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Baked Potatoes On The Grill

The grilled potatoes is usually considered a rather uncomplicated, starchy side dish requiring only butter and/or sour cream to pump up its image--but we beg to differ.

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Potatoes
Servings: 1
Calories: 93kcal


  • A ​gas grill or charcoal grill
  • Barbecue tools; especially a basting brush, tongs and long-handled fork
  • Grilling tunes (You may wish to sing Alan Jackson’s 2000 hit, “Meat and Potato Man”)
  • Safety gear so you don’t suffer hot potato injuries
  • Your favorite beverage.


  • Four Russet baking potatoes

  • Olive oil

  • Granulated garlic

  • Freshly-cracked black pepper

  • Coarse salt


  • Drizzle or brush olive oil over the washed and dried potatoes.

  • Season only the top of each potato with salt, pepper and garlic powder.

  • Place the charcoal on one side of the grill only, fire briquettes and preheat the grill to 300-degrees.

  • Place potatoes adjacent to the coals seasoned sides down and close the lid.

  • It’s okay to shift potatoes around if they’re not baking evenly, but no flipping!

  • At about 45 minutes into the baking process, give your potatoes a squeeze to test softness.

  • You can drizzle more olive oil and sprinkle more seasonings over the taters if you like.

  • Allow potatoes to bake for up to 90 minutes to achieve a crispy skin.

  • Remove from the grill and serve.

  •  If you must serve with toppings, have at it, but this recipe is designed to make them perfect as is.


Serving: 100g | Calories: 93kcal