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Cheesy Grilled Potatoes with Bacon

Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 4 servings

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These Cheesy Grilled Potatoes with Bacon are an EASY foil pack side dish or appetizer for summer! Make it a full meal deal by adding extra veggies or chicken. Includes step by step recipe video.

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cheesy grilled potatoes with bacon in foil pack topped with green onions on sheet pan

FRIENDS.

As soon as I peeked inside the foil pack I just knew. This was going to be a winner.

These Cheesy Grilled Potatoes are out of this world good. And they are so, so unbelievably easy, you’ll find yourself making them all summer long. And I won’t blame you.

They start with the most delicious Little Potatoes — use any ones you like! For this recipe I used the Terrific Trio because the colors are just gorgeous and I think summer is one time I really love to see extra color on my plate. The red, yellow and blue potatoes are just so pretty together (also — how perfect for the 4th of July?!?)!

cheesy grilled potatoes overhead in foil pack with open bag of little potatoes on the side

I started my potatoes in the microwave because it just adds a little extra insurance that the potatoes will all be cooked through, especially since I like to stack my potatoes up in my foil pack! Plus it makes these a super easy, no-brainer kind of summer side dish because you know that half of them won’t be burnt by the time they’re cooked through the middle (or am I the only one with that problem??).

You can definitely parboil them instead if you prefer — ideally you want to cook them until they are close to cooked through but not quite, so that you can finish them easily on the grill without overthinking it! You can also slice and start on the grill from raw, but you may want to let them cook through, stirring occasionally, in the foil and then top with the cheese and bacon

There are tons of ways you could make these a full meal deal: add some cooked chicken, add some broccoli or some cooked corn on the cob, peppers, zucchini, you name it — it works! The one thing to keep in mind is the cook time, since the potatoes will be ready fairly quickly once they hit the grill.

However you make them your own, I’m just hoping you don’t skip the cheese 😉

cheesy grilled potatoes in a foil pack with hand pulling up one slice of potato

Tips and Tricks for Making these Cheesy Grilled Potatoes with Bacon:

  • If you want to make these a little healthier, feel free to omit the bacon and add in some extra veggies like broccoli, peppers or zucchini.
  • I know that some people don’t like to use foil for cooking — feel free to use a grill-ready pan, cast iron skillet or these grilling mats instead. We have some grill mats and we love them for tricky-to-grill foods!
  • The cooking time will vary greatly depending on how thickly your potatoes are sliced, how many layers you have stacked up, and the exact temperature of your grill.

*This post is sponsored by The Little Potato Company as part of my ambassadorship with them — thank you for supporting the brands that keep The Recipe Rebel going!

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Cheesy Grilled Potatoes with Bacon + VIDEO

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These Cheesy Grilled Potatoes with Bacon are an EASY foil pack side dish or appetizer for summer! Make it a full meal deal by adding extra veggies or chicken. Includes step by step recipe video.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Cuisine American
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Servings 4 servings
Calories 248kcal

Ingredients

  • 450 grams Little Potatoes about 14 potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • 2 slices bacon cooked until crispy and crumbled
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 2 green onions sliced

Instructions

  • Place potatoes on a large microwave-safe plate (choose potatoes that are roughly the same size) and cook on high for 3-4 minutes (very little potatoes for 3 minutes, little potatoes for 4 minutes) until somewhat tender.
  • Preheat the grill to medium heat (about 350 degrees F).
  • Let cool enough to touch and slice potatoes thinly.
  • Lay two large sheets of aluminum foil together (or use a cast iron skillet or grill pan) and spray with cooking spray.
  • Place one single layer of potatoes on top. Combine salt and pepper and sprinkle ⅓ over potatoes. Top with ⅓ cheese and ⅓ bacon.
  • Repeat layers two more times until all potatoes, cheese and bacon are used. Fold up the sides (if using a skillet or pan, you may want to cover with foil to keep the heat in) and pinch the top closed. Place directly on heat, cover grill and cook for 10-20 minutes, until potatoes are tender all the way through. Open foil and sprinkle with green onions. Serve immediately.

Notes

*These potatoes can also be baked in the oven for roughly the same amount of time at 350-400 degrees F.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 546mg | Potassium: 539mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 345IU | Vitamin C: 23.3mg | Calcium: 222mg | Iron: 1.2mg

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  1. Trace says

    Hey there, I’m a little confused and would appreciate clarification. This recipe was in your list of camping recipes, however the very first step is to microwave the potatoes. I don’t know about you, but my campsite has never come with a microwave, and sometimes not even power depending on the place. Many campers also do not have a microwave, especially smaller ones like the Micro Minnie or pop-ups.

    I’m not sure how to proceed with such a recipe that is clearly intended for either a house or a very fancy camper!

    Only thing I can think of is to cook them beforehand, which isn’t always possible due to hectic lives and other logistics, or to have separate foil set aside purely for cooking them over the fire.

    I also noticed all the recipes are specifically for a nice gas grill – no one I know has a gas grill and I’d love to see recipes that can apply to a wider audience! I don’t have a camper (tent camper here) so we always cook over charcoal or the camp fire. Notes like preheating to certain temperatures just don’t work for that!

    • Ashley Fehr says

      Hi Trace, thanks for your feedback! I don’t know about you, but when we go camping I prep as much as I can in advance, so yes, I would expect the potatoes to be microwaved in advance. Although, you could cook them over the fire and add the cheese and bacon closer to the end. I honestly don’t know a lot of people that camp without a grill these days, but even recipes that call for a grill can be cooked over a low fire with the grate over top.

    • Michelle says

      Really Trace? Get a life! This recipe looks awesome Ashley and I cant wait to try it tonight! Sorry some people want to be difficult!

  2. Lynn says

    Made this tonite it was amazing and easy to make. I added some diced onions and green peppers to them and a bit more bacon (can’t have to much bacon). Will definitely make again. Thanks for the recipe.

  3. L. C. Lassman says

    In addition to pre-cooking the potatoes, also helps to a) put the shiny side of the foil on the inside (if it’s facing out, it will reflect a lot of the heat) and b) to spray the foil with cooking spray (unless you want to have half of the potatoes sticking to the foil at the end; don’t ask how I know this 😉 ).

  4. Melinda says

    Hi, I was jw about portions?
    I love the fact that u list nutritional values etc, but my question is- how do i know what the serving sizes r?
    Normally this would NOT b something that’d even cross my mind but unfortunately now i have to know these things due to health problems.
    I need alot of protein, potassium, fiber n calories.
    Ty n advance

    • Ashley Fehr says

      Hi Melinda! I definitely understand. To get a more accurate idea of portion size, I would make 4 separate packs, slice 3-4 potatoes into each adn divide the toppings by 4. Unfortunately I don’t know serving size in grams.

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