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Hobo Dinner Foil Packet on cast iron platter that is perfect for your camping meal.

Hobo Dinner Campfire Foil Packets Recipe

Grab some sausage, potatoes, carrots and some seasoning for these fun hobo packets. Ready to throw on the grill or the campfire for a quick camping or summer dinner.
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine American
Keyword Campfire Foil Packs, Camping Meals, Hobo Dinner, Hobo Foil Packets, Hobo Packets
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 530kcal


  • 2 pounds smoked sausage cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 2 pounds small potatoes cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 pound carrots cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 onion cut into large pieces
  • 1 packet Ranch dressing seasoning mix
  • 4 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 Thyme sprigs
  • ¼ cup white wine or chicken broth


  • Preheat the grill to 400°.
  • Cut 4 large pieces of tin foil. Spray with non stick cooking spray.
  • Divide the sausage between the 4 pieces of tinfoil and place in the middle of the foil.
  • Divide the vegetables between the foils.
  • Sprinkle the ranch dressing over the vegetables, then drizzle a tablespoon of oil over each packet of vegetables.
  • Add a thyme sprig to each packet and carefully pull up the sides of the tinfoil.
  • Add a tablespoon of white wine to each packet.
  • Pull two sides together in the middle and fold down tightly.
  • Fold the ends up tightly to seal.
  • Place on the grill and close the lid. Cook for 10 minutes, then turn over and continue cooking for 8 to 10 minutes until vegetables are tender.
  • Remove and carefully open the top. CAUTION: packets contain hot steam!



  • These are easy and quick to make and can be changed up.  If you prefer beef, you can use a homemade hamburger patty or substitute meatballs.
  • You can add any vegetables that you like - cabbage, corn on the cob pieces, cauliflower, broccoli, etc.
  • This can also be frozen.  Cool completely and remove from the foil packet.  Place in a ziplock bag or air-tight container and freeze for up to 3 months.  Thaw and heat before serving.
  • These are a great option when you are camping.  The packets can be made a day or two before cooking and stored in the refrigerator till ready to grill.


Calories: 530kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 1298mg | Potassium: 902mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 9499IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 2mg