Recipe of the Week: Foil Pack Potatoes

I’m posting my menu & recipe a little later than usual because I wanted to give my posts that I published over the weekend a little more time at the top of the blog. And then I flipped through all my photos and just could not decide on what recipe to post for this week.

Finally I decided to go with these foil pack potatoes. Sorry that the photo’s not that great, but it is a delicious side item that you can bake in the oven or on the grill. The recipe I used called for taco seasoning, but I used chili powder and a little salt and pepper instead. But you could use any seasonings or toppings you like.


Recipe for Foil Pack Potatoes: Ingredients:
Potatoes (1 or 2 per person)
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Chili Powder
Salt & pepper
Directions: Cut potatoes into thin slices or cubes. Place slices from one potato (or 2 small potatoes) on a piece of foil. Sprinkle with chili powder and cheddar cheese. Bring up foil sides and fold down to seal the packet Bake at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes. Serve beside your favorite dish. (Optional – Top with sour cream and other toppings when serving.)

Tips & Suggestions:
-I actually boiled my potatoes on the stove for 10 to 15 minutes to ensure they were soft enough for our liking. But I suppose you could also bake them a little longer, and maybe add a tiny bit of water to each pack to prevent them from being too dry.
-Add other veggies to your pack like peppers, onions, carrots, or mushrooms.
-For a complete meal, add a piece of chicken or other meat to your pack.
-For a cookout, place your packets on the grill for 35 to 40 minutes.

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  1. Barbara Bakes says

    Such an easy idea for a summer BBQ!

  2. That sounds good. I would boil mine first. My potatoes never get as soft as we like them in recipes I try.

  3. betterislittle says

    I love these! I’ve made them before…the only thing I changed was I sprayed the aluminum foil w/ non-stick spray to keep the cheese from sticking! 🙂

  4. Hoosier Homemade says

    Those sound good. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Jerralea says

    Looks yummy and such a neat idea. Easy clean-up, just throw the foil away!

  6. newlyweds says

    Great idea, I do something similar in my crock pot but I don’t boil first just 8 hours on low cooks them perfectly

  7. shopannies says

    so good and easy we love to make these have you ever made hobo packs? where you use a hamburger, and vegies

  8. Those sound fantastic!! i love potatoes!!

  9. I’ve tried this with a piece of fish and some carrots added. It’s a good, healthy and easy meal. The potatoes and carrots take so long to get soft that I usually cook them a bit first.

  10. I make these too. I slice my potatoes on the thin side, add diced onion, and then salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika, oh, parsley too. Yummy!! I often put them on the grill

  11. JUST ME, THE MOM says

    Aaaahhhj! Another recipe for the recipe file! Looks yummy, and I know exactly what I’m going to use it for – got company coming for the Holiday weekend!


    kristin K

  12. Lisa@BlessedwithGrace says

    Great and easy idea.

  13. This is a great idea and it looks so easy!

  14. African American Mom says

    Oh the potatoes! I am watering a tthe mouth!

  15. Sonshine says

    I do something similar to this but I don’t boil my potatoes beforehand. I just make them into fries and then put them in foil pouches with 2tbsp. butter or margarine and then sprinkle them with either cajun seasoning or garlic powder and parmesan cheese. 🙂 I cook on the grill for 45-1 hour on medium to low heat. Yummy! 🙂

  16. Kookaburra says

    These sound fantastic! We have lots of big BBQ’s each summer and this will be a great new side dish.

    Thanks so much for sharing!

  17. It looks delicious! We used to grill a lot and would throw veggies, potatoes, garlic, butter, salt and pepper in aluminum foil and put it on the grill. We live in apartments now and grills aren’t allowed. I had never thought of doing the same thing in the oven! We’ll have to try it out. Thanks!

  18. This sounds like a great recipe to try out on the bbq when it warms up a bit. Thanks for the inspiration. And I think your photo of it turned out great 🙂

  19. Yum! These look delish and easy!!

  20. Tara aka "Mama Koala" says

    This looks like a great recipe! Thanks for sharing (and for stopping by my blog)!

  21. We make these all the time but I have never put cheese in mine! I am trying that this week YUMMY YUMMY!

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