Cheesy Red Potato Recipe! Great For A Summer Picnic Side!

I love having summer picnics but I hate the work that it involves when it comes to food prep and clean up. So when I find a simple and easy side dish in both preparing and clean up and everyone raves about it I know it’s a keeper!

Line a cake pan with tin foil and preheat your oven for 300. First, cut up a bunch of red potatoes keeping the skins on. Wash them first. Then slice an onion as well.

Pour olive oil over and mix with your hands. Sprinkle a potato spice packet over them and mix with your hands again. Cover with tin foil. Add slits.

Bake for about 1 hour or when your potatoes are soft. You can either serve them as is or take this next step for extra yumminess. I generally use whatever I have on hand. This just happened to be a mexican blend. Sprinkle cheese. I use the full bag. Cover. Bake for an additional 10 minutes.

I’ve also been known to add bacon bits! This makes it like really yummy potato skins!

When you pull them out you will get this amazing side dish. Looks delish, doesn’t it?

Best part? You can deal with all your other cooking and prepping while they bake and when you’re done you just pull out the tin foil and your pan is still nice.


  1. yummy!! ill have to remember this!

  2. Rob says

    looks really delicious and pretty simple to make. Thanks for sharing.

  3. won says

    This looks excellent. I’ve done something similar on the grill but recently bought a smaller grill. I’m saving this recipe for indoors now. Thank you!

  4. Wow look amazing and so easy thanks for sharing!

  5. Tamara says

    Those look awesome! I love the foil in the pan trick. I do that too – anything to cut down on dishes! 😉

  6. Yummy!!! Will be sure to try this, thnx for sharing!

  7. Jessica says

    Thank you for sharing this…I actually have a graduation party to plan and this looks like a perfect side dish for it!

  8. trishden says

    Thanks Jennifer, this looks like a great recipe to serve with a barbeque. Which we are having this Sunday. I think I will try it.

  9. Jenn says

    Those look delicious! Thanks for sharing. I am going to have to try this sometime this week!

  10. Ma What's For Dinner says

    What a great recipe for all the bbqs coming up. Quick, clean and delish! Can’t wait to try it out. It’s my first time here…thanks so much for the inspiration! I’ll be back soon for sure.

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma, What’s For Dinner

  11. This is for dinner tonight. My problem is solved!

  12. Christine M says

    Mmmm ohh how I love potatoes and cheese. All it needs is some bacon on top and sour cream!

  13. Tami H. says

    Oh this looks so good and easy to make!! Thanks!

  14. Linda says

    I do this on the grill, so I don’t have to heat the house up. LOVE THEM!! In fact, that is what I am going to do tonight. I never put cheese on them though, but I might give it a try 🙂


  15. Tired Mom Tésa says

    This looks delicious! Very similar to a recipe I have using taco seasoning but I’ve never topped it with cheese. Definitely doing so next time!

  16. YUM! I Stumbled

  17. amanda assencoa says

    this is such a great idea! great recipe

  18. Mollie says

    Just made this and loved it! It was super easy, and very cheap per serving. Plus, it can be relatively healthy if you go light on cheese (or like I did with no cheese). I added chives- yummy!

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