Foil Packet Country Potatoes on the Grill

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is one of my favorite summer potato recipes. It's so easy to make. I like to cook mine a little longer, so those potato and onion slices at the bottom of the packet are browned and buttery crispy. I like to cook these potatoes while grilling meat, so everything is done all at once without too much effort. Whenever I make this, we fight over who gets to scrape the bottom of the packet for the browned bits of potatoes and onions.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat grill to medium heat.
  2. Cut two sheets of aluminum foil to 20 inches in length and arrange them cross-wise on a flat surface.
  3. Place 2 tbs. butter in center of foil.
  4. Arrange potatoes, onion and garlic atop butter in center of foil. Sprinkle with seasonings and place remaining 2 tbs. butter on top.
  5. Bring ends of top layer of foil together and fold downward 3-4 times toward the potato mixture, leaving enough slack so that the mixture doesn't spill too much out the sides.
  6. Repeat with bottom layer of foil until tightly sealed.
  7. Place packet on top rack of grill and cook, covered, for 30-35 minutes. Do not turn.
  8. Remove packet from grill with oven mitts, being careful not to tear the bottom of the packet.
  9. Carefully open foil and serve directly from packet.


Most Helpful

Super simple and great tasting. Was a great complement to a grilled steak. Thanks for sharing. Made for What's on the Menu tag.

lazyme April 29, 2015

This was yummy and easy! I didn't have garlic cloves so used some powder. Even my picky kids liked it. It went well with the steaks on the grill. I might try it next time with a little less butter and some salt only and then mash and add sour cream for a baked potatoe taste.

Gale B June 10, 2010

Simple and quick. I added a bit more garlic and a juice from half a lemon. Will make again. Thank you!

CHILI SPICE August 11, 2008

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