Flavor-loaded potatoes and bacon cooked inside foil packs, then topped with melty cheese and green onions. A delicious and easy twist on the classic loaded potatoes!
EASY & CHEESY POTATOES WITH BACON
Cheesy Bacon Potato Foil Packets deliver tons of flavor and texture, and everyone loves them! This is certainly the easiest AND mess-free way to serve loaded potatoes to your friends and family.
If you’re not a fan of bacon and cheese over potatoes (HA?!), grab my recipe for Garlic Herb Grilled Potatoes in Foil.
For those that haven’t noticed, yet, I have been obsessed with foil packet recipes ever since I learned about foil packet recipes. They’re quick, they’re easy, and there’s pretty much zero clean-up.
These Cheesy Bacon Potatoes feature all the classic fixins’ like cheese, bacon, and green onions all layered over delicious small potatoes.
The potato-foils can be grilled for those summertime cookouts and camping dinners, or baked in the oven, year-round.
HOW TO MAKE CHEESY BACON POTATO FOIL PACKETS
- Preheat your grills to medium-high OR preheat your oven to 425F.
- Start by cutting up the potatoes into cubes, then toss them in melted butter with pieces of bacon and delicious seasonings.
- Wrap it all up in foil packets and bake or grill for 25-ish minutes.
- Sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese, put back on the grill until cheese is melted, and serve.
The potatoes are delicious just as-is, but if you want, you can also serve them with a drizzle of hot sauce and a dollop of sour cream.
MORE FOIL PACK RECIPES
- Garlic Herb Steak and Potato Foil Packs
- Shrimp Foil Packets with Broccoli and Rice
- Italian Chicken and Vegetables In Foil
- Maple Mustard Salmon in Foil
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Flavor-loaded potatoes & bacon cooked inside foil packs, then topped with melty cheese + green onions. An easy twist on the classic loaded potatoes!
- 2 pounds mini Yukon gold potatoes OR small red potatoes rinsed, dried, and quartered
- 4 strips low-sodium uncooked bacon, diced
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
- salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
- 1 cup low fat shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup chopped green onions, for garnish
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
Preheat GRILL to medium-high OR preheat OVEN to 425F.
In a large bowl combine potatoes, bacon, butter, garlic powder, thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper; mix until well combined.
Divide up the potato mixture between four 12x12 inch pieces of foil.
Wrap foil tightly around potatoes and pierce foils in three different spots with a fork.
Transfer to grill and cook over medium heat for 20 to 25 minutes OR bake in oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until tender. Pierce with a fork to check for doneness.
Carefully open up each packet and top with shredded cheddar cheese.
Place back on the grill or in the oven for a couple more minutes, or until cheese is melted.
Sprinkle with green onions and parsley.
Optionally, you can serve them with a drizzle of hot sauce and a dollop of sour cream.
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