Nathan’s Favorite Foil Packet Dinner

Foil Packet SurpriseNathan absolutely loves these easy-to-make foil packet dinners. I like that I can always vary ingredients to make them a little bit different – like a little foil surprise every time you open one up. 😉

We especially enjoy taking these on camping trips and cooking them over an open fire, but they’re just as easy to make in the oven. Enjoy!


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Nathan’s Favorite Foil Packet Dinner

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Main Dish
Servings 2 people


  • 4 Sweet Italian Sausage Links (Slice these if you want. We use them whole.)
  • 1 c small red potatoes, quartered
  • 1 sweet potato, cubed
  • 1 carrot, sliced into coins
  • 1 corn on the cob, cut into 4 pieces
  • 1/2 sweet onion, sliced
  • splash olive oil
  • salt & pepper, to taste


  • If using an oven, preheat to 350°F. Cut two 18×12-inch sheets of heavy-duty foil and lay flat.
  • Divide the cut vegetables among the two pieces of foil, placing them in the center of each piece of foil. Season with salt and pepper as desired, then place 2 sausage links on top of the vegetables. Add a splash of olive oil to top it off.
  • Fold the two long edges toward one another and fold over once or twice then crimp tightly. Fold and crimp each short end of the foil toward the middle so that the edges are all tightly sealed.
  • For cooking in the oven, bake at 350° F for about 45 minutes. For an open fire or grill, cook for about 10-15 minutes each side, turning occasionally. Depending on your ingredients and how hefty you create your packets, your cooking time will vary.
  • Let the packets cool slightly before serving. Carefully open the packets and serve.


Any number of ingredients can be used in this recipe. Basic rules: oil, protein, veggies, spices, and a strong piece of aluminum foil!
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