This grilled potato side dish is one of our very favorite side dishes for sure! If you need an easy side dish idea, this is one that will feed several people, too!
Grilled Potato Side Dish
We love to grill out. In Iowa it is grilling weather from about June through September, so anytime we get the chance to grill out, we are on the job! And, although I love to try new recipes, I have my main staples and this potato side dish for sure one of them. We are a meat and potato family so hamburgers go perfect with these, or a steak is also a great partner for it. Really any kids of meat will fit perfectly if you're after easy potato side dishes, or easy side dishes for ham.
How to make this Potato Side Dish:
First, you'll want to wash and scrub your potatoes really super well. Afterall, no one likes dusty potatoes, right? Slice all of the potatoes using a mandoline slicer. This one here just dropped in price, but it may not stay that price for long.
I generally use about 6-8 red potatoes per packet, as the packets fill up pretty quickly.
Cut up some carrots, onions and bacon… I use about 10-12 baby carrots, a green pepper diced, and about 1/4 of an onion and this device here is my saving grace – seriously — every cook needs one in their kitchen. That's going to make enough potatoes for about 6 sides. And, it'll be heavenly, I can guarantee that!
Get your seasoning salt and butter, once this is all ready to assemble, it comes together really quickly! You'll need about 2 teaspoons of seasoning salt and 3 tablespoons of butter.
Lay out a piece of heavy duty foil and spray with cooking spray. The bacon will also give a nice base, but this just ensures that the potatoes won't completely stick to the bottom of the foil.
You'll want your piece of heavy duty foil to be atleast 18 inches long, if not 24. Plenty of foil to wrap around the mixture.
After spraying the foil, lay 4 slices of bacon in the middle (each cut in half), half of your potatoes, half of your carrots, half of your onions, a few slabs of butter, and 1 tsp of seasoning salt. I use this kind here.
Do one more layer of each item.
Once your grill is heated up and ready, lay the packet of potatoes on the grill, turning every 15 minutes or so for a total of about 45 minutes. You'll have a delicious, delicious side dish for pork chops, or whatever is is that you decide to pair these with – absolutely delicious, I tell you!
Grilled Potato Side Dish
- 4 pieces bacon cut in half
- 6-8 red potatoes washed and sliced
- 8-10 baby carrots diced
- 1/4 onion dised
- 1 green pepper diced
- 3 T butter about 4 slices
- 2 t seasoned salt
Lay a large piece of foil on the countertop
Spray foil with cooking spray
Lay out pieces of bacon
Top with 1/2 of the potatoes
sprinkle with half of the carrots, onions, green pepper
Lay two squares of butter on top
sprinkle 1 t seasoned salt
Fold all ends of foil over so the potatoes can steam inside the packet
Grill on a preheated grill for 35-45 minutes until potatoes are tender
(or bake in a 350 oven for 45 minutes, or until potatoes are tender)
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