Cabbage and Sausage Foil Packets

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garCabbage and sausage are two ingredients that were definitely meant to be enjoyed together!

Tender potatoes, smoky sausage, onion and sweet cabbage seasoned with garlic butter and all cooked in a tidy little packet on the grill!

This foil packet dinner is perfect as an effortless summer meal or as a delicious way to prepare ahead of time while you’re camping!
Cabbage, sausage, potatoes, onion seasoned with garlic butter served in a foil packet.

How to Make Cabbage and Sausage Foil Packets

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Comfort Food – we all want and crave it from time to time. There is just something about cabbage that I can’t resist… and it’s even better when it’s served along side sausage (like in my favorite Cabbage and Noodles dish).

In addition to cabbage and sausage, these foil packets contain tender potatoes and onions all smothered in garlic buttery goodness for the perfect meal!

While these Cabbage and Sausage Foil Packets are scrumptious, they are also super easy to prep and are ready to put on the grill in under 15 minutes!

Not to mention, foil packets make clean up a total breeze since you can simply use the foil packet as it’s own serving plate, so no need for extra dishes!

Cabbage and sausage foil packets are the perfect effortless easy meal! Tender potatoes, smoky sausage, onion and sweet cabbage seasoned with garlic butter and all cooked in a tidy little packet on the grill!

MY FAVORITE TIP that makes these turn out perfect every time… is the way the potatoes are steamed right on the grill! The steam helps the flavours mingle together and cooks the veggies until they are perfectly tender.

The trick to steaming in foil is adding just enough liquid to steam without everything becoming soggy. Easy enough right!?

The problem with adding liquid to foil packets is that very often while sealing the packet, the liquid pours out. To remedy this, simply add an ice cube!

This provides the perfect amount of liquid and makes sealing up the packets super easy and leak free!

Use any kind of smoked sausage in these delicious cabbage and sausage foil packets! Tender potatoes, smoky sausage, onion and sweet cabbage seasoned with garlic butter and all cooked in a tidy little packet on the grill!

You can definitely use your favorite sausage to customize this recipe. I love farmer’s sausage or garlic sausage, both are delicious options (you just want to make sure it’s a pre-cooked/smoked sausage).

Feel free to toss in your favorite veggies or whatever you have on hand! If you choose to add mushrooms, you may want to omit the ice cube so there isn’t too much moisture.

These Cabbage and Sausage Foil Packets are great to make ahead of time and are ready to pop on the grill when you are! This is a super idea for busy weeknights or to take to the cottage or camping where preparation and clean time is at a premium!

So quick, easy and will definitely satisfy any appetite – even an ‘I’ve been outdoors all day’ appetite!

An easy dinner on the grill! Cabbage and sausage foil packets are the perfect effortless easy meal! Tender potatoes, smoky sausage, onion and sweet cabbage seasoned with garlic butter and all cooked in a tidy little packet on the grill!

You will then have time to sit back, relax and enjoy a cool glass of watermelon lemonade! Really, that’s what summer (and being at the cottage or camping outdoors) should be about – less fussing about meals and more taking time to enjoy!

The next time you are looking for a quick, convenient, delicious recipe that provides a ‘bang for your buck’, look no further than Cabbage and Sausage Foil Packets. The robust flavours all mingle together to create a delicious and mouth watering dish!

Note: These can be baked in the oven at 425 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.

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4.74 from 38 votes
Servings: 4 servings
Cabbage and Sausage Foil Packets
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins
 
Author: Holly
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cabbage and sausage
Cabbage and sausage are two ingredients that were definitely meant to be enjoyed together! Tender potatoes, smoky sausage, onion and sweet cabbage seasoned with garlic butter and all cooked in a tidy little packet on the grill!
Ingredients
  • 1 lb Polish sausage cut into 1 inch pieces (or your favorite smoked sausage)
  • 1/2 head of cabbage cut into 1/2″ wedges
  • 20 small potatoes quartered
  • 1 small onion sliced
  • garlic butter store bought or homemade
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 4 ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Preheat your grill to 400 degrees F.
  2. Cut four 18 x 12 inch sheets of foil. Spray well with non-stick spray.
  3. Divide the cabbage, potatoes and onion over the foil sheets.
  4. Add 1 ice cube to each mound.
  5. Evenly divide the sausage between the packets and top with garlic butter (1-2 tablespoons per packet), salt and pepper.
  6. Seal each packet well and place on grill.
  7. Grill for 50 minutes flipping from the packets every 15 minutes.
  8. Allow to rest 10 minutes before serving.
  9. Serve with sour cream if desired.
Recipe Notes

These can be baked in the oven at 425 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender. Potatoes sizes can vary, you’ll want just over 1 cup diced/cubed potato per serving. If you are concerned that your foil may leak, double wrap your packets.

