This post is going to be about my favorite Cheddar Bacon BBQ Grilled Potatoes Recipe, something that tastes so delicious you would want to eat more.
This cheddar bacon barbecue grilled potatoes recipe is one of the best side dishes you can make for your next barbecue. It is pretty easy to make and it does not take a lot of time.
It is the perfect combination of tasty, gooey cheese, crispy bacon, and carbohydrates from the potatoes. Plus, you get to use the grill which will add a little bit of a smoky flavor.
Having a grill in your home is a lot of advantage. It is a completely versatile appliance that you can sear with, grill, barbecue, and cook other recipes such as pizza and smoked ribs.
So if you own one, you should take advantage of the benefits that it can give and cook anything you want in it. The main dish, of course, and you can cook the sidedish on the grill along with this.
Just imagine a delicious dish made out of the familiar ingredients that you have. Instead of making a plain old plate of french fries, why not take it up a notch and make this recipe?
It is the perfect combination of the familiar texture and taste of fries from the potato, plus a salty, cheesy taste that we all love and the crispiness of bacon that will leave a lasting taste.
The great thing about this dish is that you can buy the ingredients at a cheap price. You can also make one from leftovers so if you do have leftovers, follow this recipe for a great side dish!
Cheddar Bacon BBQ Grilled Potatoes Recipe
– 2 pounds of potatoes
– Half cup of bacon
– 1 and a half cup of cheddar cheese (shredded)
– 1/3 cup of barbecue sauce
– Half of an onion
Step 1. Wash and Cut
Get the potatoes and wash them under running water. There is no need to peel the potatoes if you wash them thoroughly.
Then, slice the potatoes into tiny pieces about an inch across and just a few centimeters thick to cook the potatoes faster. Chop up the onions as well.
Step 2. Layout the Cooking Foil
You can get two layers of regular aluminum foil and then lay it flat on your work area. Spray the foil with cooking spray and then let it sit for a little while.
Step 3. Place the Ingredients
After slicing the potatoes and the onions, place them on top of the foil and arrange them evenly. You can also put the onions on top of the potatoes to not burn at the bottom.
Pour the barbecue sauce on the potatoes and onions and mix it up so all the ingredients get coated and it will give a little bit of an extra flavor later.
Sprinkle half of the cheese on top and then save the other half for later.
Step 4. Seal
If you are using aluminum foil, you will need to double the foil layer and then fold the sides so that the potatoes and the barbecue sauce do not fall over.
Then seal the foil by using another layer and placing it on top of the potatoes. Fold the sides so that it is secure and the ingredients would not fall if you flip it later.
Step 5. Cook
One your grill has reached medium heat, put the potatoes on the grill and let it cook while occasionally flipping it halfway through.
If you are using a thicker foil roasting pan, it will take around 40 to 50 minutes. But if you are using regular aluminum foil as we do here, it will only take around 20 minutes to cook.
To determine when the potatoes is ready, get a fork, and then open the foil a little bit to let the fork in.
If the fork goes through the potatoes easily, then they are cooked.
Step 6. Toppings
One the potatoes are ready, open the foil and sprinkle the rest of the cheddar cheese on top. Cover it again for 5 minutes to melt the cheese.
Finish it off with the crispy bacon that you have cooked. Make sure you have diced them up so you can distribute them evenly on the plate.
Let it cool down a little bit until it is warm or serve while hot.
Tips and Notes
You can watch this video of how to properly cook the potatoes and the recipe itself to make the guide easier.
If you have leftover bacon, you can use that so that you do not have to fry them anymore. Cooking the potatoes ahead will also be less time-consuming.
You can also use the microwave. Wash the potatoes thoroughly, but again, do not peel them as the skin contains many nutrients.
Then put them in a microwave for 5 minutes. This will cook most of the outer part of the potatoes and then slice them like the uncooked potatoes and then proceed with the other steps.
This technique is useful especially when you are using a thicker foil roasting pan. Pre-cooking the potatoes will cut the cooking time by about 30 minutes.
The recipe above is enough for at least 4 servings. But do not fill yourself with it as it is a side dish.
We figured that it is perfect for almost any main dish when grilling. You can pair it with chicken, steak, and of course, smoked ribs.
The barbecue flavor you put in the potatoes perfectly blends with the smoky flavor induced in the meat of your main dish. You can also put another side dish like salad.
Choosing the Potatoes
Choosing which potatoes you are going to use depends on personal preference. In this recipe, we used red potatoes as they are lower in sugar and starch.
The low starch content of the red potatoes makes them firm. This means that they are more likely to keep their shape when cooked for a long time instead of becoming mushy.
You can also use yellow potatoes and russet potatoes just cut them properly and then cook them like red potatoes. They will also turn out great so it does not matter which one you use.
Just put any kind of potato that is available and it will turn out great.
What Foil to Cook in?
If you are using a foil roasting pan, the potatoes will cook longer as the pan is thicker. They are also better especially when you are cooking for a large group of people.
Regular aluminum foil, on the other hand, is very easy to use. It takes shorter to cook the potatoes in it since it is thinner and they conduct heat faster.
Sealing the aluminum foil is important and easier since the foil’s shape can get distorted. This way, the heat inside the foil is distributed evenly and the cooking time becomes shorter.
If you want the perfect side dish that will perfectly blend with your main dish, then this Cheddar Bacon BBQ Grilled Potatoes Recipe is a definite contender.
It packs a lot of carbohydrates from the potatoes and fiber that will get you full. This way, you will not need to fill your tummy with other food.
The recipe already contains the fat that your body bends from the bacon so you will hardly need more of it. You can eat it with other side dishes such as salad.
It is the perfect combination of sweetness from the caramelized onions, saltiness from the cheese, and the bursting flavor of potatoes and bacon.
So the next time that you are going to have a barbecue, make sure that you introduce this amazing recipe to your family and they will surely enjoy it along with your main dish!
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