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Sausage, Potatoes and Green Bean Foil Wrapped Dinner

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Good Dinner Mom


  • 8 medium red potatoes, washed and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, ends cut
  • 1 large shallot, sliced thin
  • 4-5 garlic cloves, minced or smashed
  • 2 to 4 Italian sausage links or Brats, cut into 1-inch pieces (or left whole if desired)
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed, divided
  • Salt and pepper
  • Nonstick cooking spray or olive oil, plus olive oil for drizzling before cooking


  • Preheat oven to 350F degrees if cooking inside. If cooking on grill or over coals, see below.
  • Lay out 4 sheets of heavy-duty aluminim foil, 18-inches wide, by 18-inches long. Generously mist each foil sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Divide the cut pieces of potatoes among the foil wraps. Distribute the green beans, sliced shallots, and garlic, between the 4 pieces of foil.
  • You can add the sausages a few different ways. You could leave them whole and place on top of other ingredients, you could cut off the skins if they remove easily and cut the sausage into 1-inch pieces and distribute, or leave the skins on and cut them and distribute. If you're cutting them up you might not need 4 sausage links, depending on their size or how mean-heavy you want each portion.
  • Sprinkle fennel seed over each dinner, add salt and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil.
  • To make the foil pockets: Pull up the ends of the long sides, hold evenly together and fold down at least 3 times, crimping well to prevent leaking. Then fold up the other ends the same way, folding at least 3 times then pressing to seal well. You want to make sure you have a good seal if you're cooking on the grill or on top of charcoal because with these methods, you should turn the dinners over at least once for even cooking.
  • To cook in oven- Place on middle rack and cook for 30-45 minutes. Check potatoes after 30 minutes to determine if additional time is needed.
  • To cook on grill- Turn on grill and let it get nice and hot. Place packets on grill for 10-15 minutes. Flip packets over and grill another 10-15 minutes. Check potatoes and if more time is needed, cook and additiona 5-10 minutes.
  • To cook on coals- Be sure to be in a well-ventilated area OUTSIDE when using coals. Light 15-20 coals and let them burn until they're white. Place packets on top and cook for 15-20 minutes. Flip over and cook another 15-20 minutes.