It’s finally summer, we finally decide to get a gas tank for the grill and have our friends over for dinner, and it flippin’ rains. Bah! Instead of making the usual “comfort food” with my oven, time to switch it up for the hot weather! I don’t know about you but there is something about “baking” that just seems too muggy and heavy for summer. My solution ( and one of Nick’s favorite meals EVER) is Sausage foil packets. I found this recipe in a taste of home magazine last year. Super easy, super good, and actually quite good for you!

It takes about 20 minutes to cut everything up, maybe 30 minutes to grill or bake, and makes about 4 servings. (oven can be used instead of grill if its RAINING on 375)



  • 1 package (14 ounces)  Mild- Hot Pork sausage links  ( or smoked turkey kielbasa)
  • 2 large potatoes, cut into wedges
  • 1-2 each medium green, and yellow pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2-3 Lemons 
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt



  • Divide the sausage, potatoes, peppers and onion, and garlic cloves among four double thicknesses of heavy-duty foil (about 18 in. x 12 in.). Roll lemons on table to soften the insides, making them easy to squeeze. Drizzle each packet with 1/2 lemon and leave in packet to cook for extra flavor. (remove from foil packet before serving). Add oil and sprinkle with garlic powder, pepper and salt.
  • Fold foil around kielbasa mixture and seal tightly. Grill or bake covered, over medium heat for 30-35 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Open foil carefully to allow steam to escape. 
  • I usually also serve this over  rice. Yield: 4 servings.


Nutritional Facts

1 foil packet equals 349 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 62 mg cholesterol, 1,137 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 21 g protein.



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