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Camping Recipe: Hobo Foil Packets with Sausage

Published on May 8, 2023 by Kunes RV Team

One of everyone’s favorite camping dinners is the classic hobo foil packet meal of ground beef, sliced potatoes, carrots, and onions. These delicious foil packet dinners are easy to toss in the fire and give you a filling meal with little effort. Below is a new take on this classic camping recipe by switching the ground beef for kielbasa sausage.


Recipe adapted from one on ChelseasMessyApron.com

  • 1 package kielbasa
  • 3 c. thinly sliced Yukon gold potatoes
  • 2 c. (3-4 large) thinly sliced carrots
  • 1 large thinly sliced yellow onion
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, separated
  • Serve with: ketchup, fresh herbs (optional)


  1. Wash and dry all of your produce thoroughly.
  2. Thinly slice the potatoes, carrots, and onion. Then cut the sausage into coins
  3. Build a strong fire and spread out the coals so that the cooking grate is around 425°F.
  4. Make four large sheets of aluminum foil for each of your hobo packets. And set on a large sheet pan with parchment paper underneath.
  5. Add the sausage and veggies to a large bowl and cover in a drizzle of olive oil, Italian seasoning, dried basil, dried parsley, dried thyme, garlic powder, and paprika. Salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Toss to combine thoroughly.
  7. Divide the sausage and veggies among the four foil packets and cut the butter into individual tablespoons, then cut each of those tablespoons into smaller pieces, two divided amongst the packets. Add four small cubes of butter per packet.
  8. Seal the food packets by turning up the sides to bring them together in the middle, and then gently fold over the ends on each other so that there is air above the veggies and sausage, but no steam will escape. Then bring the short sides together and roll to seal the ends.
  9. Add to the grill and cook for 20 to 30 minutes, although it can take up to 45 minutes, depending on the temperature of your fire. Be sure to continue checking the packets carefully; they will steam when you open them. The packets are ready to eat when the potatoes pierce easily with a fork, and the sausages are warmed through.
  10. Serve with a side of ketchup and fresh herbs.

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