Dad's Favorite Cheesy Potatoes in Foil

"An old favorite of my dad's that was a childhood summertime staple at BBQs ... it's an easy and delicous side with very little cleanup!"
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins




  • Slice potatoes thinly onto a big piece of heavy aluminum foil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Crumble bacon over potatoes. Add onion and cheese cubes.
  • Slice butter over all and mix mixture gently on the foil.
  • Bring edges of foil up, leaving room for steam expansion. Seal with a double fold.
  • Place package on grill and cook about 1 hour, turning several times. Be careful not to burn.

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  1. Very good. I couldn't find my salt and pepper shakers so I used seasoning salt instead.
  2. These were so good! Loved the way the potatoes get "done to perfection" and the onion is so sweet! I had to make these at 350* in the oven for 1 hour- worked great!Will definitely make these again- Made for PAC Spring,2011.


  1. Very good. I couldn't find my salt and pepper shakers so I used seasoning salt instead.


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