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Summer Cookin’ is Easy Cookin’: Grilled Potatoes and Onions

As summer rolls on, I offer this post from last year, because HOLY SMOKES it’s #1: easy and #2: delish and #3: worth a summer rerun!

If you’re looking to beat the summer heat in the kitchen, take your cooking out to the grill and make a big ol’ pan of grilled taters and onions.

Start with a disposable roasting pan. Since these potatoes are great as leftovers, feel free to fill the pan!

Easy Grilled Potatoes and Onion

Wash your ‘taters. These are butter potatoes, but I’ve used red, russet, and butter golds. I haven’t tried fingerlings, but they’d work too.

Easy Grilled Potatoes and Onion

Cut the potatoes in half, then each half in half (longways), then quarter. Or, cut them into bite-sized pieces. Whatever floats your boat.

Easy Grilled Potatoes and Onion

Throw in some bite-sized pieces of onion. We have also thrown in summer squash. Nommy.

Easy Grilled Potatoes and Onion

Season to your palate’s liking. I use various seasonings depending on our grill day mood. This go-round I used onion powder, fresh ground pepper, kosher salt and garlic powder. Once you’ve seasoned, stir a bit to coat the veggies. Add 1/2 can of chicken broth then top with butter pats or Shirleys, if that’s your thang.

Easy Grilled Potatoes and Onion

Cover with foil, tightly sealing around the edges.

Easy Grilled Potatoes and Onion

Throw on the fire pit. Our temps hovered between 300° and 350° while the potatoes cooked. Fork check after 30 minutes (raise foil cover, then see if a fork will easily pierce one of the larger potato pieces). If the taters are still a bit firm, keep cooking. Check in 15 minute intervals till tender.

Easy Grilled Potatoes and Onion

Finished product. You can see how much the onion cooked down. Squash and peppers will do the same thing.

Easy Grilled Potatoes and Onion

Enjoy, then throw away the pan for easy cleaning.

See? So easy and the house stays cool!

Happy grilling!

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Ronda Chesser Porter

Sunday 21st of June 2015

You had me at EASY! I love grilling in the summertime. Sharing!

Patti Tucker

Monday 22nd of June 2015

Thanks, Ronda!

CD Loken

Wednesday 17th of June 2015

I love grilled potatoes, but never thought to use a disposable pan! Great tip! Thanks for sharing at The Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop!

Patti Tucker

Wednesday 17th of June 2015

Happy to share!

Christina

Tuesday 16th of June 2015

This looks great. I'm definitely going to do this. Summer cooking should definitely be easy cooking. Cook ahead as much as possible and if it can be grilled all the better.

Patti Tucker

Tuesday 16th of June 2015

Pretty much our summer philosophy! There are weeks we grill ALL THE THINGS! It's summer perfection!