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Smoked sausage and a variety of vegetables in a perfect blend of seasonings baked in the oven

We’re not vegetarians at our house – we have meat at every dinner. We eat ground beef quite often (so much so that I compiled a list of 50+ ground beef recipes), but some of our meals are chicken. But lately, I’ve been branching out to other kinds of meat and I love smoked sausage. Until about a year ago, I don’t think I have ever had it, but I saw a sausage recipe that looked tasty, so I bought some and loved it! We don’t have it every week – probably closer to once a month, but I love it. My husband loves it. My young boys even love it. That’s a winner in my book!

I enjoy this sausage and veggie packet recipe on the grill, but in the winter months, I’ve also took to making a baked-in-an-oven version. You know, for when the grill is surrounded by a foot of snow and you just don’t want to stand out there and fire it up.  It also works if I’m not able to get outside to man the grill myself – with 4 boys under the age of 5, it isn’t always possible for me to babysit a grill.  With this recipe, I can just stick it in the oven and attend to other things.

Prepping the Packets in Advance

When I was working full-time, I would prep these packets in the morning and place in the fridge.  My husband would often get home before I did, so he’d start up the oven and get them started.  Make it easy on him to help!  Make it easy on me to have dinner on the table!

Smoked sausage, peppers, zucchini, onions, mushrooms, and tomatoes baked in a foil packet.

Substition Ideas for Sausage & Veggie Packets

This recipe is very versatile. Don’t like the veggies I have listed? No problem! Switch some out for what you do like or have on hand. For a more hearty packet add a few red or gold potatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces.

Want to make it without the smoked sausage? That’s okay too – just add a 1-2 more cups of vegetables instead. You can also skip the onion soup mix packet and instead use 2 tablespooons of dried onion powder and 1/4 teaspoon of onion powder. Anyway you make it, it’s just wonderful!

Oven Baked Sausage & Veggie Packets

Bake smoked sausage and vegetables with a sweet and tangy seasoning
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Smoked Sausage
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 servings
Author Jayme


  • 1/2 pound Smoked Sausage cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 medium zucchini sliced
  • 2 medium tomatoes sliced (or a pint of cherry tomatoes)
  • 1 pint mushrooms
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 1/2 large onion diced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil (or melted butter)
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix or you can substitute 2 Tbsp dried onions and 1/4 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients. Divide between two pieces of double-layered heavy-duty foil (about 12-in. square). Fold foil around sausage mixture and seal tightly.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes. Check that the vegetables are tender.
  • Open foil carefully to allow steam to escape and serve.

Jayme is a wife to 1 and a mother to four little boys. She tries to coupon, builds a smart stockpile, and always meal plans. While she likes to cook, she’s in the stage of life where simple is usually better – she never knows how many hands she’ll have free at dinner time! You can find her on Instagram.

Editor’s Note – Updated in May 2021 for freshness and comprehensiveness.

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