Grilled Baked Potatoes – The Country Cook

These Grilled Baked Potatoes are so easy and you don’t even need to turn on your oven! Top with all your favorite toppings and serve with any of your favorite cookout meals!

AN EASY GRILLING SIDE DISH

Raise your hand if you are the designated griller in your family? I know I am and I love to find ways to make side dishes on the grill along with my steaks and burgers. These Grilled Baked Potatoes have become an absolute staple! They come together easily with very little prep and can be made on a variety of grills. If you want to up your grilling game, then you need my Grilled Baked Potato recipe.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

What kind of potatoes are best to use?

I really prefer Russet Potatoes for grilling. They turn out great each time and have a nice crispy skin and are pretty hard to mess up with grilling. Personally, I would not recommend any other potato for this recipe.

What is indirect heat?

A lot of gas grills have three burners (in general) so often you can heat two burners on the right and then cook on the left where the burner is off. If it’s a charcoal grill, you would put the charcoal to one side of the grill or on two sides and leave the middle open with no charcoal. You are going to grill in the area that does not have heat directly underneath it.

How long do these need to cook?

Cooking time will vary with the size of the potato that you are using. I did not poke the aluminum foil where some people do and you can. If you are cooking on charcoal or smoking, you can poke the aluminum foil and it will give a layer of smoke to the potato.

What does the aluminum foil do for the potatoes?

The aluminum foil protects the skin of the potatoes. Unwrapped potatoes will reach the internal temperature faster but the skin will be a little bit more wrinkly. I think when Grilled Baked Potatoes are unwrapped, they do have a smokier taste as well.

Why do you pierce potatoes before baking?

This helps release the steam inside the potatoes as they cook so that they cook evenly and also so they don’t burst open.

How do I store leftover grilled baked potatoes?

These can be stored wrapped or unwrapped in an airtight container in the refrigerator where they will keep for up to 3-4 days.

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INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • baking potatoes
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • garlic salt
Ingredients needed: baking potatoes, olive oil, salt and garlic salt.

HOW TO MAKE GRILLED BAKED POTATOES:

Prepare your grill for direct heating. Heat the grill to 350F degrees. Clean the potatoes, pat dry and place on a plate. With a fork, poke each potato 4 to 6 times. Coat each potato with olive oil (or any vegetable oil you are using). Sprinkle a thin layer of salt and garlic salt over the potatoes and gently rub it in.

Seasoned potatoes on baking pan.

Cut 4 pieces of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Make sure the pieces are big enough so you can wrap the potato individually. Wrap each potato individually in the piece of foil.

Potatoes wrapped in foil on baking sheet.

Place the wrapped potatoes on the indirect heat side of your prepared grill. Close the lid and let it cook for 30 minutes. Rotate the potatoes and cook for an additional 30 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 205 to 207F degrees (a knife can easily be inserted without any resistance when done).

Potatoes on grill.

Once the potatoes have reached the internal temperature of 205-207F degrees, take them off the heat.

Finished potato unwrapped in foil.

Let them cool off for a few minutes. Serve and enjoy!

Fork holding up some of the potato from the Grilled Baked Potatoes.

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Grilled Baked Potatoes

These Grilled Baked Potatoes are so easy and you don’t even need to turn on your oven! Top with all your favorite toppings and serve with any of your cookout meals!

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Course: Side Dish

Cuisine: American

Keyword: Grilled Baked Potato Recipe, Grilled Baked Potatoes

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes

Servings: 4

Calories: 230kcal

Author: Brandie @ The Country Cook

Ingredients

  • 4 baking potatoes
  • 2 s tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 test salt
  • 1 test garlic salt

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Instructions

  • Prepare your grill for indirect heating (see notes below). Heat the grill to 350F degrees.

  • Clean the potatoes, then pat dry and place on a plate.

  • With a fork, poke each potato about 4 to 6 times (this will help release the steam that builds up inside the potatoes as they cook).

  • Coat each potato with olive oil, or any vegetable oil you are using. Sprinkle a thin layer of salt and garlic salt over the potatoes and gently rub it in.

  • Cut 4 pieces of heavy-duty aluminum foil (Make sure the pieces are big enough so you can wrap the potato individually) Wrap each potato individually in a piece of foil.

  • Place the wrapped potatoes on the heated grill. Close the lid and let it cook for 30 minutes.

  • Rotate the potatoes and cook for an additional 30 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 205 to 207F degrees (a knife can easily be inserted without any resistance when done).

  • Once the potatoes have reached the internal temperature of 205-207 degrees F. Take them off the heat. Let them cool for a few minutes.

  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • Nutritional value is for potatoes only.
  • I like to use russet potatoes for this recipe.
  • Indirect heating: A lot of gas grills have three burners (in general) so often you can heat two burners on the right and then cook on the left where the burner is off. If it’s a charcoal grill, you would put the charcoal to one side of the grill or on two sides and leave the middle open with no charcoal. You are going to grill over the area that does not have heat directly underneath.

Nutrition

Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monnounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 1174mg | Potassium: 889mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg

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About Brandie @ The Country Cook

I’m a regular home cook, like most of you, doing my best to get a good meal on the table for my family. I like to say the recipes on here are recipes for the busy cook (you know who you are). You can still get a good meal on the table, with a few shortcuts to help you along the way. I hope you’ll find lots of recipes here that you’ll love and hopefully will become family favorites. Read more…

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