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Uncle Bill’s Onion Soup Mix Potatoes

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This is a recipe my mom always called “Uncle Bill’s Potatoes”. I don’t have an uncle Bill, so don’t worry about the nomenclature if you want to call them that too. Some other folks will call them onion soup mix potatoes, or foil pack onion potatoes. Whatever you call them, they are Dan Good, super easy, and Dan-O’s Seasoning takes them to the next level! 

There are 4 simple ingredients here: butter, potatoes, Dan-O’s Seasoning, and a packet of onion soup mix. What I do is slice my potatoes pretty thin, then add them to a bowl. Mix in the dry ingredients and a half stick of melted butter, and that’s it! Wrap these bad boys in foil, and then you can bake them, throw them on the grill, or cook them on a campfire. Which you should always have Dan-O’s when you’re camping, duh…. 

I’ve done this onion soup mix potatoes recipe with red potatoes, gold potatoes, and your standard russet potatoes. I’ll be the first to tell you, they’re all delicious! The main flavor savers, however, are as follows: use the Dan-O’s Seasoning… quite a bit of it. And cook these on a charcoal grill for the best flavor. Also, use real butter! I’ve done this with oil and margarine and it’s really just not the same. 

And there you have it! Rich, tender, oniony and buttery potatoes, with the best herb and spice blend known to man. A little smoky taste from the coals, and the other good food items you’re eating these with. Now your next job is to pass this on to your nephews and nieces… because Uncle Bill (whoever he was) made some mean potatoes!


  • 2 large potatoes
  • 1 pack of dry onion soup mix 
  • ½ stick of butter 
  • Dan-O’s Spicy Seasoning

Prep Time

5 Mins

Cook Time

25 Mins

Serving Size



  1. Cut your potatoes longways down the middle, then slice thinly from end to end. Add to a bowl. 
  2. Add pack of onion soup mix to the bowl and add roughly 4 tablespoons of Dan-O’s Seasoning 
  3. Melt a half stick of butter and pour over top of the potatoes 
  4. Mix together, then add to 2 crisscrossed 1 ½ foot pieces of foil 
  5. Fold up the foil over the corners of the potatoes creating a pouch 
  6. Add pouch to charcoal grill and cook with the pouch open (with potatoes exposed) for roughly 15 minutes. Close pouch the rest of the way and cook for 5-10 more minutes
  7. Remove from the grill, let cool down, and enjoy! 

Contributed by Chuck, in Louisville, KY.

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