Lemon-Parsley Potato Foil Packets can be grilled or baked in the oven! A delicious side dish, and the best part – easy cleanup!
Lemon-Parsley Potatoes in Foil
These baked or grilled potatoes in foil are delicious, made with baby potatoes drizzled with olive oil and spices, finished with lemon zest and parsley. The perfect side dish for chicken, steaks, or anything you’re grilling! You can make just about anything in a foil packet! A few other foil pack meals I make, try these Cajun Shrimp Foil Packets, Meatloaf Foil Packets or Shrimp Scampi Foil Packets. And if you want to grill potatoes without foil, try these Grilled Potato Slices.
My preferred foil for grilling is Reynolds Wrap Heavy-Duty Aluminum Foil which is a heavier gauge foil than standard Reynolds Wrap, which is perfect since you don’t have to worry about breaking or tearing, even with heavier foods and it protects food over direct heat.
What makes these potatoes so tasty is the lemon zest and parsley, so don’t skimp! If you’re using larger potatoes, just cut them into smaller pieces so they cook faster.
Reynolds Wrap is produced using food safety and quality standards, making the foil my go-to in the kitchen and on the grill. Heavy Duty Foil is also available in a wider 18-inch roll, great for larger foil packets to throw on the grill.
How To Make A Foil Packet
- Tear off an 18” sheet of foil.
- Center the food on the foil sheet.
- Bring up the long sides of the foil, so the ends meet over the food.
- Double fold the ends, leaving room for heat to circulate inside.
- Double fold the two short ends to seal the packet.
- Bake or grill as instructed.
Want to grill potatoes without foil? Try these easy grilled potatoes that come out crispy and delicious.
More Foil Packet Recipes
- Grilled Clams in Foil
- Shrimp Scampi Foil Packets
- Cajun Shrimp in Foil
- Easy Grilled Fish Foil Packets
- Sausage Butternut and Brussels in Foil
Lemon-Parsley Potatoes in Foil
- 16 ounces baby red or yukon gold potatoes, quartered
- 1 tablespoons olive oil
- kosher salt, to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- black pepper, to taste
- grated lemon zest of 1/2 lemon, 1/2 teaspoon
- 1/2 tablespoon finely chopped flat leaf parsley
- 1 piece Reynolds Wrap heavy duty foil, 18 x 18 inches
- In a large bowl toss the potatoes with olive oil, garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt and black pepper to taste, toss to evenly coat.
- Transfer to a large sheet, 18 x 18 inches of heavy duty foil on a flat surface.
- Place the ingredients in the center of the foil. Form a packet by bringing the short ends of the foil together and fold twice to seal leaving room for steam.
To Grill Potatoes in Foil:
- Grill, covered over medium heat 30 minutes, shaking the bag every 10 minutes so the bottom of the potatoes don’t burn. Open carefully and top with 1/8 teaspoon salt, lemon zest and parsley.
To Bake In the Oven
- Bake in a preheat 400F oven 35 to 40 minutes, shaking the halfway. Open carefully and top with 1/8 teaspoon salt, lemon zest and parsley.
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45 comments on “Lemon-Parsley Potato Foil Packets”
These are great airfare 400 degrees for 20 minutes. I had the wrong foil and I was afraid it would split on the grill so I took a chance.
Delicious! Made them in the oven since I ran out of room on the grill. Came out perfect.
I wasn’t sure how these were going to turn out, but they were so good! Perfect side dish to grilled chicken, and such easy cleanup.
Quick, easy and delicious especially for spring+ Summer time! Love foil packets on the grill!
A favorite, love doing foil packs, used just a spritz of olive oil spray and some Penzey seasoning which is a salt different types of pepper, shallots garlic etc.-I wrap in parchment then foil around that to seal it better and baked in oven, maybe longer then it said as was doing other things but they were wonderful. I would do potatoes like this anytime.
What I don’t understand though is if you use an 18″ by 18″ piece of foil, there are no sort or long sides!!
What temp and how long in the oven. Looks good!
They were delicious!! Great side dish with fish.
Your site looks amazing ! Can’t wait to try these recipes! Thank you!
I made these as directed. They were absolutely delicious. So simple. Thank you Gina I love your recipes!
I diced up Russets because that’s what I had and it was amazing. So easy and tasty. I added some fresh oregano leaves to the parsley too. Thanks!
These were excellent! I used a gremolata olive oil which is lemon based.
How did you get 5 purple we for this? Isn’t the only points the oil at 0 pts. So 4 points at 4 servings would be 1 pt per servong.
I also get 1 point on Purple when using Recipe Builder, Danielle. I’m sure it’s just a typo on the Skinnytaste side. I don’t think we’re missing anything. 🙂
I will double check!
This was a wonderful side that I was able to make with sirloin steaks grilling at the same time. Simple and wonderful! Thank you Gina for all of the great recipes.
I made these in my air fryer. They weren’t cooking well in the foil, so I dumped them directly into the basket. They cooked much better- and were delicious! (Sorry, Reynolds…)
Had this with steak last night and it was delish. Only change I made is mincing a couple cloves of fresh garlic as oppose to the powder.
What a simple way to cook these potatoes. Its warming in Australia and we’re going to be able to get back on the bbq soon and have freinds over. Looking for inspo for recipes.
These are delicious. I made them to accompany a steak with mushrooms. I doubled the recipe (used one large heavy duty sheet on bottom and one on top) and cooked as directed. Delicious and will make again.
I also tossed them under the broiler for a couple of minutes at the end to get them a little more brown.
These were so yummy. I made half just for myself and finished them all. Will definitely make again and they’ll be great for guests. And so easy.
These were amazing, I made them exactly has specified and they were a hit at dinner. Thanks for another great recipe
How well do these reheat?
About how many potatoes is 16 ounces?
I would encourage you to purchase a scale as I use mine all the time. My brand is Eat Smart. When I made this last night, I halved it for 2 and had about 6-7 potatoes, however it all depends on how small your potatoes run.
Can these be done in an air fyer? if, so what temp & time? LOOK SO DELISH!
Sure, I don’t want to guess without testing.
Absolutely delicious idea, photos and presentation ! Thank you very much !
How do you get a short end and long end from a square????
I just made this in the oven and broiled an extra 10 mins.
Beautiful flavor. It tasted like Greek style potatoes minus the organi. Perfection! I will definitely be making this often.
Looks delicious, thinking of substituting cauliflower for a low carb version!
Can these foil packets be added to an Instant Pot meal?
Im sure they could but I have not tested them.
I would like to take these camping. Can the potatoes be parboiled prior to packing for quicker cook time?
can i make this in the instant pot?
I know this is a Reynolds sponsored post. Do you think this would roast ok in a covered dish?
This looks yummy! Can this be done in the air fryer?