Cabbage and Sausage Foil Packets

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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!  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 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!

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.


Cabbage and Sausage Foil Packets

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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

Directions:

  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.

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

Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size:

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 555 Calories

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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!

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Holly Nilsson

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!

113 comments on “Cabbage and Sausage Foil Packets”

  1. Could this be made in the oven?

  2. 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.

    Rating: 5
    • 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.

      Rating: 5
    • My family likes to use ground Beef instead of the sausage… I like it either way.. thanks

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

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

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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)

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

  9. 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?

  10. 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

  11. 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?

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

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

  14. 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.

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

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

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

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

  19. 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.

  20. Can I do this in the oven?

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

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

  23. 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.

  24. 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! 

    Rating: 5
  25. 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?

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

    Rating: 5
  27. When putting this in the oven instead of on the grill do you still need to add an ice cube?

  28. 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.  

    Rating: 5
  29. Do u have to precook the sausage

  30. 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?

  31. Tastes great.

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

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

  34. 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!!

  35. Loved !!!

    Rating: 5
  36. So..35 minutes in a 425 oven?.. ;)

    Rating: 5
  37. 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

    Rating: 5
  38. 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.

  39. 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!

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

    Rating: 5
  41. 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!!

    Rating: 5
  42. 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!

  43. Delicious even tried with venison polish sausage!

    Rating: 5
  44. 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.

    Rating: 5
  45. 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.

    Rating: 1
  46. 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.

    Rating: 5
  47. Excellent on grill!!!! Ran out of gas.  Trying now in oven 

  48. 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 ?

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

  50. 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.

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

    Rating: 3
  52. This is so easy to make and so scrumptious … thank you.

  53. 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.

    Rating: 4
  54. Made this twice last week. We loved it

  55. 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 !

    Rating: 5
  56. Hi made the cabbage and sausage foil for dinner tonight it was great!! My husband say it was a homerun. Thanks Deborah

  57. 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.

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

    Rating: 4
  59. Very good.

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

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

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