7 fast foil packet recipes


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What if we told you that you can get a meal together in less than 30 minutes without using any pots or pans? These recipes all come together inside foil packets baked in the oven or on the grill, and many are healthy to boot. 


1. Pesto packet

Chicken plus pesto? Yes, please! Rachael Ray combines these two fail-safe ingredients with zucchini, plum tomatoes and scallions for a tasty meal that only takes 25 minutes on the grill.


2. Sweet potato packet

According to WebMD, sweet potatoes are a great source of potassium, calcium and vitamins A and C — so why not make them even better with a quick 25-minute recipe on the grill? Toss the sweet potatoes with scallions, garlic and thyme, per this recipe from the Food Network.


3. Simple salmon

Most of us know that salmon is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids — the good kind of fat. For this recipe from At Home With The Waldreps blog, simply put two salmon filets on a piece of foil; top with lemon, butter, salt and pepper; and boom! Fish for dinner.


4. Easy asparagus

This is the perfect time of the year to add asparagus to your vegetable rotation, and the simpler the recipe, the better. Keeping It Easy And Simple shows you how to prepare it in just 15 minutes.


5. Fiesta packet

Everyone loves Mexican flavors, and this recipe from Ready Set Eat combines a few favorites: black beans, corn, tomatoes and corn with chicken. When it’s hot and ready, wrap everything in a flour tortilla or for a lighter meal, eat on top of salad greens.


6. Cheesy potatoes

What can possibly be wrong about potatoes topped with cheese and bacon? Nothing! The Country Cook shows you how to make the perfect side dish without having to boil the potatoes first. 


7. Shrimp ‘n’ rice

This recipe from Kraft combines a few ingredients you most likely have on hand — mustard, Parmesan cheese and Italian dressing — with shrimp, green beans and rice for a complete meal with lots of flavor.