12 Vegetarian Foil-Pack Dinners and Sides You Can Make in 30 Minutes or Less

Here are 12 Vegetarian Foil-Pack Dinners and Sides You Can Make in 30 Minutes or Less, from SELF

These ideas will save you time on prep and cleanup.

When your days get really busy and you need a dinner you can whip up in no time, foil-pack recipes will always save the day. They don’t take much prep or cleanup time—just toss your ingredients into aluminum foil with spices and oil, no pots or pans required—and they cook fairly quickly in the oven or on the grill.

Only problem is, it’s not always easy to find foil-pack recipes that don’t have meat in them. Many of the recipes available online are created with BBQ parties in mind, and stuffed with proteins like chicken, steak, and seafood. But foil-pack meals and sides can totally be an option for a quick, painless, meatless Monday (or everyday) dinner if you know where to look and use a little bit of creativity.

We did some digging for you and found 12 great foil-pack dinner and side dish ideas that are completely vegetarian, stuffed with lots of veggies and ingredients like halloumi, eggs, beans, and tofu. Since some of these are pretty veggie-heavy, you may also want to throw them on top of your grain of choice, or add a vegetarian protein like tofu or tempeh, to make a truly filling, complete meal. Feel free to experiment and add your own twist to make these vegetarian foil-pack meals your own.

Damn Delicious
Zucchini Parmesan from Damn Delicious

Bell peppers, eggplant, green beans, and tomatoes will all work equally well if you don’t have (or like) zucchini. The Parmesan is really the star anyway. Serve it over a bowl of pasta for a full meal. Get the recipe here.

Passion for Savings
Loaded Nachos from Passion for Savings

The nice thing about this nacho recipe is that you can really throw on whatever toppings you want. Feel free to really mix it up—if you have leftover roasted veggies, they’ll be an excellent addition. Get the recipe here.