Grilled New Potato Packet

This grilled new potato packet is the perfect side to make on the grill. Like any packet dish, you just toss a few ingredients onto a piece of thick foil, seal it, and toss it on the grill until done. The potatoes in this packet come out very tasty thanks to sun-dried tomato dressing. I used Newman’s Own Lite Sun Dried Tomato Dressing, but Kraft’s Sun Dried Tomato Dressing would come out fantastic also. In fact, I think any vinaigrette-like dressing would be just fine.

Grilled New Potato PacketIf you love my grilled new potato packet you’ll also want to try my grilled scalloped potatoes.

Grilled New Potato Packet

Course Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 -6

Ingredients

  • 1/2 4-5 pound red new potatoes (use potatoes that are all about the same size), quartered or halved depending on size
  • 1/.2 4-5 pound white new potatoes (use potatoes that are all about the same size), quartered or halved on size
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons sun dried tomato dressing
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley
  • Red pepper flake to taste (optional)
  • Heavy duty aluminum foil

Instructions

  • Heat your grill to medium heat. Or use high heat and set up your grill for indirect cooking.
  • Tear off a large piece of foil.
  • Place potatoes in the middle of the foil. Drizzle with the water and oil and add garlic if using.
  • Seal potatoes, but leave a slight gap at the top (you can just leave the packet open or cut a slit in it with a knife).
  • Place on grill and cook until the potatoes are tender, 20-30 minutes.
  • Open packets (be careful of the steam that will escape) and add the remaining ingredients. Toss lightly before serving.

Grilled Kielbasa Dinner Packets

Usually, a quick grilled dinner at our house consists of some burgers or dogs, with a side and a salad. But sometimes, I like to throw together a just-as-easy meal-in-a-packet, like these grilled kielbasa dinner packets. Everything’s in there. Just assemble (you can put them together the night before) and toss onto a grill over medium heat until the vegetables are tender. Adding rosemary really takes this from a rather mundane dish to something a little more special. Next time, though, I’m adding chopped bell pepper or poblano for a little crunch.

Grilled Kielbasa Dinner PacketsIf you’re looking to cook up a great breakfast in a packet try my lumberjack breakfast packets.

Grilled Kielbasa Dinner Packets

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 3 -4
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 1 pound cooked kielbasa cut into 1/2" - 1" thick slices
  • 4 medium red potatoes chopped into 1" pieces
  • 1 medium yellow onion sliced
  • 1 large green bell pepper chopped (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary roughly chopped (or use 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed)
  • Heavy duty aluminum foil

Instructions

  • Fire up your grill for medium-heat (350 F) grilling.
  • Tear off a large sheet of foil.
  • Place sausage, potatoes, bell pepper (if using) and onion in center of foil.
  • Drizzle with oi and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and rosemary.
  • Fold up the edges of the packet and seal.
  • Place onto grill and cook 30 minutes or so until the potatoes are tender.
  • Be careful opening the packets as hot steam will get trapped inside.

Lumberjack Breakfast Packets

I’m a big fan of anything in a packet, from breakfast to dinner and anything in-between. These Lumberjack breakfast packets are further proof that a meal-in-a-packet can be absolutely fantastic. From sausage links to potatoes, eggs and cheese, each bite gives you a full breakfast taste. Anything and everything would be good in these. Substitute ground pork sauce for the links. Or even ham. Add jalapenos for some kick, or just serve them with hot sauce on the side. Anything goes (and is good) in these packets.

Lumberjack Breakfast PacketsYou can make these packets ahead of time. They’re perfect for a camp-out, or an early morning grill at a local park. For a meal-time packet try my grilled Kielbasa dinner packets.

Lumberjack Breakfast Packets

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients

  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 russet potato cubed (or 1/2 cup substitute pre-made hashbrowns, or leftover fried potatoes)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cayenne pepper
  • 3 link sausages
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 medium tomato seeded and chopped
  • 1 green onion chopped
  • Your favorite shredded cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat your grill for 350 degree cooking (I used a charcoal grill and cooked indirectly, not directly over the hot coals)
  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add potatoes. Season with salt and pepper and cayenne, to taste.
  • Do not stir the potatoes. Let them cook until browned on one side.
  • Flip, season, and again, do not stir. Let cook until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Remove to a paper towel-lined plate.
  • Tear off a large piece of foil and fold it in half to make it stronger. Spray with non-stick spray.
  • Add meat to foil first.
  • Next, add the cooked potatoes.
  • Crack eggs over the top next.
  • Add the tomato, green onion and cheese.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Fold up the edges and seal the packet.
  • Place onto the grill over indirect heat and cook 15 minutes or until the eggs are cooked.