Packet-Grilled Potatoes

Packet-Grilled Potatoes

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From: What to Eat with Diabetes 2019

When you grill your potatoes in foil packets instead of baking them, you have fewer dishes to wash, and you won't need to heat up your kitchen by turning on the oven. Embrace the ease of packet-grilled potatoes as a healthy side dish for any summer meal.

Ingredients 5 servings

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  • 1½ pounds round red or yellow potatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper


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  1. Preheat grill to medium. Fold two 24-by-18-inch pieces of heavy foil in half to make two 18-by-12-inch rectangles.
  2. Cut potatoes into 1-inch pieces. Divide the potatoes and garlic between the foil rectangles. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. For each packet, bring up two opposite edges of foil; seal with a double fold. Fold the remaining edges to enclose the potato mixture, leaving space for steam to build.
  4. Grill the packets, covered, turning every 10 to 15 minutes, until the potatoes are tender, 40 to 45 minutes. Remove the packets from the grill and open carefully.
  • Note: If you're following our 1,500-calorie diabetes meal plan, transfer ¾ cup potatoes to an airtight container and refrigerate for use in the Potato-Bacon Hash, and serve the remaining 2¼ cups potatoes with the Chicken Kebabs with Warm Cabbage-Apple Slaw (see Associated Recipes).

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ½ heaping cup
  • Per serving: 148 calories; 6 g fat(1 g sat); 2 g fiber; 22 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 25 mcg folate; 0 cholesterol; 2 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 10 IU vitamin A; 12 mg vitamin C; 16 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 141 mg sodium; 626 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (20% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1½ starch, 1 fat

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