mesh bags are traditionally used at clambakes, but we prefer using foil packets because they act as pockets, catching the seasoned juices and buttery sauce. For this recipe, we added classic Low Country boil ingredients like shrimp, potatoes, corn, and smoked sausage, such as Conecuh.

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Honey Dijon Chicken and Veggies Foil Packs

Honey Dijon Chicken and Veggies Foil Packs
Eatwell101

Recipe: Honey Dijon Chicken and Veggies Foil Packs

Tangy honey-dijon flavor does most of the work in this simple foil packet recipe. You can't really ever go wrong with a chicken-and-vegetable supper during the spring.

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Foil-Packet Sweet Potato Hash

Foil-Packet Sweet Potato Hash
Extra Crispy/Kelsey Hanson

Recipe: Foil-Packet Sweet Potato Hash

Keep things healthy and fresh this spring, even when you're making weekend brunch. Sweet potatoes, bell peppers, smoked chicken sausage, and eggs make up a hearty, flavorful dish you'll love for the minimal hassle and cleanup.

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Creamy Shrimp and Salmon Foil Packs

Creamy Shrimp and Salmon Foil Packs
Eatwell101/Christina Cherrier

Recipe: Creamy Shrimp and Salmon Foil Packs

Say goodbye to surf and turf, and hello to surf and surf! This seafood supper is wonderfully creamy and garlicky, perfect for whipping up this spring. Fresh dill gives a fragrant finish, while zucchini and carrots soak up the rich flavor from the sauce and seafood.

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Moroccan Salmon with Carrot Noodles and Chickpeas

Moroccan Salmon with Carrot Noodles and Chickpeas
Inspiralized

Recipe: Moroccan Salmon with Carrot Noodles and Chickpeas

You're going to feel like a master chef after creating this bright, flavor-packed, healthy Moroccan dish, and then relish in the minimal cleanup afterwards! Ginger, garlic, paprika, and harissa help make up the amazing sauce that coats the salmon and vegetables.

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Foil Pack French Dip Sandwiches

Foil Pack French Dip Sandwiches
Chelsea’s Messy Apron

Recipe: Foil Pack French Dip Sandwiches

Think of this melty masterpiece as part pull-apart bread, part French dip. You'll leave out some of the savory sauce to dip the finished loaf of French dip sandwiches. It's an epic supper that kids and adults alike will love, perfect for camping or just weeknight dinner.

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Pineapple BBQ Chicken Foil Packets

Pineapple BBQ Chicken Foil Packets
Eatwell101/Christina Cherrier

Recipe: Pineapple BBQ Chicken Foil Packets

Summer vegetables, sweet pineapple, and tender chicken get a delicious tanginess from spices and barbecue sauce. The recipe recommends opening the packet towards the end of baking and broiling for a couple minutes for a great crisped and glazed finish.

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Garlic Butter Mushrooms and Gnocchi Foil Packets

Garlic Butter Mushrooms and Gnocchi Foil Packets
Eatwell101/Christina Cherrier

Recipe: Garlic Butter Mushrooms and Gnocchi Foil Packets

This dish is pretty as a picture, but tastes even better. Since gnocchi is already quick to cook, it makes a perfect starch to steam up with some mushrooms and plenty of buttery, herby sauce. You'll have this dish ready in about half an hour. Top with parsley and crushed red pepper for extra color and flavor.

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Shrimp Boil Hobo Packs

Shrimp Boil Hobo Packs
Food & Wine/Yunhee Kim

Recipe: Shrimp Boil Hobo Packs

There's nothing that says laidback and fancy-free like a shrimp boil, but this foil packet version makes it even easier and more portable if heading to a sunset beach bonfire. You can add in some cubed red potatoes for an extra side vegetable.

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Hobo Pack Bibimbap

Hobo Pack Bibimbap
Food & Wine/Christopher Testani

Recipe: Hobo Pack Bibimbap

Prepare to be blown away by the flavor packed into this toasty take on a rice bowl with pork, ginger, carrots, eggs, and spinach. The warm packet of Asian ingredients releases the most amazing aroma once taken off the grill and popped open.

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Dry-Rubbed Chicken and Vegetable Foil Packets

Dry-Rubbed Chicken and Vegetable Foil Packets
Show Me The Yummy

Recipe: Dry-Rubbed Chicken and Vegetable Foil Packets

This recipe is as simple and easy as it gets, making it a no-brainer for our busy spring schedule. Not to mention, it's a healthy weeknight option that doesn't skimp on flavor. Summer veggies, potatoes, lean chicken, and a flavorful barbecue spice rub will get these packets ready for the grill in no time.

