HOW TO MAKE BAKED POTATO ON GRILL – EVERYTHING COVERED!

Good news for vegans! You’ve got a side dish to satisfy your taste buds and fulfil your cravings; baked potato on grill!

Potatoes are a versatile vegetable that can be enjoyed in many different ways. One of our favorite ways to prepare potatoes is baking them on the grill. This blog post will show you how to make baked potatoes on the grill step-by-step. So, if you are looking for a delicious and easy potato recipe, keep reading!

Do you know what the best part is?

They are incredibly fluffy on the inside and crispy salt crust on the outside. These silver-brown combinations of carbs are made in no time, wonderfully seasoned and turn out soft and supple, with a beautifully crunchy exterior.

Best Potatoes to Bake

Grilling is all about the flavor, and nothing can stand in your way. Imagine a plate full of fluffy potatoes with Smokey char crawling across them- it’s enough to make any griller swoon!

For those who love their food cooked over an open flame, the goldeneyes of Russet or Idaho potatoes are the most appropriate for grilling. It’s not just the conventional baked potato kind, but the skin is sturdy enough to keep intact while grilling, and the inside softens and stays tender even after being cooked on a hot grill.

MAKE BAKED POTATO ON GRILL

But if you don’t have access to them, don’t worry; you can even get the best grilled smashed potatoes cooked with a bit of smoke and pan-seared.

We are talking about small size potatoes! Thanks to their high starch content, these starchy veggies become juicy as they absorb the flavors of your favorite herbs or spices you added during the cooking process!

Why is this Recipe Unique?

  • Seasoning the potato with a flavorful no-sugar rub keeps it safe from scorching while adding incredible taste to the skin.
  • Super easy to make brushed with butter accompanied with pepper, garlic powder, or any other seasoning you like.
  • Taking the potato’s internal temperature ensures the optimum texture for a fluffy and soft inside.
  • Put them as a side dish with the main course in your family gathering, it’s a simple side that the entire family will like, and it can be topped with whatever toppings you choose, among sour cream, cheese, and chives, etc.

Steps to Bake Potatoes on Grill

If you’re cooking many potatoes, be sure they’re all the same weight and size to ensure a uniform cooking experience.

Steps to Bake Potatoes on Grill

Preparing Potatoes

Wash the potatoes and poke them with a fork (piercing small holes). Now place them in a large bowl, then drizzle with avocado or neutral oil.

Rub the spread evenly over all surfaces of each potato piece. You can do this step by pouring three tablespoons straight from the container onto one side at a time while turning them regularly until they’re nicely covered–or use hand motions instead!

In another broad, shallow dish, layer Kosher or sea salt. Turn the oil-rubbed potato in the salt dish to coat thoroughly.

Preparing the Grill

You can make baked potatoes on a gas grill very easily.

Preheating the grill is an essential task before starting any grilling session.

Before placing the potatoes on the grill, make sure it’s nice and hot, around 350 degrees F (176 degrees C). Preheat your grill for around 15 minutes with the lid covered to get the proper temperature.

Baking

Place each potato individually in two layers of aluminum foil, ensuring no uncovered areas. Place directly on the grill and close the lid. Cook about 30-40 minutes or until hot to the touch and a skewer goes entirely through the center of the potato.

Remove them from the grill and unwrap them when you see it’s done.

Note: clean the foil and keep it for subsequent use.

Using a knife, make fewer cuts in potatoes, covering your hands to protect them from burning.

Press the bottom end of each potato against the table to flatten it out once they have formed an even surface with all four corners elevated (this will leave ridges or fingers on top so you can better fill the potatoes with your favorite toppings).

Top and serve with toppings.

Chef’s note: Leftover potatoes can be refrigerated in an airtight container for five days.

Helpful Tips You Should Never ignore!

  • Check that your grill is adequately preheated.
  • Although salting the potato is optional, it makes a nice crisp and delicious crust. I highly recommend it.
  • To avoid potato explosions, prick your potato all over again with a fork before microwaving (in case of storing and eating later).
  • Should you need to open the cover to cook other foods on the grill, the cooking time will be longer, maybe up to 40 minutes. If it is possible, keep the lid closed when cooking other foods. This enables the grill to act as an oven for the potatoes.
  • To avoid flare-ups or exposed patches, wrap your potato in two layers of foil.
  • Get potatoes of the same size to ensure consistent cooking.
  • Before grilling, you can soften the potatoes in the microwave for 4-5 minutes. You can do this to save time and finish on the grill for perfect cooking.

