Grilled Potatoes

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Grill: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Aug. 22, 2023
Need a simple sidekick to serve with steaks or chops? Try these grilled potatoes, which are bursting with fresh flavor. I make this recipe for picnics and potlucks. The potatoes turn out tender and well-seasoned. Plus, there's one less pot to wash! —Jena Coffey, Rock Hill, Missouri


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 medium baking potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Add potatoes; toss to coat. Spoon onto a greased double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 18 in. square).
  2. Fold foil around potato mixture and seal tightly. Grill, covered, over medium heat until potatoes are tender, turning once, 30-35 minutes. Open foil carefully to allow steam to escape.

Grilled Potato Tips

What potatoes are the best to grill?

The best potatoes to grill are Yukon golds! In a pinch, sweet or Idaho potatoes could do the job, too. Learn more about which types of potatoes work best for different dishes.

How can you tell when your potatoes are done grilling?

You can tell that your potatoes are done grilling if you can pierce them without any resistance. You should be able to slide a fork or wooden skewer smoothly into the flesh. (Once you're a pro at this recipe, try out these other ways to make potatoes on the grill.)

What other seasoning ideas do you recommend?

This grilled potato recipe is a great base for different seasoning ideas. If you're looking for something classic, try garlic powder or a mixed herb seasoning. Want a little spice? Try chili powder or cayenne. You can experiment on your own, too. Here are a few homemade spice blends to try out.

What should I pair with grilled potatoes?

Eat grilled potatoes alongside burgers, sloppy joes, grilled chicken and more. And don't forget a grilled dessert! Research contributed by Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 125 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 151mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1.500 starch, 0.500 fat.