Quick and Easy Grilled Potatoes


These grilled potatoes are soft inside but perfectly grilled on the outside. This recipe is so simple and makes a delicious side dish. We serve them with green onions and sour cream!

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
30 mins

These crispy grilled potatoes will pair perfectly with all your favorite summertime meals. 

How to Make Grilled Potatoes

You'll find a detailed ingredient list and step-by-step instructions in the recipe below, but let's go over the basics:

The Best Potatoes for Grilling

Russet potatoes are the best for grilling because they’re starchy, which means they stay fluffy on the inside and crisp up nicely on the outside. 

How to Cook Potatoes On the Grill

Here’s a brief overview of what you can expect when you make homemade grilled potatoes: 

  1. Poke the potatoes and microwave for five minutes. 
  2. Slice each potato, then microwave for two more minutes. 
  3. Brush the potato halves with oil, season, and grill until crispy. 

How Long to Grill Potatoes

You’ll par-cook the potatoes in the microwave before grilling for about seven minutes in total. This helps get them nice and tender, plus it speeds up the grilling process (so they won’t get too charred before the insides are fully cooked). 

On a grill preheated to medium heat, the potatoes should be perfectly grilled after about 15-20 minutes. Remember to turn them halfway through cooking!

How to Serve Grilled Potatoes

Recipe creator stylistmama recommends serving the grilled potatoes with sour cream and chives. Some Allrecipes reviewers prefer cutting the potatoes in chunks rather than leaving them halved. 

Try serving the grilled potatoes as a side dish with one of these crowd-pleasing entrees: 

How to Store Grilled Potatoes

Cooked potatoes will last for up to four days in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat thoroughly on the grill, in the oven, or in the microwave. 

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

“These were wonderful and very easy and fast to make,” raves Tami. “We had them for company and everyone loved them. I will be making them again and again.”

“Olive oil provided a nice crisp to the potato,” according to Beverly McNulty. “Will definitely make this again during the hot summer months. Topped my potato with a dollop of sour cream. Nice!”

“Really good recipe,” says cforesman1970. “Next time I may add some rosemary or garlic for a pop of flavor. Cooked great on the grill!”

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • 2 large russet potatoes, scrubbed

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.

  2. Poke potatoes several times with a fork; place onto a microwave-safe plate. Microwave on high power for 5 minutes, turning potatoes over halfway through.

  3. Slice each potato open lengthwise; microwave for 2 more minutes.

  4. Brush oil on the cut sides, then season with salt and pepper. Cook on the preheated grill until potatoes are tender on the inside and crispy on the outside, 15 to 20 minutes, turning halfway through.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

203 Calories
7g Fat
32g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 203
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 11mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 36mg 182%
Calcium 22mg 2%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 777mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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