Potatoes On The Grill In Foil

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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.

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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.
ingredients for grilling potatoes

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.

bowl of baby reds with seasoning

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baby potatoes in foil

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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parsley potatoes in foil on grill

Potatoes on the Grill in Foil

Donna Elick
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.
5 stars from 1 review
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Method Grill
Servings 4


  • 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


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


Serving: 1 | Calories: 154cal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 589mg | Sugar: 1g | Fiber: 3g | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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Originally published July 2021


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  1. this is my favorite way to cook these potatoes. However, I have done them very similar in the microwave (I know). i have used larger idaho, or even russet potatoes, washed and cut to size of a “new” potato, using same or similar seasonings. and when finished sprinkling with shredded cheese and a dollop of sour cream on the side. Takes about 15 min (maybe 20) in the microwave. i usually do that in 5 min increments, checking potato after the 10 min. mark for doneness. They are done when a fork goes in easily.

    1. Hi Carolyn!
      Hey, if using a microwave makes your job in the kitchen easier and you enjoy the potatoes that way, go for it! 🙂

      TSRI Team member,

  2. 5 stars
    I can do this on the grill, in the microwave and the oven and they always come out amazing. I make this as a side dish at least once a week, if not more. The kids love them

  3. When they are done, I open foil & sprinkle potatoes with real bacon bits & a generous amount of parmesan or mozza cheese & leave on grill until cheese is all melted & bubbly.

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