4 Delicious Campfire Foil Packets Recipes

Do you want to make your meals over a campfire? Cooking outdoors is one of my favorite activities since food is tastier than at home. Nor you are camping alone or with friends and family, here are my campfire foil packets recipes that I am sharing with you.

Preparing Campfire Meals with Foil

Setting a campfire is always a great experience. Sitting around it and making a delicious meal is something that you should try. Campfire meals in foil are the way to go as they are easy to make and will save you a lot of time.

Over the years of camping, I made many different meals but I want to share my favorite ones. Take a look at the ingredients and how can you prepare them.

campfire foil packets

1. Orange grilled shrimp

The first recipe is for those who love fish and seafood. Shrimps are one of the best dishes that you can prepare. For this dish, you will need the next ingredients:

  • 1 kg of shrimp, peeled
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon of grated orange zest
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • Olive oil
  • Chopped fresh thyme and fresh sprigs
  • Salt and pepper

Put the shrimp, thyme, orange zest, garlic, and cooking oil in a large bowl. Mix gently as you add the orange juice. Add the salt and pepper and store the mixture in a cooler for about an hour.

Next, cut large pieces of aluminum foil and pour a sizeable amount of the shrimp mixture at the middle of the foil. Bring the foil ends together and roll them lengthwise. Fold the open sides up and pinch them to close them up.

Preheat your grill and cook the shrimp for 10 minutes. If you had packed a lot of shrimp in one packet, increase the cooking time to 15 minutes to ensure they are cooked. Open the foil carefully and enjoy a tasty meal.

2. Sausages and pepper in a foil

This is another foil meal that you can enjoy when camping. Here are the ingredients:

  • 1 kilo of sausages
  • Red and yellow capsicums
  • 1 onion
  • Salt and pepper

Slice the sausages into small pieces and put them in a bowl. Cut the vegetables into large cubes and mix them with the sausages. Add salt and pepper and put sizeable portions into a foil.

Fold up the foil ends and pre-heat your grill to cook the packets for 20 minutes. Before you serve, make sure that the sausages are cooked as you wouldn’t want to serve them raw.

3. Pasta in foil recipe

This meal is for pasta lovers. To prepare it you will need:

  • Half a kilo of pre-cooked whole grain pasta
  • 6 tomatoes
  • Chopped basil leaves
  • Goat cheese
  • Slices of lemon
  • Garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Grab a bowl and put the pasta, tomatoes, garlic, chopped basil leaves, olive oil, salt, and pepper into it. Mix the ingredients to combine.

Get a serving spoon and pour one serving at the center of the foil. Squeeze a lemon to the pasta and add a spoon of the goat cheese. Bring the edges of the foil together and roll them up to secure the pasta.

Roll tightly to form a tight fit but not so much to remove all the air. When the time comes to prepare your meal, set the grill to low temperature and place your pasta packets on. Cook the pasta for about 1o minutes and serve it hot.

Pasta in foil recipe

4. Grilled chicken packets

Grilled chicken is very tasty over a campfire and I am sure you will enjoy it. To prepare grilled chicken packets you will need:

  • Boneless chicken
  • Barbecue sauce
  • Red, green, and orange capsicum
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil

Cut a large piece of aluminum foil and fold it into two for stability. Place the chicken on it and pour the barbecue sauce on the chicken. Arrange the vegetable on the side and add spices. Sprinkle with olive oil and close the foil up. Put the packets to a grill and cook for 20 minutes.

Final words

Campfire dishes are tasty and easy to make. Try these four easy campfire foil packets and enjoy your wild adventure. These are easy camping meals for a family or you can make them just for yourself. You can always adjust the recipes and add your favorite ingredients. Which of my recipes will you try first?

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