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Baked potatoes from the grill on a plate open with pats of butter and chives

Baked Potatoes on the Grill

These baked potatoes are cooked on the grill, making them a perfect side dish for any grilled protein. Their insides are fluffy and the skins are crisp with a flavorful salt crust. Perfection!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword baked potatoes, baked potatoes on grill, grilled baked potatoes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 34 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 potatoes
Calories 214 kcal
Author Cheryl Malik


  • 3 tablespoons neutral oil like avocado oil
  • sea salt for coating
  • 4 medium Russet potatoes even in size
  • aluminum foil for wrapping


  1. Preheat grill on high for 15 minutes with lid closed to about 350º F (176º C).
  2. Wash potatoes and prick all over with fork. Pour enough salt into a medium bowl to cover bottom of the bowl. Coat oiled potatoes in a light layer of salt, enough to add some extra crisp to the cooked skin.

  3. Place potatoes, one by one, in another medium bowl and coat all over with neutral oil. Transfer to bowl with salt and turn to coat with a thin but complete layer of salt. Repeat with all potatoes.
  4. Place prepared potatoes in microwave and cook on high for 4 minutes.

  5. Wrap microwaved potatoes in two layers of aluminum foil to prevent leaks or flare-ups.

  6. Place potatoes directly on grill grate and shut lid. Keep lid shut the entire time; expect cook time to be a bit longer if lid must open for other items. Grill for 30-40 minutes or until completely soft all the way through. Pierce with a skewer to test for doneness. Skewer should easily pierce potato all the way through with no resistance.

  7. Slice longways down the center of the cooked potato and gently press in ends to open. Use a fork to fluff potato flesh and serve with desired toppings.

Recipe Notes

Prep Notes
Make sure that your grill is fully preheated to high before you put the potatoes on.

Storage Notes
Keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts
Baked Potatoes on the Grill
Amount Per Serving
Calories 214 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Sodium 10mg0%
Potassium 888mg25%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin C 12.1mg15%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.