Grilling and baking meats and vegetables in foil pouches makes preparation and cleanup easier. Cooking in foil pouches locks in savory flavors during the cooking process. You can use any brand of foil to create foil pouches, but heavy-duty foil performs better on the grill. Foil pouches create individual portions of a meal, which make serving time shorter. And you don’t have to bother with pots and pans.

Things You'll Need

Tear off a square or rectangle of foil, approximately 12 inches by 12 inches, or larger as needed. Place the piece of foil on a flat surface.

Place the food to be baked or grilled in the center of the foil.

Grasp the right and left edges of the foil in your hands and bring them together above the food. Fold the edges together down toward the food, leaving 1 to 2 inches of space above the food.

Flatten the edges at the top of the foil and fold them together toward you. Fold twice. Flatten the edges at the bottom of the foil and fold them away from you toward the center of the pouch. Fold twice.

Place the foil pouch on a cookie sheet to bake in the oven, or place the foil pouch directly on the rack of your grill. You can cook multiple foil pouches at the same time.


  • Save any leftovers by refolding the food inside an empty foil pouch, or dispose of the foil pouch by rinsing the foil in tap water and recycling.