Foil packet Italian Sausage and Peppers easy camping meal

Easy camping meals – Sausage and Peppers foil packet recipe

by Sarah Patel

Enjoy the rich flavors of Italy outdoors with the Sausage and Peppers foil packet recipe. This simple yet delicious meal combines Italian sausages, bell peppers, onions, and garlic, seasoned with herbs and olive oil. Wrapped in foil, it’s ideal for easy cooking and cleanup on a campfire or grill. This recipe promises a burst of flavor with minimal preparation, perfect for a tasty camping dinner.

Embrace the spirit of Italy under the stars and let the campfire elevate this classic dish to new heights.

colorful bell peppers Italian Sausage and Peppers foil packet recipe

Italian Sausage and Peppers Foil Packet Recipe:


  • 4 Italian sausages (sweet or spicy, as per preference)
  • 2 red bell peppers, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your campfire or outdoor grill to medium heat.
  2. Tear off four large sheets of heavy-duty aluminum foil, approximately 12 inches (30 cm) each. Place two sheets on top of each other to create a double layer for added durability.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the minced garlic, olive oil, dried oregano, dried basil, salt, and pepper.
  4. Prick the Italian sausages with a fork to prevent them from bursting during cooking.
  5. On each foil packet, place one Italian sausage in the center.
  6. Surround the sausage with the sliced bell peppers and onions.
  7. Drizzle the garlic-olive oil mixture over the sausages, peppers, and onions, ensuring they are evenly coated.
  8. Season with an additional sprinkle of dried oregano, dried basil, salt, and pepper.
  9. Fold the foil over the ingredients to create a well-sealed packet, leaving a bit of room for steam to circulate inside.
  10. Place the foil packets directly on the campfire grates or on the preheated grill. Cook for approximately 15-20 minutes or until the sausages are cooked through and the peppers and onions are tender.
  11. Carefully remove the foil packets from the heat using heat-resistant gloves or tongs.
  12. Allow the packets to cool for a few minutes before carefully opening them. Be cautious of the hot steam when opening the packets.
  13. Serve the Italian Sausage and Peppers straight from the foil packets or transfer to a plate. Optionally, you can enjoy them on crusty Italian bread or with a side of pasta.

Buon appetito!

As the campfire crackles and the stars shimmer above, you’ve experienced the magic of Italy with our Italian Sausage and Peppers foil packet recipe – a perfect addition to your repertoire of easy camping meals. With a burst of flavors and minimal prep, this hearty dish elevates your outdoor dining experience to new heights. But the adventure doesn’t end here! Explore more culinary delights with our Backpacking Food Ideas for nutritious and tasty recipes, or indulge in the sweet and tangy goodness of our Foil Packet Sweet and Tangy BBQ Shrimp and the flavorful Savory Chicken Foil Packet. So, let your taste buds roam and make every camping adventure a culinary escapade! Buon appetito


Sarah Patel

Sarah is a travel writer and photographer, with a passion for exploring new destinations and cultures. She's traveled extensively throughout the world and has written for several major travel publications. Sarah is also an avid camper and outdoor enthusiast, and loves to combine her love of travel with her love of the outdoors. She's always on the lookout for unique and off-the-beaten-path campsites

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