How To Grill The Perfect Potatoes

grill potatoes

So you’ve figured out how to grill the perfect steak, and now you’re looking to perfect your sides. Becoming an expert grill master is about more than just succulent cuts of steaks, pork loins, and chicken breasts, to understand how to make the perfect barbecued meal, you need to know how to grill delicious, golden potatoes as the final touch. Be the talk of the neighbourhood this summer by following one of our perfect grilled potato recipes!

Start With The Perfect Grilled Potatoes


  • Kitchen knife
  • Grill topper or a generous sheet of tinfoil
  • Mixing bowl


  • Your favourite kind of potato: Russet, Idaho, Fingerlings, etc.
  • Butter or Vegetable Oil
  • Salt
  • Garlic Cloves (optional)
  • One Chopped White Onion (optional)

Grilling Directions:

  1. Set your grill to medium heat.
  2. Carefully slice your chosen potatoes into even chunks.
  3. Lightly toss your potato chunks in a bowl with oil or butter, salt, and if desired, garlic cloves and chopped onion pieces.
  4. Place the potatoes into a grill topper or a sheet of tinfoil fashioned into the shape of a bowl.
  5. Grill over medium direct heat for 25 to 40 minutes, the potatoes should char and steam at the same time.
  6. Take them off of the grill and serve with desired toppings!

Next, Add the Toppings!
After your potatoes are grilled it’s time to personalize them however you like! Serve them as-is, use an old family recipe, or try one of our three topping recommendations! Whether you simply place the toppings on each potato individually, or toss them in a big bowl all together, we guarantee delicious results!

Deconstructed Baked Potatoes:

  • Sour Cream
  • Chopped Green Onion
  • Grated Cheddar Cheese
  • Bacon Bits


  • Feta Cheese
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Chopped Red Onion
  • Tzatziki Sauce

Classic Herb & Garlic

  • Olive Oil
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Crushed Garlic
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese

Looking for more great recipes for the summer?
Check out our recipes page!

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