This recipe for Grilled Red Potatoes is perfect for a family dinner or picnic. Red potatoes are topped with barbecue sauce, cheese and bacon for a tasty BBQ side dish.
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Once winter weather is over I am always looking for easy vegetable side dishes to serve when we grill, and potatoes are a staple for grilling at my house. We frequently make Salt Potatoes, a traditional Syracuse dish, but that involves cooking on the stove and heating up the house, which is not ideal when it is hot out. These Grilled Red Potatoes are a great alternative and can be cooked on the grill in a foil pan.
Making the Grilled Red Potatoes
This recipes starts out with a big bag of red potatoes, which I halved and sliced thinly. You should peel the potatoes since a lot of a potato’s nutritional value is found in the skin. I like to grill red potatoes because they are lower in starch than russet potatoes which makes them firm and not mushy.
I also sliced up a red onion and added it to the foil pan.
To make the potatoes even tastier I mixed in some barbecue sauce, which adds a big bold flavor to the dish. I used Dinosaur Bar-B-Que sauce, because that is our favorite local sauce, but I am sure it would taste great with whatever sauce you like best.
Finally I topped it all off with a generous helping of cheddar cheese and bacon. Because cheese and bacon make everything taste better! I paired these Grilled Red Potatoes with barbecue chicken leg quarters, and they would be great with steak or pork too.
I cooked the potatoes in a foil roasting pan that I placed right on the grill next to the chicken. After 30 – 40 minutes of cooking, the potatoes are tender, the BBQ sauce is blended in and the cheese is nicely melted.
- 6 red potatoes
- 1/2 red onion
- 1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese divided
- 1/3 cup Barbecue sauce
- 1/2 cup bacon bits
Spray a foil roasting pan with cooking spray.
Slice the potatoes into thin slices and place in the foil roasting pan.
Slice the onion and add on top of the potatoes.
Pour the barbeque sauce over top of the potatoes.
Sprinkle with half of the cheese and put the other half aside for later.
Mix it all together and cover the pan with aluminum foil.
Grill the potatoes on medium heat for about 40 minutes. Shake the pan ocassionally so that it doesn't burn.
Remove the potatoes from the grill and add the rest of the cheese.
Cover for 5 more minutes so the cheese can melt.
Add the bacon bits right before serving.
Nutrition facts are estimates.
What are your favorite side dishes for grilling?