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Grilled Potatoes

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Grill: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 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


  • 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).
  • 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.

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  • pajamaangel
    May 23, 2015

    These turned out a little dry. I added sour cream to moisten them up and that was delicious.

  • Sue Kindl
    Sep 2, 2013

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  • kriserickj
    Jul 2, 2013

    So good! First time grilling potatoes this way and I was so pleased. I used garlic salt instead of the garlic and salt, and thyme for my spice. I think you could use any combo. We topped ours with some sour cream. Yum.

  • MichaelVyskocil
    Jun 29, 2013

    You can give this recipe some additional flavors with other chopped herbs, such as rosemary or dill. Any leftovers reheat nicely the following morning for a hearty breakfast side dish.

  • dj3321
    Mar 28, 2013

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  • seasons4
    Dec 27, 2011

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  • PPW
    Jul 2, 2011

    Making this tonight. I used a touch of Italian Seasoning in place of the basil. YUM. Served with Italian Chicken and Corn on the Cob.

  • Lamberson
    Aug 2, 2010

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  • mart6163
    Jun 4, 2009

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