When you’re grilling your main dish, it’s the perfect time to make this Baked Potatoes On The Grill recipe on the side.
For more ideas of what to grill with these, check out all of our grilling recipes.
Tis the season for grilling. And when you’re grilling your main dishes, it makes so much sense to grill your sides too. That’s why, this time of year, we always make Baked Potatoes On The Grill.
They’re so easy to make, cook alongside the rest of your food, and taste great. Plus, Baked Potatoes On The Grill retain their heat. So even if you don’t eat them right away, and eat your grilled protein first, the potatoes will still be warm by the time you get to them.
Corn and jalapeños aren’t the only vegetables you can grill. For more ideas, check out all of our Vegetarian Grilling Recipes.
Baked Potatoes On The Grill Recipe
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Baked Potatoes On The Grill Ingredients:
How To Make Baked Potatoes On The Grill:
Heat the grill to 350 F and let it sit at temperature for about 10 minutes.
Wash the potatoes and pat them dry.
Coat the potato in a very thin layer of olive oil. Sprinkle salt all over the potato.
Cover the potato in foil.
Put the foil-covered potato directly on the grill. Cook it, covered, for about 40 minutes. Larger potatoes will take longer to cook through; smaller potatoes will take less time.
Flip the potato one-quarter turn every 10 minutes to assure that the potato cooks evenly.
Baked Potatoes On The Grill: Frequently Asked Questions
This is the age old question when it comes to potatoes. Do you have to cook the potatoes in foil? Honestly, it’s a matter of preference.
Wrapping potatoes in foil allow them to cook faster. The foil traps in the heat and cook the potato faster and more evenly. Some people will argue that cooking potatoes in foil will steam them rather than baking them, but technically potatoes steam themselves no matter how you bake them because of the skin.
Personally, I always wrap potatoes in foil to cook them on the grill because it just is so much easier to clean up. The oil and seasoning stays in the foil and you don’t have to worry about scrubbing the grill grates.
When I make Air Fryer Baked Potatoes, I just throw them in the air fryer without foil. It’s a lot easier to clean the air fryer basket than the grill’s grates.
This recipe is written with a propane grill in mind.
A propane grill is a lot easier to manage than a charcoal grill. For starters, it literally starts easier. You turn on the propane, turn on the heat, and it’s ready to go. With a charcoal grill, you have to pour the charcoal, light it, and wait a while for it to come to temperature.
When you’re done with a charcoal grill, you need to let it sit and let the coals cool down. Then put them out. With a propane grill, you just turn off the heat, turn off the propane, and you’re done.
But, really, you can make this Baked Potatoes On The Grill recipe on either a propane grill or a charcoal grill. The potatoes are delicious on both grills. The only difference may be the timing, so just keep an eye on the potatoes if you’re making this on a charcoal grill.
Potatoes should reach an internal temperature of about 210 F to be fully cooked. You can check your potatoes with a meat thermometer if you want to make sure.
Usually, I just grab the potato with tongs and squeeze it a little. If it’s soft, it’s cooked through. The skin won’t break from the tongs because the foil will protect it.
If you have leftover grilled potatoes, you can keep them in the fridge, still wrapped in the foil, for about four days.
Remove the foil and throw it away. Then reheat baked potatoes in the microwave, on high, for about 90 seconds.
Any type of potato will work in this Baked Potatoes On The Grill recipe, but Russet and Idaho will work best.
Red potatoes and fingerling are so small, so they’ll cook really quickly on the grill. Probably too quickly.
You can make Grilled Sweet Potatoes On The Grill using this same recipe, but cook the sweet potatoes for at least 60 minutes, rather than the 40 minutes this recipe calls for.
Potatoes used to be a lot of points on Weight Watchers. A small baked potato is 4 Freestyle Points. And you know, no one wants a small potato.
Now, with the new myWW Purple Plan, potatoes are a Zero Point food. They’re not zero points on myWW Blue or myWW Green, though.
So, if you’re on Weight Watchers, be sure to check your WW app or calculator before adding this to your day.
If you want some WW grilling recipes, check out our 15+ Weight Watchers Grilling Recipes post.
Potatoes are really too starchy for keto. A medium-sized potato is over 20 carbs, and most people who are following the keto diet try to stay under 20 carbs per day. So unfortunately, this doesn’t fit into a keto diet.
Yes! Potatoes are naturally gluten free.
Yes! Potatoes are vegan. And since you’re only adding oil and seasoning to this recipe, these is a vegan Baked Potato On The Grill recipe.
To keep it vegan, be careful of what you’re topping it with. Use vegan butter, vegan cheese, and vegan sour cream.
If you want more vegan grilling recipes, check out our Grilled Asparagus Recipe.
What can you serve with Baked Potatoes On The Grill?
It makes sense to serve Baked Potatoes On The Grill when you are already grilling a main dish or other sides.
Are favorite grilled recipes to pair Baked Potatoes On The Grill with are:
- Bacon-Infused Beef Burgers With Fresh Ground Beef
- Grilled Shrimp Kabobs
- Grilled Turkey Burgers With Onions
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Baked Potatoes On The Grill
When you're grilling your main dish, it's the perfect time to make this Baked Potatoes On The Grill recipe on the side.
- Olive oil
- Heat the grill to 350 F and let it sit at temperature for about 10 minutes.
- Wash the potatoes and pat them dry.
- Coat the potato in a very thin layer of olive oil. Sprinkle salt all over the potato. Cover the potato in foil.
- Put the foil-covered potato directly on the grill. Cook it, covered, for about 40 minutes. Flip the potato one-quarter turn every 10 minutes to assure that the potato cooks evenly.
Amount Per Serving Calories 280Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 0mgSodium 599mgCarbohydrates 37gFiber 4gSugar 2gProtein 4g
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