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Eight Creative Tin Foil Recipes for Cottage Getaways

Often times, everyday life gets too crazy to prioritize preparing and eating dinner together as a family. But on vacation, enjoying a meal together is not nearly as difficult. When you love the idea of cooking together, our cottage rentals in Ontario are equipped to make that happen. When you want to maximize your time spent on Haliburton Lake, spending an hour or more in the kitchen doesn’t sound so appealing. So, easy and quick dinners are the question, and tin foil recipes are the answer! Simply chop up the ingredients yourself, have your kids throw them in individual tin foil packets, and throw the packets on the grill and voila! A hearty and delicious meal in a few minutes. Try these fun takes on tin foil recipes during your time in our cottage rentals in Ontario through All-Season Cottage Rentals

 Tin Foil Recipes

The classic tin foil packet usually involves some type of meat, potatoes, and veggies, but it doesn’t have to be that way every time. Think outside the box and try some of these eight creative tin foil recipes.


  • Shrimp Boil: Although a traditional shrimp boil can be made on the stovetop or a sheet pan, don’t abandon your grill! Fresh corn on the cob, sausage, potatoes, and shrimp with cajun seasoning makes a chilly fall night a little warmer in your belly. 


  • Caprese-Stuffed Chicken: What’s better than fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil with balsamic vinaigrette? Couple it with juicy grilled chicken and try Caprese warm for a new take on a delicious salad. 



  • Hot Ham & Swiss Croissants: Tin foil recipes can be handheld sandwiches, too. Just make sure not to burn your fingers when you pick them up, so you can skewer as many marshmallows as you like for s’mores later. 


  • Philly Cheesesteak Dinners: Sub the bun for potatoes in this Philly Cheesesteak tin foil recipe. Heartwarming and flavorful, skip the mess and pick up all of the flavors with a fork. 


  • Hawaiian Barbecue Chicken: Feeling a little tropical as summer comes to a close? Opt for pineapple, barbecue sauce, and green onions to dress up plain-old protein. 


  • Nachos: Possibly the most unconventional tin foil recipe on this list, nachos are a delicious thing to be grilled or baked. The chips stay crispy, while the cheese, beans, and meat on top make their way to melty perfection. Make sure to put a pan underneath so that picking up the nachos isn’t as tricky. 


  • Cheese Quesadillas: Slap a tortilla on a piece of tin foil. Sprinkle generously with cheese. Top with another tortilla, wrap, and grill. No chopping required! 

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If no grill master rises to the challenge during your vacation, think about putting these tin foil dinner recipes in the oven, or even over the fire pit. Either way, these tin foil recipes are the perfect dinner option when trying to spend as much time outside and on Haliburton Lake as possible during your trip to Canada. Discover more about our cottage rentals in Ontario by 705-754-1506, or visiting us on our website. Pick out the perfect rental from our wide variety of cottages with all the amenities you could want or need.

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