Foil Pack Italian Sausage and Veggies

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Foil Pack Italian Sausage and Seasoned Veggies! A great outdoor grill or camping recipe. PLUS instructions to cook this in the stove and without foil!

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EASY TIN FOIL ITALIAN SAUSAGE AND VEGGIES!!! A great outdoor grill or camping recipe. PLUS instructions to cook this in the stove and without foil! via chelseasmessyapron.com

And just like that, Easter is over and the bunny won’t be visiting us for another year. This truly tragic news has my boys, okay, mostly my toddler extremely distraught this morning.

I’ve been asked no short of a hundred times, “but, mama, who will hide the eggs now?” (as if Easter egg hunts were a daily occurrence in our house… they weren’t.) and “why the bunny not coming back when I go to sleep?”

There have been too many tears to count and even though I’ve promised the bunny will in fact come back next year, the toddler has informed me, “but that be a long time!!” and that he “can’t wait so much long time” and “but mama, the bunny will miss me!”

Being a toddler is hard.
EASY TIN FOIL ITALIAN SAUSAGE AND VEGGIES!!! A great outdoor grill or camping recipe. PLUS instructions to cook this in the stove and without foil! I via chelseasmessyapron.com

In other news, the boys cracked the shells on more hard-boiled eggs than they actually dyed, but apparently had fun in the process because they have since begged to dye all the eggs now before eating. So, trying to make them scrambled eggs out of plain white eggs this morning was unsuccessful. #pleasesendhelp

And in un-related to Easter news, I’m preparing you for summer with this recipe today because you all know I notoriously share recipes way before you’ll actually want to use them. ?

Today we have a fun mash-up of two super popular dinner recipes on this site. Since you all have loved this Italian sheet pan sausage and veggies and raved over these tin foil sausage and veggie packs, I thought it was time to combine them into a seriously simple, delicious, & healthy dinner: Tin Foil Italian Sausage and Veggies!

EASY TIN FOIL ITALIAN SAUSAGE AND VEGGIES!!! A great outdoor grill or camping recipe. PLUS instructions to cook this in the stove and without foil! Foil pack Italian sausage and veggies from chelseasmessyapron.com

These foil packs are packed with delicious veggies and coated in an incredible Italian seasoning! As promised, I’ve also got a quick run-down of various ways you can cook these Foil Pack Italian Sausage & Veggies in case you don’t have a grill, don’t want to turn on the oven, or prefer to avoid tin foil in cooking. Here it goes:

  • Stovetop: throw the entire mixture into a large dutch oven (or half of the mixture into a large skillet) over medium-high heat. Stir occasionally until the veggies are crisp tender (about 12-15 minutes) adding in additional olive oil as needed.
  • Oven (no foil): grab a large sheet pan and line it with foil OR parchment paper so that none of the tray is exposed. Pour the entire mixture over it and bake at 425 degrees F for about 30-35 minutes, flipping the ingredients around once at the halfway mark. Toss that tin foil or parchment paper and cleaning up the tray shouldn’t take more than a minute!
  • Oven (foil packs): separate the mixture evenly into 4-6 sheets of heavy duty foil and wrap them so the foil is completely sealed. Don’t use more than 1 sheet of foil or these won’t cook properly. Throw them right in the oven (you can place the foil packs on a sheet pan if you want for easier placement/removal from the oven, but it isn’t necessary) and bake for 30-40 minutes. The time really depends on your preference — at 30 minutes, it’s cooked, but pretty crisp for those that like their veggies a bit more crunchy. At 35 minutes, I’d say everything is “crisp tender” and this is where we like to pull ’em out. For super tender veggies, leave them in 40 minutes!
  • Grill (no foil): If you have a side burner on your grill, grab a large dutch oven skillet and add half of this mixture. Stir it around frequently, adding additional olive oil as needed, until veggies are tender (about 12-15 minutes).
  • Grill (foil packs): separate the mixture evenly into 4-6 sheets of heavy duty foil and wrap them so the foil is completely sealed. Place over a pre-heated grill (medium-high heat) and grill for 25-30 minutes. Make sure to check them at least once at around 10-15 minutes — if they are not pretty tender at this point, your grill needs to be hotter. Flip once in between the grilling process!

