Grilled Potatoes and Onions
The first time I tasted these Savory Grilled Potatoes from Taste of Home, I heard angels sing. (I’m only partially kidding.)
My friend, Carolyn, made them for me, and basically after that night, I forced her to make them for me every time we got together. I loved them so much so that she named them, “Sandi’s potatoes.”
Eventually I started making them myself, and I wondered, What could be better than these grilled potatoes?
The answer turned out to be a WHOLE LOT of Life-Changing Grilled Potatoes in a Foil Pan.
I took a recipe for two (in a foil packet) and turned it into a recipe for a crowd using a disposable foil pan, making a few changes along the way. Genius, if I do say so myself. If you’re looking for potato recipes for the grill, you can’t go wrong with this one. I’d even venture to say that these are the BEST grilled potatoes you’ll ever try!
Want to learn how to make them for your next cookout? Read on!
Ingredients for Grilled Potatoes
- russet potatoes
- grated parmesan cheese
- onion (optional)
How to Grill Potatoes in a Foil Pan
- Preheat your grill.
- Cut each potato in two horizontally and then slice it thinly.
- In a medium bowl, mix mayonnaise, parmesan cheese, garlic, salt, paprika, pepper, and butter.
- Spray two disposable foil pans with baking spray. Divide the potatoes and onions (optional) evenly into the two pans.
- Divide the mayonnaise mixture in two and mix well with the potatoes and onions.
- Divide butter pats in two and spread them across the potatoes and onions evenly.
- Cover tightly with aluminum foil and cook on medium heat for 35-40 minutes, stirring once.
Tips and Tools for Making Grilled Potatoes in a Foil Pan
- You’ll need 2 9×13 foil pans to make this recipe. The original recipe used foil packets, but with this amount of potatoes, it’s hard to get them to cook evenly in a foil packet. Foil pans work perfectly.
- If you want to grill your potatoes faster, you can partially cook them ahead of time. I’ve done this in the microwave both whole and sliced and either works. Then, after they’re partially cooked, you can add the mayonnaise mixture (very carefully) and grill over medium heat for 20 minutes.
- When I’m making these for families, I often make one pan with onion and one without for the kids.
- If you omit the onion, I suggest adding 1/2 teaspoon onion powder to the recipe.
- This recipe is perfection as is, but you can also make some substitutions. Don’t sub anything for the mayonnaise as much as you may want to (it’s what makes the recipe). Feel free to sub cheddar cheese for Parmesan, though, if you’re out or use garlic powder in place of fresh. I’ve also subbed smoked paprika for the regular and didn’t even notice a difference.
These Grilled Potatoes in a Foil Pan are a great side dish anytime you’re grilling out. They can cook on one side of your grill while you flip burgers or chicken on the other side. They’re the perfect side for your next casual get-together!
Let me know if you make them — just be warned, they may change your life!
Life-Changing Grilled Potatoes in a Foil Pan
Delicious grilled potatoes for a crowd made easy, thanks to a disposable foil pan!
- 8 russet potatoes
- 2 cups mayonnaise
- 6 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 onion, sliced thinly into rings (optional)
- 3 Tablespoons butter, sliced into thin pats
Preheat the grill.
Cut each potato in two horizontally and slice very thinly.
In a medium bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, parmesan cheese, garlic, paprika, salt, and pepper.
Spray two disposable foil pans with baking spray. Divide the potatoes and onions evenly between the two pans.
Divide the mayonnaise mixture in two and put each portion into a pan of potatoes and onions. Mix together well.
Divide the butter evenly and place the pats all over the potatoes and onions.
Cover tightly with aluminum foil and cook over medium heat for 35-40 minutes, stirring well once, halfway through.