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30+ Tin Foil Packet Camping Recipes

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Camping recipes don’t have to be just hot dogs and hamburgers! Check out these 30 Tin Foil Packet Recipes  perfect for camping or use these foil packet recipes for the grill, too.


I did not grow up in a family that camped.  In fact, we never camped – not even once!  It seemed like everyone I knew went camping and I always wanted to go, too.

A few years ago I convinced my non-camper husband that we, too, needed to be a family that camped.  So we borrowed a bunch of gear and headed for a few nights to test it out and we’ve been camping ever since.  In fact you can check out our itineraries for family camping in Bryce Canyon and family camping at Yosemite National Park!

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I’m still learning how and what to cook when camping, but foil packets are my favorite camping recipes.  I love prepping them before we leave – it makes the cooking so much easier.

What I love the most about tin foil packet recipes is that they aren’t just for camping. You can use any of these foil packet recipes for the grill and enjoy them for dinner anytime.


30+ Tin Foil Packet Camping Recipes

Chicken Tin Foil Packet Recipes

Tin Foil Chicken Fajita Packets from Growing Up Gabel

Garlicky Chicken Packets with Olives and Sun Dried Tomatoes from Lori’s Culinary Creations

Lemony Chicken Foil Packets from Cupcakes and Kale Chips

Foil Packet Jerk Chicken from Plucky’s Second Thought

Chicken Foil Packs with Potatoes from Lori’s Culinary Creations

Fish Tin Foil Packet Recipes

Shrimp Boil Foil Packets from Damn Delicious

Easy Foil Packet Fish from Life Tastes Good

Steamed Tilapia Foil Packets from Lori’s Culinary Creations

Sweet Onion Salmon from Lori’s Culinary Creations

Orange Thyme Grilled Shrimp from Yummy Healthy Easy

Side Dish Tin Foil Packet Recipes 

How to Cook Potatoes in Tin Foil from Kiss My Smoke

Warm Rosemary Olives from The Kitchen is My Playground

Campfire Potatoes from Cupcakes and Kale Chips

Cheese Dip from Echoes of Laughter

Bacon Wrapped Onion Bombs from Noshing with the Nolands

Campfire Popcorn from Juggling Act Mama

hot dog recipe


Other Fun Lunch and Dinner Tin Foil Packet Recipes

Hot Dog Foil Packets from Growing Up Gabel

Tin Foil Dinners from One Sweet Appetite

Camping Quesadillas from Cupcake Diaries

Campurritos from Ninth and Bird

Foil Pack Nachos from Natasha’s Kitchen

Roasted Brussels Sprouts


Breakfast Tin Foil Packet Recipes

Lumberjack Breakfast from Echoes of Laughter

Campfire Orange Blueberry Muffins from Apron Strings

Orange Peel Cinnamon Rolls from Say Not Sweet Anne

Dessert Tin Foil Packet Recipes

Barbecued Apple Crisp from Cooking with Jax

Pineapple Upside Down Cake from Echoes of Laughter

Grilled Banana Dessert Bar from Homecooking Memories

Peach Mallows from Mother Nature Network

Campfire Cones from Come Together Kids


This post is part of the Ultimate List of Camping Tips! Check out the other lovely blogs and their tips and tricks for camping with your family this summer!

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  • Lorelai
    May 22, 2015

    Love this! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – We hope to see you again soon! The door is OPEN!
    Life With Lorelai

  • Sarah-Ann
    May 20, 2015

    Great list & ideas. I will def bookmark it for my upcoming trip this weekend. I always wanted to try the grilled banana boat one.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Sarah @ Living Intentionally Simple

  • Lou Lou Girls
    May 18, 2015

    Great ideas! Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to party with us. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm.. Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  • Lisa
    May 14, 2015

    Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I chose your post as one of my top 5 for the week at #ShareTheWealthSunday! I’ll feature it on my page (FunMoneyMom) for this week’s party as well as on my FB page!

    Thanks again for linking up!


  • Kristina & Millie
    May 12, 2015

    great round up and not the usual recipes either! great variety and sure to please everyone! Thanks for sharing with us 🙂

  • Susan - ofeverymoment
    May 12, 2015

    We do camp some. I am pinning this wonderful collection of recipes. Thank you – glad I found it at Treasure Box Tuesday!

    • Camille
      May 15, 2015

      Us, too, Susan! I’m trying to decide where to go for the 4th this summer.

  • Garry
    July 20, 2014

    Very cool recipes. Hoping to try some this weekend.

