Grilled Potato Packets

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Grilled potato packets in foil topped with sour cream and chives for serving

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

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American


  • 3 lbs Potatoes cut 1/3 inch thick
  • 1 small Onion
  • 3 tablespoons Butter
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
Optional Toppings
  • 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
Calories: 280, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 23mg, Sodium: 110mg, Potassium: 1431mg, Carbohydrates: 44g, Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 1g, Protein: 9g, Vitamin A: 5.2%, Vitamin C: 48.6%, Calcium: 10.9%, Iron: 61.2%

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

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