Make It, Forget It: 7 Foil Bakes to Try This Fall

What is a foil bake? They’re an awesome way to bring lots of ingredients together in a no-fuss, easy-to-clean-up manner. They’re especially great for fall, when a just-out-of-the-oven meal is just want you want to sit down to. Here is an array of great recipes to get you started:

Italian-Style Salmon Bake
Super easy and healthy, this recipe is packed with Italian flavors of tomatoes, olive oil, oregano and thyme. Simply prep the salmon, place it in the foil wraps, and spoon on the tomato mixture. Twenty-five minutes later, your meal is complete.

Cod Fillet Bake with Olives & Capers
This variation on the classic recipe uses olives and capers to add just the right amount of flavor. The prep is easy, too. Simply marinate the fillets ahead of time, then pop them in the oven. Add any amount of tomatoes and thinly sliced onion to the mix, and you’re set.

Ginger Chicken Bake
Cilantro, ginger and garlic make this dish especially warming for the fall. Even though the chicken is pre-chopped, the foil keeps all of the sauce inside, leaving you with a perfectly flavored and moist meal.

Hearty Parmesan Veggie Bake
Of course, many foil bakes can easily be turned into vegetarian dishes by just removing the meat, but this one is all veggies from the start. Although the recipe calls for zucchini and peppers, don’t be afraid to improvise with any other veggies you have in your fridge.

Tin Foil Shrimp Boil
Corn, potatoes and Old Bay seasoning give this bake a truly authentic flavor. The addition of chicken sausage means added protein that, along with 32 shrimp, is something this dish is full of. It’s perfect for a fall BBQ, as the temperatures cool down.

Steak & Veggie Bake
This recipe makes a perfectly juicy and flavorful steak every time. The foil keeps the seasoning locked in, and as the recipe notes, you can also make it ahead of time and keep it in the fridge or cooler until you’re ready to cook it.

Cinnamon Apple Bake
A warm, fall-flavored dessert doesn’t get better than apples and cinnamon. There’s no need for butter, as the apples cook down just enough to create their own sauce for topping. These individual servings, with a little brown sugar for added sweetness, are sure to be a hit.

Jake Goodrich is an avid sports nut and unapologetic fan of Steve Winwood’s '80s albums.