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Camper Cookin’ Vol. 2 – Sausage and Veggie Packs

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It’s been a pretty busy week, and I’ve been told it’s only half over.

I have a few posts I’m finishing up but they aren’t quite ready, so I thought I’d throw another quick and easy recipe out there until I have a few minutes to get it together!

I wish I could think of a more creative name for these, but in lieu of that I’ll just stick with simple and descriptive.

This is a variation of several similar recipes I’ve seen, and it turned out to be incredibly good, which shouldn’t be surprising because it contains some of my favorite things wrapped up in foil and cooked on the grill. The nice thing about making these packs is that you could substitute almost every ingredient for something else. If you prefer sweet potatoes, use those, if you don’t like squash, substitute some tomatoes or cauliflower. I’ll tell you what ingredients I used, and then you can just go crazy with it. You crazy foil packer you.

This recipe could probably make 3 or 4 packs, depending on how much you actually eat. I made two and we didn’t have anything on the side, so if you eat less or are making some rice or a veggie on the side you could stretch the recipe.

Sausage and Veggie Foil Packs

4 pieces smoked sausage (I used Johnsonville smoked brats this time, chicken sausage would also be great)
2 yellow squash
2 regular potatoes
1/2 each red and green bell peppers (This is what I had left over from another meal)
One half small yellow onion
Olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Garlic or another seasoning you prefer (I used Carolina Seasoning because we like it on most everything)

Preheat your grill.

Lay out two pieces of aluminum foil approximately 14″ long, making sure they are big enough to make a packet around your ingredients. Each piece will be one pack.

Chop the potatoes and squash into 1″ chunks. Slice the peppers and onion into strips. Slice your sausage into 1/2″ pieces. These are all approximate sizes, you just want everything to be a nice bite size chunk that will cook well.


Ignore the terrible photography of the person posting this recipe. I’ve really got to take more time with my pictures!

Put half of the vegetables and sausage onto each piece of foil. Fold the sides of the foil up enough that the oil won’t run out when you pour it.wpid-IMG_20130603_184459_624.jpg

Pour olive oil over the top of each pack, about 2 tbsp each. Mix everything until it’s nice and covered, this is what your seasoning will stick to and it also helps with flavoring and cooking.

Sprinkle salt, pepper, and any other seasoning you want over the top of each pack and mix well again. You can mix with your hands or just roll your aluminum foil back and forth to toss everything together.

Fold the short sides of the pack in, then pull each long end together to meet in the middle and roll into a tent shape. I had to add a piece of foil to the top of one pack because my foil was a little too short and you don’t want any holes the heat can get out of or it won’t cook as well.

Place packs on the hot grill and cook for 40 minutes at 400 degrees. That’s the default temperature for our grill, so you may want to adjust the time to work with yours.

When it’s done the potatoes should be soft and buttery tasting from cooking in the olive oil and everything else should be tender and flavorful. If any of your veggies are still hard you need a little more cooking time.


Eat straight from the foil or dump it all out on plates and serve with some crusty bread.