These foil packets are loaded with thinly sliced buttery potatoes, melty cheese, bacon, sour cream and green onions! Throw them on your grill (or in your oven) for the perfect fast and easy side dish! They are great for a summer BBQ!
Servings: 4foil packets
1 1/2lbs.yellow russet potatoes, peeled and sliced thinly (at least 1/4 inch or thinner)see notes
3tbsp.Ranch Dressing seasoning
2-4slicesbacon, cooked and crumbled/chopped
2cupscheddar cheese, grated/shreddedor cheese of your choice
green onions, chopped
salt and pepper to taste, after cooking (optional)
Heavy Duty Foil for wrapping
Peel and slice your potatoes, then place in a bowl. They need to be sliced as thin as possible, 1/4 inch or thinner.
Melt your butter then add your ranch seasoning and mix well.
Pour seasoned butter over your potatoes in the bowl. Mix them all around making sure all of the potatoes are covered.
Cut 4 large pieces of foil and spray each piece with cooking spray. Place 1/4 of the potatoes in the center of a piece of foil. Top with 1/4 cup of cheese and 1/4 of the cooked bacon. I like to make sure cheese and bacon are in between the potatoes the best I can so it is not just on top.
To Seal the foil packet: Take the 2 long sides of your foil (lengthwise) and bring them up to meet each other and fold/roll them down on top of each other, sealing the foil on top of the potatoes. Do not roll it all the way down to the potatoes, leave some space so the cheese doesn't melt to the foil.
Take each end and roll it up tightly to the potatoes.
Repeat until you have 4 packets of potatoes.
Place on your grill over medium-low heat (low if your grill cooks hot). They will need to cook for at least 30 minutes. You can also place them in your oven for 40 minutes at 350 degrees.
When they are done, take them off the grill. Cut the top of the foil open, then tear it so you can add the rest of your toppings. Be careful because the steam is HOT!
Top with sour cream and green onions!
We eat ours right out of the foil packet! Enjoy!
You can use any type of potato. I like red potatoes and yellow russet the best. You can also leave the peel on them and slice them.
These cook great on the grill. They take at least 30 minutes depending on your grill. It is best to cook them over medium-low heat. If your grill cooks hot then turn it down a little lower. They also cook great in the oven at 350 degrees for about 40 mintues.
If you find your potatoes burned on the bottom or were too crispy on the bottom then cook them on a lower heat next time!
We eat them right out of the foil packet for easy clean up!
You can also add some salt and pepper to taste when you add the green onion and sour cream!