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Sausage, Potato and Green Bean Foil Packets

Sausage and veggies packed in easy foil packets. Perfect for camping or a quick dinner! Can be baked/grilled.

Sausage, Potato and Green Bean Foil Packets - Sausage and veggies packed in easy foil packets. Perfect for camping or a quick dinner! Can be baked/grilled.

I have never been a fan of green beans. Like ever. I wouldn’t touch it with a 10-ft pole.

Sausage, Potato and Green Bean Foil Packets - Sausage and veggies packed in easy foil packets. Perfect for camping or a quick dinner! Can be baked/grilled.

Except if you throw it in a foil packet with sausage, potatoes, mushrooms and cajun seasoning – you won’t know what hit me. Green beans instantly become my best friend.

Sausage, Potato and Green Bean Foil Packets - Sausage and veggies packed in easy foil packets. Perfect for camping or a quick dinner! Can be baked/grilled.

I’m not sure what it is but green beans suddenly do not taste like green beans in these foil packets. They taste like gold. No joke. And your picky eaters might say the same.

Sausage, Potato and Green Bean Foil Packets

Sausage and veggies packed in easy foil packets. Perfect for camping or a quick dinner! Can be baked/grilled.

10 minutes20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 (12.8-ounce) package smoked andouille sausage, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound baby red potatoes, quartered
  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed
  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms, halved
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 4 teaspoons cajun seasoning, divided
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

Directions:

  1. Preheat a gas or charcoal grill over high heat.
  2. Cut four sheets of foil, about 12-inches long. Divide sausage, potatoes, green beans, mushrooms and onion into 4 equal portions and add to the center of each foil in a single layer.
  3. Fold up all 4 sides of each foil packet. Add butter, cajun seasoning, salt and pepper, to taste; gently toss to combine. Fold the sides of the foil over the sausage, covering completely and sealing the packets closed.
  4. Place foil packets on the grill and cook until just cooked through, about 12-15 minutes.*
  5. Served immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.

Notes:

*This can also be baked for 18-20 minutes at 425 degrees F.

Adapted from Marking My Territory

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 425.6 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21.0g 32%
Saturated Fat 9.9g 50%
Trans Fat 0.6g
Cholesterol 105.5mg 35%
Sodium 1221.1mg 51%
Total Carbohydrate 34.0g 11%
Dietary Fiber 7.0g 28%
Sugars 8.4g
Protein 27.2g 54%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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91 comments

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    I love this recipe! It is quick, easy, and left overs are just as delicious! I haven’t tried the recipe on the grill, but needed to increase the cooking time to 40 minutes at 425 degrees as 18-20 minutes was not long enough. Although this could be due to my oven! 

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    So good!! Family of four and we made our own packets. My daughters are 4 and 6 and they had so much fun, especially because they had their “own dinners”. Will be making more foil packets for sure. Thank you for a very yummy and fun recipe!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    How long do you think these would stay uncooked in a cooler or RV fridge? Wondering how far in advance they could be made for a multiple-day trip!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amazing! Quick to throw together and absolutely DELICIOUS! I have a household mixed with picky kids and a hard to truly satisfy hubby when it comes to dinners and this was a hit all the way around even with me doing a TBS of cajun seasoning in each pack instead of a tsp. I made some plain long grain white rice since I made it spicy but even with the mix up everyone got seconds!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    I always make the same foil pack in the summer (potatoes, carrots, onion, butter, w/obscene amounts of pepper – meat on the side), and this was a nice way to switch things up! Why didn’t I think of putting the sausage right in the foil pack before? Gives a nice flavour and makes dinner that much easier. I will definitely be making this again. I did melt the butter and toss everything together in a big bowl before putting in the foil, I just find it a little easier/faster and less messy. Thanks for the recipe!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Loved this! After reading some of the reviews I added a second layer of foil and grilled for just under 40 minutes — the potatoes were perfectly done and the beans were slightly crispy – it was perfect! Will make again.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Delicious made it tonight didn’t have mushrooms so used red bell pepper and add chopped garlic . Definitely will be making this often .

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Can I make these packs in the oven?

  9. Looks yummy

  10. Any tips on how to make this in a Dutch Oven, instead of foil packs, over charcoal (for camping)?  And did I get it right that potatoes that weren’t parboiled took 40 minutes to cook?

  11. Just wanted to check — do the potatoes need to be cooked or boiled before putting them in the foil packets with the other ingredients?

