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Author: Matt JohnsonPhotos/Graphics: Mike HawthorneUpdated: August 15, 2023

Can you smell that intoxicating aroma of sizzling meat and the sound of laughter floating on the warm summer breeze? Ah, the joys of barbecue and camping season! But let’s not forget about the unsung heroes of every camping cookout – the humble potatoes. Whether you’re grilling up a juicy steak or a succulent piece of chicken, those perfectly seasoned foil packet potatoes on the grill are the unsung stars of any cookout spread.

There’s just something delightfully satisfying about biting into a fork-tender, flavorful potato that has been kissed by the flames of the grill. Picture this: golden brown skin, crispy edges, and a succulent, perfectly cooked interior. Is your mouth watering yet? Well, it should be!

We’re going to take your potato game to a whole new level by introducing you to a variety of mouthwatering recipes for grilled foil packet potatoes. These versatile spuds can be seasoned with your favorite herbs and spices, mixed with a medley of veggies, or even loaded up with gooey cheese and crispy bacon. The options are endless, and we guarantee there’s a recipe here that’ll make your taste buds dance with joy.

Grilled foil packet baby potatoes: A perfect side dish for any BBQ.

Grilled Foil Packet Baby Potatoes

Ingredients.

  • A handful of baby potatoes (Yukon gold or red potatoes recommended)
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Optional: Herbs (rosemary or thyme), cheese, green onions, sour cream

Preparation instructions.

  1. Tear off a sheet of heavy-duty aluminum foil.
  2. Place a handful of baby potatoes in the center of the foil.
  3. Drizzle the potatoes generously with olive oil.
  4. Sprinkle some garlic powder over the potatoes.
  5. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  6. Fold the foil to create a packet, creating a tight seal.
  7. Heat your grill to medium heat.
  8. Place your foil packet directly on the grates.
  9. Grill for 20-25 minutes until the potatoes are crispy and golden.
  10. Optional: Add herbs like rosemary or thyme before grilling for an earthy twist, or sprinkle some cheese on top after grilling for a gooey treat.
  11. Garnish with green onions or a dollop of sour cream to elevate the flavors.
  12. Serve alongside your favorite grilled dishes, and enjoy!

Behind the recipe.

Who doesn’t love a good barbecue? The grill sizzle, the aroma of marinated meats, and the laughter of friends and family coming together to enjoy a delicious meal.

But let’s not forget the humble side dishes that can take your BBQ experience to the next level. Enter grilled foil packet baby potatoes – the perfect accompaniment to any grilled feast.

These tender, bite-sized potatoes are easy to prepare and cook on the grill. Begin by choosing the right potatoes for your foil packet adventure.

We recommend using baby potatoes for their small size and delicate texture. They cook evenly and faster than larger varieties, making them ideal for fuss-free grilling. Yukon gold or red potatoes work great and bring color to your plate.

To create your foil packet, tear off a sheet of heavy-duty aluminum foil and place a handful of baby potatoes in the center. Drizzle them generously with olive oil, sprinkle some garlic powder, and add a pinch of salt and pepper for flavor.

As you fold the foil, create a tight seal to keep all those delectable flavors locked inside.

Now, it’s time to fire up the grill to medium heat. Place your foil packet directly on the grates and let the magic happen. The heat will work wonders, transforming those little potatoes into crispy, golden perfection.

In about 20-25 minutes, you’ll have a savory side dish that pairs perfectly with grilled meats and veggies.

The beauty of these grilled foil packet baby potatoes is that you can customize them to your liking.

Feel free to add herbs like rosemary or thyme for an earthy twist, or sprinkle some cheese on top for a gooey, indulgent treat. Don’t forget to garnish with green onions or a dollop of sour cream to elevate the flavors even more.

Cheesy bacon foil packet potatoes: Irresistible flavors on the grill.

Cheesy Bacon Foil Packet Potatoes

Ingredients.

  • Yukon gold potatoes
  • Heavy-duty aluminum foil
  • Grated cheese of your choice
  • Crispy bacon crumbles
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Optional: chopped green onions, sour cream, and fresh herbs for garnish

Preparation instructions.

  1. Preheat your grill to medium heat, around 350°F (175°C).
  2. Wash and dice the Yukon gold potatoes into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Lay a sheet of heavy-duty foil and pile the diced potatoes in the center.
  4. Drizzle olive oil over the potatoes, ensuring they are coated evenly.
  5. Sprinkle garlic powder, salt, and pepper over the potatoes for extra flavor.
  6. Add a generous amount of grated cheese and crispy bacon crumbles over the potatoes.
  7. Carefully seal the foil packet, ensuring it’s tightly sealed to lock in all the flavors.
  8. Place the foil packet directly on the preheated grill.
  9. Cook for about 25-30 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender and golden brown.
  10. Carefully remove the foil packet from the grill and let it cool for a few minutes.
  11. Be careful when opening the packet due to hot steam.
  12. Optional: Garnish with chopped green onions, a dollop of sour cream, and fresh herbs.
  13. Serve and enjoy!

