Eight Healthy Foil Packet Recipes for Simple Weeknight Meals

Bonus: No cleanup required.

I think I speak for all of us when I say fast meals are the best meals, right? That’s where foil packet recipes come in. Foil packets are an easy way to cook multiple things at once, often a protein and some vegetables, cutting cooking time and the amount of kitchen supplies used in half. Having a dinner party or barbecue? Foil packets can be served as is, making for an easy cleanup and fewer dishes for you to wash.

To help you get some time back in your evening routine, we found eight foil packet recipes that will please everyone in the family.

1. Foil Packet Sweet Potato Tacos
Via Mel’s Kitchen Cafe 

These taco packets can be made with or without the ground meat for vegetarians. Serve the packets with tortillas and toppings for an easy taco dinner.

2. Indian Spiced Baked Potato Egg Foil Packets
Via Cotter Crunch 

For a quick dinner that provides protein and requires few ingredients, this potato and egg bake does the trick. Paprika, garlic, and turmeric provide the main flavors for this dish.

3. Sausage, Green Bean, and Potato Foil Packets
Via Damn Delicious 

This foil packet can be made on the grill or in the oven, just adjust the cooking times. For some healthier swaps, try subbing the butter for olive oil and andouille sausage for chicken sausage.

4. Easy Baked Italian Chicken and Veggie Foil Packets
Via Gimme Delicious 

Pop this simple recipe in the oven to save time and get other things done while dinner is cooking. Mix all of the ingredients together in a plastic bag, bake in foil packets for 20 minutes, and eat.

5. Oven Baked Salmon Recipe
Via Sunkissed Kitchen 

Foil packets help preserve moisture and keep the salmon from drying out while baking. If you’re using starchy vegetables, such as squash or sweet potatoes, add on about five extra minutes of cooking time.

6. Honey Mustard Chicken Foil Packets
Via The Salty Marshmallow 

The chicken and potatoes in this packet are dressed with a homemade honey mustard marinade, made with dijon and yellow mustard, honey, and a variety of spices. Be sure to cut the potatoes in half so they cook faster.

7. Garlic and Dill Seafood Bake
Via Homemade Hooplah 

For all you seafood lovers out there, this foil bake is for you. This recipe used cod and shrimp, but go ahead and use whatever white fish you prefer. Serve the seafood bake with a side of brown rice or a whole wheat roll.

8. Teriyaki Beef Foil Packs
Via Life Made Sweeter 

Snap peas, mushrooms, and broccoli are all great options that pair well with this beef foil packet. If possible, try to choose beef that’s grass-fed or organic to avoid extra additives or hormones.