Whether you are sitting around a campfire or grilling up dinner on your deck, foil packet cooking is a super easy and effective way to make dinner.
Foil Packet Cooking - Peppers, Onions, Potatoes
This literally is one of my favorite meals of all time. I cannot stress this enough. Each and every time I make it, I know I can make it with ease and that it is going to come out delicious each and every time. I'm serious in the fact that I've never been anything less than impressed with this recipe of grilled potatoes, onion and peppers in foil.
If you are looking for a recipe that hits the mark each and every time, try cooking potatoes, peppers, and onions on the grill. Your taste buds will thank you!
FOIL PACKET COOKING – PEPPERS, ONIONS, POTATOES
One of the reasons that I love this foil packet recipe so much is that it is full of amazing vegetables that my family and I love. Depending on your tastes and preferences, there are so really great options to choose from!
Our local market is great at offering up fresh red potatoes and bell peppers. Depending on your mood and likes, you can use whatever color bell pepper you want!
If you are a gardener, plan ahead and plant some peppers, onions, and potatoes. Can you imagine how this grilled potatoes, onion and peppers in foil would go from great to amazing by using fresh vegetables straight from the garden? Totally over-the-top amazing!
And don't forget about the onion. It is a must for this foil packet cooking recipe! If you want it a little sweeter, go with red. If you want to live on the wild side, do a combo of red and white! For this specific recipe, I used a white onion because I like the subtle flavor it gives.
Looking for a truly versatile Foil Pack Cooking recipe? This is the one for you!
One of the biggest reasons that I've come to love this grilled peppers in foil recipe is because I love how versatile it is for me and my family.
While the main recipe below does call for potatoes, peppers, and onions to be grilled, the truth of the matter is that you can also add a few other veggies options as well. Sneaking in some squash or even hunks of sweet potato or always an option on how to add even more great flavors to this foil pack recipe.
And as always, it's 100% vegetarian and gluten-free. Just another perfect recipe that I can rest easy knowing that it's safe and healthy for my entire family to eat. To me, those reasons alone make this recipe one that goes above and beyond.
How to Cook Potatoes, Peppers, and Onions on the Grill
Give all the potatoes and peppers a good scrub to get them clean. Once they are sparkly and shiny, they are ready to start being cut up.
Cut them into sizes of your liking, and simply divide out the ingredients into large pieces of heavy-duty foil. (Heavy duty foil is key here because you don't want it to become flimsy and rip!)
Once you have the veggies separated and placed, you just need to fold them into nice, neat little packets. Ensure that all the ends of folded and closed tightly so nothing will fall out on the grill!
Once sealed, place on grill or over campfire coals. Keep in mind that when placing on campfire coals, those coals get hot quickly. It can be difficult to find a constant temperature for them to cook at so just watch them and rotate as needed.
A good indicator that they are getting close to being done is if you start to smell those smells coming from those grilled potato and onion packets. One those smells hit your nose, you know you're on the right track!
Detailed instructions for foil packet cooking:
Using your cooking spray, spray each foil sheet with a thin layer of cooking oil.
Divide cut potatoes, peppers and onions among foil pieces.
Season with your favorite seasoning, spray ingredients again with cooking spray. (This helps it from sticking.)
Fold foil packets tightly in a square or rectangle shape so moisture does not escape.
Place on the grill over medium heat. Grill for 10 minutes, flip and grill for 8-10 more minutes.
Sit down, relax and enjoy!
How to Safely Remove Grilled Potatoes, Onion and Peppers in Foil off the Grill or Campfire
I also made add that it is important to remember safety as well when removing this foil packet recipe off the grill. Foil can be a bit tricky in the fact that it may not feel hot to the touch immediately, but trust me...it is hot.
Always use an oven mitt to remove from the grill or campfire. One of the best things to think about purchasing to have in your possession is the tongs that are super long. Not only do they keep your hands cool because they are long enough that your hands don't have to get near the heat, but they can grab the foil packet on both sides as well ensuring that you've got a good hold on the hot item.
Place in on the heat-safe surface of your choice, and let it cool. It will take several moments for that heat to start to go away from the aluminum foil. Even though the smells are tempting you, be patient!
Safety is important and the waiting will only prep and prepare your taste buds even more for that first glorious bite!
Looking for more gluten-free recipes? You can check out our recipe index for more easy, yet mouthwatering recipes! You might also love our Sweet Corn Pudding, Roasted Carrots and Brussels and our Ranch Mashed Potatoes.
Let's talk! Have you ever tried foil packet cooking? What is your favorite thing to cook on the grill?
Foil Packet Cooking - Peppers, Onions, Potatoes
- 4-5 small red potatoes thinly sliced
- 1 medium sized onion sliced
- 1 large bell pepper deseeded and sliced
- 4 large pieces of heavy duty foil
- Cooking spray
- Using your cooking spray, spray each foil sheet with a thin layer of cooking oil.
- Divide cut potatoes, peppers and onions among foil pieces.
- Season with your favorite seasoning, spray ingredients again with cooking spray. (This helps it from sticking.)
- Fold foil packets tightly in a square or rectangle shape so moisture does not escape.
- Place on the grill over medium heat. Grill for 10 minutes, flip and grill for 8-10 more minutes.
- Sit down, relax and enjoy!
All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.
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I like slicing the potato, but leaving it "together", putting butter in between some of the slices, covering with onions, then cook until the bottom of the potatoes get a little crispy. Yumm-o!
That sounds delicious, I've been wanting to try it that way (leaving it together) 🙂
Yum! Looks so good.
Thank you, it is one of our summer go-to meals!
This looks so easy, I"m so lazy with the clean up that sometimes I don't even want to cook...I so need to try this for an evening dinner.
Yes, the clean up is super easy!
Love it! I definitely need to learn how to do this. Thank you!
I love this foil packet cooking! I like the addition of chicken too! So delicious and so easy!
Yes, you could easily add in chicken!
I love foil packets, you can throw stuff in and bake and have less clean up. Pepper, onions and potatoes are a great side.
YES!! Love that it doesn't take much to clean it up!
Some might say, potatoes have zero nutrition in them but they are my favourite veggie. Loved your recipe, cannot wait to try it myself.
They are so tasty!
These sound yummy! I need try foil packets again. I've done it before, but it's been awhile.
Such deliciousness in a packet!
love easy to make recipes like this perffect to make ahead and cook the same day or later thanks for sharing