Sausage, Pepper & Potato Packets


Make a complete meal in one foil packet with this easy recipe full of seasoned sausage, peppers and potatoes. This easy dinner is great for grilling at home or prepping ahead and taking along on a camping trip to cook over the coals.

Sausage, Pepper & Potato Packets
Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
4 packets


  • 3 medium Yukon Gold or red potatoes (about 1 pound), cut into 1/4 inch slices

  • 3 cups 1-inch bell pepper pieces

  • 4 links cooked chicken sausage (12 ounces), cut into 1/2 inch slices

  • 2 cups sliced onions

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper


  1. Combine potatoes, peppers, sausage, onions, oil, paprika, thyme, salt and pepper in a large bowl.

  2. Cut 8 pieces of heavy-duty foil, about 12 by 17 inches each. Coat one piece with cooking spray. Place about 2 cups of the potato mixture in the center of the coated foil and enclose like a package. Place seam-side down on a second piece of foil and enclose again so the potato mixture is wrapped in a double-thick packet. Repeat with the remaining foil and potato mixture, making 4 total packets.

  3. Prepare a campfire and let it burn down to the coals. Cook the packets 4 to 6 inches above the coals, turning once or twice, until vegetables are tender, about 25 minutes.


To make ahead: Store the assembled packets in a refrigerator or cold cooler for up to 1 day.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

345 Calories
13g Fat
41g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 345
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 17g 34%
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Vitamin A 3801IU 76%
Vitamin C 161mg 179%
Folate 92mcg 23%
Sodium 747mg 32%
Calcium 42mg 3%
Iron 2mg 12%
Magnesium 56mg 13%
Potassium 1063mg 23%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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