Behind the recipe.

Something magical happens when you combine the irresistible flavors of cheesy goodness and crispy bacon with perfectly grilled potatoes. It’s a mouthwatering combination that will surely please everyone at your next backyard cookout. 

To start, gather your ingredients: some Yukon gold potatoes, heavy-duty aluminum foil, grated cheese of your choice, crispy bacon crumbles, and any additional seasonings you desire. Preheat your grill to medium heat, around 350°F (175°C).

While the grill is heating up, wash and dice the potatoes into bite-sized pieces.

Next, grab a sheet of heavy-duty foil and pile the diced potatoes in the center. Drizzle some olive oil over the potatoes, ensuring they are coated evenly. Sprinkle in some garlic powder, salt, and pepper for extra flavor. Now comes the fun part – sprinkle a generous amount of grated cheese and crispy bacon crumbles over the potatoes. This is where the magic happens!

Carefully seal the foil packet, ensuring it’s tightly sealed to lock in all those fantastic flavors. Place the foil packet directly on the grill and cook for about 25-30 minutes or until the potatoes are tender and golden brown. The cheese will melt into a gooey, savory blanket, and the bacon will infuse its smoky goodness into every bite.

Once the foil packet potatoes are done, carefully remove them from the grill and let them cool for a few minutes. Be careful when opening the packet, as the steam inside can be hot. Serve them with a garnish of chopped green onions, a dollop of sour cream, and some fresh herbs for an extra flavor.

These cheesy bacon foil packet potatoes are truly irresistible. Combining gooey cheese, crispy bacon, and perfectly grilled potatoes is mouthwatering. This is easily one of our favorite ways to grill potatoes.

Herb-roasted foil packet potatoes: Fresh and fragrant spuds.

Herb-Roasted Foil Packet Potatoes

Ingredients.

  • Fresh herbs (thyme, rosemary, and parsley)
  • Yukon gold potatoes (or any other variety you prefer)
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Optional: sour cream and green onions for garnish

Preparation instructions.

  1. Roughly chop a bunch of your favorite fresh herbs.
  2. Slice the potatoes into even pieces.
  3. Place the sliced potatoes in a bowl.
  4. Drizzle the potatoes generously with olive oil, ensuring they are evenly coated.
  5. Sprinkle the chopped herbs, garlic powder, salt, and pepper over the potatoes.
  6. Mix everything together until the potatoes are well coated with the oil and seasonings.
  7. Tear off a sheet of heavy-duty foil.
  8. Place a handful of the herbed potatoes in the center of the foil.
  9. Fold the sides of the foil over the potatoes to create a sealed packet.
  10. Repeat steps 8 and 9 for the remaining potatoes.
  11. Preheat your grill to medium heat.
  12. Place the foil packets on the grill grates and close the lid.
  13. Cook for approximately 20 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender and crispy around the edges.
  14. Carefully remove the foil packets from the grill.
  15. Optional: Serve with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkling of chopped green onions.
  16. Enjoy as a side dish or a standalone treat!

Behind the recipe.

If you’re a fan of mouthwatering potatoes bursting with flavor, then herb-roasted foil packet potatoes are an absolute must-try.

Gather your favorite herbs – thyme, rosemary, and parsley work wonders – and give them a rough chop. Next, slice up some Yukon gold potatoes or any other variety you prefer. Place the potatoes in a bowl and drizzle them with olive oil, ensuring they are evenly coated. Add a generous sprinkle of garlic powder, salt, and pepper to elevate the flavor palette even more.

Now it’s time to assemble your foil packets. Take a sheet of heavy-duty foil and place a generous handful of the herb-coated potatoes in the center. Carefully fold the sides of the foil over the potatoes, sealing it tightly to create a neat little pouch. Repeat this process for the remaining potatoes, creating foil packets for each.

Once the grill is preheated to medium heat, carefully place your foil packet potatoes on the grill grates. Close the lid and let them cook for approximately 20 minutes or until the potatoes are tender and crispy around the edges. When they’re done, remove the foil packets from the grill, and prepare to be captivated by an explosion of fresh herb-infused goodness.

Serve these herb-roasted foil packet potatoes as a sumptuous side dish alongside your favorite grilled meats, or savor them as a standalone delight. They pair perfectly with a dollop of creamy sour cream and a sprinkling of fresh green onions.

Adding these flavor-packed spuds to your backyard barbecue is as effortless as rewarding. Not only will they delight your senses with their amazing taste, but they will also bring a burst of freshness and fragrance to your grill. Who wants to boil potatoes when you can dish up these foil-pack potatoes?

