Grilled Foil Pack Potatoes made with potatoes & a flavorful blend of onions & spices, then wrapped in a foil pack and cooked on the grill! Simple way to cook potatoes outdoors!
Making potato hobo packets on the grill is a great way to get a tasty side dish without heating up the house. Cook up a few of these foil pack grilled potatoes next to a side of meat like steaks, chicken, or burgers for a wonderful and complete meal.
Foil Packet Potatoes
What I love about this easy potato dish is the lack of dishes to clean up! I get to enjoy an amazing side dish without all the work. Making foil packet potatoes is great for when you are camping for this same reason! You can even prep them at home, bring them wrapped in the foil and stored in a ziplocked bag to keep safe in your ice chest or cooler. This dish is fun to make over an open fire or on your BBQ, it brings a bit of a rustic feel to your dinner. If you are not the camping type, that is ok too, you can enjoy these from the comfort of your own home and make them on the BBQ in your backyard.
Why This Recipe Works
- A versatile recipe. Cook it up at home on the grill or cook it up on a campfire while you are out enjoying nature. This recipe can be made and enjoyed in either location and the flavors can be changed by simply switching up the seasoning blends as well.
- This recipe is easy. All you have to do is wash and cut the potatoes before tossing them together with your seasonings and wrapping them in foil. Making foil packet recipes like this is so easy that anyone can do it.
- Basic ingredients. As with any desirable camping or grilling recipe, you want the ingredients to be simple enough to find and keep on hand. This recipe uses seasonings, potatoes, and oil for a very simple list of ingredients that you may already have in your pantry.
Foil Packet Potatoes Ingredients
Potatoes: You will need 2 pounds of potatoes. You can use baby potatoes that were washed and quartered (bite-size) or golden potatoes that have been diced into 1-inch side chunks. You will need about 7-8 cups of ready to use potato chunks.
Oil: A ¼ cup of olive oil will help to coat the potatoes so that they cook properly and hold the seasonings well.
Parsley: Use ½ tablespoon of dried parsley for some seasoning to these potatoes. You can also use Italian seasoning if that is what you have on hand.
Minced onion: Adding in ½ tablespoon of minced onion will add great flavor to this dish.
Salt: Use ½ teaspoon of salt to help make the potatoes more flavorful.
Garlic powder: Adding in 1 teaspoon of garlic powder will enhance the flavors well.
Celery seeds: You will want 1 teaspoon of celery seeds for an added freshness, but if you do not have these available, you can omit them.
Ground pepper: You only need ¼ teaspoon of ground pepper for these potatoes.
Ground thyme: For an earthy taste add in ¼ teaspoon of ground thyme.
How to Make Grilled Foil Pack Potatoes
Start by preheating your BBQ grill so that it is ready for indirect heating. Heat it to 400 degrees F.
Then, wash and chop the potatoes into bite sized pieces. Depending on the potato you are using, you can quarter them or dice into cubes.
Proceed to place your washed and cut potatoes into a large mixing bowl.
Pour in the olive oil and mix well to coat all of the potatoes.
Next, add in the dry parsley and minced garlic. Stir to combine seasonings.
After that, sprinkle in the salt, garlic powder, celery seeds, ground pepper, and thyme.
Carefully mix the potatoes and seasoning together well so that the potatoes are evenly coated. Set the potatoes aside.
Begin by cutting 4 pieces of heavy-duty foil that are about 10 inches wide.
Then, add 1 ½-2 cups of the potatoes into each sheet of foil.
Fold the foil to form a pocket around the potatoes and then close it up so it’s sealed. Repeat for all of the packets.
Continue to place your potato packets onto the preheated grill.
Cook for 20 minutes with the grill’s lid closed and then check on the potatoes by inserting a fork.
Continue to cook, checking on the potatoes every 5-10 minutes or so until the desired consistency is achieved. It should take about 30-40 minutes in total cooking time but time will vary based on the size and type of potatoes used.
Once the potatoes have cooked thoroughly, remove the foil packets from the grill and let them cool for 5 minutes.
Carefully open the packets because the steam will be hot.
Serve warm and enjoy!
What goes well with grilled potatoes?
These are the perfect potatoes to serve alongside some amazing grilled italian sausage, or this phenomenal grilled spatchcock chicken, or even a nice juicy steak. Other backyard BBQ favorites are these easy cheese burgers, hotdogs, and pork chops also taste great served with these amazing potatoes. If desired, you can add some chopped onions or peppers to the foil pack to add more flavor and color. Oh and don’t forget about dessert too! Try some of our other summer time favorites, this Blueberry Jello Salad is delicious. Of these caramel s’mores pops go along with the outdoor and camping theme! Whatever you serve with these grilled potatoes will be amazing!
GRILLED FOIL PACK POTATOES
- 7-8 cups baby potatoes washed and quartered (about 2 pounds)
- ¼ cup olive oil
- ½ TBSP dry parsley
- ½ TBSP minced onion
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp celery seeds
- ¼ tsp ground pepper
- ¼ tsp ground thyme
- Prepare your BBQ for direct heating. Heat your BBQ to 400 degrees F.
- Then, wash and chop the potatoes into bite sized pieces. Depending on the potato you are using, you can quarter them or dice into cubes.
- In a large bowl, put the washed and cut potatoes. Pour the olive oil and mix to coat all potatoes.
- Add dry parsley and minced onion. Add the salt, garlic powder, celery seeds, ground pepper, and thyme. Sprinkle evenly over the potatoes. Carefully mix so all potatoes are coated with the seasonings. Set aside.
- Cut 4 pieces of heavy duty aluminum, about 10 inches wide.
- Then, add 1 ½-2 cups of the potatoes into each sheet of foil.
- Fold the aluminum foil to form a pocket and close it up. Repeat until you have the 4 foil packets full of potatoes.
- Place on the grill of preheated BBQ. Cook for 20 minutes with the cover closed. Check if the potatoes are nice and tender when inserting a fork. Continue cooking, checking every 5-10 minutes, until desired consistency is achieved. Aim for around 30-40 minutes total cooking time. (Keep in mind the time will vary with the size and kind of potatoes you are using.)
- Remove foil packets from the grill and let cool 5 minutes. Carefully open packets as steam is HOT! Serve warm & enjoy!
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How long are potato packets good for?
You can keep your leftover cooked potatoes in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. We like to reheat ours in the air fryer to make them crispy and then add them as a side dish to our breakfast meals.
How to prevent the potatoes from sticking to the aluminum paper?
If the oil used isn’t enough to prevent the potatoes from sticking to the foil (it should be) you can spray the inside of the foil packet with nonstick cooking spray.
Can I prepare potato packets in advance?
You can gather the ingredients needed and have the potatoes already washed and ready to slice and use, but I wouldn’t recommend cutting the potatoes too far before use because they will become discolored and dry out.
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This grilled foil pack potatoes recipe is a great summertime side dish for any meal. Serve it up with your favorite meaty main dishes for the ultimate combination.