Sausage and Potato Foil Packs are a delicious dinner short cut that just can’t be beat! Flavorful, juicy sausage, soft potatoes and tender onions are cooked together in little bundles on the grill or in the oven for a stress-free recipe that you’ll make all summer long.
I get so excited when I find a cooking trick that saves me time in the kitchen. You know what I mean. Sometimes, you want to pull a great meal together without sacrificing taste but don’t want to spend a lot of time slinging a bunch of pots and pans. That’s where foil packets come in. They are easy to make, great for portion control, and clean up is about non-existent. I’ve become so enamored with foil pack cooking that I’ve made a list of all the ingredient combinations that I plan on making over the summer. My latest recipe, sausage, and potatoes were a true hit with the meat lovers folks in the house.
What you’ll need for Sausage & Potato Foil Packs:
- Your favorite flavor of sausage links
- Baby red potatoes
- Vidalia onion
- Heavy Duty Foil
A few weeks ago, I made Cheesy Ranch Potato Foil Packs and the family went crazy for them. Since they were such a hit, I decided to up my game and make a version of that recipe by adding some sausage to the mix. I chose a great sausage called The Grill Master from a local grocery store I shop at. It’s made from pork with lots of herbs and spices and I knew it would go great with the potatoes and onions. It took me all of about 10 minutes to prep my little bundles and about 25 minutes to cook them. Once they were done, I added a bit of melted butter, some fresh parsley then placed each packed on a dinner plate and served them. Each packet has just about everything needed for a great meal so, all I added was a fresh green salad. This is “short cut” cooking at it’s best!
Tips for making foil packets:
- Use heavy-duty foil. This works best when cooking on the grill and gives the packets stability.
- Make sure to use large foil sheets. You’ll need enough space for the ingredients plus extra for folding and sealing.
- Cut the sausage and potatoes in about the same size pieces. Having all the ingredients cut to a similar size will ensure even cooking.
- Preheat the grill, making sure the grates are hot before putting the packets on. If your grill cooks unevenly, then make sure to rotate the foil packets during the cooking time.
- You can make the packets ahead of time and store them in the fridge until ready to start dinner. Take the foil packets out of the refrigerator 10 minutes prior to cooking.
- Be careful when opening the packet. Steam will collect during cooking.
- 6-8 links sausage - cut into one inch pieces
- 1 pound baby red potatoes - quartered
- 1 medium Viladia onion - cut into pieces the size of quartered potatoes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- 3 tablespoons melted butter
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley - chopped
**Instructions for grilling**
- Preheat gas grill to medium high heat. Tear heavy duty tin foil into 4 pieces approximately 15 X 12 inches. Lightly coat with cooking spray.
- To a large bowl, add potatoes and onions. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle on salt, pepper and garlic powder. Toss to coat. Add in sausage and toss together. Evenly divide ingredients and place on foil sheets. Fold foil over ingredients then seal middle and ends. Place on grill, seam side down and cook for 10 minutes. Turn and continue to cook for an additional 15 minutes, Shake the packets occasionally so that sausage and potatoes don't stick.
- Remove packets from grill and carefully open. Drizzle with melted butter and sprinkle with fresh parsley.
**Instruction for cooking in oven**
- Heat oven to 400 degrees.
- To a large bowl, add potatoes and onions. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle on salt, pepper and garlic powder. Toss to coat. Add in sausage and toss together. Evenly divide ingredients and place on foil sheets. Fold foil over ingredients then seal middle and ends. Place on baking sheet, seam side down and cook for 10 minutes. Turn and continue to cook for an additional 15 minutes.
- Remove from oven and carefully open packets. Drizzle with butter and sprinkle with parsley.
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Hi Donya! I love potatoes mmm. But I always like green bell pepper with my sausage and onion. Can I add some green bell pepper in this mix without them getting mushy? I can’t wait to try this! I’ve found I like cooking in foil packs!! Thank you!
Hey there Diane!
Thanks for reaching out, that’s a great question! You can absolutely throw some bell peppers in there, I’m sure it would work wonderfully with the sausage and onions, and I don’t think it will get too mushy. I am not personally a huge fan of peppers, which is why it’s not in the recipe, but it sounds like a delightful addition. I hope you enjoy these foil packets, such a fun way to cook!
It’s always great to see your comments, thank you for all your support!
Donya another winner!! 😀 <3 Thank you for introducing me to foil packets lol. All the recipes I have tried have been fabulous, and I look forward to cooking supper again!!! My husband thanks you too (haha).
Hey there Diane!
It’s always great to hear from you! I’m absolutely thrilled y’all have been enjoying these. Cooking in foil packets always brings me back to when my boys were in the scouts, they would make meals similar to this on camping trips around a fire. Thank you so much for all your support, I look forward to seeing which recipe is up next on your list!
I have kosher salt, but it is about the size of “ice cream salt”. Can I use a salt grinder to grind it down to a useable size for seasoning?
I’ve never tried it but I think it would work! If you give it a try, let me know. I want to know the outcome.
Have a great day,
I have been cooking this recipe in a air fryer the only thing different with mine is I put in some mushrooms.. cook for 15 minutes the turn over and cook for 10 minutes. I also like to eat mine with a mint sauce
Are these already fully cooked sausage or fresh at the meat counter ones?
Hey Linda. I used fresh from the meat counter. I hope this helps.
could the fiol packets be cooked in the oven? What temp?
Sure. I would cook them at 400 degrees.