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Cheese Potato Packet

 Cheese Potato Packet
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
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 2 medium potatoes, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 ounces process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 3 tablespoons butter, cubed


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (prepared with reduced-fat butter) equals 548 calories, 34 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 83 mg cholesterol, 1,063 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 18 g protein.