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Foil Packet Hawaiian BBQ Sausage
with pineapple / bell pepper

Active: 20 min Total: 45 min
Sweet and savory, pineapple and BBQ sauce give these foil packet meals a Hawaiian vibe.
Smarts #1: The packets can be fully assembled and sealed up to a day ahead of time. Store them on a sheet pan to catch any liquid that might leak out.
Smarts #2: Since the packets are sealed as they cook, the flavor doesn't change much whether cooked in the oven or on the grill. Choose whichever cooking method is easiest.
Smarts: Since paleo BBQ sauces are widely available, we're leaving BBQ sauce on the grocery list here. Just make sure whichever brand you use is compliant with your needs.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Foil Packet Hawaiian BBQ Sausage:
  • Bell peppers, any color - 2, sliced
  • Onions, medium - 1, sliced
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Squash, summer or zucchini - 1 lb, ½” / 1.3 cm slices
  • Sausage, any pre-cooked or smoked variety - 16 oz, sliced (chicken sausage works well)
  • Pineapple, fresh - 12 oz, chopped
  • BBQ sauce - 1/3 cup, plus more for serving (use your favorite paleo-friendly brand)
  • Oregano, dried - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/4 tsp
  • Foil - for cooking

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Prep

  1. Bell peppers / Onions / Garlic / Squash / Sausage - Prep as directed and combine. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Pineapple - Chop pineapple. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  3. Assemble foil packets - Toss pineapple, bell peppers, onions, garlic, squash, and sausage with BBQ sauce, oregano, salt, and black pepper. Tear foil into large squares (1 / serving). Divide filling between foil squares. Fold foil over filling and seal tightly. Set finished foil packets on a sheet pan. (Note: If using a lightweight foil, it’s a good idea to wrap each packet in an extra square to prevent the filling from leaking out.) (Can be done 1 day ahead)

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Make

  1. If cooking on the grill: Heat grill to 500F / 260C. Clean grates and brush with some cooking oil.
  2. If cooking in the oven: Heat oven to 450F / 232C.
  3. {grill}: Transfer foil packets to grill. Cook with lid closed until vegetables are tender, ~25 minutes.
  4. {oven}: Transfer foil packets (on sheet pan) to oven and bake until vegetables are tender, ~25 minutes.
  5. Carefully open foil packets (they will release steam, so it’s a good idea to use oven mitts or tongs to help open these).
  6. Serve foil packets with some extra BBQ sauce if you’d like. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (60)
Gluten-free (4)
Paleo (7)
Vegetarian (10)

Most Helpful

This is a go-to meal in regular rotation. I use a smoked beef sausage (kielbasa or similar) and sometimes sub sweet potato for the zucchini / squash. Canned pineapple works great and just about any grain will go well.

By: K
Posted: Apr 22, 2021
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

44 reviews

Easy to prepare and easy clean up. I made this in a Dutch oven.

By: Johanna
Posted: Jul 14, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Loved how customizable this is for each kids preferences but knocked a star off for cook time. Took a fair amount longer to cook veggies than expected.

By: Aileen
Posted: Jul 07, 2022
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

Excellent! Cooked in the air fryer, this dish made my house smell delicious all night.

By: Mark
Posted: Jun 26, 2022
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

I made this in a Dutch oven instead of foil packets, and I used canned pineapple. I topped it with roasted cashews for crunch. I thought it was delicious! It was also very colorful and pleasing to look at.

By: Katie
Posted: Mar 04, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This is a go-to meal in regular rotation. I use a smoked beef sausage (kielbasa or similar) and sometimes sub sweet potato for the zucchini / squash. Canned pineapple works great and just about any grain will go well.

By: K
Posted: Apr 22, 2021
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

Made this several times and love it! I usually just put the peppers and onions in a skillet and then the sausage, then finally the pineapple and BBQ sauce. I used Andouille sausage, which gives it a little kick. Update: made with farro and that was good, too. Might try diced potatoes next time. And used an andouille smoked pork sausage which was great.

By: Elissa
Posted: May 27, 2020
Diet: Original
1 Helpful