I love potatoes and I am always looking for a new way to cook them on the grill.  I have done foil packets before, but this time it is serious.  The potatoes are plump, juicy and completely coated with cheese.  Who could ask for a better side on this Memorial Day Weekend.

Grilled Cheesy Potatoes

By opening up the packet you can add the cheese and make these potatoes completely delicious.

Grilled Cheesy Potatoes – (Adapted from About.com Grilled Potatoes)

  • 6 large potatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 cup monterey jack cheese
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1 tablespoon dill, chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)

Preheat the grill to medium/high.  Roughly 350-400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Peel and dice the potatoes.  I have found that they turn out better if you give them a good rinse before using them.

Diced Potatoes

Place potatoes topped with onions and butter, on a large sheet of aluminum foil.

Top with salt, pepper, paprika, cayenne, dill, and garlic. Seal potatoes in foil and place on the grill.

Place all of the ingredients onto a piece of foil

Cook for 20 minutes on medium/high heat. Turn potatoes once during cooking process.

During the last five minutes of cooking, open foil and sprinkle potatoes with cheese.  If you wrapped your foil to the point where you can not open it, use a sharp knife and cut a slit on the top of the foil.  Leave the potatoes unwrapped and cook an additional 5-7 minutes.

Open and add cheese

When the cheese is melted you are ready to eat.

Serve with your favorite grilled meatloaf

These are similar to my original foil wrapped potatoes, but the cheese makes them so much better.

Rex is an avid griller, barbecuer and bacon enthusiast. He is the Pitmaster for the Rex BBQ competition team. Rex was also featured on the TV show American Grilled. If you have any questions or wish to have Rex decode your favorite dish, click on the ASK REX link in the menu above.


  1. This looks delicious, especially the plated shot. These might make it on my grill tonight to go with the chucky I’m smoking. Nice looking meatloaf too.

  2. Why oh why could you not have posted this a few days earlier?! These would’ve been perfect to take on the camping trip!

    • Sorry James. If I only knew.

      Chris – Thanks. They were super tasty. The cheese makes all of the difference.

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