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25 Mess-Free Foil Packet Dinners For People Who Hate Cleaning

Bake them in the oven, grill them on the BBQ, or cook them over the campfire.

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1. Butter Garlic Herb Steak

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For melt-in-your-mouth steak, just add garlic and herb butter. Get the recipe.

2. Parmesan Chicken

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Start with your favorite veggies and top them with chicken breast, tomato sauce,

and mozzarella. You can even make these packets ahead of time and store them until you're ready to cook. Get the recipe.

3. Pasta with Goat Cheese and Tomatoes

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Cook the pasta ahead of time, then wrap it in foil with tomatoes, goat cheese, and basil, salt, and pepper, and prepare for a warm, sizzlin' pasta bake. Get the recipe.

4. Shrimp and Asparagus With Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce

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This zesty and refreshing shellfish recipe comes together from start to finish in about 15 minutes. Get the recipe.

5. Bacon Ranch Chicken

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Roasted potatoes, ranch butter, cheddar cheese, and crispy bacon? Now what could possibly be bad? Get the recipe.

6. Shrimp Boil with Potatoes and Corn on the Cob

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Why dirty all those extra dishes when you can make your main course and your sides in single packet? Get the recipe.

7. Kielbasa and Vegetables

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This recipe calls for a medley of zucchini, squash, and mushrooms, but you can swap in any of your favorite veggies. Get the recipe.

8. Italian Chicken and Veggies

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Italian seasoning, paprika, and garlic powder kick this chicken and veggie dish up a few notches. Get the recipe.

9. Zucchini Parmesan

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This meatless meal will have you begging for more. Bake it or grill it-- the choice is yours. Get the recipe.

10. Chicken Fajitas

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Heat up some tortillas on the side with some bowls of guac, salsa, and sour cream, and serve these fajitas DIY-style. Get the recipe.

11. Indian Spiced Baked Potatoes and Eggs

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These potatoes are seasoned with curry powder, paprika, garlic, and black pepper, then roasted to perfection and topped with a crispy, runny egg. You'll want 'em for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Get the recipe.

12. Grilled Hawaiian Chicken

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You may not be looking at the Pacific Ocean, but one bite of this chicken marinated in tangy-sweet pineapple barbecue sauce will make you feel a little bit closer to Hawaii. Get the recipe.

13. Thai Salmon

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It's all about the sauce in this flavorful salmon recipe. Think: tender salmon grilled in ginger, lime, chili, fish, and soy sauce. And don't you forget the peanuts and cilantro on top. Get the recipe.

14. Caprese Stuffed Chicken

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Cook these mozzarella-stuffed chicken breasts in the oven, on the grill, or over the campfire. Get the recipe.

15. Breakfast Packs with Hash Brown Potatoes, Sausage, and Scallions


Whether you're eating by a campfire or just looking for a mess-free breakfast on the go, book mark these cheesy, hearty breakfast packets Get the recipe.

16. Tilapia with Pesto Veggies

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Need a new meal in your dinner rotation? Look no further than your favorite summer veggies smothered in pesto and served over white, flaky tilapia. Get the recipe.

17. Honey Dijon Chicken

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Making a healthy, filling dinner that'll satisfy the whole family isn't all that hard. Just layer your chopped veggies, cover them with a chicken breast, and top the whole thing with honey mustard sauce. Get the recipe.

18. Burger Foil Packs

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Lose the buns and make these tasty burger packets at your next barbecue. Get the recipe.

19. Sweet Potato Tacos

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You won't miss the taco shells when you try these stuffed sweet potatoes, loaded with ground meat, beans, and all your favorite Tex-Mex toppings. Get the recipe.

20. Mediterranean Salmon

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The best part of this dish: It's only 5 ingredients. Get the recipe.

21. Peach Glazed Pork Tenderloin and Potatoes

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This tangy-sweet glaze made with peach preserves, dijon mustard, Sriracha, and garlic is a total game-changer, but if you're pressed for time, you can also pick up a store-bought marinade. Get the recipe.

22. Salsa Verde Chicken, Rice, and Veggies

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Unwrap these foil packets and behold: Perfectly cooked burrito bowls. Get the recipe.

23. Honey Garlic Shrimp and Zucchini

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Make good use of the farmer's market bounty and combine sweet corn, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, fresh basil with shrimp in a honey-soy glaze. Get the recipe.

24. Garlic Butter Mushrooms and Gnocchi

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Not your grandma's gnocchi, this garlic-butter and mushroom pasta dish will be an instant favorite. Get the recipe.

25. Cilantro Garlic Lime Seafood Packets

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Cook this clam, shrimp, and scallop medley with sweet corn, tomatoes, chorizo, and jalapeño, then top it all off with a garlic-butter-lime sauce. You're gonna want some bread for dunking. Get the recipe.