Balsamic Grilled Baby Potatoes


Grilled baby potatoes with a buttery, balsamic flavor cook to perfection inside a foil packet on your grill. This quick and easy, cleanup-free side dish is an obvious choice when you're already grilling your main course.

Balsamic Grilled Baby Potatoes
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins

Grilled baby potatoes are the summer side dish you'll want to make all season long.

What You'll Need For Grilled Baby Potatoes

These grilled baby potatoes come together quickly with just a few ingredients. Here's what you'll need to add to your grocery list:

· Foil: You'll need about two feet of heavy-duty aluminum foil.
· Baby potatoes: Cut each baby potato in half lengthwise.
· Balsamic vinegar: Of course, you'll need balsamic vinegar — two tablespoons to be exact.
· Olive oil: Toss the potatoes in olive oil to keep them moist and to give the spices something to stick to.
· Seasonings: These simple grilled baby potatoes are seasoned with ground black pepper and ground onion powder. Add a pinch of salt if you like.
· Butter: The butter chunks will melt, adding richness and moisture to the potatoes, as they cook.

How to Grill Baby Potatoes

You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below — but here's a brief overview of what you can expect when you make these top-rated grilled baby potatoes:

1. Prepare the potatoes: Place the potatoes on the foil. Drizzle them with olive oil and vinegar, then toss them with seasonings. Distribute the butter evenly on top.
2. Seal the potatoes: Bring the shorter edges of the foil around the potatoes, then fold it several times to create a seam. Fold the remaining edges to seal the packet.
3. Grill the potatoes: Place the packet, seam-side up, on a preheated and oiled grill. Cook the potatoes, shaking and turning the packet several times, until they're tender.

What to Serve With Grilled Baby Potatoes

These grilled baby potatoes work well with all sorts of main dishes, but reviewers say they pair particularly perfectly with meaty entrees like grilled steak and burgers. Explore our collection of Summer Grilling Menus You'll Eat All Season Long for more delicious inspiration.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"The balsamic gives it just the right flavor," according to KimmieJo. "Instead of drizzling the oil and balsamic over the potatoes, I poured them into a gallon size ziploc bag and shook the cut up potatoes in the bag to coat well."

"Excellent recipe," raves Amy. "[They] came out perfectly, excellent flavor, and super easy!!"

"This is a great recipe," says Theresa Reale. "I chopped some onion and cooked it in butter instead of using onion powder, and used a good aged balsamic vinegar."

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • heavy-duty aluminum foil

  • 2 pounds baby (1- to 2-inch long) potatoes, halved lengthwise

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons onion powder

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut into small chunks


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate. Place a 24-inch long piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil on a flat work surface.

  2. Spread potatoes onto the middle of the foil. Drizzle vinegar and olive oil over potatoes; season with onion powder, salt, and pepper. Distribute butter chunks evenly over potatoes.

  3. Bring two shorter edges of the foil up and around the potatoes; fold together several times at the top to create a seam. Fold the remaining two edges to seal the packet.

  4. Place packet of potatoes (with the seam facing up) on the preheated grill. Cook until potatoes are tender, about 25 minutes, turning and shaking the packet several times during cooking to redistribute the potatoes.

  5. Remove from the grill and keep packet sealed until ready to serve. Be careful when opening as potatoes will be very hot and steam will release quickly.


If you can't find fingerling (baby) potatoes, use regular potatoes cut into 1- to 2-inch cubes. Using oil instead of butter produces similar results.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

181 Calories
6g Fat
29g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 181
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 39mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 26mg 1%

* 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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