Grilled Ranch Potatoes in Foil

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Grilled Ranch Potatoes in Foil are so convenient when grilling meat. Load them up with your choice of toppings and toss them on the grill and they cook right along with your ribs, steak, or chicken.

Grilled Foil Ranch Potatoes topped with bacon and cheese.

Grilled Ranch Potatoes in Foil

These delicious Grilled Ranch Potatoes are perfect for when you are grilling out on the barbecue. They make the perfect side to any meat you’re grilling. We love them with anything from chicken to burgers, steaks to fish. I love how you can customize each foil pack based on your own personal preferences. Toss all the potatoes with the ranch mixture then divide the potatoes out onto individual foil pieces and top them the way we want them. Our kids love making their own potatoes and adults love them too, so try these for your next cook out and prepare to be amazed!

Cooking Methods for Grilled Ranch Potatoes

  • Ranch Potatoes can be cooked a number of ways. If you’re out camping, they make a terrific tin foil dinner. All you have to do is  prepare ahead of time and chill in a cooler until ready to cook. Then, just throw them in the fire pit. To check the readiness, unfold some of the foil and pierce a potato with a fork to see if it is tender.
  • We make these Ranch Potatoes most often on the gas grill during the summertime, but you can easily cook them in the oven during the winter months. Bake them at 425 degrees for about 30 to 45 minutes but the time will vary depending on how big your potato pieces are. Again, check for potatoes to be fork tender before taking them out of the oven.
  • Turn these Ranch Potato packs into a full meal by adding raw chicken to the potatoes. Make sure to cut the chicken into bite size pieces so it cooks thoroughly. Boneless, skinless chicken thighs taste scrumptious in this recipe, but any kind of chicken will work just fine. Just make sure the temperature of the chicken is about 165 degrees so you know it’s done.
  • Top these Grilled Ranch Potatoes with bacon, ham, sausage, onions, peppers, broccoli, any kind of cheese, or just leave them plain with the ranch mixture.

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How to Make Grilled Ranch Potatoes in Foil

Grilled Foil Ranch Potatoes topped with bacon and cheese.

Grilled Ranch Potatoes in Foil

5 from 5 votes
Grilled Ranch Potatoes in Foil are so convenient when grilling meat. Load them up with your choice of toppings and toss them on the grill and they cook right along with your ribs, steak, or chicken.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Grill/BBQ
Servings 4 servings

Equipment

  • Outdoor Barbecue Grill

Ingredients

  • 4 large Potatoes scrubbed and cut into bite sized pieces (we keep the potato skins on)

Ranch Mix:

Toppings:

Optional Topping Ideas:

Instructions

  • After potatoes are washed and cut, combine the ingredients for the ranch mix. 
  • Use just enough of the mix to thoroughly coat the potatoes and stir together in a large bowl.
  • Spoon potatoes out onto individual aluminum foil squares and sprinkle with desired toppings.  We did cheddar and bacon for one, and gorgonzola cheese and bacon for the other.
  • Wrap the potatoes up in the foil so they are completely covered. We usually wrap each one in two pieces of foil.
  • Bake, grill, or cook in a fire pit. It is ready to eat when you peel back some of the foil and potatoes are fork tender and break apart easily.

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 479kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 16gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 853mgPotassium: 1588mgFiber: 9gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 240IUVitamin C: 42.1mgCalcium: 235mgIron: 12.1mg

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Emily Walker

Emily lives in Meridian, Idaho, with her husband, Beau, a physician assistant, and her three incredible children: a son and two daughters. Travel is one of her favorite ways to experience new cultures and cuisines, and she has a love for all things Disney.

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  1. Woooow…..Homemade!!! It’s the only thing that taste good! And so easy to do…

    I think I will look for these and try your recipe this weekend. Thank you for sharing!

  2. 5 stars
    Loved how easy these potatoes were to prepare and they turned out perfectly! Served them for my niece’s graduation dinner party and received nothing but compliments! Delicious!

  3. Need to know how many pounds of potatoes and how many servings it makes for grilled foil-wrapped potatoes w ranch dressing. Thanks.

    1. I use 6 medium potatoes, or 4 large potatoes to make 4 packets. Thanks for asking! I will add this to the recipe.

  4. First, I’ve tried quite a few of your recipes and really enjoyed them.
    That being said, please don’t post recipes without saying how many servings. Very frustrating. In the particular recipe above you don’t even say how many potatoes! You may be experienced cooks but there are those of us who aren’t. Need all the help I can get.
    Thank you for hearing out my rant. I will continue to try more of your recipes.

    1. Generally you can bake them at 425 for about 30 to 40 minutes, but the time will vary based on how big your potato pieces are and how many are in your foil packet.