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Bacon Cheddar Potato Packets

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Bacon Cheddar Potato Packs go on the grill alongside your entree. They are the ideal side dish to hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, or ribs.

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Bacon Cheddar Potato Packets are the perfect side dish to any grilled entree.

We are fortunate that living in Florida, we get to grill year-round. And grill we do! The very first time I made bacon Cheddar potato packs was for a dinner party. They were so good, I made them again soon after that party.

Fast forward four years and I’ve finally added them back into my menu rotation. My family is glad I did.

Bacon Cheddar Potato Packets just off the grill, ready to be served.

See, four years ago, my youngest was 11 and he doesn’t even remember this dish. He asked if there was more, not realizing each of us got one packet. 

I hope that’s an indication to you of how good they are. Besides being delicious, they are easy to make.

One great thing about this recipe is you can mix up the ingredients. Use sweet potatoes or red potatoes in place of the Idaho potatoes.

Bacon Cheddar Potatoes are perfect alongside a burger.

Rather than sprinkle green onions on at the end, slice a sweet onion into wedges and include in the packet. Kick up the heat with some sliced jalapeños. Use a blend of cheeses rather than just one type. If you prefer you could bake packets rather than putting them on the grill. 

If you bake them do so at 350 degrees F. Check the packets at about 30 minutes and adjust your time from there. If you use sweet potatoes, you may need to adjust the cooking time as well.

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Bacon Cheddar Potato Packets are the perfect side dish to any grilled entree.

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Bacon Cheddar Potatoes on a plate next to a cheeseburger with a glass of iced tea in the background Pinterest image.

Bacon Cheddar Potato Packs cook right along side your main dish when you grill out.

This post was originally published on June 6, 2016 and updated on May 10, 2020.

Bacon Cheddar Potato Packets are the perfect side dish to any grilled entree.

Bacon Cheddar Potato Packets

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Throw potato packets on the grill alongside your entree.


  • 4 medium Idaho potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 cup cooked and crumbled bacon
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Non-stick cooking spray


    1. Preheat grill to medium heat. You'll need 4 large squares of aluminum foil. Spray each piece of aluminum foil with non-stick cooking spray.
    2. Place cubed potatoes on each of the 4 squares of foil.
    3. Add 1 tablespoon of butter to each portion and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
    4. Cover potatoes with about ½ cup of shredded cheese and ¼ cup of bacon pieces. Wrap foil securely around potatoes. Pierce foil with a knife several times to vent steam while cooking.
    5. Place on preheated grill. Cover grill and cook over medium heat for 45 - 55 minutes until potatoes are tender.

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Friday 29th of May 2020

Wow!! So easy yet so delicious! I could skip the burger and just have a packet of these potatoes.

Ashley Marie Lecker

Friday 29th of May 2020

I love that you put the onions in the packet, and the suggestion to add jalapenos! This sounds so delicious- I can't wait to try it for our next BBQ!

Amy (Savory Moments)

Thursday 28th of May 2020

I love making potatoes in foil packets when we are camping. These potatoes look delicious!

Dorothy ShockinglyDelicious

Thursday 28th of May 2020

I love how versatile this can tweak it every which way, depending on what type of potatoes, aromatics and cheese you have around!

Lisa Kerhin

Thursday 28th of May 2020

My family loves foil packs and potatoes! Winner!

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