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!

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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 Packets

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


  • 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.



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.
4.91 from 127 votes

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. I have been making this since you first published it. It is a family gathering favorite and tonight I’m maki g it for my husband and me. I have never had any trouble with the recipe. Perfect as is!
    Thank you so much. Very creative use of flavors. They mix perfectly5 stars

  2. I love the smell when cooking this but a ran across a problem. My potatoes did not get done, they were very small white potatoes. Also the cabbage was tuff. what could I have done wrong?
    The meat and onions were yummy.
    I did cook it in a 425 degree oven, I put foil over it but was not tight. Would that be my mistake?3 stars

    1. How long did you cook this for? When making the foil packets, an ice cube is added and the foil is sealed tightly. As the ice cube melts, it creates steam which cooks the cabbage/potatoes quickly.

      If your potatoes are large or if your pan was overcrowded this can also keep it from cooking properly. If this dish is undercooked, I would suggest putting it in back into the oven until everything is tender.

  3. This is the FIRST foil packet recipe I’m actually interested in making!!! We have vegan, gluten-free, and picky (kids!) eaters in our family and this will be so easy to adjust with Fieldroast sausage vs venison, shredded cabbage and diced onions so the kids don’t notice, fresh jalapenos for us spicy folk, etc. Now I need to look through the rest of your recipe ideas. Thanks!!!

  4. Made in air fryer, halved the recipe, sliced the potatoes. Cooked each packet 30 min. Ate one while the other one cooked. Will skip a day then have the other one reheated in the microwave . As you can tell I’m single
    Also didn’t have any fresh garlic used garlic powder, worked fine, was lacking flavor so added butter before eating, as you know everything’s better with butter.

    1. Update: par cook cabbage in microwave, then put in packet. I found the cabbage was tough without par cooking.

  5. This is my first comment on Pinterest and I’m only doing it because this recipe is that good! It was amazing!5 stars

    1. Thank you so much for coming back and leaving a review Callie!! So glad you enjoyed this recipe.

  6. Love the cabbage and sausage foil. I made a little rice on the side and they’re almost like lazy cabbage rolls.5 stars

  7. Love this! I make it on the grill frequently. It’s raining today tho and I need to do it in the oven. Instead of using all that foil would it be possible to do the recipe in a covered casserole dish? Has anyone tried that? Would you need to modify the recipe?5 stars

    1. Hi Linda, We have not tried this recipe in a casserole dish but another reader has with success! Enjoy :)

  8. This was so good and flavorful. The cabbage and onion came out steamed and soft. The kielbasa was tender and full of flavor. I did microwave steam my potato’s for a couple minutes before putting them in the packets though because I had two epic fails earlier in the week where I cooked meals and the potatoes were still hard as a rock, so by the time I got to this recipe I was traumatized and didn’t want to take any chances. Overall everything in the packet was buttery and delish. My husband loved it too, which is rare with my cooking, lol. Will definitely make this again!5 stars