Summer is here and we’re celebrating with tin foil dinners! Tin foil dinners are a simple meal to throw together and cook at a campout, on the backyard grill or even in your oven! The easy prep and clean up makes this the perfect summer meal to make with your family.



  • Frozen (or fresh) cheese tortellini
  • Chicken broth (a few spoonfuls per serving)
  • Sun-dried tomatoes (from the jar)
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Whole garlic cloves, peeled
  • Prosciutto or thinly sliced ham
  • Zucchini
  • Mushrooms
  • Fresh mozzarella
  • Grated pecorino or parmesan cheese
  • Fresh basil for topping
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Allow tortellini to thaw slightly if frozen.
  2. Prepare your ingredients by chopping veggies, grating pecorino cheese and cubing mozzarella cheese.
  3. Place one serving of mozzarella cheese in center of double layer of tin foil.
  4. Add any other ingredients listed, except basil.
  5. Be sure to add a few spoonfuls of broth so the tortellini can soften/cook.
  6. Wrap up the tin foil and seal edges to make sure no liquids can run out.
  7. Place on hot coals, on medium-hot grill or in 350-degree oven for about 15 minutes.
  8. Check to make sure everything is cooked through and piping hot!
  9. Top with fresh basil and serve right out of foil.


  • Notice there are no designated amounts. You can be creative, depending on how many people you are serving and how many ingredients you have on hand.
  • This is super easy to prep. If you’re taking this meal to the hills, you can prep the ingredients beforehand, put in small containers, and pull them out when you reach your destination. Then it just takes a few minutes to assemble.
  • If you cook these over a fire, make sure the wood burns down first. The perfect foil dinner fire is when it burns down to just hot coals without any actual flames still burning.

For more recipes like this, visit Kiwi & Carrot, produced by our food blogger, Sarah Romero.