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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 261kcal
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


  • Preheat grill on high for 15 minutes with lid closed to about 350º F (176º C). Wash potatoes and prick all over with fork. Place potatoes, one by one, in a medium bowl and coat all over with neutral oil.
  • Pour enough salt into another medium bowl to cover the bottom. Transfer oiled potatoes to bowl with salt and turn to coat with a thin layer of salt. Repeat with all potatoes. Place prepared potatoes in microwave and cook on high for 4 minutes.
  • Wrap microwaved potatoes in two layers of aluminum foil to prevent leaks or flare-ups.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    Baked potatoes from the grill on a plate open with pats of butter and chives


  • Prep Notes: Make sure that your grill is fully preheated before you add the potatoes.
  • Storage Notes: Keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 5 days.


Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 888mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg | Net Carbs: 35g