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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
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


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

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  • parksville
    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
    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!

  • Brenda Cooper
    Jun 13, 2012

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  • corkykay
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Jun 24, 2011

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

  • knrratliff
    Jun 9, 2011

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  • cyssirinck
    Jun 9, 2011

    Simple and delicious!