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Zucchini Parmesan Foil Packets

Zucchini Parmesan Foil Packets
Damn Delicious

Recipe: Zucchini Parmesan Foil Packets

This take on eggplant Parmesan makes it a little more spring and summer friendly, with layers of fresh zucchini, lots of spices and herbs, butter, and Parmesan cheese. You're going to love this mess-free dinner.

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30-Minute Chicken Fajitas

30-Minute Chicken Fajitas
The Life Jolie

Recipe: 30-Minute Chicken Fajitas

Get tender flavor-bursting chicken and peppers ready in just half an hour with this recipe. While you can pop these in the oven or on the grill, springtime just begs for a little backyard cookout. Warm the tortillas on the top rack of the grill, wrapped in foil, to get the rest of the supper ready while you cook!

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Grilled Shellfish and Vegetables al Cartoccio

Grilled Shellfish and Vegetables al Cartoccio
Food & Wine/John Kernick

Recipe: Grilled Shellfish and Vegetables al Cartoccio

A delicious array of fresh vegetables, including tender broccolini and asparagus, accompanies a fantastic trio of shellfish: oysters, clams, and mussels. This recipe makes for the perfect easy beach dinner, and the foil packets preserve every drop of the mouthwatering seafood juices to sop up with crusty bread.

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Shrimp Scampi Foil Packets

Shrimp Scampi Foil Packets
Damn Delicious

Recipe: Shrimp Scampi Foil Packets

You can pile this buttery, garlicky shrimp over angel hair pasta, polenta, or a salad—it also makes a fast and easy appetizer for any night! Make sure to warm up some crusty bread to soak up all of that buttery, herby goodness left behind.

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Halibut with Tomatoes, Rosemary, and Zucchini

Halibut with Tomatoes, Rosemary, and Zucchini
Coastal Living/David Hillegas

Recipe: Halibut with Tomatoes, Rosemary, and Zucchini

This Mediterranean dish gets deliciously tender while steaming. A medley of tomatoes, zucchini, olives, and fish pair perfectly with couscous for one hearty meal.

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Italian-Style Hobo Bundles

Italian-Style Hobo Bundles
Sunset/Thomas J. Story

Recipe: Italian-Style Hobo Bundles

Our favorite thing about this recipe: It gives specific campfire instructions if you're trying to make a delicious, elevated camping trip supper this spring and summer. If not camping, your grill will do. These Italian meatball hobo packets have you covered on flavor and heartiness.

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Sausage, Potato, and Green Bean Foil Packs

Sausage, Potato, and Green Bean Foil Packs
Courtesy of Damn Delicious

Recipe: Sausage, Potato, and Green Bean Foil Packs

Smoked sausage and Cajun seasoning gives these foil packets plenty of flavor. Just pop them in the oven or on the grill for a campfire meal or quick dinner.

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Garlic Steak and Cheesy Bacon Potato Hash Foil Packs

Garlic Steak and Cheesy Bacon Potato Hash Foil Packs
Café Delites

Recipe: Garlic Steak and Cheesy Bacon Potato Hash Foil Packs

Steak and potatoes is the exact type of no-fuss menu we love in the spring and summer, and this garlicky steak with cheesy potato hash—all in an easy foil packet—is our favorite variation so far. This hearty meal will be ready in about half an hour.

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Peach-Glazed Pork Tenderloin Foil Packet

Peach-Glazed Pork Tenderloin Foil Packet
Courtesy of Diethood

Recipe: Peach-Glazed Pork Tenderloin Foil Packet

Glazed with peach preserves and flavored with a hint of garlic, this pork-and-potatoes dinner is sure to make your weeknight a total breeze.

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Grilled Lime Butter Salmon with Veggies Foil Packs

Grilled Lime Butter Salmon with Veggies Foil Packs
Courtesy of The Recipe Critic

Recipe: Grilled Lime Butter Salmon with Veggies Foil Packs

A lime butter sauce works wonders on the salmon and veggies as they cook all together in the foil packet—and the zesty lime flavor is fresh and bright for spring.

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Halibut and Corn Hobo Packs with Herbed Butter

Halibut and Corn Hobo Packs with Herbed Butter
Food & Wine/Ryan Liebe

Recipe: Halibut and Corn Hobo Packs with Herbed Butter

Enjoy this refreshing springtime flavor with chives and tarragon mixed with fresh corn, mushrooms, and halibut. Sop up the delicious juices with warm baguette slices! Herbed butter is the perfect finishing touch.

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Sea Bass Baked in Foil with Pesto, Zucchini, and Carrots

Sea Bass Baked in Foil with Pesto, Zucchini, and Carrots
Food & Wine/Erin Alderson

Recipe: Sea Bass Baked in Foil with Pesto, Zucchini, and Carrots

A fresh, herby coating of pesto gives this fish great flavor with dry white wine to finish it off. Grated zucchini and carrot make a colorful welcome when opening up the steaming packet.

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