Grilled Potatoes in foil are one of our all time favorite grilling recipes! Nothing’s easier than making grilled vegetables and these potato packets are no exception!

Simply combine sliced potatoes with onion, seasoning and butter for the perfect effortless side dish!

sliced potatoes and onions in a grilled foil pack

How to Grill Potatoes in Foil

Grilled potatoes are easy to make and everyone absolutely loves them! The cook a bit quicker than making baked potatoes since they’re sliced before grilling. Grilled potatoes make a great complement to steaks, burgers, and grilled chicken breasts!

Make this potato foil packets in 3 easy steps!

  1. Slice potatoes about ¼” inch thick. If adding additional veggies, wash and slice them as well.
  2. Place one whole sliced potato and some sliced onions in the center of each foil square and top with butter and seasonings.
  3. Seal, grill and serve!

sliced potatoes and onions

Get Creative with Additions

Seasonings: Feel free to get creative with your favorite seasonings! Add a dash of spice, chili powder, garlic powder, or even your favorite steak seasonings!

Veggies: Anything and everything goes here! Add in garden veggies like sliced carrots or add in fresh mushrooms or chopped/sliced bell peppers.

Toppings: After cooking, top with sour cream, salsa, cheese, jalapeños and green onions! Foil potatoes can be topped with anything!

sliced Potatoes in Foil with butter

How Long to Cook Grilled Potatoes


To make grilled potatoes in foil, place packets directly on the grill rack and cook approximately 30 minutes turning occasionally until tender.


No grill or is your grill full of BBQ Chicken? These foil potato packets can be baked in the oven at 350°F for 40-50 minutes or until cooked through.


Roughing it and looking to make campfire-style foil packet potatoes? Place them directly onto some of the coals (not in the flames) and cook about 20-30 minutes or so turning occasionally.

You want them to cook but ensure they don’t burn (I sometimes add an icecube to the middle of the packet to help steam them). Carefully use tongs to remove packets from the coals.

Grilled Potatoes in Foil with parsley

More Grilled Side Dishes

sliced potatoes and onions in a grilled foil pack
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Grilled Potatoes in Foil (potato packets)

Foil packets are a quick and easy way to prepare potatoes for the grill, oven or even the campfire!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 3 lbs potatoes cut ¼" slices
  • 1 small onion thinly
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • salt & pepper to taste

Optional Toppings

  • mushrooms
  • real bacon bits
  • cheese


  • Place foil packets on the counter and spray with cooking spray.
  • Wash and slice potatoes (and onions/mushrooms if using).
  • 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.
  • Grill over medium heat for 30 minutes or until soft.


Bake in the oven at 375°F for 40 minutes or until potatoes are cooked through.
Or cook over the campfire for about 20-30 minutes avoiding direct flames.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 280 | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 1431mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 260IU | Vitamin C: 40.1mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 11mg

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

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American

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  1. Love these! We used to make them 100 years ago when we cooked out at my aunt’s house. I’ve recently gotten into charcoal grilling, so they are on the rotation!

    PS — They are REALLY good with bacon. :)5 stars

  2. Holly I would prefer to do these in the Oven…can I just lay them Flat on the foil & then bake. They look delish Hubby/I dont do much Grilling (Seniors). Love all of your recipes.

    1. Hi Debbie, I would still seal them in the foil pack as listed in the recipe and then cook them in the oven.

  3. These were absolutely delicious ! Such a simple recipe but with amazing results. This is now how I will be making potatoes on the grill. You can add so many toppings to get them just the way you like. Thank you for sharing this !

    We had these on Father’s Day and I had to make more for my family the next day for lunch, they were that good.

    Please post more Holly, you have a new superfan !5 stars

    1. Diane, we use large sheets of heavy duty foil. Place on the counter. Add the ingredients as directed to the packets. Fold and seal well. Enjoy the potatoes!

    2. You don’t buy the foil packets. You cut up your own taters and onions etc… Then wrap in foil and cook over grill.

  4. So good!!!! The potatoes were tender and flavorful with salt, pepper, garlic powder, butter, baby carrots,, and sliced onion in the packet. 30 minutes was just right and I used white potatoes. Grilled these with some steaks and veggie kabobs and my family ate every scrap. I can’t wait to try this with cheese or a sauce to make it more like an au gratin. Yum.5 stars

    1. I use Yukon gold if I have them but have successfully used many other types of potatoes in this recipe too (including Russets)!

  5. Here’s an easy method to substitute for slicing fresh onions, or if you happen to be in a hurry or are out of onion (perish the thought, but it happens)!

    Use 1 pack of onion soup mix. Layer the potatoes, dot with onion soup mix, add another layer and repeat. Usually I really mix it up so the powder that settles is evenly mixed throughout. One package of onion soup mix make roughly 4 nice packets of foiled potatoes.

    1. It’s so delicious Kim, and you don’t even have to turn on the oven! How perfect for summer!

  6. 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!

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

  8. 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!

    2. We’ll be having these today, with burgers, bean burgers and hot dogs. Happy Memorial Day to all.

  9. 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.