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Three Easy Foil Packet Meals

I love everything about quick, delicious and easy to make when it comes to preparing and eating food. One thing that I may like more than anything else is little to no clean up, and that’s exactly what these Three Easy Foil Packet Meals do. 

Everything is baked in aluminum foil so there is no mess afterwards. I’ve been cooking in foil packets for as long as I can remember. We used to do side dishes on the grill, like roasted potatoes or vegetables in a packet and then we would serve it up with whatever we were eating. Cooking in foil packets are literally fool proof and if you’ve never done it before then these 3 recipes should be a great start for you.

If you enjoy casseroles then foil packets are pretty similar, minus the liquid and clean-up of course. I took 3 of my favorite meals and simply cooked them in one of these packets, that’s it. I’m a huge fan of shrimp boils so I put everything I love about it, except for the shrimp, and baked it up to perfection. I even used old bay seasoning to stick with the classic nature of the recipe.

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The second dish I made was a simple salmon with spiralized squash. I used a spiralizer to make zucchini and yellow squash noodles and then I tossed in some tomatoes and topped it off with fresh salmon. I drizzled on a bit of olive oil and lemon juice and rolled it up tight in a foil packet.

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Last but not least I made steak fajitas. Talk about simple! I seriously just sliced up everything that goes into a fajita, placed it on some foil, seasoned it up and baked it. It could not be any easier than this, seriously. The best part about all of this is that I threw away the foil once we all got finished eating… BEAUTIFUL!! 

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Foil packets are so great because they are so easy to use, and if you’ve got picky eaters it will allow you to personalize your food without all of the extra dishes! 

Happy Foil Packet Cooking!

Three Easy Foil Packet Meals

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SERVINGS

Each packet serves 2 to 3

INGREDIENTS

Sausage and Veggies:

  • 3 thinly sliced red potatoes
  • 2 ears of trimmed fresh corn
  • 1 cup of green beans
  • 1 bunch of cherry tomatoes on the vine
  • ½ pound of sliced turkey kielbasa
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons of old bay seasoning
  • Chopped parsley for garnish
  • Aluminum foil

Salmon and Squash:

  • 2 each spiralized yellow squash and green zucchini            
  • 1 cup of quartered cherry tomatoes
  • 1 pound salmon fillet, skin removed
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 teaspoon each chopped fresh basil and oregano
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • Aluminum foil

Steak Fajitas:

  • 1 each seed and sliced red, orange and green bell pepper
  • 1 peeled and sliced yellow onion
  • 1 pound of thinly sliced sirloin steak
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of cumin
  • 1 ½ teaspoon of chili powder
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • Chopped cilantro and green onions for garnish
  • Aluminum foil
DIRECTIONS

Sausage and Veggies: 

  1. Place everything in the center of a large piece of heavy duty aluminum foil and toss around to coat the oil and seasonings.  
  2. Wrap up making a foil tent and bake in the oven at 500° for 18-20 minutes. 
  3. Garnish with parsley.

Salmon and Squash: 

  1. Toss the squash, zucchini and tomatoes to mix and place on the center of a large piece of heavy duty aluminum foil.  
  2. Top off with salmon and drizzle on olive oil, lemon juice and salt and pepper.  
  3. Wrap up making a foil tent and bake in the oven at 500° for 18-20 minutes.  
  4. Garnish with basil and oregano.

Steak Fajitas: 

  1. Place everything in the center of a large piece of heavy duty aluminum foil and toss around to coat the oil and seasonings.  
  2. Wrap up making a foil tent and bake in the oven at 500° for 18-20 minutes.  
  3. Garnish with cilantro and green onions.

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