Foil Packet Cheesy Sausage and Peppers


Foil Packet Cheesy Sausage and Peppers are so easy to make on the grill if you’re camping, vacationing, or just looking for an easy dinner with even easier cleanup!


Foil Packet Cheesy Sausage and Peppers

We love sausage and peppers in my house, and these foil packets kick it up a notch flavor-wise with marinara and cheese. I used Arrabbiata sauce for a spicy kick, which I highly recommend, but regular marinara works too if you prefer milder food. Tommy gave these packets two thumbs up! For more sausage and pepper recipes, try this One Pan Roasted Potatoes, Sausage and Peppers and Pasta with Italian Chicken Sausage, Peppers and Escarole.

Foil Packet Sausage and Peppers

Foil packet dinners are so easy for weeknight cooking or camping. I partnered with Reynolds Wrap to make these foil packets with their Reynolds Wrap® Non-Stick Foil. Non-stick foil is perfect for cooking cheesy or sticky food as it doesn’t stick, and it makes cleanup a breeze so you get more time with family. They even recently refreshed the packaging (look for the yellow color in the grocery for non-stick) and added an easy open and close tab so the box stays completely closed in the drawer.

To make this easy dinner, I put the onions and peppers in the foil packets with some marinara sauce and let them cook on the grill until tender. When they’re done, add the sausage to the grill and cook, then slice and add to the foil packets with the onions and peppers. Add the cheese to the open packets and let it melt for a few minutes. It comes out saucy and cheesy and so delish!

How can I tell which side of the non-stick foil to use?

The non-stick side has a dull or flat finish. To help indicate which side is non- stick, Reynolds Wrap® Non-Stick Foil has the words “NON-STICK Side” imprinted so make sure you use this side for this recipe or anything cheesy and sticky you’re making.

How To Make A Foil Packet

  • Tear off an 18” sheet of foil.
  • With the foil dull side facing up, center the food on the foil sheet.
  • Bring up the long sides of the foil, so the ends meet over the food.
  • Double fold the ends, leaving room for heat to circulate inside.
  • Double fold the two short ends to seal the packet.
  • Bake or grill as instructed.
  • Note: Be very careful handling as the packet will be extremely hot. Please use gloves or tongs to slide packets from the grill onto a plate or tray.

What to Serve with Sausage and Peppers

You can eat these Italian sausage foil packets on their own or serve them with some crusty bread and a salad. They’d also be great with served on a hoagie roll to make a sandwich.

Variations:

  • Swap Italian chicken sausage for turkey sausage. Or make it hot and use spicy sausage if you wish.
  • Use any color bell peppers that you prefer or a mix for a more colorful dish.
  • If you don’t have a grill, bake the peppers and onions in the foil packet in the oven at 400 degrees then broil the sausage.

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foil packet dinner on the grill

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Foil Packet Cheesy Sausage and Peppers

223 Cals
18.5 Protein
12.5 Carbs
11.5 Fats

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 40 mins

Total Time: 45 mins

Foil Packet Cheesy Sausage and Peppers are so easy to make on the grill if you’re camping, vacationing, or just looking for an easy dinner with even easier cleanup!

  • Reynolds Wrap® Non-Stick Foil
  • 4 sweet or spicy Italian chicken sausage links, about 2 3/4 oz each
  • 2 medium onions, sliced into 1/4 inch strips
  • 2 red bell peppers, sliced into 1/4 inch strips
  • 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 cup marinara sauce, (I like spicy Arrabbiata sauce)
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • fresh black pepper, to taste
  • crusty bread, optional for serving
  • Preheat the grill on high heat on one half and medium-low on the other.

  • In a large bowl combine the onions, pepper, olive oil, salt and pepper.

Make foil packets:

  • Tear off 4 12 x 18” sheets of Reynolds Wrap® Non-Stick Foil.

  • Divide the onions and peppers between 4 pieces of foil, with the dull side facing up. Top with 3 tablespoons marinara.

  • Bring up the long sides of the foil, so the ends meet over the food.

  • Double fold the ends, leaving room for heat to circulate inside. Double fold the two short ends to seal the packet tight, so no steam escapes.

  • Place the foil packets on the side of the grill with the medium-low heat. Cook until the vegetables are tender, about 25 minutes.

  • When ready, set aside and add the sausage to the medium-low side. At this point you can shut off the high side of the grill.

  • Cook sausage, 6 to 8 minutes turning often until cooked through in the center and place on a cutting board.

  • Open the foil packets, slice the sausage and add to the foil packets, top each with 2 tablespoons cheese and keep open.

  • Cover grill and leave until cheese melts, about 5 minutes. Serve with bread, if desired.

Serving: 1foil packet, Calories: 223kcal, Carbohydrates: 12.5g, Protein: 18.5g, Fat: 11.5g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 67.5mg, Sodium: 886.5mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 5.5g

Blue Smart Points: 5

Green Smart Points: 5

Purple Smart Points: 5

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Reynolds. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Skinnytaste possible. All thoughts are my own.




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