Loaded BBQ Potatoes


Total Time:

25 minutes



My husband has been on a potato binge as of recently. I’m not complaining one bit, especially because it’s been fun experimenting with new recipes to keep things fresh and exciting in the kitchen. The other day he asked me how to BBQ potatoes so we came up with this, Loaded BBQ Potatoes.

Loaded BBQ Potatoes from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

We have all made potatoes in the oven but one of the many questions that people ask me is if you can BBQ potatoes?

Can you BBQ Potatoes?

YES, you absolutely can BBQ potatoes, and they are delicious!  You can do them whole like a baked potato or, you can dice up the way my dad used to make them all the time growing up.  They were one of his specialities, along with seriously the most amazing Roasted Chicken of all times. I need to get that recipe ASAP for you guys.

Back when we lived in Tucson, we could really BBQ at any time of the year because well, winter doesn’t really exist there. So while these are basically perfect for summer, you can make them any time you’re heading out to grill. Dad used to smother some chopped potatoes with butter, paprika, salt and a little pepper and then wrap them up and throw them on the grill. It was heavenly.

I wanted to add bacon and cheese, because they are 2 super important food groups that we can not ignore. So I did. And this is what happened. Loaded BBQ Potatoes.

Basically here’s the plan. You’re going to chop up some gorgeous Yukon Gold potatoes into bite sized pieces. Then you’ll douse them with some olive oil, a bit of garlic salt and some cooked bacon. Toss everything together and then wrap up individual portions in aluminum foil and throw them on the grill. A few minutes later, you’ll add some shredded cheddar cheese and some chopped scallions and serve them up alongside a nice cold beer and call it a day.

How to BBQ Potatoes in foil?

Prep potatoes accordingly and tear 4 large sheets of aluminum foil, about 16 inches long each. Divide the potato mixture amongst the 4 sheets of aluminum foil and fold the sides up on both ends so you create a securely wrapped parcel for the potatoes.  You want to make sure that the potatoes are not stacked on top of each other so they cook evenly.  

What temp to BBQ potatoes?

When it comes to BBQ potatoes it’s best to approach it low and slow.   I like to aim for around 350-400 degrees and let them cook for about 20-25 min depending on how crispy you want them .  If you fire up your grill to max temp and try to bbq them too fast, you are going to end up with burnt bottoms and under cooked tops.

Loaded BBQ Potatoes from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

So here ya go, Loaded BBQ Potatoes. I pinkie promise these sassy tots are going to be your new fav summer side dish. And if you’ve got some vegetarians coming over (we do!) I just leave out the bacon and call it a day! Win/Win for everyone.

Here are some of Thomas’ other fav potato recipes:

  1. Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

  2. Southwestern Loaded Sweet Potatoes

  3. Jalapeño Bacon Loaded Potatoes

  4. Herb Roasted Baby Potatoes

  5. Hasselback Scalloped Potatoes

  6. Breakfast Potatoes

  7. Garlic Roasted Potatoes

  8. Herb Smashed Potatoes

Loaded BBQ Potatoes

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 4 servings


  • 6 large Yukon Gold Potatoes cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 yellow onion finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 4 strips cooked bacon I prefer applewood smoked bacon
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 scallions roughly chopped
  • kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste


  • Prepare your gas or charcoal grill to high heat.
  • In a large bowl, toss together the cubed potatoes, chopped onion, olive oil and garlic salt. Break up the cooked bacon and toss small bits into the potato mixture, making sure everything is evenly distributed.
  • Tear 4 large sheets of aluminum foil, about 16 inches long each. Divide the potato mixture amongst the 4 sheets of aluminum foil and fold the sides up on both ends so you create a securely wrapped parcel for the potatoes.
  • Place the 4 parcels on the grill and cover. Let the potatoes cook for about 7-8 minutes on each side. When flipping the potato parcels, be sure to use a pair of tongs and a spatula so the parcels stay intact.
  • Once the potatoes are fully cooked and fork tender, you can peek into the parcel and check, open up each of the parcels and distribute the cheese on top of each portion of potatoes along with the chopped scallions. Let the parcels cook for about 1 minute more just to melt the cheese.
  • Carefully remove the potato parcels from the grill and serve the potatoes either in the aluminum foil or transfer them to individual plates. Season with salt and pepper as needed.

