Dinner’s in the Bag

cabbage and potato bake

When my husband gets on a kick to have a bunch of people over for dinner, my mind starts drifting to easy dishes that won’t take up a whole lot of my time, so I can actually enjoy the evening with friends. I originally learned to do this cabbage and potato dish on a campout. It’s easy peasy in the house too!

First…go preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need.
5 pound bag of red potatoes, diced
1 onion, chopped
1 head cabbage, chopped
3T butter or margarine (whatever brand you use)
2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon pepper
1-2 teaspoon Tony Chachere seasoning (You can make it without this too, but I love the creole flavor it adds.)

Choose a large baking pan. I like to on that has sides incase any liquid creeps out.

Here’s how you make a large foil bag. Take three large sheets of foil paper. You want them longer than the baking pan. Lay them next to each with the long edges lined up. Take the long edges of one and connect it to another piece’s long edge. Then add the last sheet of foil on the two that are already connected.  You’ll have one big sheet of foil.

Place the foil sheet on top of the baking pan you’ve chosen. I like to position the middle piece on the bottom of the pan. If you want to ensure no sticking, spray your foil with a cooking spray.

Add the cabbage, potatoes, and onion to the area of the foil on the baking pan. Sprinkle with half of the seasoning and toss the mixture. Spread the mixture out evenly. Sprinkle the remainder of the seasoning on top and add the butter in little pieces over the top.

Bring the long sides of the foil together and fold them down a few times. Now roll up each side and you’ve got a homemade stuffed foil bag.

Bake at 400 degrees in the oven for an hour. Pull it out and it’ll be ready to serve.



Amy Hanus

Amy Hanus is an ACSM certified Exercise Physiologist with a degree in Exercise Science. She bikes, lifts weights, and creates some outrageously yummy, yet surprisingly easy recipes. She’s also the Social Media brain for Full Plate Living. Catch her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest anytime.

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