  12. This foil packet meal was quite tasty and easy. I prepared it the day before a camping trip, refrigerated overnight, and tossed it in the cooler as we were leaving. I used regular smoked sausage as the only available in the local Publix was hot & spicy Cajun-style (likely a bit too spicy for my 10 y.o.). I was able to find tiny baby red potatoes so I didn’t need to quarter them and I also used Haricot Vert instead of regular green beans. I mixed it all in a bowl along with some minced garlic and a good drizzle of EVOO then divided among the heavy duty foil strips (double wrapped). We grilled on open charcoal campsite grill for about 30 minutes. Delicious! Thanks for a great recipe.

  13. When cooking this dish in the oven, should I still use aluminum foil to separate packets?

  14. Great dish but next time will make adjustments. 1st of all the dish as listed is HOT, spicy. I used beef smoked sausage (not andouille) and half the Cajun seasoning and it was still pretty warm. Next time I will use larger pieces of foil and I will most definitely cook at least 45 min, as necessary for veggies to be cooked well. Will definitely repeat though! Yum!

  15. EXCELLENT!  I only used olive oil.  Boiled the potatoes for at least 5 minutes.  I fried up the sausage, onion, mushrooms until done. Seasoned all.  I then added all together with my garden fresh frozen beans.  Cooked for 35 minutes at 350  

  16. could you cook these in the slow cooker

  17. I ran across this recipe when prepping for a camping trip. I made them ahead of time and I’m sure glad I did! By the time we got to the campsite and set everything up, we were wiped out…and it was dark. Luckily, I had these packets ready to use. We put them on the grate over the fire and in about 15 minutes, they were ready. Now I’m trying them at home but in a skillet. Thanks for the healthy, easy recipe!

  18. Love these super yummy and simple recipes. I happen to have a very picky family and I didn’t wanna deal with what packet had what, and which was who’s so I decided to add foil to a larger baking pan. I tossed everything in there and covered with more foil. Then everyone dug in. I do wish I had boiled the potatoes first only for about 5 minutes. They took longer to be totally done. Oh, and I did add a few more veggies I had on hand. Very simple and delicious. 

  19. The recipe doesn’t specify whether to precook the potatoes but they definitely should be. Potatoes roasted from raw take at least half an hour to cook through. Very yummy tho. I will be adding this to my menus at home. Thanks! 

    • This isn’t true. If you use smaller pieces of potato, then they should cook within about 20-25 minutes. I’ve tried it and it’s worked perfectly fine.

      • Rated 5 out of 5

        Very true! I cube my potatoes & let them rest in cold water for an hour (removes some of the starch) then pat dry w/ paper towel and toss in oil; add sliced onion, garlic & onion powder, paprika, salt and pepper and thin slices of garlic butter and finish with dried parsley flakes. Wrap in tin foil…3 layers and BBQ, turning packet over every 10min. Usually done within 30min. So freaking good!
        This new recipe will be added to my mealplan for next week

  20. Can I substitute oil for the butter? And if I am putting this on a campfire do I need to precook the potatoes and green beans? 

  21. Not a fan of the smoked andouille sausage can we substitute the Al Fresco Chicken Sausage? Can’t wait to try it camping this weekend. 

  22. How do you prep this before hand if you are taking them on a camping trip? 

  23. INCREDIBLE. Thank you for this; an absolute hit! This will become a staple 🙂

  24. Is there a non-spicy sausage substitute for this recipe? I love cajun seasoning, but I’m afraid andouille sausage will be too spicy for me!

  25. We prepped and made these for our camping trip this weekend. They were SO GOOD! We have plenty leftover so we are making it again at home tonight!

    • We are camping this weekend and want to try this recipe. We will be putting the foil packets on the fire did you have to precook potatoes or green beans prior or did it cook through okay on the fire? I will get orecooked meat or cook ahead but was concerned about the other items.

  26. My husband made these Sunday night and they were wonderful! He added asparagus and mushrooms to his. 

  27. If baking in the oven, do you put foil packets directly on oven rack, or on a baking sheet? 

  28. If doing in oven, can I just put it all in casserole dish?

  29. Made this for the first time the other night, absolutely delicious. My husband, who is a very picky eater, said that this was the best thing I have ever made. I will say, I used salted butter instead of unsalted and it was a huge mistake; way too salty! Though my husband was in love, I will not be making that mistake again. Also, out of the four packets, two of them got a little burnt at the bottom when on the grill. Just make sure to watch carefully when cooking on there so you don’t ruin any part of the delicious meal!

  30. We heat with wood and make these right in the woodstove! My husband’s favorite, and probably the closest I’ll ever get to camping 🙂 Burn the stove down to coals, 10 minutes per side.

  31. My family LOVES this meal. We have it at least twice a week. So simple to make. For those having issues, I put in my oven at 425 for 40 minutes.

