Cheesy Potatoes for the Grill

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 50 mins

These are great cooked in the backyard grill or over a bed of campfire coals. This was always a favorite for us when canoe/camping and had leftover breakfast bacon.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 slices bacon (cooked crisp and crumbled)
  • 4 large potatoes, sliced
  • 14 cup chopped onion
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter (do not use lite brand as it will turn to water) or 2 tablespoons margarine (do not use lite brand as it will turn to water)
  • 12 cup shredded cheese, of choice (we like sharp cheddar, Monterey Jack with jalapenos)


  1. Double up tin foil to an 18 inch square.
  2. Add potato, onion, salt, pepper and butter.
  3. Fold tin foil to make a secure sealed pouch leaving a bit of space to steam.
  4. Cook over medium coals for 40 minutes.
  5. Turn several times.
  6. Open pouch carefully and add bacon and cheese.
  7. Return to coals for 3-4 minutes.
  8. For a low fat or vegetarian version simply leave out bacon and/or cheese.


Most Helpful

Very good and easy way to make potatoes on the grill. I layered all the ingredients in the tin foil. First I put a few pats of butter, then the sliced potatoes, then the onion and salt and pepper. Then I put a second layer of butter, potatoes, etc. When the potatoes were done cooking, I opened up the packet and sprinkled on the bacon and cheese. I left the packet opened and left it on the grill for 4 more minutes. This was a delicious way to cook potaotes on the grill.

Crafty Lady 13 July 16, 2007

These were excellent; so much so I've made them twice so far, by request the 2nd time. The flavor was right-on and they were real easy to make. I also appprectiated the clear instructions. If you want a little more kick to them just add a little red pepper at the table.

Teresa M March 27, 2003

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