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

Reviews for Grilled Potato Packets

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shereeder User ID: 1853566 247551
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."

Phyllis Kesler User ID: 1378574 230173
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2015

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

Queenlalisa User ID: 15400 184669
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2014

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

sgronholz User ID: 1473861 183166
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!"

2princesses2luv User ID: 4369472 183162
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."

ebramkamp User ID: 702841 171244
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."

s.keeper User ID: 7380142 100941
Reviewed May. 18, 2014

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

mas4144 User ID: 6300876 100939
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."

cbachtel User ID: 3618273 182676
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."

Nan Mock User ID: 611392 184668
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!"

juicyfruit007 User ID: 1404522 100828
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2012

"Very good! Will probably make again."

Bethy423 User ID: 589791 144915
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!"

momsmess User ID: 1388769 171242
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2011

"Quick easy and delish!! Thanks"

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