Perfect for camping or summer picnics or parties, make ahead these easy-to-prepare Vegetable Sausage Foil Pack Dinner meals.

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Ready for summer camping and outdoor fires? Here’s an easy dinner to make for your family or dinner guests: Vegetable Sausage Foil Pack Dinner.

Perfect for camping or summer picnics, this easy-to-prepare Vegetable Sausage Foil Pack Dinner recipe is made in heavy-duty foil. Cook on a campfire (you will need tongs, hot pads, and a cooking grate), or at home on a grill.

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Vegetable Sausage Foil Pack Dinner

When we go camping, we love to make these packets up ahead of time. Making ahead a delicious dinner that you can bring with you, and then cook on the beach, is the best! Wanna know the BEST camping salad? Take the ingredients for this Layered Bacon Pea Salad, and layer in a ziploc bag. Toss and serve with the dressing – delish!

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Ingredients for Vegetable Sausage Foil Pack Dinner

Let’s get started with ingredients for this foil pack meal:

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Asparagus
  • Sausage links
  • Red onion
  • Yellow or orange pepper
  • Zucchini
  • Kosher salt + pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Tin foil (we use heavy duty)

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Tips and substitutions:

  • Substitute the sausage for cooked chicken chunks (rotisserie chicken).
  • Change up the veggies with small red potatoes, broccoli, and cooked carrots.
  • Mix and match summer fresh herbs.
  • Use different cheese on top, instead of Parmesan.
  • Add more seasoning if you desire!

bite of sweet potato

Pacific City, Oregon

This post is from a few years ago when we camped at Pacific City, OR. Our favorite bean on the Oregon coast, we brought along this foil pack dinner to put on the fire. The perfect camping dinner.

On Pacific City beach, you get to drive down to the sand. So we pretend we’re in California! But truly, this part of the Oregon beach is spectacular.

Pacific City, Oregon + Vegetable Sausage Foil Pack Dinner

We love our French press in the morning.
Fold up our bedding and pack up the car.
And drive back down to the beach.
Pop the top.
Take a nap.
Read, enjoy the sun.
Made camp on the south side of Rosemary to avoid the wind.

We watched the sun go down, and the fires started up.

Westfalia LOVE. “One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes. In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

Give thanks.

At sunset.

Vegetable Sausage Foil Pack Dinner

How do you make a foil pack meal?

I prepared the easiest campfire food ahead of time. You have the option of making these packs Vegetarian or not.

  1. Cut 4 sheets of heavy-duty foil into 16-inch squares and place on flat work surface.
  2. Prepare veggies: Microwave the sweet potato first. Cut into 2-inch pieces, leaving the skin on. Cut the other veggies into pieces; place in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap (with 2 Tbsp. water) and steam for a few more minutes.
  3. Cut the sausage into pieces and sauté until lightly brown on each side.
  4. Divide the meat and veggies into 2 pieces of foil; salt and pepper the ingredients and drizzle with olive oil. For each pouch, bring 2 opposite sides of foil together across the middle, and fold to make a seam 1 inch wide. Do on the opposite end to seal the pouch securely.
  5. In a fire pit, build a wood fire about as wide as the cooking grate. Let it burn to low flames and embers.
  6. Set bundles on grill and cook, turning over with tongs every 10 minutes, until vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes (to check, open with a knife).
  7. Protecting hands with grilling gloves, open pouches and garnish with fresh herbs and Parmesan cheese.

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More foil pack or camping meals:

Make-Ahead Breakfast Burritos for Camping 

Camping Canadian Bacon Egg Breakfast Sandwiches 

Caprese Chicken Foil Packs 

Shrimp Scampi Foil Pack Dinner

Vegetable Sausage Foil Pack Dinner

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Vegetable Sausage Foil Pack Dinner

The classic meal in a foil pouch, Vegetable Sausage Foil Pack Dinner, is easy to prepare at home in heavy-duty foil, and cook on a campfire (you will need tongs, hot pads, and a cooking grate).

Ingredients

  • 1 large, 2 small sweet potatoes
  • 4-6 asparagus, each stem broken into 3 pieces
  • 3 sausage links, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 small red onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 yellow or orange pepper, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 small zucchini, cut in 1-inch chunks
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • Olive oil
  • Tin foil

Instructions

  • Cut 4 sheets of heavy-duty foil into 16-inch squares and place on flat work surface.
  • Prepare veggies: Microwave the sweet potato for 2-3 minutes. Cut into 2-inch pieces, leaving the skin on. Cut the other veggies into pieces; place in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap (with 2 Tbsp. water) and steam for 3-4 minutes.
  • Cut the sausage into pieces and sauté until lightly brown on each side.
  • Divide the meat and veggies into 2 pieces of foil; salt and pepper the ingredients and drizzle with olive oil. For each pouch, bring 2 opposite sides of foil together across the middle, and fold to make a seam 1 inch wide. Do on the opposite end to seal the pouch securely.
  • In a fire pit, build a wood fire about as wide as the cooking grate. Let it burn to low flames and embers.
  • Set bundles on grill and cook, turning over with tongs every 10 minutes, until vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes (to check, open with a knife).
  • Protecting hands with grilling gloves, open pouches and garnish with fresh herbs and Parmesan cheese.

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Notes

Reposted from May 2015.
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Vegetable Sausage Foil Pack Dinners

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