Cheesy BBQ Potatoes with Onion and Bacon


Ooey gooey yummy bbq potatoes! A perfect side dish for your summer grilling.


  • 2 russet potatoes, washed and cut into small chunks
  • 1 medium cooking onion, diced
  • Small amount of canola oil/or reserved bacon fat (for sauteing onions and potatoes)
  • Kosher (coarse) salt and freshly ground pepper for seasoning potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh chives, chopped
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2-3 slices of bacon, cooked, drained, and crumbled
  • 1 cup of grated light old cheddar cheese (or your desired combination of cheese – cheddar/mozzarella/monteray jack)


  1. Place potatoes in a large microwave safe bowl and cook for 2 minutes. Stir, and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Stir once more and then cook for 1 more minute. This pre-cooking helps get the potatoes going and avoids having “raw” potatoes off the grill.
  2. As potatoes pre-cook in the microwave, heat a large skillet on medium-high heat with a small amount of oil or reserved bacon fat from when you cooked your bacon.
  3. Add the onion and cook until slightly softened and getting translucent. Season with salt and pepper. Add in the potatoes and cook with the onions for 5 minutes. Season with a bit more salt and pepper. Remove from heat.
  4. Tear 2 large sheets of non-stick aluminum foil and lay crossing over each other.
  5. Pour potato/onion mixture onto the foil.
  6. Add chives and Parmesan over potatoes.
  7. Wrap aluminum foil over potatoes to create a sealed package.
  8. Place potatoes on grill over direct medium heat for 20 minutes to finish cooking the potatoes through.
  9. Open the packet and top with grated cheese and bacon. Let melt for 1-2 minutes, then remove packet carefully from grill onto a large plate.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Faith says:

    could u do the microwave part a day ahead then finish off on the grill the next day?


    1. Kara Heald says:

      Hi Faith. Have not tried that yet but can’t see why not. Let me know how it goes if you do it that way. Thanks for visiting!


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