Camping is what my hubby and I do to relax. Even if we can sneak away to the woods for a day or two we are in our happy place. Since we are relaxing, we do our best to keep the “work” to a minimum. While we don’t like to put out a lot of energy on tasks that remind of us home, we still have to eat. We are always looking for recipes that can be made over the campfire. One of our favorite ways to cook is campfire foil packets. It’s nice to be able to cook your whole meal in one little package.
What is in these campfire foil packets?
Sausage Pierogie Campfire Foil Packets is just that. A combination of Johnsonville fully cooked Chicken Sausage, pierogies, red pepper, onion and snap peas all in one neat little package. Not a lot of fuss or clean-up. Starting the campfire foil packets with the Johnsonville fully cooked Chicken Sausage ensures that dinner is ready quickly and tastes great too.
How do I make my own foil packet meals?
Sausage Pierogie Foil Packets start out with a large sheet of heavy duty aluminum foil. We like to line ours with parchment paper. That just gives the foil packet an extra layer of protection from the campfire and makes it easy to serve and eat, too. Perfect when you don’t want to have a lot of dishes or mess to get in the way of the fun stuff. After you lay out your foil and parchment you just add the ingredients into the packets and wrap them up! Place them on the grates like show below or if you double wrap them you could potentially put them right into the fire if you don’t have grates available. You can also cook these packets on a grill at home!
What if my kids don’t like veggies in their campfire foil packet meals?
The best part of campfire foil packets cooking is that every meal is made to satisfy each persons tastes. If you don’t like an ingredient or want more of a certain ingredient, go for it. It’s yours to customize to satisfy your taste buds.
What do I need to make these Sausage Pierogie Campfire Foil Packets?
This is really just a suggestion and it’s what we used in our foil packet meals shown here. You can fully customize and use whatever veggies are in season or look good to you! I like using peppers, onions, and more sturdy veggies because they hold up well to the cooking process over a campfire.
- Johnsonville 3 Cheese Italian Style Chicken Sausage (sliced)
- Mini Potato Cheese Pierogies (thawed)
- chopped onion
- chopped red pepper
- sugar snap peas
I’m just starting out with camping, can I make these foil packet meals?
Whether you are an experienced camper or a beginner, Johnsonville can make packing for your trip easier. All of the ingredients are already packed in the fully cooked sausage, so no need for extra ingredients or spices
Supplies for cooking foil packet meals while camping:
- Campfire or Grill
- Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil
- Parchment Paper (not necessary, but our preference)
- Start with a large sheet of Aluminum Foil and a same size piece of parchment paper.
- Top parchment paper with a small pat of butter.
- Add your preferred ingredients.
Tips for making sure your foil pack dinners come out great every time!
Be sure to seal the edges of your campfire foil packets tightly. Place on campfire or grill turn after 10 mins and cook an additional 10 minutes. Open packets carefully, it gets really hot and steamy in there so you don’t want to get burned by the steam opening them too quickly or facing towards yourself!
How do we serve up these foil packet meals?
One of my favorite ways to serve campfire foil packets is on aluminum pie plates. You just place your campfire foil packets in the pie plate, open and eat up! Just one quick dish and a fork per person. The aluminum foil goes in the recycling and the parchment paper can be disposed of in the campfire before bed. Keeping the “work” to a minimum and still being able to enjoy a delicious dinner is my kind of campfire cooking! Our campfire foil packets had lots of color and flavor. The red pepper and sugar snap peas complimented the Johnsonville Fully Cooked Chicken Sausage and pierogies perfectly. Be sure to visit the Johnsonville website to find out more about all of the varieties of fully cooked sausage products. There are so many choices that will make your campfire foil packets cooking easy and delicious. The best part is you just need to heat the sausage over the campfire since it is already cooked. No need to be a camping pro, it’s as safe and easy as making s’mores- even a kid can do it! An easy snack anytime of the day or night.
Printable Sausage and Pierogie Foil Packet Recipe:
- 4 Italian Chicken Sausage
- 4 tsp butter
- 1 cup snap peas
- 12 pierogies
- 1 large sweet pepper
- 1 medium onion
Start with a large sheet of Aluminum Foil and a same size piece of parchment paper. Top parchment paper with a small pat of butter. Add your preferred ingredients. Be sure to seal the edges of your campfire foil packets tightly. Place on campfire or grill turn after 10 mins and cook an additional 10 minutes. Open packets carefully.
Supplies: Campfire or Grill Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil Parchment Paper (not necessary, but our preference)
Amount Per Serving Calories 239 Saturated Fat 5g Cholesterol 70mg Sodium 908mg Carbohydrates 10g Fiber 1g Sugar 4g Protein 14g
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