Grilled Potato Packets with Truffle Zest are the perfect side dish for you next barbecue!

Foil packet filled with griled new potatoes, seasoned with Parmesan Cheese, parsley and truffle zest.

I started cooking Grilled Potato Packets around 10 years ago, when Robert and I started traveling around the country in our airstream. When camping, I like to do most of the cooking on our grill. So, one evening when I was craving potatoes, I created these Grilled Potato Packets.

They’re super easy to prepare – just toss halved new potatoes with olive oil, salt and pepper, wrap up in foil packets and put on the grill. After around 30 minutes, take them off the heat, season with Parmesan cheese, parsley and truffle zest, and serve. That’s it!

When I first created these potatoes, I didn’t know about truffle zest. I love the oaky, nutty almost musky flavor of truffles, and have ever since I first was introduced to them on a trip to Italy. A month or so ago, I was in the Denver-based store Homefest, and discovered all these wonderful truffle products – truffle oil (check out my recipe for Cannellini Bean Dip using their Truffle Oil), truffle spread (that’ll be my next recipe!), and truffle zest.

Since I think truffle and potatoes are a perfect pairing, I decided to try Homefest’s truffle zest on my Grilled Potato Packets. And, I have to say, it’s fabulous!! That earthy, mushroom-y flavor definitely comes through, but more subtly than with truffle oil. You have to try it!

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Foil packet filled with grilled new potatoes, seasoned with Parmesan Cheese, parsley and truffle zest.

Grilled Potato Packets with Truffle Zest

  • Author: (By Lee Clayton Roper)
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: side dishes, grilling, gluten free


Grilled Potato Packets with Truffle Zest are the perfect side dish for you next barbecue!



2 pounds small (1 inch) new potatoes – red, yellow, and/or purple

Kosher salt, to taste

Fresh ground pepper, to taste

2 to 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat leaf (Italian) parsley

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Truffle zest, to taste


  1. Preheat grill to medium (around 350 degrees).
  2. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise. Place in a large mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper; drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat.
  3. Tear off 8 12-by-12-inch sheets of foil. Make 4 stacks of foil with 2 sheets each, to form a double layer. Spray top sheets with nonstick cooking spray.
  4. Divide potatoes evenly between the stacks, placing in the middle of the foil. Fold up opposite sides and fold over to seal.foil packet with potatoes inside, ready for grilling
  5. Place packets on grill rack and grill, cover closed, for 25 to 30 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.
  6. Carefully open packets and transfer potatoes to a large serving bowl. Sprinkle with parsley, Parmesan cheese and truffle zest.
  7. Alternatively, you can season potatoes in the foil packets and serve. (If you plan to serve the potatoes this way, I would make 6 packets instead of 4 – one per person.)

Lee Clayton Roper


I’m Lee Clayton Roper, and I’m passionate about making cooking and entertaining easy, elegant and fun. Here you’ll find scrumptious recipes, helpful tips and seasonal menus that will spark inspiration in your kitchen!
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