Introduction: Super Easy Cheesy BBQ Potatoes

This is an incredibly easy/tasty BBQ side dish that will please any of your house guests (kids, neighbors, in-laws, outlaws and the like). I usually make this dish in tandem with the main course (i.e. bbq chicken, steak or salmon) so the entire dinner (aside from the salad) can be made on the grill.

Serves 4-6 people


2 russet potatoes (cubed)

1/2 yellow onion (diced)

1/2 cup of cheddar cheese (shredded)

3 splashes of olive oil (shaken not stirred)

Season with garlic salt, paprika and a little black pepper

Step 1: Slice & Dice

Wash and dice up the spuds and slice up the onions

Step 2: Microwave for 5 Minutes on High

Mix together the olive oil and spices to the potatoes and onions - microwave for 5 minutes on high (this step is technically not necessary but I have found that microwaving helps the spuds get a head start which is great if you have a bunch of hungry house guests waiting to be fed)

Step 3: Lay Spuds Into Foil

Take the mixture from the microwave and place in the middle of about 2 feet of foil.  Make sure you spray the foil with Pam - this will prevent the spuds from sticking once they hit the grill.

Step 4: Wrap Up Spuds

Now wrap up the spuds so that the foil encases them entirely.  Make sure they are securely wrapped because this pack will need to be flipped once (you don't want spuds flying out of the packet)

Step 5: Place Them on the Grill

Place the spuds on the grill.  This can be done on a gas or charcoal grill. I used a gas grill with burners set on medium.  Let the spuds cook for 5 minutes on one side. (I find this works best with the grill lid down).

Step 6: Flip Once Then Cook for 5 More Mintues

Carefully flip the foil packet - grill for 5 more minutes.  You may need to use a pair of tongs or an additional spatula when you attempt to flip these (it can be a bit tricky).

Step 7: Open Foil and Add Cheese

Open foil, the spuds should be soft on the inside and slightly crispy on the outside.    Add the grated cheddar cheese and let cook for 1 more minute so that the cheese is completely melted.

watch the cheese in action:

Step 8: Place in Serving Dish and Eat!

Place spuds in a serving bowl and you're ready to eat!

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