Sausage, Potato and Rosemary Packets

Mixed Sausage

One of the many advantages of having a food blog is that it allows you to procrastinate on doing things you’d rather not be doing.  For example today, I should be outside running my 3 miles.  But I’m feeling a bit lazy so I decided to post a recipe first.  Food first…always.

I’m also thinking about this meal and wishing it were dinner time!  For anyone who is busy and dislikes cleaning up (ok, that’s probably ALL of you), this meal is for you!  Flavorful sausage , onions, garlic and rosemary all one happy family baking together in a foil packet which gets tossed at the end.  Prep work is minimal and clean up is non existent.

Well I could say more, but I’m guessing most of you would rather go right to the recipe.  That means it’s time to get my running shoes on.

On second thought, perhaps I should check my Facebook page just one more time…..

Sausage, Potato and Rosemary Packets

1 TBS good quality olive oil
4 medium onions (about 1 pound total), cut into wedges
12 small Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled or unpeeled
About 16 cloves garlic cloves, unpeeled
Kosher salt and coarsely ground black pepper
6 Italian sausages (about 1 pound total), mild or hot or combination
1 pound kielbasa sausage, cut into 4 pieces
2-3 sprigs fresh rosemary
1 TBS chopped fresh parsley

Heat oven to 425º Arrange a piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil about 18 inches wide by 36 inches long on a cookie sheet, so that half the foil covers the pan and the remainder extends beyond it at either end. Pour the olive oil over the foil covering the pan, then rub the onion wedges in the oil to coat them. Distribute the potatoes and garlic around the onions and sprinkle with salt. Finally, scatter the sausages throughout and place the rosemary on top. Fold the foil overhang over the mixture and fold in the sides to secure in a tight packet.

Bake for 1 hour. Using potholders, transfer the package from the pan to a platter. Open carefully; sprinkle with parsley and serve.

Serves 4-5

2 thoughts on “Sausage, Potato and Rosemary Packets

  1. I love cooking in foil because cleanup is so easy. I wonder if this smells as good as the people who cook and sell sausage sandwiches outside Lowe’s and Home Depot. Guessing it’s even better with all that rosemary and garlic.

    • Thanks Paula and yes the rosemary and garlic totally make this dish. I’ve never seen anyone grilling out sausages in front of my Home Depot. Now I’m jealous!

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