Need a simple side dish for your next dinner party, or even just dinner tonight? You need to give this Cheesy Jalapeno Foil Packet Potatoes recipe a try! You can cook these foil packet potatoes on the grill or in the oven. Either way, they taste great! The addition of the jalapenos just adds that extra flavor that makes these little packets super yummy!
What do you put in a cheesy jalapeno potoato packets?
Simple basic ingredients, that’s all you need to create these wonderful foil packets. There is nothing fancy here, except the end result! The ingredients for these foil packets can be adjusted to your specific tastes. Or even to what you happen to have in your fridge and pantry.
For example, if you have red potatoes instead of Yukon Gold potatoes, no problem, you can use them. Want to use Little Potatoes? You certainly can! Here are the ingredients you will need, but don’t be afraid to make it your own.
- Yellow potatoes
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Packet of ranch dressing
- Sea salt
- Fresh ground black pepper
- Sour cream
- Colby jack cheese
- Fresh jalapenos
- Cooked bacon
- Green onions
How to prepare Cheesy Jalapeno Potato packets.
If you are using larger size potatoes, start by peeling them. If you are using baby potatoes, you don’t need to peel them. The skins on the Little Potatoes are very thin, plus they contain some great nutrients too.
Whichever potatoes you are using, you need to thinly slice them. The slices should be no more than about a 1/4 of an inch thick. I would recommend using a mandolin if you have one. Make sure you use the guard when slicing the potatoes; those blades are really sharp!
Place the slices in a large bowl and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. Add the ranch dressing seasoning, sea salt, and fresh ground pepper. Toss to coat, making sure that all the potatoes are evenly covered. In a separate bowl, combine the sour cream, mayo, and shredded Colby jack cheese.
Prepareing the Potato packets for the grill
Add the cheese mixture to the potatoes bowl and gently stir. Make sure that the potato slices are well coated.
Cut a piece of aluminum foil that is about twice as long as your baking sheet. Spray the foil with nonstick cooking spray. This will help prevent the potatoes from sticking to the foil. Arrange the potato slices in a shingle pattern on one half of the foil.
Top the potato slices with the sliced jalapenos and crumbled bacon. Fold the other side of the foil over the potatoes and seal the edges tightly. Cut a second piece of aluminum foil about the same size as the first and wrap the potato packet in the second layer of foil.
Carefully place the potatoes foil packet on a baking sheet and place it on a preheated grill. Cook over medium heat for about 20 minutes. Gently flip the potato packet and let the potatoes cook for an additional 20 to 30 minutes. The potatoes should be fork-tender.
Allow the potato packet to rest for about 5 minutes before you open the foil. Garnish the potatoes with sliced green onions before serving.
Serving the Cheesy jalapeno potatoes packet
Be careful opening the foil. The potatoes are hot, and there may be steam that is released when you open the aluminum foil. This recipe is perfect for a casual dinner or BBQ.
Firstly, you can prepare the foil packet ahead of time and simply place it on the grill when you are ready to cook it. Of course, you may have to increase the cooking time slightly as the potatoes will be cold.
Secondly, if you are using your oven to cook something else for dinner, using your grill to cook this tasty side dish is the perfect solution. Allowing you to time everything for dinner, which can sometimes be a challenge in itself!
What can I serve with Cheesy jalapeno potato packets
This is the perfect side dish! If you are looking to serve potatoes but are tired of the same old mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, or even scalloped potatoes. These super tasty spuds pair perfectly with a variety of dinners:
You can add another side like carrots, green beans, or corn.
These grilled potatoes in foil are amazing! This is a recipe that you need to try. I know you will love them! Best of all, you can mix it up a little with the ingredients. Add a little garlic powder to the cheesy sour cream mayo mixture.
If you prefer sweet peppers to spicy jalapenos, you can use red or green bell peppers instead of jalapenos. If you want to serve it vegetarian, you can omit the bacon altogether. Or serve it on the side. This allows your guests to decide if they want to sprinkle some bacon on or not. I love to personalize a dish to the taste of the people that I’m preparing it for.
Any way you serve this dish, you definitely need to put the recipe into your menu rotation!
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- 1 lb yellow potatoes
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 packet ranch dressing seasoning
- 1 tsp sea salt
- ½ tsp fresh ground pepper
- ½ cup sour cream
- ½ cup mayo
- 8 oz Colby Jack cheese, shredded
- 3 jalapenos, seeded and sliced
- 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 4 green onions, sliced
- Preheat your grill to medium, about 350 degrees F.
- Peel potatoes and thinly slice to about a 1/4 inch thick. Place the slices into a large mixing bowl. Drizzle olive oil over the potatoes.
- Add the ranch seasoning, sea salt, and fresh ground pepper. Toss to coat.
- In a separate mixing bowl, combine sour cream, mayo, and shredded cheese. Pour over the potatoes and stir, making sure that the potato slices are evenly coated with the cheese mixture.
- Cut 2 sheets of aluminum foil about twice the length of your baking sheet. Set one sheet aside.
- Spray the other sheet of aluminum foil with non-stick cooking spray thoroughly so the potatoes do not stick.
- Arrange potatoes onto one-half of the aluminum foil in a shingle pattern.
- Top with jalapenos and crumbled bacon.
- Fold the foil over the potatoes and crimp the foil to seal the edges. Using the second sheet of foil, wrap the potatoes in a second layer.
- Place foil packet onto a baking sheet with the bottom side facing up and put into the preheated grill.
- Cook for 20 minutes. Carefully flip the foil packet over, and cook for an additional 20 - 30 minutes. The potatoes should be fork-tender.
- Let rest for 5 minutes, carefully open the foil packet, and garnish with green onions. Enjoy!
If you are cooking these Cheesy Jalapeno Potato Packets in the oven, you may need to adjust the cooking time.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 486Total Fat: 38gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 1091mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 17g
Recipe calculation was provided by Nutritionix and is estimation only. If you need nutritional calculations for medical reasons, please use a source that you trust.