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Baked Potatoes on the Grill make an effortless side dish. They are cooked to perfection while keeping your kitchen cool. Just add toppings and you are set.

Baked potatoes in foil.
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If you aren’t cooking potatoes on the grill, you are missing out. We love to enjoy baked potatoes this way. You get to enjoy all that you love about this tasty side with very little work.

The potatoes are so tender on the inside and taste amazing. You can set out a topping bar to make this even better. You may even want to learn How to Grill Corn on the Cob.

Why Make a Baked Potato on the Grill?

The kitchen stays cool and clean. It is so handy grilling the entire meal. You will love having the entire meal on the grill. The outside is crispy and the inside is soft and fluffy.

They get amazing smoky flavors from the grill. The crispy skin is perfectly grilled and the potato is so delicious. The inside is soft and fluffy.

Ingredients

Ingredients for baked potatoes - russet potatoes, avocado oil, sea salt
  • Medium Russet Potatoes, cleaned and dried
  • Avocado Oil
  • Sea Salt

Supplies:

  • Aluminum Foil. Heavy duty foil is best for on the grill.

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How to Cook Baked Potatoes on the Grill

  • Step 1 – Preheat the grill. Go ahead and fire up the grill to 400 degrees F.
  • Step 2 – Poke holes in the potatoes. Use a fork to pierce the potato all over the potatoes.
  • Step 3 – Coat in oil and salt. Put the oil in a shallow bowl and the sea salt in a separate shallow bowl. Dip the potatoes in the bowl with the oil and turn it to make sure that all sides of the potatoes are covered in the oil.
  • Step 4 – Salt Potatoes Then move the potatoes to the bowl with the salt. Turn to coat the outside of the potato with the salt.
Potatoes in bowl with oil.
  • Step 5 – Microwave the potatoes. Put the potatoes in a microwave safe dish and microwave the potatoes on high for 5 minutes. This step will help them cook faster once on the grill.
  • Step 6 – Wrap potatoes in foil. After they are microwaved, wrap each of the potatoes in a piece of aluminum foil. I prefer heavy duty foil to help prevent tears or leaks. If you do not have any, just wrap twice with regular foil.
Baked potatoes in foil.
  • Step 7 – Grill the potatoes. Put the potatoes directly on the grill grates once wrapped in foil. Keep the lid shut. Let the potatoes cook on the grill for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes until the potatoes are fork tender and the skin is crispy.
  • Step 8 – Rotate Potatoes. You will need to rotate the potatoes every 15 to 20 minutes to avoid grill hot spots and make sure to keep the lid closed for the entire cooking time. The cooking time will vary based on the size of the potatoes so keep a watch on them.
  • Step 9 – Allow to cool and serve. Cut each potato and top with your favorite toppings. Salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe Tips

  • Poke holes in the potatoes. It is important that you do not omit this step.
  • The internal temperature should be 210 degrees. This will ensure baked potatoes that are perfect every time. Make sure to insert the thermometer into the thickest portion of the potato.
  • The grill needs to stay between 375 to 450 degrees. Grills can get hot fast so it is imperative that you keep a close eye on these potatoes. A grill that is too hot will result in potatoes that are burned on the outside and not done on the inside.
  • Dry the potatoes entirely before grilling. This will help to prevent any burning on the outside of the potato skin..
  • Olive oil can be substituted. Feel free to use this instead of avocado oil.
  • Don’t forget to preheat the grill. This step is crucial in perfectly baked potatoes.
  • Use equal sized potatoes. This will help them to cook evenly and require the same amount of time.
  • Keep the grill closed. Try to keep the grill lid closed as much as possible. Allowing heat to escape excessively will extend the cooking time.
Baked potatoes in foil.

Baked Potato Toppings

  • Sour Cream
  • Butter
  • Cheese
  • Green onions
  • Bacon Bits
  • Chili
  • Broccoli
  • Salsa

Baked Potato Bar Idea

This is a great idea for a party or to use leftovers. Bake several potatoes and set up a topping bar. Friends and family will love this idea.

It is a great way to stretch your meat budget. You can add diced chicken or steak. Just a couple of spoonful’s will go along way as a topping.

My kids think they are eating something new when really it is just leftover chicken. A baked potato bar is always a hit with everyone.

Serving Suggestions

Baked potatoes in foil.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Leftovers

Store any leftover potatoes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 to 7 days. Leftover baked potatoes taste great and make a great lunch the next day. Sometimes, we even make extra just to have for later. You can reheat in the microwave until heated through.

How long do you grill baked potatoes for?

The actual cooking time will vary based on the size of the potato. The average size potato will take about an hour to cook on the grill.
This time is based on microwaving the potato for 5 minutes prior to grilling.
You should be able to easily pierce the potatoes.

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Baked Potatoes on the Grill

5 from 11 votes
Baked potatoes on the grill make an effortless side dish. They are cooked to perfection while keeping your kitchen cool. Just add toppings and you are set.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 230

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the grill to 400 degrees F.
  • Use a fork to poke various holes into the potatoes. Place the oil in a shallow bowl and place the sea salt in a separate shallow bowl. Then place the potatoes in the bowl with the oil and turn it to ensure that all sides of the potatoes are covered in the oil. Then move the oiled potatoes to the bowl with the salt and turn to coat the outside of the potato with the salt.
  • Then place all the potatoes in a microwave safe dish and microwave the potatoes on high for 5 minutes. After this cook time, wrap each of the potatoes in a piece of aluminum foil. I prefer heavy duty foil to help prevent tears or leaks.
  • Place the potatoes directly on the grill grates and keep the lid shut. Allow the potatoes to cook on the grill for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes until the potatoes are fork tender and the skin is crispy. Rotate the potatoes every 15-20 minutes to avoid grill hot spots and make sure to keep the lid closed for the entire cooking time. The cooking time will vary based on the size of the potatoes.
  • Allow the potatoes to cool slight before serving. Then cut, top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Make sure that the potatoes are dry before grilling to prevent any burning on the outside of the potato skin.
Store any leftover potatoes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5-7 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 230kcal, Carbohydrates 38g, Protein 5g, Fat 7g, Saturated Fat 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 5g, Sodium 1755mg, Potassium 889mg, Fiber 3g, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 2IU, Vitamin C 12mg, Calcium 29mg, Iron 2mg

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