Grilled Potatoes Recipe

They have the perfect amount of seasoning all over, are slightly charred and crispy on the outside, and tender and creamy on the inside.

It’s no secret that potatoes are one of the most adaptable sides around, but instead of cranking up the oven, we’re showing you how to grill potatoes so they’re lightly charred and crispy on the outside, tender and creamy on the inside, and perfectly seasoned all over. Here’s how to do it.

Grilled Whole Potatoes
  1. Rub the potatoes with olive oil and season with salt. …
  2. Microwave on high for 5 minutes, flipping over halfway through.
  3. Wrap in two layers of foil, then grill on all sides for 30 to 40 minutes with the lid closed, until the potatoes are tender all the way through with pierced with a skewer.

How to Grill Potatoes (the ULTIMATE grilled potatoes)

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These grilled potatoes are perfect for summer BBQs. The slight char of the grill adds a depth of flavor that works so well with tender potatoes.

Prep: 5min

Total: 20min


  • 4 large Idaho or russet potatoes, cut into wedges
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 c. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. freshly chopped herbs (such as parsley)


  1. Bring a well-salted pot of water to a boil, then add potatoes and cook until al dente, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and let cool slightly.
  2. Heat grill to medium-high and oil grates. In a large bowl, mix together garlic powder, salt, and pepper, then stir in olive oil. Add potatoes and toss gently to coat. Remove potatoes from oil and reserve excess in oil in bowl. 
  3. Grill potatoes, flipping once, until golden brown, about 5 minutes. 


Should I boil potatoes before grilling?

You can avoid burnt potatoes with raw or overly dry insides by quickly boiling your potatoes at the beginning of the cooking process. The par-boiling procedure will also shorten the cooking time because grilling raw potatoes can take a long time.

How long does it take to grill potatoes?

How Long to Grill Potatoes: Red potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch slices, cook on the grill for about 30 minutes, 20 minutes for the first side to get nice and crisp, and another 5 to 10 minutes for the second side to finish cooking.

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