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  1. Mya

    My fiancé will love this; he loves anything BBQ & this is a great twist on potatoes! Thanks for sharing your dads recipe 🙂

  2. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

    Oh BABY do these look mouthwatering! What a great family recipe. I think I’d skip the ribs and go right for these!

  3. Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence

    So simple yet so delicious!! I love the idea of cooking the whole thing on the grill to get that smokey flavor.

  4. Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig

    Potatoes on the grill are one of my faves. Don’t get to do it much in Oregon but this put a smile on my face thinking about past memories!

  5. Marie @ Little Kitchie

    Loaded baked potatoes are my husband’s favorite thing ever. He would love this, and so would I!

  6. Julie @ Table for Two

    Woah baby! These look fabulous and I’d love to have a couple of these for July 4th!

  7. Aimee @ Simple Bites

    I so want to do these while camping. Great idea!

  8. Renee @ Awesome on $20

    My dad used to make something similar as well. I had completely forgotten about how awesome they were. I’m definitely bringing this along to our next cookout at the beach.

  9. Marian (Sweetopia)

    Gaby, these look amazing! I’ll bet my husband would love them too!

  10. marla {family fresh cooking}

    Such a smart way to cook up potatoes! And I’ll take extra bacon!

  11. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen

    Loaded potatoes ROCK! Cannot wait to make for The Big Lug. Love they’re loaded with bacon, Gaby. Extra cheese, please? xo

  12. Ashley

    What a fabulous idea! I love that the potatoes cook right on the grill. And yes, cheese and bacon make everything tastier 🙂

  13. Julie

    These were so good! Made them one night (actually, in the oven because our cookout got rained out), but they were delicious. Thanks for posting the recipe.

    • Gaby

      Awesome!! Ya, they totally work in the oven 🙂 So happy you enjoyed them!

  14. Bill

    I just grilled potatoes last night and I wish I had seen this recipe. Bacon and potatoes! Yum! Great post!

  15. Pricilla

    What if you are not lucky enough to live in warm climate. I’m in Chicago, what do you think would be the proper time and temperature in the oven?

    • Gaby

      I’d do them for about 25 minutes to start at 425 degrees! And then take a peek and see if they are tender! If not, throw them back in for a few minutes 🙂

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  18. Bernie

    I’ve been around some 65yrs. but ain’t seen sooo much good cookin. Pity U guys are so far away. As I’ve just joined your news group. U are really something.! The ingrediences aren’t hard to find. And one can really indulge onesself.. Thank U once again. I know one of thing, I am gonna battle to stay out of the kitchen for sure. Hahaa.! All the Best.! Bernie.

  19. Gerry Speirs

    So easy and my kids love getting things in packets like this to eat!

  20. Lexi @Lexi’scleankitchen

    You had me at bacon! This looks so amazing! Such a perfect side dish!

  21. Jeanine Donofrio

    These look incredible! Such a great summer bbq entertaining idea!

  22. Comarish

    I’m confused. Where’s the barbecue? I just see a recipe for killer grilled potatoes. No smoke or barbecue seasoning, which is essential for it to be barbecue.

  23. brushjl

    these were tasty but messy, next time i may just load a potato with the toppings.

    • Gaby

      you cook whole strips of bacon, then chop it, then toss it into the potatoes!

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  26. Colleen

    5 stars
    Made these as per the recipe and they were great! Everyone loved them. I had mine with a little side of sour cream.

  27. Jessie

    5 stars
    These were delicious …they were a hit, the husband and the kids agreed this recipe is one of our favorites. Thanks for sharing!