Foil Packet Carrots – Great for the Grill


This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy.

If you’re looking for a quick, easy, and delicious side dish to add to your Memorial Day line-up, look no further! These Hobo Carrots are fantastic.

Foil Packet Carrots – Great for the Grill

We made them the night of our inaugural patio grill-out! I found the recipe in my Martha Stewart Living magazine, and unlike many of her recipes, these are really, really easy!

All you need are carrots, butter, salt and pepper. Make sure you have parchment paper and foil, and you’re all set!

Hobo Carrots - Great for the Grill

sliced carrots in tinfoil

Delicious side-dish, perfect for the summer grilling season.


  • Carrots
  • Butter
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Parchment Paper
  • Aluminum Foil


  1. Line a large piece of aluminum foil with parchment paper. Make the foil and parchment paper large enough to be able to seal tightly.
  2. Prepare your carrots. The original recipe called for baby carrots, but I used normal, organic carrots. Slice the large ones for quicker cooking time.
  3. Dot 2-3 TBS butter on the carrots.
  4. Salt & Pepper to taste.
  5. Tightly seal up the package so no carrots or butter can escape.
  6. Grill on a medium hot grill (or place packet directly on coals) for 18 minutes, if you have small, thin carrots, or longer for larger, fatter carrots. It took me about a half hour.

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Instagram tagging @simplifylivelove! I love to see your photos!

About Michelle Marine

Michelle Marine is the author of How to Raise Chickens for Meat, a long-time green-living enthusiast, and rural Iowa mom of four. She empowers families to grow and eat seasonal, local foods; to reduce their ecological footprint; and to come together through impactful travel.

You May Also Like:

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  1. We do this all the time with potatoes and carrots and love it! Thanks for sharing the recipe; it’s so tasty!

  2. These Carrots would just be delicious, I am trying this recipe very soon! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen