Campfire Foil Packet

Posted by Pete Kloster on

Campfire Foil Packet

Who doesn’t love a campfire foil packet? Foil packet meals are quick to prepare, easy to clean up, and can be cooked directly over a campfire. Add your ingredients, seal the pouch and place over any type of cooking source.

Ingredients: (Aluminum Foil)

Shrimp: Fresh medium, tail-on. 

Precooked Andouille Sausage: This recipe is for precooked sausage.

Zucchini: ¾ inch thick half moons are a perfect size. You can use summer squash here too or a blend of zucchini and summer squash. 

Corn on the cob: Cut into 2” long sections and then cut it in half down the middle. 

Garlic + Butter

Old Bay Seasoning & Cajun Spice Blend



The first step is to make sure you have a fire and/or coals going (or set up your propane grill). The point is this meal comes together super quick, so you don’t want to be waiting around for your heat source to be coming up to temp. 

Roll out 18” inches of aluminum foil. Then roll out 16” inches of parchment. You want the parchment paper to be a little smaller than the foil.

Assemble your ingredients in the center of the parchment paper. Start by layering the ingredients that will take the longest to cook on the bottom like the corn and zucchini. The bottom will receive the most heat, which will speed up the corn and zucchini cook time. Then add the sausage and shrimp. Finally, add the garlic, butter, and spices on top. It’s okay if it’s sort of a messy pile. 

To seal the packets, bring the two short edges of the aluminum foil together and fold together to form a seam. Then roll the ends in towards the middle, so you have two seams on the edges with a long one running down the side. 

Place this packet over your fire pit grate or grill. We find that placing the packets on a grate over the coals allows us more control of the heat and keeps everything clean. If your fire has died down a lot, you can also try placing the packets directly on to the embers. 

You’ll hear it once the liquid starts to steam and the packet will puff up. During testing, we flipped ours once or twice to cook both sides, but in hindsight, I don’t really think it was necessary. Anyways, flip if you want. Or don’t. 

After about 8-10 minutes, take it off the heat and let the packets cool down for a minute. 

If you’re delicate about how you open the foil, you can easily shape it into a bowl to eat out of.

Add a handful of chopped parsley, a squeeze of lemon, and you’re done!