Whip up an easy dinner in a flash with these Sausage Packets for the Grill. Toss together a green salad and dinner is ready in no time!
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Quick and easy is the name of the game when it comes to summertime meals. If you can cook them outside on the grill, so much the better! Stay out of a hot and stuffy kitchen and still be able to enjoy a delicious dinner.
One such meal that we’re enjoying a lot this summer are these Sausage Packets for the grill. It’s gotten to the point that we’ve had them on a weekly basis, something I thought my kids would balk at. But, no, eyes light up.
The thing is that this meal like my sausage kabobs for the grill and Sausage and Potatoes with Sour Cream Sauce is incredibly EASY. Like it almost feels like cheating to even call this a recipe, but it’s so very good and simple and delicious, that it would be a crime NOT to tell you about it. And you know cooking simple meals is one way you can save money by cooking at home.
How To Make Sausage Packets For The Grill
What Kind Of Vegetables Should I Use For Sausage Packets?
I’ve seen people use other veggies, like zucchini, but because I wanted to include potatoes, I veered away from veggies that might get too soggy or mushy cooking alongside heartier potatoes. The peppers and onions seem to hold up really well. But, you do you, and if you like soft veggies, go for it.
I love it that this meal is naturally dairy- and gluten-free (depending on what kind of sausage you use, of course). That means you can easily make this for company without worrying that there’d be a forbidden ingredient. You could easily omit the sausage for vegetarian friends, too.
This combo reminds me so much of the dinner my friend Jen served us in France that recently I started serving it sausage and potatoes her sour cream sauce. So good! If you’re not intent on a dairy-free dinner, definitely plan to mix some up!
How to make this good and cheap:
Here are some of the strategies you can use to make this recipe more economical:
- Stock up on ingredients when they are on sale. Smoked sausage is the big ticket item in this dish. Stock up when you see a good sale.
- Shop at Costco. When I did my big grocery store showdown, I learned that Costco has the best price for a lot of the things I buy, including Aidell Chicken and Apple Sausage. Costco can really save you money if done right.
How I make this recipe easy:
This recipe really couldn’t be easier than it is, but having the right kitchen tools can really make your time in the kitchen more enjoyable. Over time, I’ve honed my collection so that they are perfect for my needs.
Here are the tools that I use for this recipe:
- plastic cutting boards – I have blue boards for veggies and white boards for meat.
- Ergo Chef chef’s knife – I’ve had my set for several years and they work well.
- stainless steel mixing bowl – I’m not sure you have too many of these.
- dual-sided silicone spatula/spoon – This is great for the cooking process as well as scraping every last bit out of the pan.
- heavy-duty aluminum foil – Ideal for grilling!
- 8 smoked sausages sliced
- 1 ½ lb baby potatoes cut into bite-sized pieces
- 2 bell pepper (any color) chopped
- 1 sweet onion chopped
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 to 2 tablespoon Homemade Seasoned Salt
- In a large bowl, combine the sausages, potatoes, peppers, and onions. Drizzle with the oil and douse with the seasoning mix. Stir well to combine.
- Lay out six 12-inch pieces of heavy duty aluminum foil. Divide the mixture among the six pieces. Fold up facing sides to meet in the middle and then crimp together. Crimp each side closed.
- Cook the packets over a hot grill for 25-30 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Alternatively, you can make them in a 375 degree oven. Serve hot.