Ranch Potato Foil Packets Recipe



Growing up us grandkids always got to pick our birthday dinner meal at Grandmas.

I never really cared what the main dish was, I just wanted some potatoes.

Whether mashed, baked, potato salad, or fries. Potatoes are my favorite.

Sometimes, I tried to request more than one potato dish!

potato picture

These potato packets are super easy to make. There is no peeling the potato(my least favorite!).

You will need to cube the potatoes, roughly 1/2 -1 inch pieces.

potato foil pack picture


You will need a piece of aluminum foil.

Make sure that you spray the aluminum foil with cooking spray.

Add the potatoes. I usually use about 1 medium size potato per packet.

This is the fun part! You get to customize each packet to your liking.

Once all the topping you will need to add the sauce.


To fold the packets, take the short sides and bring together. Fold edges over about 1/2 in.

Now take each end and fold up towards center.



These can be cooked on the bbq or in the oven.

These also make great a great side dish for camping. They can be prepped ahead of time.

Then keep refrigerated until ready to eat.


Everybody will be asking for seconds (or thirds) of these awesome potatoes.

There are so many variations that can be made with these.

You can even add in meat of your choice(cooked) and use as the main course.


What’s your favorite way to eat potatoes? I would love to hear from you in the comments!

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Ranch Potato Foil Packets

Ranch Potato Foil Packets

Ranch Potato Foil Packets


  • 6 med-large potatoes
  • 1 1/2 Tbs Ranch seasoning mix
  • 2 cups heaving whipping cream or buttermilk
  • 1 stick butter
  • Add ins:
  • green onions
  • bacon bits
  • white onions
  • shredded cheese
  • blue cheese


  1. If cooking in oven preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Wash and gently scrub potatoes.
  3. Cube potatoes into 1/2-1 inch pieces.
  4. Spray aluminum foil rectangle with cooking spray.
  5. Add potatoes, any add ins that you would like.
  6. Mix whipping cream or buttermilk with ranch seasoning mix.
  7. Divide sauce up equal and top each packet.
  8. Add 1 Tbs butter to each packet.
  9. Fold foil into packet.
  10. If cooking in stove cook for 25-30 mins check for softness of potatoes with fork.
  11. These can also be cooked on a grill. Cooking time will vary, but generally 30-40 mins.
  12. Enjoy!

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