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Grilled Baked Potato

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Grilled Baked Potatoes are the perfect way to enjoy your favorite baked potato without heating up the whole house. With just a few ingredients you can cook this baked potato on the grill in no time. 

Grilled Baked Potato

When it is hot outside the last thing I want to do is heat up the house by turning on the oven. That is why I am such a fan of baked potatoes on the grill! They are easy to prepare, are full of flavor (especially when cooked on charcoal or smoked) and I get to enjoy potatoes all summer long! 

Grilled Baked Potatoes

So often we will make grilled potatoes outside and top them with all our favorite toppings and pair it with a delicious wedge salad! 

Grilled Baked Potatoes

How to Make Grilled Baked Potato

  • Prepare your BBQ for indirect heating.
  • Heat the BBQ to 350 degrees F
  • Clean the potatoes, pat dry, and place on a plate.

  • With a fork, poke 4 to 6 times each potato.

  • Coat each potato with olive oil, or any vegetable oil you are using.
  • Sprinkle a thin layer of salt over the potato and gently rub it. (At this point the skin of the potato should be coated in oil and salt)

  • Cut 4 pieces of heavy-duty aluminum foil (Make sure the pieces are big enough so you can wrap the potato individually). In this case, we tested 2 unwrapped.
  • Wrap each potato individually in a piece of heavy-duty foil.
  • Place the wrapped potatoes on the heated grill. Make sure you leave room around each so it can cook more evenly.

Grilled Baked Potatoes
  • Close the lid and let it cook for 30 minutes.
  • Rotate the potato and cook for an additional 30 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 205 to 207 degrees F.

*Because we had big potatoes, we cooked for an additional 30 minutes. Time will vary according to the size of your potato. After the 1-hour mark, I would check the potato every 10 or so minutes.*

  • Once the potatoes have reached the internal temperature of 205-207 degrees F. Take them off the heat. Let them cool off for a few minutes.

  • Serve and enjoy!
Grilled Baked Potatoes

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • The cooking time will vary based on the size of your potatoes. In order to ensure they are all one at the same time, you will want to make sure they are all about the same size. 
  • If you would like to swap out the oil for butter you can, but I find it gives the potato more of a burnt taste.

Storage

You will want to store your leftover potatoes wrapped in the fridge. These will last up to 4 days. 

You will want to store your leftover potatoes wrapped in the fridge. These will last up to 4 days. 

How do you reheat grilled baked potatoes?

When it comes to reheating your potato you can warm it back up in the air fryer or back on the BBQ until you reach 180 degrees internal temperature.

When cooking potatoes on the grill do you poke the aluminum foil?

For this recipe, I did not poke the aluminum foil. I know that some people prefer to poke it while others don’t. It is up to you. 

If you are smoking these or using charcoal and want more of a smoky flavor to the potato I recommend poking the foil. 

Grilled Baked Potatoes

What can I add to the top of grilled baked potatoes?

There are so many delicious toppings you can add to the top of baked potatoes. Try adding

  • Butter
  • Salt and pepper
  • Salsa
  • Cheese
  • Bacon bits
  • Sour cream
  • Pesto
  • Onions
  • chili
grilled baked potato

How can I use these grilled baked potatoes?

There are so many options when it comes to these grilled baked potatoes. 

One of our favorite ways is loading them up with all the fixings! 

You can also

  • Make mashed potatoes
  • Twice-baked potatoes
  • Potato skins
  • Potato soup
Grilled Baked Potatoes

Grilled Baked Potato

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes 30 seconds
Total Time: 7 minutes 30 seconds

Grilled Baked Potatoes are the perfect way to enjoy your favorite baked potato without heating up the whole house. With just a few ingredients you can cook this baked potato on the grill in no time.

Ingredients

  • 6 baking potatoes, I used Russets (medium to large size) washed, not peeled.
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil (or any vegetable oil)
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt (fine salt)
  • 1 ½ teaspoon garlic salt (if you don’t have garlic salt, you can use regular salt.)

Instructions

  1. Prepare your BBQ for indirect heating.
  2. Heat the BBQ to 350 degrees F
  3. Clean the potatoes, pat dry and place on a plate.
  4. With a fork, poke 4 to 6 times each potato.
  5. Coat each potato with olive oil, or any vegetable oil you are using.
  6. Sprinkle a thin layer of salt over the potato and gently rub it. (At this point the skin of the potato should be coated in oil and salt)
  7. Cut 4 pieces of heavy-duty aluminum foil (Make sure the pieces are big enough so you can wrap the potato individually). In this case we tested 2 unwrapped.
  8. Wrap each potato individually in a piece of heavy-duty foil.
  9. Place the wrapped potatoes on the heated grill. Make sure you leave room around each so it can cook more evenly.
  10. Close the lid and let it cook for 30 minutes.
  11. Rotate the potato and cook for an additional 30 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 205 to 207 degrees F.

*Because we had big potatoes, we cooked for an additional 30 minutes. Time will vary according to the size of your potato. After the 1 hour mark, I would check the potato every 10 or so minutes.*

12. Once the potatoes have reached the internal temperature of 205-207 degrees F. Take them off the heat. Let them cool off for a few minutes.

13. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

*NOTE* If you are making 4 potatoes: oil 2 tablespoons, salt 1 teaspoon, garlic salt 1 teaspoon)

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