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Grilled potatoes in foil on a serving plate garnished with herbs.

Grilled Potatoes in Foil

These grilled potatoes in foil are diced potatoes cooked in ranch butter, then topped with melted cheese, bacon, sour cream and chives. All the flavors of a loaded baked potato in foil packet form!
Course Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 414kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 1 1/2 pounds Russet potatoes cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ranch seasoning powder
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons chives sliced
  • cooking spray


  • Preheat a grill to medium heat or an oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Coat 4 large squares of foil with cooking spray.
  • Place the potatoes in a large bowl along with the butter and ranch seasoning. Toss to coat.
  • Divide the potatoes evenly among the foil squares. Fold up the foil to seal the packets.
  • Bake or grill for 25-30 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  • Open the foil packets and add the cheese and bacon. Leave the packets open and return to the oven or grill. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Top each packet with a tablespoon of sour cream and sprinkling of chives, then serve immediately.



  1. You can use either ranch dressing powder or ranch dip powder, either will work just fine.
  2. Other types of potatoes will also work in this recipe if you don't have Russets on hand. Feel free to substitute red potatoes or Yukon Gold potatoes.


Calories: 414kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 513mg | Potassium: 822mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 790IU | Vitamin C: 10.6mg | Calcium: 245mg | Iron: 1.8mg