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Cheesy Bacon Potato Foil Packets Recipe - 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!

Cheesy Bacon Potato Foil Packets

Katerina | Diethood
Flavor-loaded potatoes & bacon cooked inside foil packs, then topped with melty cheese + green onions. An easy twist on the classic loaded potatoes!
Servings : 6 serves
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.
  • Serve. 
  • Optionally, you can serve them with a drizzle of hot sauce and a dollop of sour cream.

Notes

WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 6

Nutrition

Serving: 1 Packet | Calories: 246 kcal | Carbohydrates: 27 g | Protein: 9 g | Fat: 11 g | Saturated Fat: 5 g | Cholesterol: 23 mg | Sodium: 255 mg | Potassium: 683 mg | Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 1 g | Vitamin A: 210 IU | Vitamin C: 30.7 mg | Calcium: 99 mg | Iron: 1.6 mg | Net Carbs: 24 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy potato side dish recipe, grilling recipes, potatoes, summer bbq side dish