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 798, Fat: 44g, Saturated Fat: 19g, Cholesterol: 109mg, Sodium: 1138mg, Potassium: 2080mg, Carbohydrates: 76g, Fiber: 11g, Sugar: 7g, Protein: 25g, Vitamin A: 9.2%, Vitamin C: 143.7%, Calcium: 11.4%, Iron: 28.6%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Cabbage and Sausage Foil Packs contain tender potatoes, smoky sausage, onion and sweet cabbage seasoned with garlic butter and all cooked in a tidy little packet on the grill!
Cabbage and Sausage Foil Packs contain tender potatoes, smoky sausage, onion and sweet cabbage seasoned with garlic butter and all cooked in a tidy little packet on the grill!

Holly

Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

193 comments on “Cabbage and Sausage Foil Packets”

  1. Do you have any recipes that include dill and can I use it in this one? Thank you

  2. Made this in the oven… was awesome! For the garlic butter I just melted each serving of butter and stirred in a bit of garlic powder then drizzled it over the packets before sealing.  Great recipe!

  3. I tried it but I had no cabbage so I used bell pepper and add sweet potatoes and We love it…so simple and yummy. Thanks to share this yummy recipe

  4. Can these foil packets be premodern and then frozen for that weeks meal? Kinda like the crock pot meals for the month that I have used. 

    • I haven’t tried freezing them. I think you would want to freeze without the potatoes, as they don’t freeze that well uncooked. Then add the potatoes right before cooking. Let us know if you try it Sharon!

  5. Any thoughts on subbing sweet potatoes? Do you think cook time would need to be adjusted? Thanks! 

    • I have only tried the recipe as written. I think it would work. I’d suggest maybe cutting the sweet potatoes a bit smaller to cook at the same time. Let us know if you try it Amy!

  6. I’m going to try making a stack of these packets and putting them in the crockpot before I leave for work tomorrow. Hopefully, there won’t be any cleanup. I’ve seen the crockpot mentioned in some of the comments, but nobody said whether they used the foil or just dumped everything into the crock. I’ll let you know how it works out.

  7. I don’t like garlic butter what else can I use?

  8.  An you make this in an aluminum pan and cover it to make a large amount at one time?

    • I’m sure that would work perfectly. You may need to adjust the cooking time slightly. Some readers have tried with success.

  9. Made this for dinner tonight. Baked in oven. Very tasty, simple and fast. little cleanup. I used hillshire beef smoked sausage. Next time I will layer ingredients in a casserole and cover with foil.

  10. Easy and very yummy only thing i changed was I added red, yellow, and green peppers. This will be another recipe to make again

  11. Do you have the nutrition info. You have calories listed. In weight watchers, but my husband would love these.
    Thank you

  12. What does “flipping FROM the foil” mean?  Turning it over to other side?  Doesn’t the juice run out then no matter how well sealed?

  13. What kind of cabbage did you use? I only found green cabbage at my grocery store.

  14. Has anyone made this in an air fryer? If so what temp and how long please?

  15. Meal was easy and awesome awsome for the grill!!

  16. I’m admittedly not the best cook ever, but so far this recipe has been a mess for us. I must be doing something wrong? We cut up almost exactly the amount of ingredients in the list, and have enough to make 6 packets, not 4. Even then, closing the packages was a mess and some aren’t sealed properly. There’s no way we could possibly “flip” them as described in the instructions, everything will fall out.

    So I decided to read the comments while waiting for it to cook. And just about when I got to the one about putting them on a pan to catch drips, I heard a bunch of “tssssss” noises coming from my oven. Yep, dripping. :o(

    So now the 6 packages are on pans and back the oven. Thankfully we have double oven because it wouldn’t all fit in one at this rate.

    Now will wait for 45 minutes and hope it’s all done by then, I’m starved (and it does smell good at least).

    I’m fairly certain next time I’ll just put it in one big pan covered in foil like someone suggested. Any idea what type (glass, metal?) and height of pan is best for that?

    • You could certainly put them in one big pan, a glass or metal pan well sealed should be fine. Optionally, you could also cut your foil bigger so everything fits (perhaps your veggies were larger than mine). You’ll definitely want to make sure it’s sealed well to keep any drippings (and the steam from the ice) inside.

