Venison Foil Packets, a fast-cooking favorite with ground venison, potatoes, squash, peppers, onions, carrots, and cheddar cheese cooked to perfection in less than 30 minutes!
It’s grilling season a.k.a. foil packet meal season! I love foil packet recipes because the options are limitless. You can literally put anything you want in the packets and cook it up in different ways–the grill, the oven, the smoker, or even over hot coals on the ground.
It’s so easy! All you have to do is select and prep the ingredients, wrap them in foil, and cook until done. Oh, and clean up is extremely easy too. You’ll have almost no dishes to wash. That sounds pretty perfect to me!
Venison Foil Packets
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Yield: 4 Venison Foil Packets
Serving Size: 1 Foil Packet
- 1 lb venison, ground
- 3 red potatoes, chopped
- 1/2 yellow squash, diced
- 1/2 green bell pepper, sliced
- 1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
- 2 fresh green onions, diced
- 1/2 cup of matchstick carrots
- 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- 2 Tbsp of butter
- Preheat grill or oven to medium-high heat and tear off 8 large square sheets of aluminum foil.
- Divide the ground venison into 4 servings, break it up into small pieces, and place it on 4 pieces of the foil.
- Add a dash of salt and pepper or add whatever spices you’d like and top each with 1/2 Tbsp of butter.
- Add veggies of your choice and add another little dash of salt, pepper, and spices and a sprinkle of shredded cheese.
- Place the remaining 4 pieces of foil on top of the other 4 and fold each of the sides together, making a square.
- Place in oven or on the grill and cook until done. The amount of time depends on the type of veggies you use. If you use the ones I listed in the ingredients it should be done within about 25 minutes.
- Open the foil packet, add remaining cheddar cheese, and enjoy!
If you decide to mix things up a bit and make several different ones you can write on the foil with a Sharpie so you won’t have to guess what’s inside.
You can check the potatoes with a toothpick to see if they are done. If the potatoes are done, typically everything else will be done as well.
Be careful when you’re opening the venison foil packets because the steam will be very hot. I like to use two sets of tongs and lean back away from it so I’m keeping my face out of the way of the steam. I had to learn to do that the hard way. Don’t ask!
The good, the bad and the delicious…
- Venison Foil Packets are high in potassium, protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and iron.
- It is also high in fat and cholesterol.
See tips below for making this a more diet-friendly recipe.
Venison Foil Packets Nutrition Facts
|Yields: 4 Venison Foil Packets||Serving: 1 Venison Foil Packet|
|Calories 463||Calories from fat: 37%|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 19 g||29%|
|Saturated Fat 11 g||55%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 5 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g|
|Trans Fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 148 mg||49%|
|Sodium 308 mg||13%|
|Potassium 1245 mg||36%|
|Total Carbohydrates 28 g||9%|
|Dietary Fiber 4 g||16%|
|Sugars 6 g|
|Protein 46 g||91%|
|Vitamin A 122%||Vitamin C 143%|
|Calcium 26%||Iron 37%|
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA, but were calculated by MyFitnessPal, Inc. by Under Armour, Inc.
To make this recipe more diet-friendly…
- The cholesterol and fat in this recipe are from the cheese and venison. To help lower that, use venison that has a lower amount of fat added to it than 20% which is what this recipe is calculated for. You can also use less cheese, use healthier cheese, or omit the cheese.
- Whatever changes you make to your Venison Foil Packets, you can recalculate the nutrition facts at myfitnesspal.com