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.
If you love my grilled new potato packet you’ll also want to try my grilled scalloped potatoes.
Grilled New Potato Packet
Servings 4 -6
- 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
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.
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.
If you’re looking to cook up a great breakfast in a packet try my lumberjack breakfast packets.
Grilled Kielbasa Dinner Packets
Servings 3 -4
- 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
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.
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.
You 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
- 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
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.
I’m a big fan of grilled packet dishes. Anything from simple sides to entire meals can be made quite easily in an aluminum foil packet. They don’t always look fru-fru, but they always taste great, like this grilled sausage with potatoes and green beans.
This meal-in-a-packet idea really has great flavor. The sausage, beans, potatoes and onion all steam and cook up together, creating a nice broth.
I sprinkled this with smoked black pepper for a little added flavor. The pepper is not crunchy or overwhelmingly strong, it just adds a nice little smoky taste as it cooks down inside the steamy packet.
Also try my green bean casserole.
Grilled Sausage with Potatoes and Green Beans
- 3/4 pound fresh green beans trimmed and halved
- 1/2 pound red potatoes quartered
- 1 large sweet onion sliced
- 1 pound smoked sausage or kielbasa cut into 1/2 inch pieces
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon butter
- 1/3 cup water
Set up your grill for indirect cooking.
Tear off a large piece of aluminum foil.
Add the green beans, potatoes, onion, and sausage. Season with salt and pepper, drizzle with the oil, and top with the butter.
Pour water over mixture and seal up the foil into a packet.
Place packet onto grill over indirect heat for 30-40 minutes until the potatoes are soft.
You could always make these fantastic sweet potatoes in the oven, but if you have it full of food (such as a Thanksgiving turkey), just toss them on the grill like these grilled scallion sweet potatoes. I often cook sides on the grill, specially if I’m cooking them at a family get-together (you never know if there will be room in the oven when you get there!).
These are tasty and sweet, with a nice hit from the green onions. We really liked them.
Also try my bacon-wrapped Mexican potatoes.
Grilled Scallion Sweet Potatoes
Servings 4 -6
- 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes peeled and cut into cubes
- 1 bunch scallions cut into 2" pieces
- 6 cloves garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/4 cup olive oil
Place all ingredients into a large bowl and toss to combine.
Pour onto a large sheet of aluminum foil. Fold up and close.
Place over indirect heat on your grill and cook until the potatoes are soft, 20-25 minutes.