    • Anne … make sure you bring foil sides up to meet and fold acutely several times and fold sides several times also so can’t drip.

  17. I tried this with may family and we really liked it very much and will continue to use it. Would not have thought to try this myself, but it was really delicious!

  18. OMG these were so good I ate 2 by myself definitely will be making these allot

  19. I made it . it’s simple to make and it’s delicious . i used beef sausage

  20. Excellent meal! Thank you. My husband and I loved. Cooked in oven, simple and will be great for our next camping trip.

  21. Just finished dinner and it was really good, simple, fast and great for camping. Cooked in oven. Thank you!

  22. So delicious!!

  23. Can you use italian sausages with this recipe?

    • Other readers have had success using Italian sausage. Just check to make sure it is cooked through! Enjoy, Gary!

  24. Holly why do you keep repeating “these can be baked in the oven at 425 for about 35 minutes…” when a few people asked, “can they be baked in foil in the oven” but you never seem to have given this answer.

  25. Looks great and I am going to make it.

  26. Oh couldn’t believe how great a package this could be, oh many more ahead!!!

  27. This sounds amazing! I am in a walking boot and not able to be up and around much. Sounds perfect for us. Wondering about prepping and freezing for use at a later date as there are only the two of us. Also has anyone does this recipe in a Nu Wave oven? Thank you in advance and God Bless

  28. This sounds delicious!! Will try on our next camping trip!! Think I’ll make some chicken broth ice cubes for more flavor!!

  29. Very good!  Made this for dinner. I made it in the oven 45 min. at 425 degrees. 

  30. I usually make this in a skillet but decided to try it in the oven! Used Yukon gold potatoes and Hillshire Farms kielbasa. Diced the potatoes and tossed with olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika then placed in a baking pan. Chopped the cabbage and stirred them together, then added the kielbasa (I cut into 1-inch rounds, then cut those in half). Added a bit more salt, pepper, and garlic powder and about 1/4 cup vegetable broth instead of ice or water. I’d normally use chicken broth but was out! Covered with foil at 425 for 35 mins! Delish!!! Next time I would roast the potatoes first while I chop the cabbage, etc. as my fiancé prefers the potatoes a bit more crispy! This recipe is a keeper!!!

  31. Since making this foil dinner a couple of weeks ago, it has become a go to meal by my family. My sister even shared the leftovers for lunch with a co-worker, who requested the recipe. This is the 3rd recipe of foil dinners that I’ve passed along to others.

    • Wonderful to hear how much you and your family love the foil packets Ellaine! Thank you for sharing it with your friends.

  32. This is not printable, so no I did not make it

  33. Ya know? How many times are people going to ask the oven question?!! I wouldn’t have answered every time, absolutely ridiculous! Wow, duh, read people!

  34. I gave it a bit of a twist – did it with raw Italian sausage and cabbage (on a Keto diet) – threw in a couple tablespoons of butter (just for added flavour), salt & pepper and a little garlic powder, made a pouch, threw it on a cookie sheet (in case it leaked) and cooked in the oven at 425F for 40 mins as you suggested.
    The cabbage was perfect and the sausage was cooked all the way through.  (then had all of that glorious sausage jus – no additional butter needed for the cabbage!) :)
    I had pre-heated my grill – finished the sausage – a couple minutes each side just to get a good maillard reaction on the outside.  Drizzled it with the sausage au jus and it was awesome!!! :)

  35. These make a great twist on the “Hobo dinners” that we do with our boyscouts.

    Theirs has hamburger, potatoes, carrots, onions and seasonings. This would make a great substitute!

  36. Tried in 425-degree-oven for 40 minutes, potatoes (I used Baby Dutch potatoes, quartered) weren’t cooked at all. Put the packets back in the oven for another 25 minutes and that did the trick. Great recipe. Will absolutely make again.

  37. Do you think you could freeze packets ?

  38. Can you use an aluminum Pan and top with foil to make more faster for a family of three

  39. How many calories per serving? What is a single serving amount? 

  40. I didn’t have cabbage, but had a jar of sauerkraut with caraway. Used bacon fat to grease the foil, then put a 1/2 cup of drained but not rinsed kraut, and other ingredients in packet, plus added some carrots and baby portobellos I wanted to use up. With the kraut and mushrooms I didn’t need the ice cubes. I cooked mine in oven for 1hr 15mins at 425 degrees. Will be making this again. Was thinking of trying it with a potato cheese pierogi instead of potatoes (probably put it in frozen).