Garlic parmesan foil packet potatoes: The ultimate gourmet option.

Garlic Parmesan Foil Packet Potatoes

Ingredients.

  • Yukon gold or red potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic powder
  • Freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • Green onions for garnish
  • Optional: sour cream and fresh herbs for topping

Preparation instructions.

  1. Thinly slice the Yukon gold or red potatoes.
  2. Lay a sheet of heavy-duty foil and place the sliced potatoes on it.
  3. Drizzle the potatoes with olive oil.
  4. Sprinkle the potatoes with garlic powder.
  5. Fold the foil into a tightly sealed packet, ensuring no steam can escape.
  6. Place the foil packet on a grill preheated to medium heat.
  7. Cook until the potatoes turn golden brown and crispy.
  8. Carefully open the foil packet to reveal the cooked potatoes.
  9. Sprinkle the potatoes generously with freshly grated parmesan cheese.
  10. Garnish with chopped green onions.
  11. Optional: Serve with a dollop of creamy sour cream and a sprinkle of fresh herbs.
  12. Enjoy as a side dish with your favorite grilled meat.

Behind the recipe.

These spuds are the epitome of gourmet indulgence right off the grill and trust me, they’ll have you coming back for seconds (maybe even thirds!).

Thinly slice some Yukon gold or red potatoes to make these delectable potatoes. Place them on a sheet of heavy-duty foil, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with garlic powder. Fold the foil into a tightly sealed packet, ensuring no steam escapes during the grilling process. Then, place the foil packet on medium heat on the grill.

As the potatoes cook, the fragrance of garlic intensifies, tantalizing your taste buds with each passing minute. The foil is a heat conductor, cooking the potatoes evenly and locking in those mouthwatering flavors.

There’s a sense of excitement and anticipation in the air as you wait for that perfect moment when the potatoes turn golden brown and crispy.

Once they’re done, carefully open the foil packet to reveal the perfectly roasted potatoes. Sprinkle generously with freshly grated parmesan cheese and garnish with chopped green onions for a burst of color and freshness. Combining crispy potatoes, aromatic garlic, and savory cheese creates a symphony of flavors that will leave you craving more.

Serve these garlic parmesan foil packet potatoes alongside a juicy grilled steak or a succulent piece of chicken. The creamy sour cream and a sprinkle of fresh herbs take these spuds to culinary heaven. Every bite is a joyful explosion of crispy, cheesy, and garlicky goodness that will make you a hero at any backyard gathering.

So next time you fire up the grill, elevate your potato game with these garlic parmesan foil packet potatoes. They’re the perfect blend of gourmet flavors and backyard grill simplicity, making them a true showstopper on any outdoor dining table. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you.

Spicy Cajun foil packet potatoes: Heat up your grill with flavorful spuds.

Spicy Cajun Foil Packet Potatoes

Ingredients.

  • Heavy-duty aluminum foil
  • Potatoes (baby potatoes, Yukon gold, or red potatoes)
  • Olive oil
  • Cajun seasoning
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Optional: green onions for garnish and sour cream for serving

Preparation instructions.

  1. Tear off a piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil big enough to wrap around your potatoes.
  2. Cube the potatoes into bite-sized pieces.
  3. In a bowl, toss the cubed potatoes in a mixture of olive oil, cajun seasoning, garlic powder, and a pinch of salt.
  4. Lay out the aluminum foil and pile your seasoned potatoes in the center.
  5. Fold up the sides of the foil to create a secure packet. Make sure to leave some space for steam to circulate.
  6. Place the foil packet on a grill preheated to medium heat.
  7. Cook for about 20-25 minutes until the potatoes are crispy and golden.
  8. Carefully open the foil packet to reveal the cooked potatoes.
  9. Optional: Garnish with chopped green onions and serve with sour cream on the side.
  10. Enjoy as a spicy and flavorful side dish at your next camping cookout!

Behind the recipe.

If you’re craving a little heat and many flavors, our spicy Cajun foil packet potatoes are just the ticket to turn up the grill and satisfy your taste buds. This zesty twist on grilled potatoes will add a kick to your backyard cookout and leave your guests asking for seconds.

To make these spuds sizzle, start by prepping your foil pack. Grab some heavy-duty aluminum foil and tear off enough to wrap around your potatoes. Next, cube your potatoes into bite-sized pieces – whether you prefer baby potatoes, Yukon gold, or even red potatoes, the choice is yours! Toss them in olive oil, Cajun seasoning, garlic powder, and a pinch of salt. Make sure each potato is coated with that irresistible Cajun spice.

