How to Cook Baked Potatoes on the Grill is easy to do with very little preparation. Bake Potatoes are an easy side dish that are great for grilling out. Add your favorite toppings and serve along with your favorite steak.

Close up image of bake potatoes in foil topped with sour cream, bacon bits and chives.
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Bake Potatoes on the grill is one of our favorite side dishes to make. They are budget friendly and everyone can choose whatever toppings they want. Bake Potatoes are great with Grilled chicken, steak, or even pork chops.

When you grill bake potatoes, they come out fluffy on the inside and have a crispy, salty skin on the outside. When we grill out, I try to make it easy and make sides that can go on the grill.

Add your favorite toppings and side and your meal is complete.

How to Cook Baked Potatoes on the Grill:

Cooking Baked Potatoes on the grill is very easy. These instructions and tips will help you get the best bake potatoes.

Make sure you start with evenly sized bake potatoes so that they are all cooked around the same time. Starting with a preheated grill is also very important.

Following these easy step-by-step instructions results in the best, fluffy bake potato.

Why are Baked Potatoes on the Grill are so good?

  • The potatoes get soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. This adds so much flavor and texture to the potatoes.
  • The easiest side you will make on the grill.
  • They cook directly on the grill. I can put them on the grill and set enjoy watching my kids swim.

Ingredients:

Ingredients needed - potatoes, oil, sea salt
  • Medium Russet Potatoes, cleaned and dried
  • Avocado Oil – You can also use olive oil
  • Sea Salt

Supplies:

  • Aluminum Foil

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Baked Potato Topping Ideas:

  • Butter
  • Sour Cream
  • Chives
  • Bacon Bits
  • Cheese

How to Grill Bake Potatoes:

  • Step 1 – Prepare Grill – Preheat the grill to 400 degrees F.
  • Step 2 – Poke holes in potato – Poke the potato several times with a fork so it pierces the potato. Place the oil in a shallow bowl and place the sea salt in a separate shallow bowl.
  • Step 3 – Coat the Potatoes – Then place the potatoes in the bowl with the oil and turn it to ensure that all sides of the potatoes are covered in the oil. Then move the oiled potatoes to the bowl with the salt and turn to coat the outside of the potato with the salt.
Close up image of potatoes in a white bowl with salt and one in a boil with oil.
  • Step 4 – Microwave Potatoes – Then place all the potatoes in a microwave safe dish and microwave the potatoes on high for 5 minutes.
  • Step 5 – Wrap in Aluminum Foil – After this cook time, wrap each of the potatoes in a piece of aluminum foil. I prefer heavy duty foil to help prevent tears or leaks.
Close up image of potatoes in a clear bowl with oil and salt on them.
  • Step 6 – Grill Potatoes – Putting the potatoes directly on the grill grates on indirect heat and keep the lid shut, keeps the heat in. Allow the potatoes to cook on the grill for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes until the potatoes are fork tender and the skin is crispy.
  • Step 7 – Rotate Potatoes – Rotate the potatoes every 15-20 minutes to avoid grill hot spots and make sure to keep the lid closed for the entire cooking time. The cooking time will vary based on the size of the potatoes and the internal temperature.
Close up image of potatoes wrapped in foil.
  • Step 8 – Cool and Serve – Allow the cook potatoes to cool slight before serving. Cut potatoes, season with salt and pepper and top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

How long to Grill Bake Potatoes:

How long to grill potatoes will depend on your grill. When we decide to grill potatoes, I get them prepared first and put them on the grill. They take about an hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes before they are done.

Set a time and check them by easily piercing with a fork after they been on the grill at about 45 minutes. I start cooking the meat and anything else at this time so everything is done at the same time.

Close up image of bake potatoes in foil topped with sour cream, bacon bits and chives.

Preheat the Grill:

Preheating the grill is a very important step when grilling potatoes. Start by preheating the grill with the lid close. This ensure all the heat stays inside the grill.

Once it reaches a temperature of 400 degrees, place the potatoes on the grill.

Close up image of bake potatoes in foil topped with sour cream, bacon bits and chives.

Grilling Bake Potatoes Tips:

  • Dry Potatoes – Make sure that the potatoes are dry before grilling to prevent any burning on the outside of the potato skin.
  • Poke with a fork – Make sure to poke the potatoes with the fork. This prevents the potatoes from exploding.
  • Wrap in foil – Wrap the potatoes in foil to prevent the outsides from burning.
  • Sweet Potatoes – You can also Grill Sweet Potatoes. Sweet Potatoes don’t take as long to cook, so check them about 30 minutes in.
  • Equal Size Potatoes – Be sure to buy equal size of bake potatoes. I usually buy the actual bake potatoes instead of the potatoes in the bag. I make sure they are all the same size.

What to Serve with Grilled Baked Potatoes:

Serve these Grill Baked Potatoes with one of these sides. They are even delicious topped with chili and salsa.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What Potatoes to Use?

We used Russet Potatoes, but you can also use Yukon Golds Potatoes or Red Potatoes.

How to Store Leftovers:

Store any leftover potatoes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5-7 days.

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Baked Potatoes on the Grill

5 from 48 votes
How to Cook Baked Potatoes on the Grill is easy to do with little preparation. Add your favorite toppings and you have an easy side dish.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 153

Ingredients

  • 4 Medium Russet Potatoes cleaned and dried
  • 2 Tbsp Avocado Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Sea Salt
  • Supplies:
  • Aluminum Foil

Instructions

  • Preheat the grill to 400 degrees F.
  • Use a fork to poke various holes into the potatoes. Place the oil in a shallow bowl and place the sea salt in a separate shallow bowl. Then place the potatoes in the bowl with the oil and turn it to ensure that all sides of the potatoes are covered in the oil. Then move the oiled potatoes to the bowl with the salt and turn to coat the outside of the potato with the salt.
  • Then place all the potatoes in a microwave safe dish and microwave the potatoes on high for 5 minutes. After this cook time, wrap each of the potatoes in a piece of aluminum foil. I prefer heavy duty foil to help prevent tears or leaks.
  • Place the potatoes directly on the grill grates and keep the lid shut. Allow the potatoes to cook on the grill for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes until the potatoes are fork tender and the skin is crispy. Rotate the potatoes every 15-20 minutes to avoid grill hot spots and make sure to keep the lid closed for the entire cooking time. The cooking time will vary based on the size of the potatoes.
  • Allow the potatoes to cool slight before serving. Then cut, top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Make sure that the potatoes are dry before grilling to prevent any burning on the outside of the potato skin.
Store any leftover potatoes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5-7 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 153kcal, Carbohydrates 26g, Protein 3g, Fat 5g, Saturated Fat 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Sodium 1170mg, Potassium 592mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 1IU, Vitamin C 8mg, Calcium 19mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. These sound amazing. I am wondering if you could bake these on a Blackstone Griddle? I don’t have a hood on the griddle-so could I just cover them with a big round steel bowl? Thank you for all your Blackstone recipes.