Grilled Potato Packets

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grilled potato packets

Ok, the word recipe is maybe a stretch…  this is more like an idea.  As you would imagine, no measurements are included because you can really put whatever you want in these!

This is a simple family favorite that can be served along side ANY summer grilling dish!  I always make these when we have a crowd and people just love them.

Each person gets their own packet and I put out a spread of toppings including:

  • Sour cream
  • Bacon Bits
  • Cheese
  • Green onions

Grilled Potato Packets

Author Holly


  • Potatoes
  • Butter
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Non-stick spray
  • Foil
Optional Toppings
  • Onions
  • Mushrooms
  • Real Bacon Bits
  • Cheese

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  1. Rip off 1 piece of foil for each packet you'd like to make and lay them out on the table or counter. Spray the foil with non stick spray
  2. Wash and slice potatoes (and onions/mushrooms if using).
  3. Place potato slices (approx 1 potato per packet) and any optional toppings on each foil piece. Top with a generous pat of butter and salt/pepper to taste. Fold each packet closed.
  4. Bake in the oven at 375 for 40 minutes or until potatoes are cooked through. Grill on medium for 30 minutes or until soft. Or cook over the campfire for about 20-30 minutes avoiding direct flames.
Nutrition Information

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)


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  1. I use to make packets also, having tater tots, onion, bell peppers….just for the flavor, and having another packet for chicken or pork chops, with seasonings! They are always a big big hit @ my house!

  2. A little trick I learned is to put parchment paper under the potatoes so they dont stick to the foil. Works wonders :)

  3. YUM! We love to make these too while camping! We usually cut up carrots, celery, red/yellow/orange/green peppers, and sweet onions along with olive oil if we don’t have butter, and various seasonings (seasoning salt, garlic powder, montreal steak seasoning alonside the salt and pepper). We even add 1/4 of hamburger too (our boys love that part!) You’re making me hungry and I just finished eating! Can’t wait to try the baked potato bar style like yours!! :)

    1. Yum! I bet adding the hamburger in would make the potatoes taste delicious AND it would make for a whole meal!! Great idea, can’t wait to try it!

  4. We make these and add whatever meat each person wants to eat such as hamburger patty, chicken, shrimp porkchop, etc. Cook for the same amount of time and just eat out of the foil.