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Hearty Sausage Skillet Camping Recipe

This hearty sausage skillet camping recipe makes the perfect meal. Total bonus is that you can throw it into the freezer until you need it.

Hearty sausage with cauliflower, broccoli, and cheese in a camping skillet.

We love this simple hearty sausage skillet recipe.  It’s time to start thinking about camping!  As avid campers we often start to plan and schedule our camping before the snow ever melts.  The spring camping season usually starts in March for us with a trip during spring break. 

One of the reasons we are able to camp so frequently is because of the epic meal planning that I do every year.  Having meals planned out and prepared in advance makes our outdoor adventures much more enjoyable.  So stay tuned because I have some great recipes lined up to share with you!  We’re starting off with this super easy Hearty Sausage Skillet camping meal.

Hearty sausage with cauliflower, broccoli, and cheese in a camping skillet.

How to make a hearty sausage skillet:

I absolutely love this recipe!  You guys, its so easy AND delicious.  It’s a meal that the whole family will love.  This recipe can very easily be made ahead of time and stored in the freezer until ready to pack and use for camping.

Broccoli and cauliflower in a large bowl and sliced sausage in a smaller bowl on a wooden surface.

Simply purchase broccoli, cauliflower and sausage.  Cut into bite sized pieces.  I like the Harvest Farmers Sausage from Costco but you could go with your favorite pre-cooked sausage.  We love local mennonite sausage too.

Hearty sausage skillet camping meal in a large freezer bag with cooking instructions written on the label.

Combine the ingredients into a large freezer safe plastic for storage and freeze for up to three months.

Tips for making Camping Freezer Meals:

  • Use 1 gallon, large freezer bags (aff link).  Label bags with the date, recipe and cooking instructions
  • Lay ingredients flat in the bag for easier storage in the freezer or cooler.
  • Defrost meals in the refrigerator and place into tinfoil packet for cooking on the campfire or bar-b-cue.
  • Store meals for up to three months in the freezer.
Hearty sausage skillet camping meal in a large freezer bag with cooking instructions written on the label.

Be sure to label the bag with your recipe and the date!  Defrost and cook in a skillet over medium heat for about 10 minutes.  You could also create a tinfoil packet and put this meal directly on the campfire.  Cooking time will depend on how close the packet is to the coals and flames.

Hearty sausage with cauliflower, broccoli, and cheese in a camping skillet.

Tips for camping meal preparation:

  • Prepare meals in advance at home whenever possible.  Leave most of the mess at home where running water is more accessible and clean up is easier.  Trust me on this one!
  • Create “one pot” family style meals for quick dinners that don’t require a lot of thought. 
  • Use tinfoil packets, foil pie pans or camp cookers (aff link). These tools help to make clean up a breeze!
  • Pack ingredients in 1 gallon size ziploc bags for flexible storage in small fridges and coolers.
  • Plan meals that use similar ingredients to help make packing and planning easy.  These Cheesy Vegetable Campfire Dip, Loaded Campfire Potatoes and Tinfoil Packet Nacho Dip recipes are some of my favorites.
Hearty sausage with cauliflower, broccoli, and cheese in a camping skillet.
hearty sausage skillet

Hearty Sausage Skillet Camping Recipe

This hearty sausage skillet recipe makes the perfect meal for camping. Total bonus that you can throw it into the freezer until you need it.
4.72 from 7 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Author: Heather Painchaud
Servings: 4 servings
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Ingredients

  • 400 g farmers sausage
  • 1/2 head of broccoli cut into florets
  • 1/2 head of cauliflower cut into florets
  • 2 tsp seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Parmesan cheese grated for topping

Instructions

  • Slice the sausage and cut up the vegetables.
  • Combine all ingredients except cheese into a large freezer safe plastic bag.
  • Freeze until ready to use (up to three months).
  • Defrost and cook on a skillet or in a tin foil packet over a campfire or on the BBQ.
  • Cook 10 minutes on medium heat.
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What seasoning do you use for the heart sausage skillet?