Grilled Sausage and Vegetable Foil Packets

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. If you’re looking for a fast but hearty dinner, this recipe is a contender for sure.

I have a lot of great recipes featuring sausage. Here are a few: One Pot Cheesy Sausage Pasta, Cheesy Sausage and Pepper Stromboli and Healthy Cauliflower Sausage and Kale Soup.

Quick and easy Sausage and Vegetable Foil Packets take about 10 minutes to put together and can be grilled, baked, or cooked over coals.

Simple Grilled Sausage and Vegetable Foil Packets Recipe

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.

Quick and easy Sausage and Vegetable Foil Packets - Ingredients

An Easy Meal With Less Mess

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!

What type of foil do I use for these 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).

Can I use precooked sausage?

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.

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.

What do I serve this with?

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 are looking for a grilled dessert recipe to go with these,  I think these grilled s’mores hand pies look really fun!

 

Quick and easy Sausage and Vegetable Foil Packets

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Sausage and Vegetable Foil Packets


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths-Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4 1x

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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. If you’re looking for a fast but hearty dinner, this recipe is a contender for sure.


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Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons butter or olive oil
  • 12 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 12 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 23 inch pieces
  • Salt and pepper
  • Aluminum foil

Instructions

  1. In a small microwave safe bowl, microwave the butter, garlic, and herbs until the butter is melted and the garlic fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  2. 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).
  3. 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.
  4. 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).
  5. 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.
  6. Carefully open the foil packets and enjoy while still hot.

Notes

  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Bake, Grill, Campfire
  • Cuisine: American
Nutrition Information: YIELD: 4 SERVING SIZE: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 466.7 Fat: 24.6g Cholesterol: 131.3mg Sodium: 910.8mg Carbohydrates: 48.1g Sugars: 7.7g Protein: 17.2g Vitamin A: 109.1µg Vitamin C: 105.4mg

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Can I do these in the oven?

This was a hit with my family! So yummy! Any recommendations for your favorite clean, kid-friendly (as in not too spicy) sausage??

Now THIS is the kind of weekday meal I’m talking about. I am adding this to next week’s meal plan!

This is such a wonderful, quick and easy recipe! A complete meal in a packet! With the weather being so warm where I live, I can’t wait to try out this recipe on the grill!

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I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.