Sausage Grill Packet Meal Prep is a healthy keto dinner that comes together in 15 to 20 minutes and leaves no dishes to clean up!
We love a dinner that comes together in a flash on the grill. The best part? There's pretty much no clean-up to speak of, because everything cooks right in foil, right on the grill. How's that for an easy meal prep recipe?
Fresh seasonal vegetables are especially great on the grill with sausages, but you can make foil packets any time of year or even make it in the winter, in the oven. (It's not as fun, but it gets the job done!) Customize the veggies to your liking and get everyone involved in the process for a barbecue/meal prep party. You could even double this recipe with different ingredients, and mix and match. It's gluten free and low carb, to boot.
Fun fact: We may call these grill packet meal preps, but they sometimes go by the name "hobo packets."
Keto Sausage Grill Packet Meal Prep Ingredients
- 4 sausages (use Whole30 compliant and/or gluten-free, if needed)
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 onion
- 1 bell pepper
- 2 cups green beans
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes
- 1 cup mushrooms
- Herbs, if desired
- Salt & pepper, to taste
How to Make Sausage Grill Packet Meal Prep
This healthy meal prep is so easy, it's almost comical. Sausage grill packets are more about assembly and less about cooking, per se. In short, it's simply a case of letting the grill do all the work.
Prep the veggies as you see fit. Trim the onions, slice the peppers lengthwise, and halve the tomatoes—or not. Mushrooms can be sliced, but all of the veggies just need to be cleaned and easy to eat once they come off the grill. Place them all on a sheet of aluminum foil with a sausage, drizzle over some olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Seal the packets up and grill for 15 minutes or so.
What's nice about this meal prep? Each person can make their own little packet.
How to Store Keto Sausage Meal Prep
Once these are finished, you can eat them right away, hot off the grill, or transfer them to meal prep containers for the week ahead. You can reheat on the grill or in the oven for a few minutes, or eat everything at room temperature if you like. It's your call! It'll be delicious anyway.
How to Serve Sausage Grill Packet Meal Prep
You can serve these right as they are if desired. Some freshly cooked (grilled, even!) corn on the cob also tastes awesome alongside all these seasonal veggies (if it's that time of year). You also can't go wrong with a green salad if people feel the need for a little something else.
Substitutions and Alterations
This is endlessly customizable. Score! You can even buy a bunch of different veggies and have people prep what they want. That's because grilled vegetables are delicious.
Fresh sprigs of thyme and rosemary are heartier herbs that can stand up to the heat of the grill. Just tuck them into the packets among the food.
Zucchini and summer squash, sliced lengthwise, are great for these packets, or sliced into coins.
Try red onion sliced into half moons, sliced leeks, or even green onions/scallions.
Broccoli and cauliflower can get a nice smoky taste from being in these packets; just cut them into florets.
Any kind of sausage works here, whether it's pork, turkey, or chicken, for example. Buy a few different kinds and let people experiment and share. Or prep one whole kind for the week cause it's just you!
Make sure you season everything really well, as this is a very simple meal, but seasoning counts. Salt and pepper are great, but you can also use garlic or onion powder, paprika, Old Bay, Italian seasoning, or your favorite herb blend.
If you want to grill potatoes, give them their own packet meal prep in foil, because they'll take longer than most other veggies to grill. Plus, they'll also take longer than sausages, so it's best to do them on their own. Cut them into quarters and load them up with sliced onions and garlic, and drizzle with olive oil.
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- 4 sausages use Whole30/gluten free if needed
- 2 tbs olive oil
- 1 onion thinly sliced
- 1 bell pepper thinly sliced
- 1 cups cherry tomatoes
- 2 cups green beans ends trimmed
- 1 cup mushrooms sliced
- herb sprigs if desired
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Lightly spray or drizzle a large sheet of foil with olive oil. Place the veggies in the center, and then add a sausage link in the middle of the veggies.
- Spray veggies with olive oil, and then lightly season with salt, pepper, and optional fresh herbs (tarragon, thyme, rosemary or sage or chives add great flavor).
- Fold the top and bottom of the packets in to cover the veggies. Then roll the packet from one side to the other, folding over the foil to seal the packet. Repeat the procedure with the other packets.
- Grill over high heat for 15 to 20 minutes or bake at 425 degrees F for 20 minutes. Remove carefully from the heat and serve each person a packet, or transfer them to meal prep containers.