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Cheesy Bacon Potatoes in Foil

Cheesy Bacon Potatoes in Foil
40 Min

Here's an easy and mess-free way to serve loaded potatoes to your family. Our Cheesy Bacon Potatoes in Foil feature all the classic fixins' like cheese, bacon, and scallions layered with ranch-flavored potato slices. Plus, they cook up inside a family-sized foil packet, so clean-up is super simple!

What You'll Need

  • 3/4 cup ranch dressing
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 yukon gold potatoes (about 2 pounds), thinly sliced
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 scallions, sliced

What to Do

  1. Preheat grill to 450 degrees F. Cut 1 (24-inch) piece of aluminum foil and coat with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ranch dressing, oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper; mix well. Add potatoes and gently mix until evenly coated.
  3. Layer half the potatoes in center of foil, then sprinkle with half of the bacon. Layer with remaining half of potatoes and bacon.
  4. Wrap foil securely, leaving room for steam to circulate; seal edges tightly. Place on baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, open foil carefully, and sprinkle with cheese and scallions. Close packet and cook for 10 more minutes or until potatoes are fork-tender. Serve immediately.


This makes a great grilling recipe too! To make these cheesy bacon potatoes on the grill, just preheat the grill to medium heat, place the foil packet on the grill, close the cover, and cook for 25 minutes. Then, open the packet, sprinkle the potatoes with cheese and scallions, and cook for 10 to 15 minutes more or until the potatoes are tender. 

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I can see from the photo that the potatoes are sliced, and it makes sense they should be sliced, but where in the recipe does it say to slice them?

under what you will need

Thanks for the correction to the recipe.

I have a copy of this recipe that does not say " thinly sliced" after the ingredient 6 yukon gold potatoes (about 2 pounds). This must have been a correction after I commented.


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