  41. Why can I not get the recipe all I can get is the comments

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  42. Saw this on FB. Clicked on link to get recipe. Never got it :-(

    • Holly,
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  43. Very good.

  44. I made this about 3 weeks ago,love it….

  45. Made this for dinner last night. My husband is not a lover of cabbage, but loves Polish sausage. He loved, loved this dish! Said this recipe was a keeper. We enjoyed this so very much. But, rather than make four packets, I made two and we shared one. The other went into the fridge for another day.

  46. Hi made the cabbage and sausage foil for dinner tonight it was great!! My husband say it was a homerun. Thanks Deborah

  47. this is great ! I didn’t have the cabbage so I put mushrooms in them this time. Next time I’ll be putting in what ever the person likes in their packet. This was loved by everyone !

  48. Made this twice last week. We loved it

  49. This was delicious! I made my own garlic butter with butter, garlic powder, and Trader Joe’s Aoli Garlic Mustard Sauce to make 4 T total (1 T per packet ) baked in oven 35 minutes at 400 degree. The foil packets kept it all moist. Will do again on the grill another day.

  50. This is so easy to make and so scrumptious … thank you.

  51. my hubby LOVED IT!!!! He would like me to make it again :)

  52. If I leave out potatoes. How long cooked on grill or oven?

    • I have only made this as written so I can’t say for sure. You’ll just want to be sure your cabbage is softened and your sausage is heated through.

  53. Do u need to put the packets on a baking sheet in oven or just on the grates in the oven?

  54. So anxious to try this next Sunday after church. I will probably add corn as suggested in other reviews but also sliced fresh jalapeños. Since I see backing time is only 35 minutes @ 425 …I guess I’ll bake at 300 for about 1:45 since I am doing 12 packets, so it will be ready when I get home?????? What do you think of this timing ?

  55. Excellent on grill!!!! Ran out of gas.  Trying now in oven 

  56. Thank you, Holly.  I love these ideas. The sausage Packets were delicious.  So easy to give the Grandkids, just what they like.  Don’t like onions, done.  Want some orange bell peppers, done.  I just write their names on the packets.  Happy, happy dinner.  Thanks again.  Marilyn Descoteau.

  57. We tried this last night. We did it in the oven. We bought an almost $12 coil of sausage/kielbassa for it and fresh cabbage. We didn’t enjoy it. We found the taste very boring and uneventful. Sadly, we will not likely make this one again.

  58. This was so delicious that I fixed it 3 times in less than a week. And I have 2 foil packs in my freezer. I also cut up an ear of corn and added it to both.

  59. Delicious even tried with venison polish sausage!

  60. This sounds delish, could it be adapted for the Instant Pot? I don’t have a bbq grill and trying not to use oven since no working a/c. I am new to using the IP so not sure if this would even work there?

    • If you’re making foil packets, you could certainly bake it in the oven (times are listed in the post). In the Instant Pot potatoes take about 5 minutes on high pressure. I haven’t tried packets but I think it would work if all of the ingredients were added to the IP and cooked on high for 6 minutes or so. If you do try it, please let us know how it works out for you!

  61. There are no words! Tried this tonight and it was amazing! The flavors were fabulous! I added some sliced mushrooms (only because I had some in the fridge). I cannot wait to have again!!

  62. Made this in the oven at 425 for 45 min. So delicious and so much flavor!

  63. I have made something very similar to this recipe and we enjoyed it very much. I will also try your version and see which one I/we like the best. Have a great day!

  64. I make stuff like this all the time but never use a ice cubes what are the ice cubes for? I have never used them.

  65. This was delicious! Simple….whole family loved it. Used sliced canned potatoes, forgot the onion. Seasoned potato layer, then seasoned cabbage. Sausage nicely caramelized. Definitely will make again

  66. So..35 minutes in a 425 oven?.. ;)

  67. Loved !!!

  68. Made this tonight for our weekly dinner with our neighbors…everyone devoured it !!…absolutely delicious!! So easy..next time we are adding corn & extra cabbage maybe even carrots…love this dish!!

  69. This sounds soooo good. I can’t wait to try it. Thank you for the post. 

  70. Those using the oven might consider a LIGHT spritz with liquid smoke flavoring.
    Those reducingg carbs can substitute cauliflower florets.

