I Just Wrapped Everything In Foil And Into The Oven, and the Result Was Surprisingly Delicious

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This recipe is all about simplicity and flavor! By simply wrapping together basic ingredients in foil packets, you can create a complete and satisfying meal for the whole family. The beauty of this dish lies in its ease of preparation and minimal cleanup. Plus, the combination of tender meat, flavorful vegetables, and melty cheese guarantees a crowd-pleaser.


For 4 servings:

  • Meat: 400g (any type you prefer, chicken, pork, beef, etc.)
  • Potatoes: 4 medium, sliced thinly
  • Onions: 1-2, thinly sliced
  • Carrot: 1, sliced into rings
  • Tomato: 1, sliced
  • Cheese: 100g, grated
  • Mayonnaise: 6 tbsp (4 tbsp for marinade, 2 tbsp for cheese topping)
  • Dill greens: 5-10g, chopped
  • Seasoning for meat: 1 tsp
  • Garlic: 1-2 cloves, minced
  • Salt & pepper: to taste


  1. Prep the foil packets: Preheat oven to 200°C (400°F). Cut four sheets of aluminum foil (approximately 40x30cm) and four sheets of parchment paper (approximately 30x30cm). Place one parchment paper sheet on top of each foil sheet.
  2. Marinate the meat: In a bowl, combine 4 tbsp mayonnaise, meat seasoning, and minced garlic. Add your chosen meat, toss to coat well, and set aside.
  3. Assemble the packets: Divide the marinated meat, sliced potatoes, onions, carrots, and tomatoes equally among the four parchment paper sheets. Season each packet with salt and pepper.
  4. Seal the packets: Bring up the sides of the foil and parchment paper to form a loose pouch, enclosing the ingredients. Fold the top edges tightly to create a seal.
  5. Bake: Place the foil packets on a baking sheet and bake for 50 minutes at 200°C (400°F).
  6. Cheese topping: While the packets bake, prepare the cheese topping. In a small bowl, combine the remaining 2 tbsp mayonnaise, grated cheese, and chopped dill greens. Mix well.
  7. Add cheese and finish baking: After 50 minutes, carefully open each packet and spread the cheese mixture evenly over the top. Fold the packets closed loosely again and return to the oven for an additional 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  8. Serve and enjoy! Carefully open the packets and transfer the delicious contents to plates. Garnish with paprika or fresh herbs, if desired. Serve immediately and enjoy a hot, flavorful, and complete meal with minimal effort!


  • Feel free to adjust the vegetables and seasonings to your liking. Bell peppers, mushrooms, zucchini, or any other favorite veggies would work well in this recipe.
  • If you prefer your meat cooked through more thoroughly, increase the baking time by 10-15 minutes.
  • For a spicier kick, add a pinch of red pepper flakes to the marinade or cheese topping.
  • This recipe is easily doubled or tripled to feed a larger crowd. Simply adjust the number of foil packets and baking sheet size accordingly.
  • This oven-baked dinner in foil packets is a foolproof way to prepare a satisfying and delicious meal with minimal cleanup. Give it a try and experience the magic of simple, flavorful cooking!
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From lab coats to local markets, Viola Gilbreath traded calorie charts for culinary symphonies. A graduate of nutrition, she champions vibrant health through accessible, joyful eating. Whether whipping up community salads or blogging "flavorful fuel," Viola empowers people to listen to their bodies' unique rhythms, composing a delicious symphony of one on every plate.