Great Tin Foil Dinner Recipes for Summer Campfires

Great Tin Foil Dinner Recipes for Summer Campfires

When you are camping in summer, the last thing you want to do is fire up the stove, right? Well, the good news is that you don’t have to turn on that stove at all, when it comes to dinnertime. Here are some awesome tin foil campfire tin foil recipes.

Salmon with Lemon and Herbs

2 salmon fillets
Salt & pepper, to taste
2 teaspoons horseradish
4 lemon slices
1 teaspoon ground dill
1 teaspoon ground parsley
2 tablespoons butter
Olive oil

Season each salmon filet with salt and pepper. On each filet, place 1 teaspoon horseradish, 2 lemon slices, ½ teaspoon dill, ½ teaspoon parsley and 1 tablespoon butter. Splash some olive oil on top of each filet. Wrap each filet in aluminum foil, place directly on the hot coals and cook 6-8 minutes, or until fish is done.

Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich

1 loaf French bread
3 tablespoons olive oil
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
4 slices deli-style roast beef, each slice cut into 4 pieces
4 slices deli-style provolone cheese, each slice cut into 4 pieces

Make 13 cuts into the loaf of French bread, butting about ½ way down on each slice. In a bowl, combine olive oil, garlic powder and mix together well. Spread a generous amount of the olive oil mixture into each of the 13 slices. Add one piece of roast beef and one piece of cheese into each of the 13 slices. Wrap the entire loaf in aluminum foil, place near hot coals and cook for 25-30 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Olive oil
14-ounce can pineapple chunks, drained
1 large red bell pepper, cut into ¼-inch strips
1 large red onion, cut into ½-inch chunks
12-ounce jar chili sauce
1 ½ cups grape jelly
Salt and pepper, to taste

In the center of a square piece of aluminum foil, add some olive oil, along with 6-8 meatballs. Repeat until all the meatballs are used. Add in several pineapple chunks, red pepper strips and red onion chunks to each aluminum foil square. In a bowl, combine chili sauce, grape jelly and mix together well. Drizzle each aluminum foil square with the chili sauce/grape jelly mixture and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Seal each of the aluminum foil packets, place them on a bed of hot coals and cook for 25-30 minutes, turning once.

Have you ever made Tin Foil Dinners over a campfire? If so, what is your favorite?

Mamasita Amber
Mama of three children and proud new mama of a standard poodle named Prince Miguel.

17 Responses to “Great Tin Foil Dinner Recipes for Summer Campfires

  • I haven’t tried it with tin foil, but I love salmon with lemon and herbs! Another tin foil recipe I recommend is just normal sweet potato 🙂

  • I love salmon and have never thought to do it over a fire! What a fabulous idea! Fire always adds a great flavor to any meal!

    Journa Ramirez
    4 years ago

    These recipes look so good but one’s really tempting for me.. Sweet and Sour Meatballs! There’s something special about it, I guess. YUMMY!

  • This is a perfect post for the summer. Love the idea of doing all this in foil over the campfire. This salmon looks amazing. Will have to give it a try!

  • I love salmon on the grill in tin foil too!

  • I’m loving all of these! I don’t camp, but I could make these at home. That salmon looks just perfect.

    Terri Steffes
    4 years ago

    We do these foil packets weekly. I love the clean up! Thanks for the. Ew recipes!

  • We are going camping next weekend, I can’t wait to try some of these! Coming up with good camping food other than hotdogs can be rough!

  • I am not a camper, but let me tell you, after seeing your recipes, I am ready to pack up and head out. Especially the salmon recipe! Grilling is such a great way to save time and energy, and the tastes are amazing!

  • I love salmon made in foil. I’ve never tried the meatballs but I definitely will because it sounds delicious.

  • I haven’t cooked meals in foil in quite awhile. What an easy way to pack in the flavor, thanks for the reminder!

  • Where my husband is from they call them foil packs. I had never heard of cooking this way before, even though I went camping many times during my teen years. We did have an rv, so that may have been why cooking like this wasn’t what we did. However, he has fond memories of boy scouts and camping and dining with foil packs.

  • I would have never thought to make meatballs in a foil packet—great idea! That salmon also looks absolutely delicious.

  • this is a recipe post. I love good tips for easy summer dinners. thanks for the tips.

  • This is perfect for enjoying some yummy food during the summer. It is easier than standing by the stove and cooking in the heat.

    4 years ago

    Wow it all looks so good! I would love to try it all out! The salmon one looks the best I won’t lie. I am drooling just looking at it!

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