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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


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


  • 1. Cut potatoes into wedges. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, bacon, onions, salt and pepper. Divide between two double thicknesses of greased heavy-duty foil (about 18 in. square). Dot with butter.
  • 2. Fold foil around mixture and seal tightly. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 40-45 minutes or until potatoes are tender, turning once.
  • 3. Carefully open foil; sprinkle with cheese. Grill 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.