Iron Skillet Potatoes are the perfect way to stay out of the kitchen. Let your grillmaster cook the meat and the potatoes!
Skillet potatoes on the grill or in the oven
If it’s not grilling weather, or you just don’t have a grill available you can make these potatoes in the oven. Just set your oven for 350 and start checking for doneness after 35 minutes. Either way, grilled or oven baked – they’re fabulous!
Tips for cooking potatoes in cast iron:
Cutting the potatoes into equally thick slices means even cooking. A mandolin is a handy tool for this, so we’ve added a link to one below. Also, this spiral design is pretty to look at, but it also promotes more even cooking.
This recipe makes enough for 4 good sized portions. It’s easy enough to increase the amounts and serve 6-8. You would add a little more time to get the potatoes done.
Check for doneness after about 35 minutes. You can easily add more time if your meat is cooking at a lower temperature, or take off some time if the meat is cooking at high temps.
Once the grilled potatoes are done it’s time to add the cheese and bacon bits. A few green onions would be good at this point too. If adding green onions I would probably cut back on the onions in the butter mixture.
If you don’t add the green onions a sprinkling of pretty green parsley (or any fresh herb you like) is going to make your skillet potatoes look as beautiful as they taste.
Iron Skillet Potatoes go perfectly with:
- Grilled Chuck Roast
- Reverse Seared Steaks (the reverse method)
- Marinated Pork Tenderloin
- Smoked Ham on the BGE
- Cajun Beef Tenderloin
One last note: When I add “pepper to taste,” you know me…. it’s going to be cayenne. I don’t add enough to make it really spicy, I just like the flavor of cayenne.
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Items you may need for your grilled potatoes:
- Cast Iron Skillet is essential
- Mandolin Slicer assures you of even slices
- Our favorite herb shears (you will love them if you cook with fresh herbs)
You can find a fun web story on these skillet potatoes here.
To learn more about the history and traditions of southern food and cooking be sure to check out Southern Food: Then and Now. It’s a look at where a lot of our traditions came from, as well as a peek into the future.
Cast Iron Skillet Potatoes
- Slice potatoes about ¼ inch thick.
- Layer them in a 10 inch cast iron skillet, creating 2 circles and then fill in the middle section.
- Melt butter in saucepan.
- Add garlic and onion
- Cook on med-low 7-8 minutes
- Pour butter mixture over potatoes
- Cover tightly with foil
- Cook over indirect medium heat for about 45 minutes, checking for doneness after 35 minutes.
- When potatoes are fork tender sprinkle with cheese and bacon bits
- Recover and put back on heat 4-5 minutes or just until cheese melts.
- Garnish with fresh herbs if desired.
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Maria Brittis says
Yummy, makes me super hungry! Stopping by from the bloggy fifty, great to meet you all, You have some amazing recipes that I can use for my party this weekend. Kids coming, so this this recipe is great breakfast stuff.
Thanks, Maria. Loving the new group. Great idea for us more “mature” bloggers to gather. I’m pretty new to this, and definitely feel outnumbered.
I had no idea you could cook that on the grill!!! Love it!
Yeah, my goal in the summer is staying out the kitchen!
Thanks! I hope you enjoy them. The more I can delegate to the grill, the happier I am!
This looks delicious! We very recently discovered the joys of cooking with a cast iron pan and are always looking for recipes. I do not love to cook, but the husband does and this one is right up his alley! Off to pin and print! Thanks!
Well, there you go. Keep him cooking!
Julie Blanner says
Yeah…not sneaky at all! Lol Looks delicious!
My secret is out!
These looks so delicious. You can never go wrong with anything that has cheese and bacon. What a great recipe!
We totally agree with that!
This is a fantastic side dish to make while cooking steaks or BBQ chicken on the grill.
Exactly! Thanks so much, Sharon!
Yum! This was such a tasty side dish… the whole family gobbled it up. I’ll definitely be making again!
Awesome! Thanks for letting us know, Kim!
Kathryn Donangelo says
This recipe is calling my name! I love any recipe with potatoes but this one looks extra delicious! I can’t wait to try this in my new skillet, thank you!
Thank you, Kathryn!
Lizet Bowen says
I’m baking some chicken this weekend and these iron skillet potatoes are going to be perfect with it. Can’t wait to try them!
We hope you love them!
Yum, this looks delicious! 5-stars and more!
Thanks so much, Kippi!
This is the recipe that I chose to make to try out my new Lodge cast iron skillet. It was fantastic! I followed the instructions exactly as written. Has a nice presentation also. We are grilling a lot more this summer. Will be trying more of your recipes soon. Thank you.
That’s awesome to hear. Thank you, Suzanne!