Cheesy Potato & Sausage Foil Pack

Cheesy Potato & Sausage Foil Pack Recipe

Are you a fan of camping and cooking over an open fire or grilling instead of being stuck in a hot kitchen? This Foil Pack Dinner is tailor-made for outdoor adventures, combining smoked sausage, potatoes, onions, and cheese for a delicious meal with minimal cleanup.

Finished Cheesy Potato and Sausage Open Foil Packet Hot Off the Campfire
Recipe and images adapted from
Prep Time: 10 minutes, Cook Time:15 minutes, Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4 Servings


Ingredients for Cheesy Potato & Sausage Foil Packs for Camping Dinners

  • 1 14 oz pkg Fully Cooked Smoked Sausage, sliced into 1/2" pieces
  • 2 cups diced potatoes
  • 1 cup onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 4 Tablespoons butter, cubed
  • Salt & pepper


  1. Heat grill or campfire.
  2. Tear 4 sheets of heavy-duty aluminum foil into 18" x 12" pieces. Spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the first 5 ingredient.
  4. Portion your ingredient mixture out evenly on the 4 sheets of foil, right in the middle.
  5. Add a Tablespoon of butter to the top of the mixture and salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Click Here for a tutorial on the "Best Way to Fold a Foil Pack"
  7. Place over indirect heat approximately 15 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool prior to cutting open the foil. Use caution when opening foil, it will release steam.

   Folded Foil Pack on the Grill  Foil Pack Over Campfire


  • You can use fresh or frozen diced potatoes, just make sure they are diced very small.
  • Add in any veggie you desire just cut the pieces small, or thin.
  • Use your favorite beef, pork, or chicken smoked sausage.
  • Add a touch of your favorite grill seasoning, it helps the potatoes come alive.
  • Turnover the foil packet at least once halfway through cooking.
  • When turning the pack, use tongs and grab at an end with no mixture, like shown above, so the foil does not tear.
  • Use caution when opening. The steam from the cooked ingredients can cause severe burns. 

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