EASY TIN FOIL ITALIAN SAUSAGE AND VEGGIES!!! A great outdoor grill or camping recipe. PLUS instructions to cook this in the stove and without foil! Foil Pack Italian Sausage recipe from chelseasmessyapron.com

 

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Foil Pack Italian Sausage and Veggies

5 from 6 votes
Italian seasoned sausage and veggies made in a foil pack! A great outdoor grill or camping recipe. PLUS instructions to cook this in the stove and without foil!
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Foil Pack Italian Sausage and Veggies

5 from 6 votes
Italian seasoned sausage and veggies made in a foil pack! A great outdoor grill or camping recipe. PLUS instructions to cook this in the stove and without foil!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 -6 packets
Calories 189kcal
Author Chelsea

Ingredients

Foil Packs

  • Heavy Duty Foil
  • 16 ounces Smoked Italian Turkey or Chicken Sausage, coined
  • 2 cups baby red potatoes, quartered
  • 3/4 cup yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup cremini mushrooms, diced
  • 3 small (or 2 large) bell peppers (whatever variety you'd like! I generally use 1 red, 1 yellow or orange, and 1 green)
  • 4 cloves garlic, optional
  • 4 and 1/2 tablespoons olive oil

Seasonings

  • 1/2 tablespoon EACH: dried basil, dried oregano, dried parsley, garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon EACH: onion powder, dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes optional
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese freshly grated, optional
  • Optional: fresh parsley, salt and pepper

Instructions

  • If using the OVEN; preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. If GRILLING, prepare the grill by heating to medium-high heat. Prepare 4-6 large sheets of HEAVY DUTY foil; lightly spritz with cooking spray. ALTERNATIVELY if you'd like to avoid cooking in foil and won't be grilling: line a large sheet pan with parchment paper (clean up is just as easy!)
  • Prep the ingredients: wash and dry the veggies. Coin the sausage. Slice the baby red potatoes in half and then half again. Dice the onion and mushrooms. Remove the stem and seeds on the bell peppers and thinly slice. 
  • Add the sausage, veggies, and garlic to a large bowl. Toss with the olive oil and all of the seasonings (basil, oregano, parsley, onion powder, thyme, red pepper flakes, and a generous sprinkle of salt + pepper if desired). Toss until well combined.
  • Divide the mixture evenly among the prepared sheets of foil or prepared baking pan. Try to make sure 1 clove of garlic gets into each foil pack (you'll discard the garlic at the end, but it infuses everything with an awesome garlic flavor!) Seal the foil packs tightly so no air escapes, but do not double up foil (only one sheet of foil per pack).
  • GRILL: Grill for 25-30 minutes or until veggies have reached desired tenderness (flip the foil packs at the halfway point and check for doneness to insure your grill is hot enough). BAKE in foil packs: Bake for 30-40 minutes (at 30 minutes veggies are crisp; 35 is perfect for us; 40 is very tender veggies). You can set the foil packs right on the oven rack or on a sheet pan for easier removal from the oven. BAKE ON SHEET PAN: Bake for about 30-35 minutes, flipping/stirring the ingredients once at the halfway point. **See additional cooking methods in the last paragraph of the post)**
  • Carefully open the foil pack expecting steam to be released. Remove the garlic cloves and discard. Garnish if desired with fresh chopped parsley, any additional salt/pepper, and freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
  • Enjoy immediately! 

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 189kcal

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29 Comments

    1. I haven’t tried that so I’m not too sure. I don’t think the veggies would be as crisp though.

  1. 5 stars
    I tried this over the weekend and it is great!!! My daughter doesn’t like veggies so I just put sausage and potatoes in her packet. She loved it!!! Very flavorful!!! We are going to the beach soon and she asked if we could use the “foil packet” recipe while we are there. Loved it!!!

    1. Thank you! 🙂 Speck and Stone! I don’t know if she still sells them; I bought them a couple of years ago.

  2. 5 stars
    Made this tonight in the foil pack in the oven! Delicious! Even my pickiest loved it. Added just a little more olive oil and garlic.

  3. excellent recipe..I ‘tweeked’ it a bit…pan roasted the sausages on stove and parboiled the potatoes, added carrots. mixed all ingredients in two rectangular aluminum pans covered with thick foil. BBQ for 10 minutes.Stirred and continued cooking for 5 minutes. (sprinkled with fresh parmesan cheese),I found it a bit on the dry side. Next time I will deglazed the pan with red wine after frying sausage and wil add l it to the last 5 minutes of cooking.

  4. 5 stars
    Another winner of yours! I modified the meat and veggie choices for each diner (so easy to make one low carb, or high fat, or whatever). It was a huge hit! Definitely going into the dinner rotation!

  5. hi id love to have these recipes i was wondering is ther a book out wit all these recipes i would love one
    thank you

  6. 5 stars
    Just tried this tonite and we both loved it. I was going to grill it but the propane was low. Not a problem, since you had directions for that as well. Thanks for the new “rotation” recipe!

    1. Yay!! I’m so glad you enjoyed this dish and were able to make it work for you!! Thanks for your comment! 🙂

  7. I made this for my husband son and I.
    We loved it , so healthy
    with all the veggies.
    Nice and spicy . My son
    had seconds .He raved
    about the recipe and
    Is going to make it for
    himself and company.
    I love the look of all
    your recipes
    I will be trying more.
    Thank you so much.
    Barbara Maclean

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