Anything that can be thrown into a foil packet and heated on the grill is a winning recipe for me. It is because of this firm belief in foil packet grilling as the solution to all kitchen clean-up that I couldn’t wait to try these three cheese grilled potatoes for our cookout this weekend.
I was inspired by my best friend to give this recipe a shot. My husband and kids tend to be of the belief that “potatoes should only be french fries or mashed.” I find myself hesitating to waste my time and effort on potatoes, but if someone else wants to put in the time and effort…I am totally on board!
Of course, my family absolutely loved these and I couldn’t wait to make them at home for my family. The flavor of these can be adjusted to your own personal taste. I substituted turkey bacon for the regular bacon and added fresh parsley in lieu of fresh chives in mine. No matter how you top them, make sure to remember to spray the tin foil well with nonstick cooking spray so you can enjoy every delicious bite.
To save grilling time, poke your potatoes with a fork and microwave them for five minutes. Allow them to cool slightly and then dice for your foil packets. These are a great make-ahead side dish when entertaining, and can be created and tucked in the refrigerator until your guests arrive.
I hope you enjoy these half as much as we did and special thanks to my best friend for getting us out of our sad fried/mashed potato rut.
An easy foil-packed grilled potato that is loaded with cheese and bacon. It makes the perfect accompaniment to any grilled meat and is a cookout winner!
3 large potatoes
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon minced Italian flat leaf parsley
½ teaspoon seasoned salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons butter
½ cup crumbled cooked turkey bacon
¼ cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
¼ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Wash your potatoes and dry well. Prick each potato several times with a fork. Place in the microwave and cook for 5 minutes on high. Allow the potatoes to cool.
Dice potatoes into 1″ cubes.
In a large bowl, combine the diced potatoes, Parmesan cheese, parsley, seasoned salt, and pepper.
Transfer to a double thickness of greased heavy-duty foil (about 18 in. square).
Dot with butter.
Fold foil around potato mixture and seal tightly. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 15 minutes.
Carefully open foil. Sprinkle the bacon cheeses over potato mixture. Grill 3-5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
Open carefully and enjoy with your favorite grilled meats.
Be sure to visit my other post today to find out how to make the perfect steak to go along with your delicious three cheese grilled potatoes. You won’t want to miss this Labor Day steak feast for six created with less than $100 in supplies!
Whenever I go out to restaurants, I always want to order a big plate full of bruschetta for an appetizer. I don’t know why it has never occurred to me to make a batch of brushetta to eat at home, but when I noticed the tomatoes were on sale at my local supermarket, I just knew that I had to make some of this for myself.
This bruschetta is a double tomato bruschetta which combines the super sweet and chewy flavors of the sun-dried tomatoes with the delicious juiciness of the Roma tomatoes. The flavors together are phenomenal and are mixed with just a little balsamic vinegar,olive oil, garlic, and a little fresh garlic.
This appetizer can be prepared a few hours in advance, allowing the flavors to marinate together and break down the tomatoes a bit, or you can prepare it and eat it within ten minutes of preparation.
I have a feeling that this quick and easy appetizer will be my new go-to dish for summer potlucks and barbecues. I also have a feeling that once you make this bruschetta, it will be your go-to dish too.
Side dishes can get pretty boring around our house so I am always on the lookout for a fun new spin on a simple side dish. Orzo pasta tends to be one of our favorite go-to side dish pastas and I love to find easy ways to liven up our traditional side dish fare. This Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Orzo definitely illustrates how the simplest of ingredients can pack just as much of a punch as a more complex dish.
This Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Orzo though is sweetly simple with few ingredients and loads of flavor. The sun-dried tomatoes add chewy sweet flavor, the basil and lemon zest add a bright freshness, and the Parmesan cheese adds creaminess to this dish.
Definitely add this fun new dish to your tired side dish rotation and I promise you won’t be disappointed with this easy and simple side.