    • Camille
      July 21, 2014

      Hopefully over a camp fire! 🙂

      • Garry
        July 22, 2014

        Yep as soon as the pig is roasted.

  • Barb A.
    July 3, 2014

    My dad said the exact same thing–he’d had enough camping in Vietnam, so we never went camping as a family when I was a kid. We lived in the woods though, so my sisters and I would camp in the backyard, and I always enjoyed going to church camp. My husband and I enjoy camping together and are planning a week-long trip, so I’m looking forward to checking out some of those recipes!

    • Camille
      July 6, 2014

      We never even owned a tent – he was so adamant against it. But he was kind enough to buy our family tent and sleeping bags. Someday maybe I’ll get him to go with us!

  • Robyn
    May 24, 2014

    Hi Camille,
    What a great roundup of easy dishes! These will be so handy this summer at our camping family reunion. Thanks a bunch!

    • Camille
      May 24, 2014

      Thanks, Robyn! Hope you have a great reunion!

  • April
    May 21, 2014

    What a great collection of recipes for camping! I used to love cooking things in tin foil over the fire. Thank you for sharing this post with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.

  • Candy
    May 21, 2014

    I saw your link over at “We are THAT Family” and I’m so very glad I did. Our family is preparing for a camping trip in the near future and I found your links just in time to put them to practice. Thanks so much for this post! You seriously made my life so much easier. 😀



    • Camille
      May 21, 2014

      Yay, Candy! I’m glad to help. Tin foil meals make camp cooking a breeze!

  • Kara
    May 20, 2014

    You just made my life SO much easier! I am planning to do outdoor cooking for our family reunion this year and these recipes will be perfect. Thanks for putting together such a great list of ideas!

    • Camille
      May 21, 2014

      Great idea to use them for a family reunion! They aren’t

    • just
    • for camping!

  • ang
    May 20, 2014

    Thanks for including my Campfire popcorn in your round up!

    • Camille
      May 20, 2014

      Such a fun recipe!! I was happy to find it!

  • Pure Grace Farms
    May 20, 2014

    I love having all these wonderful recipes in one place. Camping season is upon us and I plan on using several of them. Pinned for later reference. Thanks so much for compiling them. Shari @

    • Camille
      May 20, 2014

      You are welcome Shari! It was a very self-motivated post because I love tin foil cooking when camping.

  • Aubree Cherie
    May 19, 2014

    This is a great list! I am hoping that my little family will be doing more camping trips coming up – so I’ll be keeping these in mind 🙂 ~Aubree

    • Camille
      May 19, 2014

      And they make campfire cooking so easy and delicious!

  • Alli
    May 12, 2014

    Thanks for including my Camping Quesadillas!! This is a great idea for a round up!

    • Camille
      May 12, 2014

      Thanks for great recipes, Alli!

  • Brandie (
    May 10, 2014

    I haven’t been camping in a long time…would love to go again. And going up to Mt Charleston for some camping sounds perfect! Thank you for including my grilled bananas…pinning to save this!

    • Camille
      May 10, 2014

      We’ll have to go up and have a campfire some night Brandie! 🙂

  • Marion
    May 10, 2014

    What a great tip on prepping the foil packets before you go!! Good luck on your camping trip! Thanks for including one of my recipes. Pinned!!

  • Sky
    May 9, 2014

    It’s so true- tent camping with babies or smaller toddlers is enough to make you want to just NOT camp! Hopefully your future experiences really will be better- we finally got a rinky dink old trailer that has been really nice… hoping to return to a good, large tent soon though! Great list of honestly helpful recipes- pinning for sure! 🙂

    • Camille
      May 10, 2014

      I think I have to get a truck to tow the trailer first… 🙂

  • Heather Painchaud
    May 9, 2014

    I am so glad that you are trying out camping again this year! These fabulous recipes are sure help with menu planning 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing and joining our camping hop! xo

    • Camille
      May 10, 2014

      Thanks for hosting Heather! What a great list of helpful ideas for camping.

  • Angie
    May 9, 2014

    Great list and thank you so much for including two of my recipes! Happy Mother’s Day and have a lovely weekend! Angie xo

    • Camille
      May 10, 2014

      I think you had a whole list I loved, Angie! And I’m working on getting hubby to let me have a camping kitchen like yours.

  • Amanda
    May 9, 2014

    Holy smokes! I think you just created every menu for every camping trip this year! Amazing! So pinned!

  • Emily
    May 9, 2014

    oh my so yummy !Pinned!