Cheesy Potato Bacon Packets for the Grill

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

I have been making these for years, it's a family favorite! all ingredients are wrapped in a foil pouch then grilled for about 30-40 minutes, add in some cooked cubed ham for a complete meal, you could even make the packets well in advance then refrigerate until ready to grill :) Make certain to use only large heavy-duty foil for this and spray the inside of the foil generously!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Divide the sliced potatoes and onions equally between two pieces (about 18-inches each) heavy-duty foil, that has been sprayed liberally with cooking spray.
  2. Sprinkle with seasoning salt, pepper and garlic powder; tossing lightly with hands to coat with seasonings.
  3. In a bowl combine grated cheddar mozzarella and Parmesan cheese; divide and sprinkle over the potatoes and onions.
  4. Divide/top with bacon and butter cubes.
  5. Bring opposite ends of the foil together over filling and fold down several times.
  6. Fold unsealed ends toward filling and crimp tightly (making a sealed packet, you may poke a small hole on top of the packet to let steam escape).
  7. At this point to you may refrigerate for a few hours until ready to grill.
  8. Place on grill over medium heat for about 35-40 minutes or until potatoes are fork-tender.
  9. Remove from grill, carefully open the packets (be careful these packets have lots of steam inside, so open with care!) and sprinkle with more grated cheese.
  10. Delicious!


Most Helpful

Great recipe. Didn't change a thing in the ingredients and it came out awesome. Instead of foil wrapping, I use 2 foil containers clipped together (top & bottom, with office foldback clips). I find them handier to flip during cooking and easier to check when packets are fully cooked.

Mustang Sally 54269 February 27, 2009

Loved this recipe. I used a tin foil pan and stirred occasionaly. The second time when camping I used canned potatoes . It worked great, no one guessed that I had used canned potatoes. Has become a favorite recipe. Thanks Kittencal.

Dotty2 September 01, 2008

Great potatoes Kittencal! I made this as listed except I used halved baby potatoes for most of the recipe. With all of the cheese and bacon, I would skip the butter next time. Made for Kittencal's Grilling Game. Thanks Kittencal! :)

Nif July 25, 2010

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