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Grilled Potato Packets Recipe

Grilled Potato Packets Recipe

Potatoes require a little extra time on the grill, so remember to give these pouches first dibs on the flames. —Anna Bjornn, Rexburg, Idaho
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Grill: 45 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 2 pounds medium red potatoes (about 7), cut into wedges
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 6 slices ready-to-serve fully cooked bacon, chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese


  • 1. In a large bowl, toss potatoes with green onions, bacon, salt and pepper. Place half of the mixture on a greased double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 18 in. square); dot with 1 tablespoon butter. Fold foil over potato mixture and crimp edges to seal. Repeat to make a second packet.
  • 2. Grill, covered, over medium heat 20-23 minutes on each side or until potatoes are tender. Remove from grill.
  • 3. Open foil carefully to allow steam to escape. Sprinkle potatoes with cheese. Grill opened packets, covered, 3-5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 165 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 388 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 starch.

Reviews for Grilled Potato Packets

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Reviewed Apr. 27, 2016

"I make packets on the grill with either chicken breast or kielbasa, throw in some carrots, baby reds, onions, green peppers, etc., along with 3-4 ice cubes for moisture. It usually takes about 1.5 hours on my charcoal grill. Yummy to sprinkle with cheese."

Reviewed Jul. 26, 2015

"A favorite in our house. I cube the potatoes instead of wedges, cooks faster and easier for kids to eat."

Reviewed Aug. 31, 2014

"Really easy and good. I made on the grill and in the oven. Both ways are good."

Reviewed Jun. 1, 2014

"These potatoes were wonderful! I made a small batch for the two of us and parboiled the potatoes so we wouldn't have to grill them quite so long. This is definitely a "keeper" recipe and one that we'll be making often!"

Reviewed May. 26, 2014

"These were so good. I made a smaller batch and used regular onions instead of green ones. We will be making these often."

Reviewed May. 22, 2014

"I LOVE these. I did parcook the potatoes on the stove first in salted water. It speeds up the process. I also used more pepper and served with a dollop of sour cream. We will be making these again."

Reviewed May. 18, 2014

"I've been making this recipe for years with Monterey Jack cheese. So tasty!"

Reviewed Aug. 17, 2013

"I make something similar to this but I don't cook the potatoes in a pouch. I use small red potatoes cut in half and tossed in olive oil, garlic and Italian seasoning. I place them cut side down on a foil lined baking pan and bake in a 350 degree oven until they are done and the cut side is crispy. I then add the other ingredients and wrap it in the foil until the cheese is melted."

Reviewed Aug. 1, 2013

"I have been making a similar recipe to this for years, and it is a favorite of ours. I don't use the cheese or bacon, and I spray cooking spray on the foil to keep from sticking, and only put 1teas. butter to flavor. I divide up into individual packets to help it cook quicker (about 1 1/2 potatoes each) and just use chopped regular onions. Always a big hit with family, but the foil can be messy."

Reviewed Jul. 24, 2013

"This was great! I didn't have enough gas left in the grill :) so I put the packet in the oven at 400 degrees for the same amount of time. I also omitted the cheese to save calories - the potatoes were delicious on their own!"

Reviewed Oct. 16, 2012

"Very good! Will probably make again."

Reviewed Oct. 18, 2011

"I've made this recipe twice now- once with the butter and once without. It was excellent both times! Even my kids who hate potatoes ate it right up! I cooked it in the oven at 350 degrees for about an hour. YUM!"

Reviewed Aug. 14, 2011

"Quick easy and delish!! Thanks"

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