Quick and easy Grilled Sausage and Vegetable Foil Packets take about 10 minutes to put together and can be grilled, baked, or cooked on an open fire.
Raise your hand if you love simple, easy, filling dinners all summer long! I know that I sure do. You are going to love making these super easy, quick, and simple grilled sausage foil packets because they have a little bit of everything in them and can be cooked on the grill, in the oven, or even over hot campfire coals.
I typically like to grill these because then my oven isn’t heating up the house, but I love that you can cook them a few different ways depending on your needs. You can use just about any kind of sausage links that you like. I have used smoked beef sausage, turkey sausage, hot Italian pork and everything in between. You can get spicy sausage, traditional, apple, or whatever flavor you think sounds good. This recipe is very flexible, so use what you like and what you have on hand.
Grilled sausage and vegetables is a one packet kind of meal because not only do you get your meat/protein but you also grill them up with vegetables (peppers, onions, and zucchini) as well as some starches (corn and potatoes). It’s so simple and I like to eat them right out of the foil so there’s not more dishes to do! My secret to making the best grilled sausage foil packs is to melt some butter with garlic and/or herbs and then brush it on the foil and brush it on the vegetables before grilling. This little addition doesn’t take long but makes a big difference in flavor. It’s my tin foil packet recipe secret tip!
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Quick and easy Sausage and Vegetable Foil Packets take about 10 minutes to put together and can be grilled, baked, or cooked on an open fire.
- 4 tablespoons butter or olive oil
- 1-2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1-2 tablespoon fresh herbs, optional
- 8 ounces fully cooked sausage links, cut into 1 inch pieces
- 8 ounces small red potatoes, cut into 1 inch pieces
- 1 bell pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces
- 1 small zucchini, cut into 1 inch pieces
- 1/4 of a small red onion, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 3 ears of corn, cut into 2-3 inch pieces
- Salt and pepper
- Aluminum foil
- In a small microwave safe bowl, microwave the butter, garlic, and herbs until the butter is melted and the garlic fragrant, about 30 seconds.
- Tear off 8 sheets of foil about 12 -14 inches long. Double up the foil by stacking two pieces on top of each other. Brush a bit of the butter mixture in the center of each piece of foil (just the top piece, so you are working with 4 pieces of foil – 2 pieces of foil thick, each).
- Evenly distribute the sausage, potatoes, bell pepper, onion, corn, and zucchini between each of the foil packets. Brush the additional butter over the vegetables and sausage. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Draw two opposite ends of the foil up and fold it over and then fold each end (you want to seal the food inside, making a packet).
- Grill over medium-high heat for 15-18 minutes (flipping once), bake at 425 degrees for 30-35 minutes, or cook in hot campfire coals for about 12 minutes. Cooking times will vary depending on the temperature at which you are cooking – when the potatoes are tender the foil packets are ready.
- Carefully open the foil packets and enjoy while still hot.
- I like to use precooked sausage for this recipe. You can use anything from smoked sausage, kielbasa, Italian, or apple chicken sausages. I have used all kinds of sausage for this recipe with great success.
- You can use just about any fresh herbs that you might have on hand. I use parsley, oregano, and basil most often (a combination of all three is great).
Tips and Tricks for Making Grilled Sausage Tin Foil Packets
- If you aren’t using heavy duty foil, be sure to use two pieces of a normal foil. This will help things on the bottom to not burn (especially important when grilling or cooking on coals).
- Using precooked sausage means that you don’t have to worry about cooking a meat to a proper temperature, just make sure it’s heated through.
- This is a meal on it’s own. I like to serve this with some fresh fruit (like watermelon) and maybe some fresh no-knead crusty bread. So simple!
- If you want these foil packs to be made in less time, omit the potatoes or cook them separately – they take the longest time to cook. Just cook until the corn is tender and everything is heated through.
- If you are looking for a grilled dessert recipe to go with these, I think these grilled s’mores hand pies look really fun!
- If you aren’t using precooked sausage, be sure to cook the sausage to the correct temperature. I recommend my favorite thermometer for checking that.
Enjoy this super tasty, simple, fast, and easy Grilled Sausage and Vegetables Foil Packets, from my home to yours!