Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potato Foil Packets

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These Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potato Foil Packets are a super simple side dish perfect for any holiday, summer barbecue, or special occasion. The buttery ranch coated potatoes cook wrapped in foil until they are fork-tender before being loaded with bacon, cheddar cheese, plain greek yogurt, and chives!

You will be amazed at how quickly and easily this side dish comes together.

Sheet pan containing foil packets with cubed potatoes garnished with bacon, cheddar cheese, plain greek yogurt, and chives.

 

CHEESY BACON RANCH POTATO FOIL PACKETS

Whether making a side dish or a main dish, foil packets have become a staple in our house over the last few years. They are a reliable and versatile recipe when you need things to be simple for you and your family. Potatoes are one of our favorite side dishes to make. In fact, when I first made these cheesy bacon ranch potato foil packets, I made them a few more times that week. They are great with grilled chicken, salmon, or reheated the next morning and served with an over-easy egg on top!

The potatoes cook wrapped in foil packets using Reynolds Wrap® Non-Stick Foil, making cleanup a breeze!

Whether baked in the oven or placed on the grill to cook, you don’t even have to worry about using cooking spray! By using Reynolds Wrap® Non-Stick Foil you eliminate any worry of the potatoes sticking to the foil.

Clear mixing bowl with cubed potatoes, melted butter, and ranch seasoning.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED FOR THESE CHEESY BACON RANCH POTATO FOIL PACKETS

  • Russet potatoes (can substitute with red or yukon)
  • Unsalted butter
  • Freshly shredded cheddar cheese
  • Cooked bacon
  • Plain greek yogurt (or sour cream)
  • Freshly chopped chives
  • Ranch seasonings: garlic powder, onion powder, dried parsley, salt and pepper
  • Reynolds Wrap® Non-Stick Foil

Two white plates containing foil packets with cubed potatoes garnished with bacon, cheddar cheese, plain greek yogurt, and chives.

HOW TO MAKE THESE CHEESY BACON RANCH POTATO FOIL PACKETS

Side dishes should be kept simple in my opinion. And that’s exactly what you get with these Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potato Foil Packets – simplicity while needing only a handful of ingredients. A lot of recipes call for using the pre-made ranch seasoning packets that you can find in the seasoning aisle of your local grocer.

But if you already have the seasonings on hand, why spend the money? Plus, I try to avoid any form of seasoning packet so that I can control the amount of sodium that goes into a dish. But to each their own. If you want to cut out a step or don’t have the seasonings on hand, grab a seasoning packet the next time you’re at the store getting ingredients!

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Lay out 4 large pieces of Reynolds Wrap® Non-Stick Foil, dull side up which is the non-stick side.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine potatoes, seasonings and melted butter. Toss to thoroughly coat.
  3. Divide the potatoes between the foil packets and seal.
    To seal: bring the sides up, lengthwise, and fold down twice. Fold in each end twice.
  4. Place each packet onto a sheet pan, seam side up.
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the potatoes are fork-tender.
  6. Remove from the oven and switch it to broil on low.
  7. Carefully open each packet and top with cooked bacon and freshly shredded cheddar cheese.
  8. Place back into the oven for 3-4 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  9. Serve garnished with plain greek yogurt (or sour cream) and chives.

Sheet pan containing foil packets with cubed potatoes garnished with bacon, cheddar cheese, plain greek yogurt, and chives.

 

COOKING TIPS AND SWAPS

  • Potatoes – use red, Yukon, or russet potatoes. Small/baby potatoes work great, too! Baking time will be dependent on how large the potato pieces are. I recommend 1″ chunks and checking at 25-30 minutes.
  • Butter – can easily be swapped out for 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil. If using butter, I recommend using unsalted so that you can control the amount of sodium in this dish.
  • Cheese – freshly shredded cheddar cheese will melt better than packaged shredded cheese. We prefer a very sharp cheddar cheese, but you can use the cheese you have on hand: Monterey jack, pepper jack, blue cheese, mozzarella, etc. The possibilities are endless!
  • Garnishments – plain greek yogurt can be swapped for sour cream. Chives can be swapped for freshly chopped parsley. You can also garnish with jalapeños, salsa, and avocado for extra flavor.
  • Add-ins – want a veggie loaded side dish? Add in broccoli, bell pepper slices, and onion. You can also add chunks of chicken to the mixing bowl, tossing them to coat along with the potatoes, for a complete meal!

Sheet pan containing foil packets with cubed potatoes garnished with bacon, cheddar cheese, plain greek yogurt, and chives.

 

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Sheet pan containing foil packets with cubed potatoes garnished with bacon, cheddar cheese, plain greek yogurt, and chives.

Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potato Foil Packets

5 from 2 votes
These Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potato Foil Packets are a super simple side dish perfect for any holiday or special occasion. These buttery ranch coated potatoes cook wrapped in foil until they are fork tender before being loaded with bacon, cheddar cheese, plain greek yogurt, and chives!
The easiest, most delicious side dish to any meal.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Side Dishes, Foil Packets, Potatoes, Side Dish
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 409kcal
Author: Samantha Buckner

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 pounds russet potatoes, (cut into 1" pieces)

Seasoning:

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, (more or less, to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, (more or less, to taste)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, (melted)

Garnishments:

  • 4 slices cooked bacon, (thick cut, crumbled)
  • 1 cup freshly shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt (or sour cream)
  • freshly chopped chives
  • Reynolds Wrap® Non-Stick Foil

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lay out 4 sheets of Reynolds Wrap® Non-Stick Foil, dull side up.
  • To a large mixing bowl, combine the diced potaotes, melted butter, and seasonings. Toss to thoroughly combine.
  • Divide the potatoes amoung the foil packets.
    To seal: Bring together the lengthwise edges and fold down twice. Fold in the ends two times as well.
  • Place each packet onto a sheet pan, seam side up.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender. Time will be dependent on how large the pieces are.
  • Switch the oven from bake to low broil. Carefully open each foil packet to garnish with bacon and cheese.
  • Place the sheet pan back into the oven to broil for 3-4 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  • Remove and top with plain greek yogurt and chives.
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NUTRITION:

Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potato Foil Packets
Amount Per Serving (1 packet)
Calories 409 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 13g65%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 65mg22%
Sodium 505mg21%
Potassium 832mg24%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 638IU13%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 262mg26%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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    5 stars
    Made these delicious potatoes today for our 4th of July bbq. The only change we made was to grill the potatoes . After removing the potatoes, we topped them with grated sharp cheddar cheese and a dollop of sour cream. We made these potatoes to go with your Yogurt Marinated Fajita Lime Chicken Kebobs. Great meal!!!!

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