Kitchen Tip: How to Make Non-Stick Foil at Home

Kitchen Tips & Tricks | 5 comments

Is there anything more annoying than pulling a delicious, baked casserole out of the oven and removing the foil off of the dish to find only to find that that half of the cheese (or more) has stuck all over the foil?

You could do what I’ve done many times in the past and purchase special Non-Stick Aluminum Foil. Or you could use this little kitchen trick that I figured out one day when I was preparing a pan of Manicotti Primavera and found that I was all out of the store-bought Non-Stick Aluminum Foil.

Vegetable Manicotti

Instead I combined two products that we probably all have in our kitchens to make my own Non-Stick Aluminum Foil: PAM Cooking Spray and plain old foil. And guess what? It worked!

How to Make DIY Non-Stick Foil at Home

This is really an incredibly simple kitchen hack that only takes like 3 steps, but I’ve detailed it out so you’re sure to know what to do in the event that you decide to give it a try at home..

  1. Assemble your casserole in your preferred pan according to recipe instructions.
  2. Top the prepared casserole with large quantities of gooey, sticky cheese as directed in your recipe instructions.
  3. Tear a sheet of foil to fit your pan’s specified size.
  4. Spray the underneath side of the sheet of the aluminum foil with PAM Cooking Spray – spray only the side that will touch the cheese.
  5. Cover the dish with the prepared aluminum foil, laying the cooking spray greased side facing down towards the food.
  6. Bake the casserole according to recipe instructions.
  7. Remove the casserole from the oven after it has finished baking.
  8. Lift the sheet of aluminum foil and be amazed that there is very little or no cheese stuck on the foil.

Yummy Ooey Gooey Cheesy Recipes to Try

Do you have an all-time favorite kitchen hack or tip?

coupon for reynolds wrap

In the event that you decide to purchase Non-Stick Aluminum Foil, at least take advantage of this printable coupon to save $0.75 on Reynold’s Wrap Non-Stick Aluminum Foil.

This is NOT a sponsored post. I simply mentioned brands that I use or have used in order to illustrate a relevant kitchen tip.

Katie Goodman

About the Author:

Katie’s lifelong interest in cooking good food has shown her that part of the goodness in life is enjoying delicious food with friends and family. She is: Mom. Writer. Photographer. Recipe Developer. Website Founder. Lover of all things good in life. A mix of great recipes, family memories, and yummy photography is what Katie serves up each week at GoodLife Eats™. Katie and her family reside in Colorado.

Email  Facebook  Twitter  Pinterest

  • 1
    Bev Weidner - August 30, 2011 @ 6:55 am

    Well lookie there, fantastic idea!

    Plus I could just face-plant that food. DEAR GOODNESS.


  • 2
    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen - August 30, 2011 @ 11:48 am

    Nice tip Katie, and I feel silly b/c I didn’t even know there was a non-stick aluminum foil.


  • 3
    Kim B. - August 31, 2011 @ 5:52 pm

    This is another one of those, “Oh Ya” moments! Thanks for the tip! I no longer have to growl as I pull the layer of cheese off my stuffed rigatoni dish when uncovering it :)


  • 4
    Tracy - September 01, 2011 @ 2:39 pm

    Great tip!


  • 5
    Julie - September 07, 2011 @ 9:27 pm

    You could also ‘tent’ the aluminum foil slightly, so that it doesn’t actually touch the ‘sticky cheese’ and then you don’t have to spray it either! A life and $ saver in my years of making baked ziti topped with mozzarella and Parmesan!


Leave a Comment