An easy Fall foil packet dinner made with spicy chicken Andouille sausage, Brussels sprouts and butternut squash. It’s the perfect balance of spicy, smokey and sweet in every bite!
Spicy Sausage, Brussels and Butternut Foil Packets
I love foil packet meals you can make and prep ahead, like these Cajun Shrimp Foil Packets, and keep refrigerated or even frozen. So when you get home from your busy day, you can pop them in the oven and relax until dinner. The best part, easy clean up!
I love using Reynolds Wrap, it’s produced using food safety and quality standards, making the foil my go-to in the kitchen and on the grill. Heavy Duty Foil is also available in a wider 18-inch roll, great for larger foil packets to throw on the grill.
How To Make Foil Packets
- Tear off an 18” sheet of foil.
- Center the food on the foil sheet.
- Bring up the long sides of the foil, so the ends meet over the food.
- Double fold the ends, leaving room for heat to circulate inside.
- Double fold the two short ends to seal the packet.
- Bake in a preheated oven, 425F 25 minutes.
To Refrigerate and Heat:
Place uncooked packets upright in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. When ready to cook, follow the directions for oven and bake time.
Would you like to see more foil packet recipes? If so, leave a comment and share some of your favorite foil packet dinners!
Spicy Sausage and Brussel Sprouts Foil Packets
- Reynolds Wrap Heavy-Duty Aluminum Foil
- 4 links, 12 oz cooked Spicy Chicken Andouille Sausage, sliced 3/4-inch (I used Applegate)
- 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 16 ounces Brussels sprouts, halved
- 12 ounces butternut squash, peeled and diced 3/4-inch
- 4 sprigs fresh thyme
- fresh black pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- In a large bowl combine the sausage, brussels sprouts, butternut, thyme, olive oil, 3/4 teaspoon salt and pepper.
- Make foil packets. Tear off 2 18” sheets of Reynolds Wrap Heavy-Duty or Non-Stick Aluminum Foil.
- Divide the sausage and vegetables, about 2 cups each between 4 foil packets.
- Bring up the long sides of the foil, so the ends meet over the food.
- Double fold the ends, leaving room for heat to circulate inside. Double fold the two short ends to seal the packet tight, so no steam escapes.
- Bake 25 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
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68 comments on “Spicy Sausage, Brussels and Butternut Foil Packets”
I love making the Cajun shrimp foil packets because they freeze well–would this one freeze? I am not sure about how frozen Brussels would be–does anyone know??
Excellent campfire meal. Burst of flavors and the thyme just gives it a huge kick! Simple and nice taste.
Quick, easy and delicious. All good and no pans to wash.
I would LOVE more foil packets!
Would love more foil packet recipes!!!
I make a simple one with tilapia, soy sauce, a little oil, ginger.
Can you put on the grill?
Yes, do it on indirect heat
Would this work with frozen butternut squash?
Can you put on the grill?
That’s what we used. No problem
Please more foil pack recipes!!!
Would green beans hold up in this recipe? My husband doesn’t like brussel sprouts so I am looking for an alternative veggie.
I love this recipe! Super easy and delicious.
Can you freeze leftovers?
I made these all at once and want to reheat throughout the week for dinner! what would be the best way to reheat?
Microwave or reheat in the oven.
More foil packet recipes, please!
I have made this twice now to rave reviews. I did change the recipe a bit to suit personal tastes. I used al fresco roasted garlic chicken sausage and also added about 1/2 of a chopped red bell pepper. This recipe lends itself well to substitutions and additions. Next time I may add some fresh asparagus. Very good recipe.
I’m usually a big fan of Skinny Taste recipes, but this one totally missed the mark. The sausage became so overcooked it tasked like sawdust and the brussels sprouts & squash were a mushy mess with no color on them. We thought about throwing it all back in the oven to crisp it up, but at that point everything was already so overcooked, there was no coming back. My husband choked it down, but I couldn’t – the rest went right into the trash. Bummer.
Wow this came out great! My husband and I loved this meal! Simple meal for a busy night and the food combinations are endless…….. thanks Gina. PS……Can’t wait for Santa to bring me your new cookbook. ????????
Another winner!! My husband made this for dinner last night and it really hit the spot! After reading the reviews in other posts and the “peeling the squash” woes, I almost bought the pre-cube squash, so glad I didn’t. He said he used a potato peeler to peel the squash and had not issues. We can’t tell you how much we appreciate the time and effort you put into your recipes, you have made it so convenient to stay on task with our weight loss journey. Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas!
Has anyone tried this recipe using frozen butternut squash? Or also adding potatoes? Thank you!
Thoughts on putting this all in one huge foil packet? Because I’m being lazy right now… lol
Gina, I have gone aluminum free deordorant, and thinking maybe instead of aluminum, parchment paper pockets? Would that work too? I love your recipes and this looks so good!
Very good! Has lots of flavor. We followed recipe exactly.
