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 Foil Packs with fork

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 alongside sausage (like in my favorite Cabbage and Noodles dish or Roasted Sausage and Potatoes).

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 Packs close up

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!

Cabbage and Sausage and potatoes on foil

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!

Cabbage and Sausage on plate

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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Cabbage and Sausage Foil Packs with fork
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Cabbage and Sausage Foil Packets

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
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!


  • 1 pound Polish sausage cut into 1 inch pieces (or your favorite smoked sausage)
  • ½ head of cabbage cut into ½″ wedges
  • 20 small potatoes quartered
  • 1 small onion sliced
  • garlic butter store bought or homemade
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 4 ice cubes

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  • Preheat your grill to 400°F.
  • Cut four 18 x 12 inch sheets of foil. Spray well with non-stick spray.
  • Divide the cabbage, potatoes and onion over the foil sheets.
  • Add 1 ice cube to each mound.
  • Evenly divide the sausage between the packets and top with garlic butter (1-2 tablespoons per packet), salt and pepper.
  • Seal each packet well and place on grill.
  • Grill for 50 minutes flipping from the packets every 15 minutes.
  • Allow to rest 10 minutes before serving.
  • Serve with sour cream if desired.

Recipe Notes

These can be baked in the oven at 425°F 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, Carbohydrates: 76g, Protein: 25g, Fat: 44g, Saturated Fat: 19g, Cholesterol: 109mg, Sodium: 1138mg, Potassium: 2080mg, Fiber: 11g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 460IU, Vitamin C: 118.6mg, Calcium: 114mg, Iron: 5.1mg

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

Course Main Course
Cuisine American

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  1. Oh my! A friend had given us a homegrown cabbage and I didn’t have any ideas (besides steaming) for how to use it. When I was pulling up another fave recipe by Holly (Teriyaki sauce) I noticed this recipe and made it last night. Oh my! My husband and I were both crazy about how flavorful, tasty and simple this recipe was. Holly, I just found your site a few weeks ago, and have added several of your recipes to my “absolute bestest” file! Thank you!!5 stars

  2. Liked the idea of food in foil…no dishes to wash everyone can even make untrue own foil pack if I cut all the ingredients

    1. We love that part too Ann! Everyone can easily make one with all their favorite ingredients and no dishes! Win!!

    1. We would love to share them with you Julie, you can scroll down to view more recipes we think you’ll love!

  3. This is a 5+. Thinking about trying this with Kielbasa, Sauerkraut and Potatoes. Ill change up the spices a bit but not sure whether to add the ice cube or not? Thank you for another great recipe. Seems everything you post turns out great.5 stars

    1. Those sounds like great additions Jeff! The ice cube just adds some mess free liquid, letting you seal the foil up before it melts.

  4. Awesome! I make in the oven as directed. Preparing this for the 5th or 6th time tonight and the kitchen smells delicious. I slice my cabbage slices on the thin side and same with potatoes- preference.

    We serve with a horseradish or caramelized onion mustard (bought prepared) and sometimes I mix that with a little sour cream, sometimes not. personally I grew up on kielbasa served with a side dish of applesauce so I always add that side dish for myself- nostalgia.

    LOVE foil packet ideas and the ice cube for steam is genius.5 stars

    1. I haven’t tried freezing them. But 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 Sarah!

  5. I love this dish. To save time, I put everything in an iron skillet, (not the ice cubes), cover with lid and cook on top of stove.

  6. Fixed the cabbage/polish sausage foil pack in the oven tonight for supper. Had to bake for an hour and 20 minutes to get the cabbage tender. It was absolutely delicious! Will be making this dish again. If it’s grilled, could it possibly taste any better? Will try that too.

  7. We all agreed in the family that these were delicious. All we talked about afterwards were other items that we could make as well. Simple items big results!!5 stars

  8. I baked this last night and took some for lunch today.

    Delicious any my husband enjoyed it also, can’t wait to try it on the grill.

    Thanks5 stars