Easy and cheesy, these Grilled Cheesy Garlic Potatoes are cooked in foil until tender and flavorful. They’re the perfect BBQ side dish, and clean-up is a breeze!
This is a fairly quick recipe to throw together. The most time intensive part is cutting the potatoes down to cubes about ¾” to a side. No, you don’t need to break out the calipers. But the more consistent you are, the more evenly your potatoes will cook. Cutting them into bite size pieces not only makes them more convenient to eat, but it also allows them to cook faster. The whole surface area to mass ratio trick. Sorry, my inner nerd is leaking through. But suffice to say, a potato cut into pieces will cook much faster than a whole potato.
Then it’s a matter of tossing the potato with the seasoning and wrapping it in aluminum foil before placing it on the grill. It’s mostly hands off from here, although at one point you’ll have to flip the package. Start with a large piece of foil, it’s a lot easier to make that work than trying to squeeze it all into a small piece of foil. But the most important part is five minutes before the end when you add the cheese. Oh yes, the luscious, delicious cheese. The rich, melty, cheddar and the sharp, salty tang of the parmesan reggiano combine with the hearty potatoes to make a great side to most any grilled meat. Feel free to add your favorite cheese. Or just more. Yes… more cheeeeese… And I suppose you can dress it up with a little greenery like parsley or chives. If you like being fancy and stuff.
So there you have it: Grilled Cheesy Garlic Potatoes, an easy, hearty side dish that you can serve alongside all your favorite grilled food. Or favorite non-grilled food. Or just on its own. It’s pretty tasty.
Easy and cheesy, these Grilled Cheesy Garlic Potatoes are cooked in foil until tender and flavorful. They're the perfect BBQ side dish, and clean-up is a breeze!
6 medium baking potatoes, cubed into bite sized pieces
1 large white onion, sliced
3 tablespoons butter, sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
Salt and pepper to taste
Nature's Seasoning (or other seasoning blend), to taste
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
½ cup shredded Parmesan
Pre-heat the grill on high.
Cut the potatoes into a ¾" dice.
Toss the potatoes with everything besides the cheese or parsley. Spray a large piece of aluminum foil with cooking spray, and seal all the ingredients in foil pouch.
Cook for 10 minutes on the grill, turn over, and cook for another 10 minutes until the potatoes are tender.
Open the packet, sprinkle with cheese, reseal, and cook for an additional 5 minutes until the cheese is melted.