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Foil-Packet Potatoes and Sausage

My family enjoys camping and cooking over a fire. These hearty foil-packet potatoes turn out beautifully over a campfire, on the grill or in the oven at home. We sometimes leave out the sausage and serve the potatoes as a side dish. Either way, it’s so easy, and the spuds can be served right from the foil pouch for easy cleanup. The recipe also tastes amazing when cooked in a Dutch oven. —Julie Koets, Elkhart, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 3 pounds red potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 packages (12 ounces each) smoked sausage links, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Additional chopped fresh parsley, optional


  • Prepare campfire or grill for medium heat. In a large bowl, toss potatoes with sausage, bacon, onion, parsley, salts and pepper.
  • Divide mixture among eight 18x12-in. pieces of heavy-duty nonstick foil, placing food on dull side of foil. Fold foil around potato mixture, sealing tightly.
  • Place packets over campfire or grill; cook 15 minutes on each side or until potatoes are tender. Open packets carefully to allow steam to escape. If desired, sprinkle with additional parsley.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Change up the flavor with other types of fully cooked sausage like spinach and feta chicken sausage.
  • If you don't have heavy-duty foil on hand, use a double thickness of regular foil.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 packet: 414 calories, 25g fat (10g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 1181mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 17g protein.

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