Grilled Potatoes in Foil take just 30 minutes to make. Everyone loves them, especially when they can choose their own toppings like sour cream, chives, cheese, and bacon!
This recipe serves 6 and costs $4.14 to make. That’s just 69¢ per half-pound serving! You can serve these grilled potatoes as a side dish or a main dish. I sometimes love serving them as a main dish with leftovers of our easy beef chili, cheese, and sour cream on top! These corn muffins complement the potatoes well.
Grilled Potatoes in Foil
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But seriously, why is it so hard sometimes to make a menu plan and then execute that menu plan? Especially in the summertime when we have longer and lazier days. Don’t even get me started on when it’s blazing hot and just too dang stifling to cook in the kitchen.
Our recipe for Grilled Potatoes in Foil is here to help you! Providing recipes that are not only easy on your budget but also easy to make is what we aim for.
These potatoes are grilled to perfection, leaving you with crispy yet tender potatoes. They are full of flavor and so easy to assemble, your kids can do it themselves.
Is it safe to cook potatoes in aluminum foil?
How do you keep potatoes from sticking to foil?
Nonstick cooking spray is the trick! Spray the foil before putting the potatoes in the foil, and this will help ensure the potatoes do not stick to the foil.
How do you know when a potato is ready?
You can stick a fork in the potato, and if it goes in smoothly, then the potato is ready.
For this recipe, we recommend the fork method. A fork should be able to pierce the potato pieces easily.
How much will this Grilled Potatoes in Foil recipe cost to make:
RECIPE COST: $4.14
PRICE PER SERVING: $0.69
- 3 pounds russet potatoes – $1.80
- 6 Tablespoons salted butter – $0.60
- 2 Tablespoons Ranch seasoning powder – $1.74
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How to Make Grilled Potatoes in Foil Recipe:
STEP ONE: In a large bowl, add potatoes, butter, and Ranch seasoning and toss to coat.
STEP TWO: Next, divide the potato mixture evenly among the foil pieces. Fold the foil to seal the potatoes.
STEP THREE: Next, add the foil packets to the grill and close. Cook for 25-30 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
STEP FOUR: Finally, open the foil packets and serve with sour cream and chopped chives (optional).
PRO TIP: Make sure the grill heat and flames aren’t too high. It’s best to not let the flame hit the foil directly. This will cause some of the potatoes to burn instead of turn golden-brown.
The flavor and Recipe Variations:
Feel free to get creative with this dish. You can add your favorite seasonings like some chili seasoning to spice it up a bit. Or how about some thyme or rosemary. Yum!
You can also add some other veggies into the foil packets like carrots, squash, zucchini, or onions. Any other vegetables you have on hand will do.
Then think about adding toppings like salsa, cheese, sour cream, jalapenos, chili, bacon, etc.! You can also add some protein by tossing in some slices of cooked chicken or steak.
How long is this recipe good for:
Serve: You shouldn’t leave these grilled potatoes in foil out for longer than 2 hours.
Store: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Freeze: You can freeze these potatoes, just don’t let them sit in the freezer for too long. If you do, they can take on a grainy texture when defrosted if they get freezer burn. With that said, to freeze, transfer cooled potatoes to freezer-safe Ziploc bags and freeze up to 3 months.
How to get the kids involved with this recipe:
Ages 2-3: Let your kiddo dump the potatoes, butter, and Ranch seasoning in a large bowl.
Ages 4-5: Let them mix the potatoes, butter, and seasoning. They can also place the potato mixture among the foil pieces and fold the foil to seal the potatoes.
Ages 6-8: Let them help cut the pieces of foil and spray with cooking spray.
Ages 9-11: Supervise them while they prepare the entire recipe. Remember to have them read it twice before beginning the recipe.
Ages 12+: Let them prepare the entire recipe, unsupervised, while you do the happy dance in the corner!
Discover why we love getting the kids involved in the kitchen and more tips in our How to Get Kids Involved In Cooking article.
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Grilled Potatoes in Foil
- large bowl
- grill tongs
- mixing spoon
- 3 pounds russet potatoes scrubbed and cut into 1/4-inch slices
- 6 Tablespoons salted butter melted
- 2 Tablespoons Ranch seasoning powder
- sour cream
- chopped fresh chives
- shredded cheddar cheese
- crumbled bacon
- Preheat the grill to medium heat and close the lid. Place six pieces of heavy-duty foil on the counter and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl add potatoes, butter, and Ranch seasoning and toss to coat.
- Divide the potato mixture evenly among the foil pieces.
- Fold the foil to seal the potatoes. Add the foil packets to the grill and close the grill lid. Cook for 25-30 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
- Open the foil packets and serve with sour cream and chopped chives (both optional).