Grilled Potatoes and Onions

Grilled Potatoes and Onions RecipeIf there is one thing that reminds me of summertime, it has got be grilling, and one of my wife’s favorite dishes is potatoes and onions on the grill. I love this dish because not only can you make a big batch to feed a large group of people, but you can make it your own; changing what type of potatoes you use, the type of onion, and heck, even the ability to toss in other ingredients like bell peppers, chilies, etc.

Not to say it is summertime in Milwaukee yet, but the grilled potatoes and onions came out most recently. The weather was just perfect for grilling, and as I was looking for a side dish, I quickly threw together this dish. Trust me on this one, when I say easy, and cheap for that matter, it is a really quick throw together!


  • 3 large potatoes, cleaned, skin on, and cubed (to your liking)
  • 1 large red onion, cut to your liking
  • 3 cloves of minced garlic
  • Salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Aluminum foil

Preheat your grill, or oven for that matter to a medium heat. In the meantime, roll out two large pieces of aluminum foil. This will house all of your ingredients. To a bowl, toss in all of your ingredients, and mix well. Generously season with salt and pepper. Make a t-shape with your foil by laying one piece horizontally, and the other piece on top of it, vertically. Carefully lay the mixture onto the foil, and fold up your sides, and the top and bottom. Make sure you have a good seal here. If you need more foil to secure the mixture, feel free to use more. The goal is to get a nice solid housing for your potato mixture.

Place these on the grill for at least 45 minutes to one hour, rotating every 20 minutes or so.

When you are ready, place the foil package onto a plate, and slice into it, or carefully use your hands to open it. It is going to be very hot and let off a lot of steam, so be careful. Use tongs if you want as well.

I’m curious what do you put in your mix?

Dig in. This is a great side dish for any barbecue! Enjoy.

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

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