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grilled potatoes in foil packets perfect for summer grilling
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📋 RECIPE - Grilled Potatoes in Foil Packets

Grilled potatoes in foil packets are perfect side dish for your BBQ dinner or just about any meal. It’s super easy to throw together everything into foil packets and grill it over camp fire, grill or oven. And clean-up? So little, so easy!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 serving
Calories: 430kcal


  • 1 lb small potatoes Yukon or red potatoes or a mix of both red and golden Yukon potatoes
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon garlic minced
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoon fresh thyme finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoon fresh rosemary finely chopped
  • 4 bacon strips cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese
  • 3 Cubes of butter optional

For Garnish -

  • Extra cheddar cheese for garnish
  • Sour cream for garnish
  • Green onions


  • Dice potatoes into 1 inch cubes.
  • Add all the flavouring agents – olive oil, minced garlic, thyme, rosemary, bacon, salt, pepper, cheddar cheese and Parmesan. Mix until everything comes together.
  • Divide into 3 portions.
  • Arrange potatoes on a large piece of greased foil.
    Pro-Tip : Place a cube of butter over the potatoes, before folding the wrap. Butter will give it rich taste and potatoes turns more delicious! This is optional step.
  • Fold the edges to make foil packet.
  • Pierce few holes into the packets to let steam out while grilling.
  • Grill it on camp fire, BBQ or in oven whichever is you prefer.
  • Cover the potatoes with lid if you use the grill. Lid helps trap the heat inside just cooks potatoes all way through.
  • Takes about 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Once grilled, remove packets from fire.
  • Open and fold the ends of the foil packs.
  • Load it with green onions, cheddar and Parmesan cheese and sour cream on the side. Serve it directly in foil packets.
  • It serves great on the sides of grilled meat.



  • If you want crispy bacon bits, considering frying bacon in a pan first and topping it after potatoes are grilled in foil packets. This will keep bacon crispy.
  • From my experiments I noticed, grilling potatoes along with raw bacon in oven did not turn it into crispy bits. But it was delicious though. 
  •  Place a cube of butter over the potatoes, before folding the wrap to close. Butter will give it rich taste and potatoes turns more delicious! This is optional step.
  • Don't forget to pierce tiny holes into the packets. It'll let steam out while grilling.
  • On fire grill - 20-30 minutes, avoid placing it on direct flames.
  • To bake in oven - at 375 degree F for about 40 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
Nutritional Info - Please keep in mind that nutritional information provided is only a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 430kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 539mg | Potassium: 598mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 610IU | Vitamin C: 20.1mg | Calcium: 412mg | Iron: 4.9mg