7 Grilled Potatoes in Foil Recipes You’d Want To Eat Daily

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Here’s a little trivia question for you: Which nationality eats the most potatoes? 

You’d think that because every fast-food restaurant in the country has a side of fries, Americans would rank at the top of the list. But, you’d be wrong.

The right answer is actually Belarusians, reaching a whopping 170 kg of potatoes per capita each year. This is twice as many potatoes as Americans eat.

Then, if you multiply that amount by the country’s 9.23 million population, Belarusians would have consumed more than a billion potatoes per year. Isn’t that wild? 

Americans have a lot of catching up to do and I know awesome grilled potatoes in foil recipes to get the ball rolling. 

1. Cheesy Bacon Potatoes in Foil

There are so many recipes you can make with grilled potatoes in foil. And this cheesy bacon goodness is just the beginning. 

Think of this recipe as an alternative to your loaded potatoes. It has all the essential fixings, but the major difference is: it’s completely mess-free. 

So, if you’re ready to get started, grab six Yukon gold potatoes (thinly sliced), four slices of bacon (cooked and crumbled), a cup of shredded cheddar cheese, and two scallions (sliced).

But that’s not all. You’ll also want to make a delicious sauce to tie all of these flavors together. A few tweaks on a classic ranch dressing should do the trick.

To make this sauce, combine a three-fourths cup of ranch dressing, a tablespoon of olive oil, half a teaspoon of garlic powder, and a pinch of salt and pepper. 

After mixing it all up, get your sliced potatoes and toss them in the mixture. 

Now, get your foil, and start assembling: layer half of the potatoes at the bottom; next, top it off with a sprinkle of bacon; lastly, cover them with a bunch of shredded cheese.

Follow the sequence until you run out of ingredients. By that time, wrap your foil securely, leaving just a tiny bit of room for the steam to escape. 

Place your wrapped foil on a baking sheet and put it on the grill to cook for 30 minutes. Once the timer’s up, carefully take the foil packet out of the heat and take a little sneak peek. 

If you find that the cheese hasn’t melted completely or your potatoes are not the perfect softness, you can close the foil and place it back on the grill to cook for another 10 minutes.

That should be enough time to give you fork-tender cheesy bacon potatoes that are impossible to resist. Finish it off with a garnish of your chopped scallions, and you’re ready to dig in!

Nothing can go wrong when you combine potatoes, bacon, and cheese. Add ranch to the mix, and you’ve got a powerhouse recipe that’s sure to become a fast crowd favorite!

2. Sour Cream and Chive Potatoes in Foil

If you want to tone it down a bit, and just focus on the potatoes, this sour cream and chive recipe is a good option.

It doesn’t have strong flavors like cheese and bacon to overpower the qualities of the potatoes. Instead, it has subtle fixings like chive and sour cream to create the perfect potato pairing.

To make this, you’ll need two pounds of Yukon gold potatoes, two tablespoons of olive oil, half a cup of sour cream, a third cup of chopped chives, and lastly, some salt and pepper. 

The process is pretty simple. Here’s what you need to do:

After washing and drying your potatoes, cut them into wedges. Then, toss the chunks in a mixture of olive oil, salt, and pepper. 

Place the seasoned potatoes in the foil and pour your sour cream on top. Sprinkle it with chives before sealing the foil packet per usual and placing it on the grill.

30 to 40 minutes later, you should have a soft, creamy creation that you can eat as a main course or a side to your BBQ ribs. 

I’m usually not one to shy away from bold flavors, but every now and then, I like to give my taste buds a break and opt for something more subtle. And I think this dish perfectly fits that bill to a tee.

3. Lemon Dill Potatoes in Foil

Potatoes are not necessarily bland. However, they do have a mild, earthy, and slightly nutty taste that makes them a perfect base for any recipe, including this lemon and dill combo. 

This dish is the perfect balance of fresh and citrusy, as well as tangy and slightly sweet.

So, to get started, you’ll need two pounds of yellow potatoes, three tablespoons of olive oil and butter, two tablespoons of garlic powder, the juice and zest of one lemon, and three tablespoons of fresh dill.

First, rinse and dry your potatoes as you normally would and cut them into 1” pieces. Transfer them to a bowl and season them with your olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder mixture. 

Now, put your potato pieces in your foil pouch, close it up, and grill per usual. Once the potatoes are nice and golden brown, take them out of the grill to rest for a while. 

In the meantime, make your lemon and dill blend by melting your butter in a bowl and adding in your lemon juice, zest, and fresh dill.

By this time, your potatoes should be comfortable enough to touch. So pour in your lemon and dill mixture, and stir them all together using a spoon or spatula.

