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Grilled Foil Packets (With Sausage and Veggies)

So…I ran three miles yesterday.  Wooo!  Considering it was just the end of July/beginning of August that I decided to start at half a mile and work my way up, I’m pretty happy to have accomplished my goal.  Anyway, by the time Fritz and I ran a few errands and made it home from the gym, we were starving.  Immediate intervention was necessary.

 I’ve posted this recipe before–you can see it here.  While perusing that page, which was written over a year ago, I suggest you also admire how much my photography has improved over the last year.  Whew!

The reason I’m repeating this post is because so many of you didn’t know me then, and these foil packets are such a seriously good way to have a quick and healthy dinner–with minimal clean up.  I know–the trifecta!  Not to mention it tastes pretty darn good, too.

Grilled Foil Packets (makes two large meals)

  • Veggies of choice–I used potatoes (4 small ones), tomatoes (2 roma), green beens (a hearty handful), and a red onion
  • Sausage–we used sweet Italian, but kielbasa or chorizo would be great, too
  • Salt and pepper to taste

This really couldn’t get much easier.  Preheat the grill and chop the veggies.  Lay them on a large square of foil, and top with the sausage, salt, and pepper.  Place another piece of foil on top, rolling the edges up together.  Leave a small hole to pour a small amount of water (a few tablespoons) into the packet, then close.

Grill over medium heat for about 20-25 minutes, until the sausage is cooked through.  All finished!

This is probably Fritz’s dream lunch.  Big and hearty, but it makes me happy too, since we can use all of the produce that needs to be used up soon.

Plus, check out those gorgeous tomatoes from the garden!  I’m a proud mama.

I cleaned the house top to bottom yesterday, but was feeling today like I might be catching a cold.  I think I’ve managed to fight it off with green monsters and will power, but I’ll let you know tomorrow how it goes.

Nighty night!

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  1. Lisa

    Could you put these in the oven if you don’t have a grill?

    1. Lauren Zietsman

      Definitely! I’d try it at 350 for 20-25 minutes and it should work perfectly

  2. Erika - The Teenage Taste

    Congrats on running 3 miles! I remember when I started running it took me 6 months to build up to that. You did great!

    Also, these foil packet meals look delicious! It can’t get any simpler than this!

  3. selina

    yumm i love doing this sans sausages! might make this for dinner! also really liking the new blog layout very stylish <3

  4. offmotorway

    What a great cooking method! I have tried something similar in the oven – a dish of baked goats cheese. you’ve inspired me to expand the repertoire!

  5. Shauna

    Dinner tonight!
    I have some parmesan and sundried tomato chicken sausage from a local farm! I think I might add some apple, onion, sweet potato, and tomato.. everything that’s lying around!
    Thanks for the idea :-)

    1. Lauren Zietsman

      that sounds delicious! especially the sausage…

  6. Katie

    Delicious! We used apple chicken sausage and green chili chicken sausage and added mushrooms, yellow squash and bell peppers. Thanks! :)

  7. Abigail

    Love the photos! I also love the fact that it can be made with so many different veggies. It is also very easy to make with no fuss! Make it how you like it and forget about it – that’s what I’m talking about! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Madison

    WHOA! I have got to try this and hopefully it tastes as good as your photos look!! I have to do my grocery shopping tomorrow so I plan to pick up the ingredients I need and make it over the weekend. I’m sure my family will go nuts over this!!

    1. Lauren Zietsman

      hope they liked it!

  9. Vickie

    We just finished this. Sorry but we did not like it. The potatoes would not cook and even though I used spices with butter and baby corn on the cob it was just bland and we tossed it out. Maybe its just not our thing. Might be able to cook veggies this way but found the sausage terrible. Sorry

    1. Lauren Zietsman

      no need to apologize! I’m sorry it didn’t work for you–we’ve always had success with it. Maybe it depends on the type of sausage?

  10. Michele

    Hi there. I just wanted to suggest to make things easier/tastier…close up an ice cube in with the vegetables and it steams the potatoes/ vegetables. You also need to grill it a little longer. We had garlic powder/hot pepper flakes to ours for a little zip. Yummy! I’m going to try a different version tonight with chorizo sausage/pepers/onions/potatoes.

    1. Lauren Zietsman

      great idea! thanks!

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