Now, it’s time to pack those potatoes up. Lay out a sheet of aluminum foil and pile your seasoned potatoes in the center. Fold up the sides to create a secure packet, leaving some space for steam to circulate and cook the spuds to perfection. Place the foil packet on the grill over medium heat and let the magic happen.

After about 20-25 minutes, carefully open the foil packet and get ready to be greeted by the aroma of sizzling cajun-spiced potatoes. The edges will be crispy and golden, with a tender and fluffy interior. Garnish with freshly chopped green onions to add a pop of freshness, and serve alongside some cool sour cream on the side for a creamy contrast. You’ll be transported to a flavor-packed paradise with one bite of these spicy Cajun foil packet potatoes.

So, why settle for ordinary grilled potatoes when you can add spice to your life with these Cajun-infused delights? Gather your ingredients, fire up the grill, and get ready to tantalize your taste buds with these sizzling and flavorful spuds.

Veggie foil packet potatoes: Adding color and nutrition to your grilled meal.

Veggie Foil Packet Potatoes

Ingredients.

  • Potatoes
  • Assorted vegetables of your choice (e.g., mushrooms, corn, jalapeños)
  • Olive oil
  • Your favorite herbs and spices
  • Heavy-duty aluminum foil

Preparation instructions.

  1. Dice the potatoes and your chosen vegetables into bite-sized pieces.
  2. In a large bowl, toss the diced potatoes and vegetables in olive oil until they are well coated.
  3. Sprinkle your favorite herbs and spices over the potatoes and veggies, tossing again to distribute evenly.
  4. Tear off a piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil big enough to hold your potato and veggie mixture.
  5. Transfer the seasoned potatoes and veggies onto the center of the foil.
  6. Fold the foil over the mixture, sealing the edges to create a packet. Make sure it’s sealed well to keep all the flavors inside.
  7. Repeat the process with the remaining potato and veggie mixture.
  8. Preheat your grill to medium heat.
  9. Place the foil packets on the grill and cook for about 20-25 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender and the veggies are cooked but still crisp.
  10. Carefully open the foil packets (watch out for steam) and check to make sure the potatoes and veggies are cooked to your liking.
  11. Serve the veggie foil packet potatoes hot off the grill as a colorful and nutritious side dish. Enjoy!

Behind the recipe.

When it comes to a well-rounded and healthy camping meal, adding some veggies to the mix is always a good idea. And what better way to do that than with veggie foil packet potatoes on the grill? Not only do these grilled spuds pack a flavorful punch, but they also bring a pop of color and added nutrition to your grilled feast. This takes your potato foil packets to the next level.

The beauty of veggie foil packet potatoes is that you can customize them to suit your taste buds and whatever veggies you have on hand. Whether you prefer the earthy flavors of mushrooms, the sweetness of corn, or the subtle heat of jalapeños, the choice is yours. Just chop them up, toss them in some olive oil, sprinkle with your favorite herbs and spices, and seal them up in heavy-duty foil packets before placing them on the grill.

Not only do these foil pack veggies cook alongside the potatoes, absorbing their aromatic flavors, but they also retain their vibrant color and maintain their crispness. The combination of the perfectly charred potatoes and the assortment of veggies makes for a visually impressive and deliciously nutritious side dish.

So, next time you fire up the grill, don’t forget to grab some foil and load it up with a mixture of diced veggies along with those flavorful grilled potatoes. It’s a simple way to add a burst of color, nutrition, and incredible flavor to your outdoor meal.

Grilled potatoes in foil? Yes please!

Grilled foil packet potatoes are an absolute game-changer when it comes to camping barbecues and outdoor grilling. Whether you choose to make the classic garlic parmesan version, opt for the mouthwatering cheesy bacon potatoes, or take a walk on the spicy side with the Cajun-infused potatoes, these recipes will take your potato game to the next level and leave your taste buds craving for more.

Grilling potatoes in foil packets not only ensures that every bite is tender and flavorful, but it also makes for easy clean-up, allowing you to spend more time enjoying your meal and less time scrubbing dishes. With just a few simple ingredients and the versatility to customize the flavors to your liking, this is a side dish that will have your guests coming back for seconds.

So fire up that grill, grab your heavy-duty foil, and get ready to wow your friends and family with these irresistible grilled foil packet potatoes. Whether you choose to pair them with a juicy steak, grilled chicken, or fresh-off-the-grill veggies, these spuds will elevate your next barbecue to a whole new level of deliciousness.

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Matt Johnson


Senior Content Writer

Matt is an experienced camper and glamping enthusiast with a Master's degree in Wildlife Science from Texas A&M University. Authoring posts for GlamperGear, he shares his wealth of knowledge on picturesque campsites, luxurious accommodations, and the best gear for outdoor adventures. His passion for nature and knack for comfort in the wilderness make him an expert guide for your next camping endeavor.

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