Cheesy potatoes and leeks papillote

  • Preparation 45 min
  • Cooking 40 min
  • Servings 4
  • Freezing I do not suggest



  • 2 white part leeks, finel sliced
  • Olive oil
  • 3 big russet potatoes, peeled and cut in 3mm slices
  • 5 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 cups gruyère cheese, grated
  • 1 big handful fresh parsley, chopped
  • 237ml 15% old fashioned cream
  • 1 teaspoon Italian spices
  • Salt and ground pepper



  • Preheat the bbq at maximum intensity then lower at medium intensity.
  • In a big sheet of heavy duty aluminium foil (double it if you only have regular one), add the half of the leeks.
  • Add a drizzle of olive oil then spread the potatoes in the base, making them overlay each other a little. Add half of the remaining leeks on the potatoes followed by half of the garlic, cheese, parsley, cream and Italian spices. Add a small drizzle of olive oil then generously season with salt and pepper.
  • Add the rest of the potatoes, always overlaying them a bit, then add the rest of the ingredients in the same order as the last step.
  • Add a small drizzle of olive oil, season with salt and pepper one again then close the sides of the papillote. Add a layer of foil on top then close tightly.
  • Place on the bbq and cook for 35-40 minutes or until potatoes are well cooked! Let cool down 5-10 minutes before serving. Garnish with fresh parsley.

Trick : you can absolutely cook this dish in the oven. Use a pyrex baking dish and cook at 425°F !