Topping ideas

Some typical toppings are bacon pieces, green onions, ranch dressing, salsa, chopped tomatoes, grilled chicken, steamed broccoli, and cheese sauce.

Topping ideas

You can even go all out and make loaded potatoes. Top your loaded potatoes with pulled pork and BBQ sauce, brisket chilli, or beef chilli (like the chilli in our chilli dogs).

If you’re looking for the ultimate grilled steak and potato supper, check out our comprehensive guide to grilled steak recipes.

FAQs

How to grill baked potatoes fast?

Answer: You can make baked potatoes fast by baking them in advance in the microwave for 4-5 minutes to soften them and finishing off on a grill in less time than usual, and then keeping them in a warm pot until they are served.

What temperature to grill potatoes in foil?

Answer: The ideal temperature is 200-210 degrees F if you have pre-heated your grill for 15 minutes at 350 degrees F, and it should not cross above 400 degrees F; otherwise, it will burn out your potatoes.

How to make baked potato on charcoal grill without foil?

Answer: Baked potato on charcoal grill without foil is the same as a foil. Both methods take the almost same time. It’s just that if you grill without foil, you get crispy skin and a soft interior. Plus, you need to have a continuous check to change the sides so that the skin won’t burn out.

How long to leave baked potato on grill?

Answer: 30-40 minutes is the approximate time to grill potatoes on the grill. You may achieve the desired result after this time if your grill is at optimum temperature.

Baked potato on grill recipe

Preparation: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 34 minutes

Total: 50 minutes

Baking potatoes are a side dish paired with any grilled meat. The insides of these baked delicacies are fluffy and tender, while their skins have an amazing crunch when you bite into them! If your taste buds crave more flavor in spice or spices, then don’t worry because they’re also topped off by some salty goodness to make everything better than fine!

Ingredients

  • Three tablespoons of any neutral oil (preferably avocado oil)
  • Kosher or sea salt for coating
  • Four medium size Russet potatoes of the same size
  • An Aluminum foil for wrapping

Directions

Wash the potatoes and poke them with a fork (piercing small holes). Now place them in a large bowl, then drizzle with avocado or neutral oil.

Rub the spread evenly over all surfaces of each potato piece. You can do this step by pouring three tablespoons straight from a container onto one side at a time while turning them regularly until they’re nicely covered–or use hand motions instead!

In another broad, shallow dish, layer Kosher or sea salt. Turn the oil-rubbed potato in the salt dish to coat thoroughly.

Before placing the potatoes on the grill, make sure it’s nice and hot, around 350 degrees F (176 degrees C). Preheat your grill for around 15 minutes with the lid covered to get the proper temperature.

Place each potato individually in two layers of aluminum foil, ensuring no uncovered areas. Place directly on the grill and close the lid. Cook about 30-40 minutes or until hot to the touch, and a skewer goes entirely through the center of the potato.

Remove them from the grill and unwrap them when you see it’s done.

Using a knife, make fewer cuts in potatoes, covering your hands to protect them from burning.

Press the bottom end of each potato against the table to flatten it out once they have formed an even surface with all four corners elevated (this will leave ridges or fingers on top so you can better fill the potatoes with your favorite toppings).

Top and serve with toppings.

Chef’s note:

  • Leftover potatoes can be refrigerated in an airtight container for five days.
  • Check that your grill is adequately preheated.
  • Although salting the potato is optional, it makes a nice crisp and delicious crust. I highly recommend it.

Baked potato on grill recipe

Baking potatoes are a side dish paired with any grilled meat. Theinsides of these baked delicacies are fluffy and tender, while their skins havean amazing crunch when you bite into them! If your taste buds crave more flavorin spice or spices, then don't worry because they're also topped off by somesalty goodness to make everything better than fine!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 3 tablespoons of anyneutral oil preferably avocadooil
  • Kosher or seasalt for coating
  • 4 mediumsize Russet potatoes of the same size
  •  An Aluminum foil for wrapping

Nutrition facts

  • Calories: 261kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 38g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Fat: 11g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 11mg
  • Potassium: 888mg
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Vitamin C: 12mg
  • Calcium: 28mg
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Net Carbs: 35g
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