Gina, PLEASE post more of these recipes!! This made my night! It was so incredibly easy and the clean up was nothing! So delicious, too! I’m pregnant and am so worried about being able to eat healthy once the baby is born-these foil recipes are PERFECT! Quick, easy cleanup, and delicious!! Please please please post more!
Great! More coming soon!
Made this tonight! So easy, and delicious! It’s a keeper!
Just tried this tonight. It was really great for the palette so simple. Total winner!
Would the foil packets keep in the fridge for a few days? I’m wondering if I could prep these on a Sunday for a quick weeknight meal?
Yes, I’d love more foil wrapped recipes! We just bought a Traeger grill and we’re having fun preparing our veggies like this on it!
I’ve loved your blog (& cookbooks!) but have never commented. Tonight I’m inspired to….this recipe was so easy – I slightly doubted how delicious it would be…& then my husband & I devoured it! Sooo delicous. It will definitely be going on rotation (as many of your re Joe’s do) for us!
This was so good. I bought the veggies already prepped in the produce dept and bought the Al Fresco brand chicken andouille sausages.. Fresh thyme. This was easy and fast and delicious ?
more foil packet recipes would be wonderful! Esp vegetarian options 🙂
I also love the foil packet meals. Cleanup time is a breeze! Can’t wait to try this one, but until I do, I’ll rave about my favorite summer foil packet recipe, Grilled Clams in Foil. Loved it!
Very tasty! I put the broiler on at the end to crisp up the brussel sprouts and used rosemary because that is what I had in the house. Very yummy!
Love the looks of this. Quick question. It says a serving is one foil pack and that this makes four servings. But if I’m reading it right, this makes TWO foil packs. So is one serving half a foil pack? THANKS.
This sounds great! Yes, more packet dinners. We are in our 60’s. I like to make food ahead of time in morning and then put in fridge to later be put in oven. My husband still works part time so when he comes home we can talk and do whatever and I don’t have to scramble for dinner. Thanks so much! af
could you do this in a covered casserole. so no foil garbage waste!
Yes! I’m doing that right now!
No, no you can’t! Lol
I would love some additional foil packet recipes, please and thank you! For the “spciy sausage” recipe, could you finish it off by opening the packets and broiling them for a bit? I love a little char on my veggies and meats.
I don’t see why not.
Is there any chance this can be made in the instant pot instead of using foil in the oven? Thank you!
Sure, Maybe 10 min?
Do you think asparagus spears would work, maybe cut horizontally in half?
I want to make this but need clarification. #3 says tear off two pieces of foil, but #4 says divide into four packets. I see that the nutrition info also says this is four servings. I am thinking the confusion is in #3.
I think there are 2 servings in one packet since this makes 4 servings and there are only 2 packets made. Also the photos only show 2 packets. I’m probably just going to make this in a casserole dish with no foil.
My mom called a foil packet meal she made ‘Hobo Dinner’-She added potatoes, onions, kielbasa and green beans or yellow squash in hers- whatever she had on hand- I would appreciate more foil packet recipes! I love the idea of an early and easy prep that my kids can even do and the no-fuss clean up is a bonus! And this would make the perfect meal by the fire pit (pseudo campfire). I think foil packet meals would be fun for youth group gatherings or when my kids have friends over for the evening-so yes, please, share more ideas for foil packet meals!
Love that combo!
Oh, yes, please!
I also loved the spicy shrimp foil meal.
Could you substitute chicken Italian sausage?
This looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it in our meals next week! I love foil packet recipes and would be happy to see more.
Very delicious recipes.
Sometimes I find it annoying when people review a recipe and they didn’t strictly follow it. But today, I am that person! Lol. I told my hubby, who was sweet enough to grocery shop for me, that if there wasn’t any pre-cut butternut, go ahead and get sweet potatoes because I just can’t wrestle with a butternut tonight! The result was amazing. The family cheered and licked their foil! I look forward to trying it with the butternut, too, as I’m sure it will be even better! Thanks so much!!
Lol you’re welcome Tiffany!
Looks delicious but I don’t really like Brussels sprouts. Any ideas for a substitute? Thank you!
This looks really good! I think the only thing I’ll add when I make it will be some potatoes!
If you were making this with chicken breast instead of sausage, would you cut the chicken up into bite size pieces, pound it flat, slice it into strips or maybe cutlets? And yes, any tips on making it in a toaster oven? Thanks in advance!!!!
I’d probably cut it up, and season it with a good rub.
Yes please, love stuff like this ….convenient and healthy too xx
Looks great! I want to prep these for the end of long days playing out in the snow. Would I just freeze the packets with raw veggies in them or should they be pre-roasted before freezing to later be rewarded? Thanks for your thoughts!
You can freeze them uncooked, you would have to put the foil packets in ziplock bags. I would test one to see how it comes out, let me know if you do!
Would I take them directly from the freezer to the oven, or would I need to thaw them first?
Yes you can put them directly in the oven, may need a bit longer to cook.
Yes, please! Always need new ideas for camping.