Thursday, July 1, 2021

Potatoes On The Grill In Foil

Potatoes on the grill in foil come out perfectly tender in under half an hour! Make them as an easy side for all of your summertime meals. 

This recipe couldn’t possibly get any simpler. Coat your spuds in oil and seasonings, then toss them on the heat inside a simple, homemade packet.

Plus, clean up is a breeze since you can just toss the foil when you’re done!

Check out my grilling recipes for more meal inspiration. You’ll find plenty of options ranging from entrees to dessert.

potatoes on the grill in foil

Potatoes On The Grill - Tips and Tricks

  • Fresh rosemary vs dried. Fresh herbs create a better aroma, while dried have a more concentrated flavor. If you need to use dried rosemary, reduce the amount to 1 teaspoon instead.
  • Get creative with flavors. Experiment with your favorite seasonings or add in some other chopped veggies like carrots, mushrooms, bell peppers, or zucchini.
  • Be sure to flip! After the first 20 minutes, carefully turn over the foil packet potatoes on the grill so they are seared on both sides.
  • Check to see if they are done. Carefully open the edges and stick a fork in the center of one of the rounds. It should be easy to insert all the way through - if not, seal it back up and give it another 5 minutes.
  • Don’t have a grill? Make them in the oven instead! Place the foil packet directly onto the wire rack and cook at 400°F for 20 to 25 minutes.
potatoes on the grill ingredients

Serving Suggestions

These are delicious as is, but you can’t go wrong with a dollop of sour cream or some freshly grated Parmesan. Even salsa, green onion, or crispy bacon would be delicious!

As long as you have room, you can toss these on with a few steaks or your favorite marinated chicken.

Round out the meal with some corn on the cob or a big bowl of fruit salad for an easy summer option that the whole family will love.

potatoes on the grill with seasoning

What You’ll Need For This Recipe
potatoes on the grill in foil prepped and ready to wrap

FAQ - Common Recipe Questions

I can’t find baby potatoes. Is there another variety I can use?

Yes, medium to large reds make a great substitute. Cut them into 1-inch pieces and add a few extra minutes to the cooking time to guarantee that they are soft all the way through.

Do I have to make potatoes on the grill in foil?

The steam that is created inside the sealed environment is what makes them soft and tender.

You could adapt the recipe using a cast iron skillet if you prefer, but you will need to use indirect heat, and it will take much longer for them to be done.

foil packet potatoes on grill

How do I store leftovers?

Transfer the cooked spuds to an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

What’s the best way to reheat foil packet potatoes on the grill?

Place them inside a new packet and heat for about 10 minutes at 400°F, either in the oven or back on the grill.


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Author: Donna Elick
Potatoes on the Grill

Potatoes on the Grill

Potatoes on the grill in foil come out perfectly tender in under half an hour! Make them as an easy side for all of your summertime meals.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 20 MinTotal time: 30 Min


  • 1 pound baby potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh Rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder


  1. Heat your grill to 400°F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients and toss until the potatoes are well coated.
  3. Place two sheets of aluminum foil on top of each other and sprayed the foil with pan spray.
  4. Add the potatoes onto the aluminum foil and fold the foil over the potatoes. Pull the edges in to seal the edges.
  5. Place the potatoes on the grill for 20 minutes, flipping the packet over, and cook for an additional 10 minutes.

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Originally published July 2021

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