  32. The flavor was GREAT but after 25 mins of cooking in oven at 425, my veggies were still basically raw! Potatoes were still very firm and almost impossible to eat. What did I do wrong?! 

  33. This was amazing, and so easy! I roasted in the oven and added red bell peppers to the mix. My 20-month old kiddos apparently love mushrooms?! Thanks for the recipe.

  34. What can I substitute if I don’t have Cajun seasoning?

  35. Can I toss some shrimp in? We love this recipe! It is a favorite in our house. I was just thinking of ways to kick it up a notch.

  36. I’m going to try these for camping next week! Double wrap in foil and toss them in the hot coals of the fire.

  37. Made this tonight….Deelish!! My mil can’t do spicy so I only used a couple shakes of Cajun spice, still yummy! Would definitely make again.

  38. YUM! This was an awesome meal! Fast & delicious!

  39. What can I substitute for the mushrooms? I am afraid nobody in my house will eat it when they see those?

  40. This is a great, easy recipe. If you use a light butter spread it’s only 6 Weight Watcher smart points. 11 points if you use real butter which is always better, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. 🙁

  41. The andouille sausage I found was raw– should I cook it first, or slice raw?  I guess I originally thought it’d be like smoked kielbasa- but I actually found it near the raw Italian sausages….. 

  42. We loved it. I did mix the 4 servings separately before adding to the foil. I cooked it in the oven, and it took about 40 minutes for potatoes to be cooked. Will definitely make again. Thanks so much for your wonderful recipes!

  43. This was very good!  However….WAY too salty.  The Cajun seasoning was SUPER salty.  Also, in the oven, it took much longer than 18-20 minutes!  It was closer to 45 for the potatoes to be cooked.  I will definitely make this again, this time with less Cajun seasoning and more paprika.

    • Yes, we also had that experience – I used Creole seasoning with salt and pepper but now that we know we like it, I’ll prepare for our camping trip with fresh carrots, instead of frozen green beans.  It took 40 minutes to cook so I think the carrots will be perfect!  Thank you…

  44. I love all your recipes. But it’s even better when you post something new with stuff I already have in fridge! Thanks for the wonderful recipes and I can’t wait till your cookbook is out! 

  45. Looks amazing!  Do you melt the butter before you mix it in with the veges and sausage?  Just wondering how you spread it around.

    • There’s actually no need to melt the butter – it will melt and spread on its own as it cooks through. Easy, right? 🙂

  46. What a delightful dish! To the grocery store!

  47. We do a lot of grilling during the summer and I’ve been wanting to do more foil packs.  This is the perfect place to start.  It’s a great looking  dish!  Can’t wait to try it!

  48. Have you ever tried this on an indoor grill?

  49. This is the one i seen ever like before tooo spicy mix filled with Greens

  50. How long should I cook this if I’m dg it in the oven instead of grill?

    • This can be baked for 18-20 minutes at 425 degrees F.

      • I have tried cooking this in the oven for the allotted time, however the vegetables were not close to being done. Did I do something wrong?

        • Stef, this can really depend on a range of factors – the size/thickness of your ingredients as well as the temperature of your oven. If your oven is not regularly calibrated, chances are your oven’s temperature is not accurate. You may set it to 400 degrees, and it may tell you it’s at 400 degrees, but your oven might be off by just a little, maybe 10 degrees or maybe even as much as 100 degrees. I recommend investing in an oven thermometer to see what is really going on in your oven.

        • I’ve made this many times, and I’ve found it takes about 30 minutes consistently to cook thoroughly in an oven. And, yes, my oven’s temp is recently and properly calibrated.

  51. Can this recipe be frozen before or after baking?

    • Unfortunately, I cannot answer this with certainty as I have never tried freezing this myself – there were no leftovers left to freeze! Please use your best judgment for freezing and reheating.

  52. This is so good! I make this recipe about twice a month. I use canned green beans (2 cans) and sauté the green beans in a little olive oil with fresh minced garlic (4 or 5 cloves – we love garlic). I then add the green beans with oil and garlic on top of the sliced onions (I use 2 onions), potatoes and smoked sausage and roast in a roasting pan at 425 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring a couple of times. I also omit the water and do not cover the pan. I tried this method and it seemed to steam the dish and we like ours browner and caramelized. Thanks Chungah for a very awesome dish.

    • Fresh green beans are very tasty, trim the ends then proceed. You will retain more nutrients when using fresh.

  53. What if you have a vegetarian child? Can tofu be substituted?

  54. My husband and I loved this-we licked the plate clean! It’s important to spray the foil with non-stick cooking spray to ensure the food doesn’t stick. Great recipe. Thanks for sharing Chungah 🙂