Easy Cheesy Mexican Potatoes Foil Pack

Foil packs are an easy way to cook for your crowd, and these cheesy Mexican potatoes will not disappoint. Yukon potatoes pair up with taco seasoning, green chiles and plenty of cheese to provide a perfect side for any meal.
Prep 15 Minutes
Total Time 45 Minutes
Servings 6

Ingredient List

  • 1 1/2 lb Yukon gold potatoes, cut in 1-inch cubes
  • 1 can (4 oz) Old El Paso™ Chopped Green Chiles
  • 4 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 packet (1 oz) Old El Paso™ Original Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
Recipe Continues Below


  1. Heat gas or charcoal grill. Cut 2 (18x12-inch) sheets of heavy-duty foil. Spray with cooking spray.
  2. Add cut potatoes, green chiles, oil and taco seasoning mix to medium bowl; stir until evenly coated. Place equal amount of mixture on center of each sheet of foil.
  3. Bring up 2 sides of foil so edges meet. Seal edges, making tight 1/2-inch fold; fold again, allowing space for heat circulation and expansion. Fold other sides to seal.
  4. Place packs on grill over medium heat (350°F to 400°F). Cover grill; cook 12 minutes. Rotate packs 1/2 turn; cook 12 to 14 minutes longer or until potatoes are tender. Remove packs from grill, cut large X across top of each pack. Carefully fold back foil, and sprinkle potatoes with cheese. Top with desired fresh toppings.

Expert Tips

  • Try these additional fresh toppings: salsa, sour cream and green onions.
  • Baby Yukon potatoes can be halved and used in place of regular Yukon potatoes.


  • About 2/3 Cup Calories 210 (Calories from Fat 80);  Total Fat 9g (Saturated Fat 4g ,Trans Fat 0g);  Cholesterol 20mg;  Sodium 520mg;  Potassium 510mg;  Total Carbohydrate 25g (Dietary Fiber 2g ,Sugars 2g);  Protein 6g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 4%;  Vitamin C 8%;  Calcium 15%;  Iron 8%
  • Exchanges: 1 Starch;  1/2 Other Carbohydrate;  1/2 High-Fat Meat;  1 Fat
  • Carbohydrate Choice: 1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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