Cheese Potato Packet Recipe
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Cheese Potato Packet Recipe

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My dad has made these easy and delicious potatoes since I was little. The bacon adds to the smoky, grilled taste. —Shannon Talmage, Alexandria, Indiana
Featured In: Dad's Best Recipes
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 medium potatoes, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, diced
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 ounces process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 3 tablespoons butter, cubed

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 548 calories, 34g fat (17g saturated fat), 83mg cholesterol, 1063mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 4g fiber), 18g protein.


  1. Place potatoes and water in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until almost tender. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until partially cooked but not crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain.
  2. Drain potatoes. On a double thickness of greased heavy-duty foil (about 18 in. square), layer half of the potatoes, bacon, onion, cheese and butter. Repeat layers.
  3. Fold foil around potato mixture and seal tightly. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 12-14 minutes or until potatoes are tender and cheese is melted. Carefully remove foil to allow steam to escape. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Cheese Potato Packet in Cooking for 2 Fall 2008, p37

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parksville User ID: 1598935 141845
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2012

"Really good and easy to make. Used Oscar Mayer real bacon pieces, sprinkled w/ cracked black pepper and shredded tex-mex cheese b/c that's what I had on hand. Will definitely make again experimenting w/ different cheeses."

Ladyrider2 User ID: 2135915 163167
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2012

"This is similar to what we did as kids in the 50's, only we used ground beef. A good, hearty meal for dinner this way by adding some corn or other vegies wrapped in heavy duty foil and without the cheese. Season as desired!"

corkykay User ID: 4461848 105424
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2012

"add a egg or 2 and cook till your desired doneness, breakfast all in one. we add english muffin bread toasted with honey butter."

OzarkMeatSmoker User ID: 6188642 107297
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2012

"Good stuff Maynard!!! We do this as camping grub on the campfire coals. Cook the bacon in the wave, why dirty a skillett? And you can do the taters and bacon ahead at home and assemble at the campsite if you are not "roughing it smoothly" in a RV as we do."

kitchenmagician1953 User ID: 6035970 89589
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2012

"This is nothing new to me, I'm sure there are a lot of people out there with similar recipes. I've been making these potatoes on the BBQ grill since the mid 70s. I don't parboil my potatoes, there's enough steam produced from the onions to cook the potatoes as they grill."

Cookingwarmstheheart User ID: 3893302 105422
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2012

"Everyone and I do mean everyone Loved these potatoes. Great for the grill or camping. And no mess, what a bonus."

JCV4 User ID: 628113 101458
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2011

"I agree! The recipe is simple and delicious. Thanks!"

cyssirinck User ID: 5598407 107296
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2011

"Simple and delicious!"

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