  71. Tastes great.

  72. I get that “These can be baked in the oven at 425 degrees for about 35 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.” Should I still flip the packets?

  73. Do u have to precook the sausage

  74. Even though it was 110 outside, all we have is a charcoal grill, so I used the oven. I wraped the packets of food and the ice cube in parchment paper, then inside tin foil. ( I parboiled the sliced potatoes for about 5 minutes).  I used the convection oven setting at 435* for 35 minutes Placed all 4 packets on a large cookie sheet. For those who don’t like cooking with tin foil this worked very well.  

  75. When putting this in the oven instead of on the grill do you still need to add an ice cube?

  76. I added a few cuts pieces of bacon….it was great!!

  77. The picture shows something else other than salt and pepper for seasoning. Is that parsley?? If so what do you recommend….dried or fresh? And how much?

  78. I just made this for dinner and my kids literally fought over the last bites! We loved this and I can’t wait to make it again. So good and so easy. We drizzled ketchup over the top and it was perfection! 

  79. Hello holly, I really want to try this recipe it seemed simple fast and easy to do. As for the potatoes I am on a no-carb no starch diet. What can I put in place of the potatoes and it still come out the same and is the cooking time have to change if I add something else besides potatoes. Can’t wait to try this recipe looks very yummy

    • I can’t say for sure as I’ve only made this as written. I would maybe try cauliflower and you may like to reduce the cooking time slightly and cook just until it’s softened.

  80. We don’t currently have a grill. Could I just do this in the oven instead at the same temperature and time? Thanks!

  81. Can you make this in the oven? If so, what temp and how long? Thank you!

  82. Can I do this in the oven?

    • These can be baked in the oven at 425 degrees for about 35 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.

      • what do you do if you only want one large packet(to cook in oven)

        • I haven’t tried it, but think it may take about 5-10 minutes longer than the stated baking time. I’d check at 35-40 minutes, and then again in 5 minutes if the potatoes aren’t cooked through. Let us know how it works out for you!

  83. Am going to try , It would be great , I live alone and do not grill, so am going to try in oven. I’m guessing 375 or 400 degrees for 20 min. guess for me trial and error. But do love the ingredients, Thank you.

  84. Hi, I plan on making this soon. How long would I leave this in the oven? I don’t have a grill. Thanks!

  85. Can you do this in the oven and for how long and what temperature 

  86. Does it work in the oven too ?I don’t have a grill…

  87. Will this recipe cook well in a conventional oven?

  88. Wonder if this foil packed sausage and cabbage would work as well in the oven or in a crock pot

    • I haven’t tried these in the crock pot, please let me know how it turns out if you do try it!! These can be baked in the oven at 425 degrees for about 35 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.

    • I do this in a skillet on top of the stove with the same ingredients plus a little chicken stock, celery, carrots, and serve with cornbread–a family favorite.

  89. can this be done in the oven instead of the grill …

  90. Can you cook the cabbage and sausage foil packets in the oven? If so, how long and what temp?

  91. Do these foil packet recipes work in a slow cooker or in the oven in winter weather when most people aren’t able to grill?

  92. is this good to cook in oven and if so then what temp would you cook it on. thank you. I have make something almost like this and it;s good. thanks

  93. Can you do this in an oven? We don’t have a grill. (Can’t have one at our apartment) So I was wondering if in the oven, what temp and for how long?

  94. What if I prefer to make this in the oven, is temp the same and cooking time?

  95. I don’t have a bbq. Do you have any tips for cooking these in the oven? (I do have a covered glass dish I could use)

  96. I had made the ,smoked sausage,potatoes,corn,I didn’t save it and it was delicous,can you please help me with getting it back. I would love to make it again.

  97. Hello! Would you think the same heat and time would apply for in the oven? We just moved and the only thing we didn’t take was the 2002 BBQ!

  98. If I use this recipe in my oven, would I use the same oven heat, 400* to cook them? 

  99. Can you tell @what temp and long in the oven please…..Thanks you very much

  100. Thank you so much for sharing all these ideas they are great and I enjoy them all! Keep them coming! I love how I don’t have to heat my motor home. I love adding all the veggies especially corn on the cob. Thank you so much once again.

    • Thank you so much for sharing all these ideas they are great and I enjoy them all! Keep them coming! I love how I don’t have to heat my motor home. I love adding all the veggies especially corn on the cob. Thank you so much once again.

    • My family likes to use ground Beef instead of the sausage… I like it either way.. thanks

  101. Could this be made in the oven?

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