You guys. I’ve been grilling like a maniac. Tell me you’re doing the same? When the weather warms up and it’s too hot to cook in the house.. is there any other way? It’s the BEST way! In fact, we’ve been grilling so much that I grilled my way through our propane without even realizing it and when I went to throw something on the next day to my shock we were out! Thankfully we had a full spare tank in reserve (phew), because my mouth was really watering for the Swiss Turkey Burgers I had put together. I’m extra excited for this post for several reasons. First and foremost in celebration of my friend Jesseca who recently released her first cookbook Foiled!
Jesseca and I have been friends for only a few years, but she’s one of my very favorite blogger friends. We met randomly by chance after I had ordered some cupcakes from her that I ordered online. From then on we became Facebook friends, attended events and conferences together. Facebook message back and forth, email and text each other. When she told me she was making a cookbook I couldn’t have been more excited for her and even more excited for the book itself: FOILED! I mean, it’s all about camping meals – you all know how much I love camping! Talk about being right up my alley!
Another reason I’m extra excited about this post is to share this delicious recipe with you. With only five ingredients, it’s one of the most flavorful dinners I’ve had with such little work to prepare. I used the new line of Johnsonville Naturals Brats and they were fantastic. Not only is this recipe super simple it’s really quick to cook (especially having the sausage sliced – but you definitely can keep them whole). This is one of so many delicious recipes including breakfast recipes, main dishes (divided into chicken, beef, seafood, and other), sides, and even dessert. PLUS Jess tells you about helpful supplies, cooking at home vs. on a grill or coals, and cooking tips. Recipes that can be made ahead are stamped with a ‘make ahead dish’ for easy recognition. Plus each recipe comes with a photo… which for me is a serious plus!
If you love camping like I do, or even if you don’t. I highly recommend Foiled! And I’m not just saying that because Jess and I are friends. I’m saying that because it’s a cookbook that belongs in your arsenal. The recipes are easy, versatile and the clean up is a breeze (that alone would sell me on the book). Be sure to grab your copy TODAY! I promise you won’t regret it!
Lastly, the other reason I’m super stoked for this post is the GIVEAWAY we’ve got for you!
Scroll down ALL the way past the recipe to the bottom for your chance to enter. I’ll cross my fingers for you – good luck!
Items used in this post:
Italian Sausage Tin Foil Dinner
These Italian Sausage Tin Foil Dinners can double as an at-home dinner AND a camping dinner! Simple to make, flavorful, and ready in 30 minutes. Perfection!
- 4 Italian sausage links uncooked
- 8 red potatoes washed
- 1 cup fresh green beans ends cut
- olive oil
- fennel salt or other salt and pepper
Start by dicing your potatoes into bite-sized chunks. Create four rectangles of heavy duty foil. Fold up the sides creating a 1 inch rim. Spray your containers with cooking spray and divide the potatoes between them evenly.
Top with the sausage links and green beans. You can slice the sausage beforehand or you can leave it whole.
Lightly drizzle your meal with olive oil and sprinkle with seasonings. Fold up the sides to create your packet.
OUTDOOR COOKING: Place your packets onto prepared coals. Cook for 30 minutes making sure to turn a few times.
AT HOME COOKING: Bake at 415 degrees for 30 minutes
Adapted from One Sweet Appetite
A special thanks to all of the participating bloggers for their support with my book and their patience as I put this giveaway together!
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I did not use any foil, just a rimmed baking sheet. I cut the sausage into bite size pieces and cooked as directed. Everyone LOVED it!!!
Hi Kelly, thanks for the tip about a baking sheet being a good alternative to the foil! I’m so happy to hear that everyone loved the recipe, thanks for letting me know!!
I added garlic to my recipe. It took about 50 minutes to cook the packets in the oven.
That sounds fantastic – I love garlic! Thanks for letting us know how long oven cooking takes – that’s helpful!Thanks also for taking time to comment & rate the recipe!
Yvonne, this is not traditional Italian dish. I really like the idea and I think to cook it today. My wife still works today and will surprise her. Do you think she will like it??
Just started taking our boys camping…..awesome to have some wonderful recipe ideas!!! Always love hearing from you.
That’s wonderful Tricia, I hope you enjoy your trips with your boys!
I’m so glad you chose this recipe! It’s one of my personal favorites from the book and you made it look amazing!
Thanks so much friend, it’s the first of many that I’ll be trying!
This recipe looks so good! I want to try it this weekend–but I am a rookie to foil cooking, like literally have never tried it. So this may be an obvious question, but do you fold the foil up into like a tray, fill and cook? Or at some point do you cover the top so it’s more like a packet?
When I made this recipe for the book I folded it like this: http://onesweetappetite.com/2016/04/fold-tin-foil-dinner/
But I’m sure you could leave it open if you wanted to stir it around instead of flipping.
Thank you! I just ordered your book. Even though we are not big campers, we are big fans of using the grill all summer :)
Wahoo, I know you’re going to love it!
Not an obvious question at all, so glad you asked – Jess’ tutorial is perfect to help you out!
I wish I could enter this fun giveaway ;) I almost made this dish as well, it looks so good with the green beans and the Johnsonville natural brats sound perfect for it!
I know, some of the best giveaways are ones I can’t enter – darn it! This one is especially great!