It’s totally mind-boggling to me how something as simple as this recipe can give me an incredibly mouthwatering dish that I can eat for days on end. 

4. Onion Soup Potatoes in Foil

After trying the first three recipes, everything that follows will be a piece of cake — especially this onion soup potatoes in foil.

You literally only need four ingredients — mainly two large potatoes, half a stick of butter, seasoning, and a packet of onion soup mix — and you’re good to go!

First, slice your potatoes lengthwise as thin (or as thick) as you want. Then, transfer them to a bowl.

In the same bowl, pour your onion soup mix and add your seasonings. Salt and pepper should be enough, but you can also add a dash of paprika and garlic powder for a bit of spice. 

Set the bowl to the side for now as you melt your butter either in the microwave or on the stove. Pour your butter on your seasoned potatoes before transferring them to a foil pouch. 

Now, just grill your potatoes like you always do, and enjoy! It doesn’t get any simpler than that!

5. Italian Potatoes in Foil

Or maybe it can get simpler…

Take a look at this Italian potatoes in foil recipe. It only needs three ingredients: two large potatoes, three tablespoons of olive oil, and a couple of teaspoons of seasoning.

By now, you probably already know what happens next: cut your potatoes into smaller slices or chunks, then toss them in a bowl with your olive oil and seasonings.

Since this is an Italian potato in foil recipe, you have to feature Italian seasoning. But that’s not all the seasoning you need. You also have to add a pinch of salt and pepper, and a dash of garlic powder. 

Once every potato is coated, transfer them to your foil packet and then it’s time to grill!

Here’s a pro tip: since your potatoes are not set in one layer, there’s a big chance that they won’t cook evenly. That said, turn the foil packet around every 10 minutes.

6. Curry Potatoes in Foil (With Egg)

Enough about the easy recipes; let’s make something more challenging now, and this curry potatoes in foil recipe is a good way to level up.

So, start by grabbing your ingredients, including four cups of sliced golden (or red) potatoes, two to three tablespoons of avocado oil (olive oil is fine, too), and a teaspoon of smoked paprika and minced garlic.

To this list, add half a teaspoon of curry powder seasoning with turmeric, a quarter teaspoon of sea salt and black pepper, and two to three eggs. 

Next, prep your potatoes by cutting them into smaller pieces and seasoning them with oil, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic, and curry powder.

After that, place them in your makeshift foil packet and grill for 25 to 30 minutes. Halfway through, turn your foil around and crack your eggs on top.

Let it grill for another eight to 10 minutes, or until your eggs are cooked just the way you like them. 

Some people like their yolks to be runny, others want them hard or firm. I personally like my yolks soft and runny, so I take the foil packet off the heat before the 8-minute mark.

How about you — how do you like your eggs?

7. Taco Potatoes in Foil

We’re pulling out all the stops with this final dish. I’m giving you a fiesta of flavors with this taco potatoes in foil recipe. 

All the toppings you’d want your taco to have are in here, so buckle up!

For this dish, you’ll need a pound of ground beef or turkey, a quarter teaspoon of chili powder, half a teaspoon of ground red pepper and garlic powder, and some salt and pepper to taste.

Not only that. You’ll also need a can of tomato sauce and drained pinto beans, 24 oz. of halved Yukon gold potatoes, six teaspoons of butter, and one and a half cups of shredded cheese.

And if you want the works, add more toppings like avocado, salsa, sour cream, and whatever else you can think of. 

Once you have everything you need, the first thing you need to do is brown your meat in a skillet before stirring in your seasonings, tomato sauce, and beans. Then, set it aside.

In the meantime, prepare your foil packets by spraying the inside with non-stick cooking spray. This step is crucial because there’s a lot going on in this dish. 

The last thing you want is to have your potatoes, cheese, or meat sticking to the aluminum foil. 

Afterward, place a three-fourths cup of potatoes inside your foil with a teaspoon of butter and a sprinkle of salt. On top of that, add half a cup of your taco meat and a handful of shredded cheese. 

Repeat the steps until your foil packet is full. Now, fold both ends to close it up and grill for 25 to 30 minutes.

When your taco potatoes are done cooking, serve them with the rest of your toppings! 

There’s no better way to end the list than with this showstopping dish. It’s got meat, cheese, salsa, avocado, and — of course — potatoes. What more could you ask for? 

How Many Grilled Potatoes in Foil Can You Eat?

With this list, do you think we can beat the Belarusians and claim their spot at the top as the nationality that consumes the most potatoes? 

It’ll probably take a long time before that happens. But for now, we can just sit back and enjoy the many grilled potatoes in foil recipes we can.

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