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Grilled Potato Packets

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.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 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 shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • 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.
  • Grill, covered, over medium heat 20-23 minutes on each side or until potatoes are tender. Remove from grill.
  • 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.
Nutrition 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.

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  • shereeder
    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
    Jul 26, 2015

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

  • Queenlalisa
    Aug 31, 2014

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

  • sgronholz
    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
    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
    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
    May 18, 2014

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

  • mas4144
    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
    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
    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!