Grilled Queso Fundido Potatoes

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Grilled Queso Fundido Potatoes

Grilled Queso Fundido Potatoes

Papitas con Queso Fundido

Recipe Yield

4 to 6 servings

Cooking time

30 minutes

Rate this recipe

4.80 from 5 votes


  • 2 pounds baby potatoes halved
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter diced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper or to taste
  • ½ pound smoked Kielbasa or jalapeño sausage
  • 1 pound Oaxaca cheese shredded
  • ½ cup Mexican crema or to taste
  • ¼ cup crumbled Cotija cheese or to taste
  • ½ cup crisp and browned chopped bacon
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh chives or to taste
  • Ground dried piquín chile or chiltepín chile or red chile flakes

To Prepare

  • Preheat the grill to medium or medium high.
  • Place the potatoes in the middle of a large piece of aluminum foil. Top with butter, salt, and pepper. Close the aluminum foil and completely seal the edges as if folding an envelope (or twisting the edges of an empanada). Place on the grill, close the lid, and cook for 15 minutes, until potatoes are cooked, soft and a sharp knife can cut through any one piece.
  • Place the Kielbasa on the grill turning until lightly browned on both sides, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove from the grill and cut into bite size pieces.
  • Remove the potato packet, open carefully. Add the kielbasa pieces and cover entirely with the Oaxaca cheese. Close the packet again, place on the grill and close the lid. Let it cook for 15 to 20 more minutes, until the cheese has completely melted.
  • Remove the packet from the grill, open it and dress it with the crema, Cotija, bacon, chives and ground piquín. Bring it to the center of the table and share!

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20comments inGrilled Queso Fundido Potatoes

  1. Sandy Sindlinger

    Jan 04

    Hi Chef Pati!
    I came across your show a little while ago and was blown away by the chili lime baby back ribs and the grilled quest fundito potatoes especially! So glad I watched this episode and will continue to in heaven watching these mouthwatering recipes. I’ve never made Mexican food before!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 30

      Glad you were inspired by these recipes Sandy!

  2. Mona

    Dec 05

    Hi Pati! I cannot wait to make these delicious Potatoes! We abylove You and your Show!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 02

      You are going to love them Mona, enjoy!

  3. Jessica

    Nov 21

    This recipe is so good we’re making it again – second time this week. My picky 6 year old saw them after they came out of the oven and wanted to try. That’s how good these are. Thank you Pati! 🧡

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 01

      Yay, so happy the little one approved. Un abrazo Jessica!

  4. John

    Nov 08

    Wonderful recipe Patti! I made if for the guys at the fire house tonight and they loved it. I did add some Poblano peppers I roasted next to the sausage. Yummy!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Nov 09

      Uy yum!!! Poblanos make everything better, right! Gracias John!

  5. Rosie Jamison

    Oct 17

    Looking forward to making these delicious looking potatoes. I love your show and your recipes YUM!!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 28

      Thanks so much Rosie! You are going to love these potatoes, believe me!

  6. Raquel Barker

    Oct 09

    We are excited to make this today for a family dinner we are hosting. Thank you Pati! Our kids love watching your shows and your boys trying your delicious food.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 24

      I hope you liked these potatoes as much as me and my kids did Raquel 🙂

  7. Maria Isabel

    Sep 21

    Se ve delicioso! como todas tus recetas Pati, trataré de hacerlo 😊

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 11

      Te van a encantar Maria Isabel, ya lo veras!

  8. Jacquelyn Rochon

    Sep 20

    Amazing, delicious, fun! Now a family favorite. Added sliced fresh jalapenos with the sausage. Thank you!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 26

      Yum! Jalapenos make everything better, right?

  9. Stephanie

    Sep 19

    Can I do this in the oven

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 26

      Of course, go ahead and enjoy!

  10. Miss Macey

    Sep 17

    I just watched this episode with the baby back ribs. Both of these recipes ( ribs & potatoes ) looks & sounds ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS !! I’m hoping to try both soon. Thanks Pati. M

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 26

      My pleasure Miss Macey, enjoy!

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