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Easy Potatoes in Foil

You won’t believe how easy it is to make potatoes right in foil – simply cut, wrap in foil and bake. Easy clean-up and just so good!

Easy Potatoes in Foil - You won't believe how easy it is to make potatoes right in foil - simply cut, wrap in foil and bake. Easy clean-up and just so good!

Did you know that you can cook potatoes in foil? They’re perfect for grilling, camping or baking, whichever method you prefer. But the foil method here makes for a super easy no-fuss recipe, and clean-up is an absolute breeze.

Now the best part about this recipe is how you can add a combination of veggies to your liking – onion, cauliflower, carrots, etc. Simply throw them right into your foil pouches, brush on your seasonings, and wrap. That’s it!

Easy Potatoes in Foil

You won’t believe how easy it is to make potatoes right in foil – simply cut, wrap in foil and bake. Easy clean-up and just so good!

10 minutes20 minutes


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 pounds baby red potatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, garlic, thyme and lemon juice; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Cut six sheets of foil, about 12-inches long. Divide potatoes into 6 equal portions, about 1 cup per foil packet, and add to the center of each foil in a single layer.
  4. Fold up all 4 sides of each foil packet. Spoon the lemon mixture over the potatoes. Fold the sides of the foil over the potatoes, covering completely and sealing the packets closed.
  5. Place foil packets in a single layer on a baking sheet. Place into oven and bake until tender, about 15-20 minutes.*
  6. Serve immediately, garnished with chives, if desired.


*Cooking time will vary depending on the size and thickness of the potatoes.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 254.4 Calories from Fat 94.5
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.5g 16%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 41.6mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 37.6g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4.1g 16%
Sugars 3.3g
Protein 4.5g 9%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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  1. Potatoes have been in oven for 25 minutes, still basically raw. Fail.

    • Yikes! The potatoes should not take that long! Sometimes an oven’s set temperature isn’t always equal to its actual temperature. I recommend utilizing an Leave-In Oven Thermometer for accuracy. Hope that helps!

  2. I baked packets for 45 minutes at 350 degrees on middle rack of over!!

  3. I made these potatoes and they weren’t done in 20 minutes..I added a few Tbsp of chicken broth.. Also sometimes I add few uncooked boneless chicken strips to the packets.

  4. Mine weren’t done in 20 mins 🙁

  5. How can I do this in a slow cooker (Crock Pot)?

  6. I am wanting to make some of these to take camping, is there a way to keep these where they won’t go soggy while they are waiting for us to cook them? I want to prep them at home before we go. 

    • What a great idea! But unfortunately, I cannot answer with certainty as I have never tried packing this ahead of time. As always, please use your best judgment.

  7. So sad! My potatoes are hardly cooked at 20 min =( Of course, I didn’t check until they’d been out of the oven for 20 min and I was opening the packets to serve. Bah.

    • Mine too! Hardly done at all. I keep sticking them back in the oven again and again. Another recipe for baby potatoes I saw had them in the oven for an hour at 400. Maybe she just likes them crunchy? 

      • Yes mine tooooo…took them 70 minutes to bake!! Very upset and disappointed! The tastiness made up for the cooking problem though!

  8. How would you adjust to do these for a crowd in one large foil packet?  

  9. These look incredible! I want to make these on my grill. How do you suggest I go about doing that? At what temperature and for how long should they be kept on the grill? Is there something I need to do to prevent the foil from burning since it’ll be over direct heat?

    • Yes, absolutely. These packets can be grilled over medium heat for about 30 minutes, or until tender, turning once. Hope that helps!

  10. I was really excited for the potatos. Unfortunatelly the foil under the potatos melted. Probably because I only had half a lemon left and used concentrate as well. I had to throw everything away 🙁 But I will try again, without the lemon concentrate 🙂

  11. We just tried them for lunch… MMMhhh Delicious!!
    Thank you so much for the recipe and information!

  12. Will this be good with Yukon gold potatoes too?

  13. Yum, these look amazing! I want to make them with your teriyaki salmon tonight. Is it possible to put these foil packets on the grill, or does it need to be in the oven?

  14. Does the thyme sprigs go into the packets as well? I dont see it in the recipe

  15. Saw these on Insta and loved the simplicity of them! How perfect for a backyard BBQ or a simple summer dinner.

  16. These look seriously delicious and great idea!

  17. We do this and you can customize the packets by adding peppers, onions, and garlic and whatever spice to each other’s preferences. Yummy!

    Love this site!

  18. Have been making potatoes in this manner for a long time. I also add slices of red and white onions.
    Love the easy clean up as well.

  19. Love these little individual foil packets you have going here. And what’s not to love about roasted potatoes. NOM NOM! 🙂

  20. Is this correct… 1 Cup of potatores in ea`ch pouch… looks like much more than that on your picturea… 1 cup is s THE RFECIPE…uch a small amount of potatoes.. BUT I WILL TRYTHIS RECIPE…. IT SOUNDS SOGOOD. THANKS.

    • Yes, 1 cup of potatoes is correct, but please feel free to adjust the amount as needed to suit your preferences.

    Thank you for reicpie

  22. OMG! Glad I checked my email — this was meant to be! Today I am grilling a whole chicken with asparagus. I have everything for this potato recipe, too, so this (and my yeast rolls) completes the dinner! Thank you!

  23. Looks amazing!!!
    P.S. New website layout looks amazing

  24. I love the idea of roasting potatoes in foil! So simple and no clean-up. I’m going to have to do this!

  25. I love to toss these foil packets on the grill for a smoky flavor. SO good, and easy!!

    • when you grill them, do you use heavy foil or regular, and how many sheets? also, how long does it typically take on medium-high heat? thank you!!

  26. I love potatoes in foil. So simple and so yummy!

  27. Thank you Chungah for the lovely and simple recipe. Have a great weekend!

  28. These look so good! I am craving potatoes like a madwoman but my oven is broken! 🙁