Cheddar Bacon Potato Packets
Cheddar Bacon Potato Packets are cooked in foil over a grill or a campfire (or oven!) Tender potatoes topped with melted cheese and bacon!
If I had to choose a favorite vegetable, it would have to be the potato. They are just so versatile (and filling!) I just love to make so much with taters. The possibilities are endless. Some of y’all might remember the POTATO PACKET RECIPE I shared a few years ago. This just takes those potatoes up a notch. I mean, really, how can you go wrong with cheese and bacon?
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
I prefer a mild cheddar for this. It melts well and tastes great but you can use whatever cheese you enjoy. I think gouda cheese would be a perfect subsitute.
Yes! Place packets on a baking sheet in a 375F degree oven for about 45 minutes (until potatoes are fork tender).
I think russet potatoes work best for this particular recipe. Yukon gold would also work as well.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)
- russet potatoes
- salted butter
- milk cheddar cheese
- cooked & crumbled bacon
- green onions
- salt and pepper
HOW TO MAKE CHEDDAR BACON POTATO PACKETS:
Preheat grill to medium heat (make sure grates are clean). You’ll need 4 large squares of foil to make these packets. If you aren’t using nonstick aluminum foil, you’ll need to make sure you spray the foil really well with nonstick cooking spray to keep potatoes from sticking while cooking.
Place cubed potatoes on each of the 4 aluminum foil squares. Add 1 tablespoon. butter to each pile of potatoes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste.
Cover potatoes with about 1/2 cup shredded cheese and 1/4 cup bacon pieces.
Wrap foil securely around potatoes. Pierce foil with a knife several times to vent steam while cooking. Place on grill. Cover and cook over medium heat for about 45-60 minutes until potatoes are tender.
Once potatoes are finished, sprinkle with sliced green onions. This makes 4 very generous servings. A large potato might be enough for 2 people to share.
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Cheddar Bacon Potato Packets (+Video)
- 4 medium russet potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 4 Tablespoons salted butter
- 2 cups shredded mild cheddar cheese
- 1 cup cooked and crumbled bacon
- 2 green onions, sliced
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 4 squares aluminum foil large
- Preheat grill to medium heat (about 350F – 375F degrees.) Make sure grill grates are clean.
- Cut 4 large squares of nonstick aluminum foil. If you aren't using nonstick aluminum foil, you'll need to make sure you spray the foil really well with nonstick cooking spray to keep potatoes from sticking while cooking.
- Place cubed potatoes on each of the 4 aluminum foil squares.
- Add 1 tbsp salted butter to each pile of potatoes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Cover potatoes with about 1/2 cup shredded cheese and 1/4 cup bacon pieces.
- Wrap foil securely around potatoes.
- Pierce foil with a knife several times to vent steam while cooking.
- Place on preheated grill.
- Cover and cook over medium heat for about 45-60 minutes until potatoes are tender.
- Once potatoes are finished, sprinkle with sliced green onions.
- I prefer a mild cheddar for this. It melts well and tastes great but you can use whatever cheese you enjoy. I think gouda cheese would be a perfect subsitute.
- These packets can be made in the oven. Place packets on a baking sheet in a 375F degree oven for about 45 minutes (until potatoes are fork tender).
- I think russet potatoes work best for this particular recipe. Yukon gold would also work as well.
“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.
Originally published: August 2012
Updated & republished: June 2021
This baked potato recipe is absolutely amazing and delicious. It didn’t take long to make and it was so easy. My whole family loved the potatoes. This recipe is definitely a keeper.
I put all the ingredients in a baking dish, covered w/ foil, vented and baked with my dinner. It was AMAZING!! everyone enjoyed it. Will definitely make again. Also a great side dish for a party/crowd.
I've struggled with making good breakfast potatoes for our guests. This would be perfect and with little fuss – I can concentrate on other things while the oven does all the work. Thanks for this!
I will shield myself from the disapproving looks, but I baste the foil generously with clarified bacon drippings rather than use the spray. I can't help it, it's what I raised with and the potatoes taste great! (Ducking now…)
These look delicious! Love the idea of each one being individual. Thanks for the great recipe.
PJ – good question! I'm not sure I have a good answer though. The trick is with broccoli is you want it to steam but not get too wilted down. I would probably add it in the last 20 minutes of cooking if you could handle taking them out, opening and putting broccoli in (being careful of the steam). If you try it – let me know!
I have been spending a fortune every payday BUYING packages (many)of frozen potatoes and broccoli in a cheddar sauce due to a crazy addiction to them. Thanks to this posting, I will now begin mass production of these packages and freezing them for future use.
How will the time and temp need to be changed if I add broccoli to this recipe and cook in the oven…..or will it? Thanks for sharing…..this is a lifesaver!
I love the simplicity of the recipe. I can't wait to make it. I live in an apartment and we can not have a gas or charcoal grill on our patio. Will this work on a George Forman grill?
I made these for my family and everyone loved them! They were a huge hit and little did they know how simple it was to make. It literally took me minutes to put together and cooked in the oven while I prepared the rest of the meal! Definitely a keeper. Thanks for sharing.
We have been making this exact recipe for YEARS!! It's a family favorite and a crowd pleaser too!
Love love love how you make things so simple and yummy! Makes me want to cook;-)
So simple and so, so good!
These look so good I have added them to my Mouth Watering Mondays post today. Come on over to see at http://www.noshingwiththenolands.com I have to make these!! Cheers, Tara
This is my kind of dish!
Drooling. Yum! Gotta get these made this weekend!
These look delicious. I bet the would work with the frozen hash browns – the cubed ones, not the grated ones, too. That would make it even faster for when you are in a hurry.
I started to scroll though this recipe, even though the name of the recipe really didn't catch my attention. Let me tell you though, when I saw the picture of cheesy goodness, I was absolutely sold and so glad I kept looking. Yum
These look absolutely mouth-watering! OH MY!
So easy! So delicious!
What a great idea! I love the addition of cheese here!
Yummers! Bacon and Cheese! And butter! Yummmmmm!!!!! Good idea for this recipe. 🙂 Pinning it!
These will be making an appearance at my house real soon!!
Such a comforting and delicious potato dish!
Well hello there pockets of goodness!!