Red Potatoes Wrapped in Foil and Grilled

These grilled potato foil packets are a simple side dish to bring to any barbecue. To make these easy grilled potatoes in foil, simply toss the potatoes with olive oil and seasonings before wrapping them in foil.

grilled potatoes on a piece of foil

The World's Greatest Potatoes on the Grill

These grilled red potatoes, a summertime staple for many, have received countless five-star reviews and are perfect for the upcoming grilling season.

Simple to prepare and delicious on their own, these grilled potatoes are the perfect complement to grilled steak, chicken, or salmon.

Grilling vegetables in foil (similar to baking potatoes in foil) is a favorite technique of ours because it is quick, easy, and requires very little cleanup. These red potatoes, cooked on the grill, are no different.

Recipe for Grilled Potatoes (in foil)

It takes only about 10 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to cook these fantastic grilled potatoes. Today, we will be using the foil pack method, in which all of the ingredients are arranged on a sheet of foil before being sealed with a second sheet of foil and then cooked on the grill. As a bonus, there's less mess to clean up afterward.

First, clean a 1-pound by cutting red potatoes into eighths Simply halve the potatoes, then cut each half in half again. Red potatoes are our go-to because their bite size is just right and their skin isn't as rough as that of other potato varieties. A small yellow onion was included for its incredible savory contribution.

What other types of potatoes work well for grilling?

We are out of red potatoes. No fear All sorts of potatoes have been used successfully in this recipe. Here are some alternate possibilities:

  • White potatoes
  • These are some Idaho potatoes.
  • Purple potatoes
  • Carrots with honey
  • Yams

Larger potatoes, such as Russets or Idahos, should be cut into 1-inch chunks. 5 inch sections

By placing the potatoes in a large plastic bag, you can easily toss them around in the olive oil and seasonings. In this way, you can coat the potatoes thoroughly by sealing the bag and shaking them. The amazing grilled potatoes only had a few simple spices added:

  • Powdered Onions
  • powdered garlic
  • Spices from Italy
  • seasonings (salt and pepper)
red potatoes and spices in a plastic bag

After the potatoes have been liberally sprinkled with seasoning, it's time to wrap them in foil. I can now confidently fold foil packs. It will get easier the more you do it, trust me

  1. Set out a sheet of sturdy foil (or two pieces of regular foil) on the kitchen counter.
  2. Then, spread the potatoes, oil, and seasonings out on the foil.
  3. Put another sheet of foil on top and fold the four sides in to make a pack.
  4. Finally, use a fork to puncture some holes in the top of your foil packet. This will guarantee a consistent meal.
foil pack of potatoes

Red potatoes in foil packets should be grilled at 400 degrees. Put the foil packet directly over the fire and close the grill lid. Cook on the grill for 20 minutes, or until a fork can easily be inserted into a potato.

Grilling near the flames at a higher temperature is the best way to get grill marks and a crispier potato. This is how you get that incredible char flavor. Don't forget the olive oil! This will also aid in tightening things up.

foil pack of potatoes on grill

Should I pre-boil the potatoes or just grill them?

Because the foil pack generates steam, the potatoes can be grilled without first being boiled.

What if I can't find a spot out of the sun's glare?

Concurrently grilling other items Grilled red potatoes can be seared in foil over direct heat for 5 minutes before being transferred to the upper rack to finish cooking while the rest of the food is being grilled.

Since the potatoes will not be directly over the flame, you will need to grill them for a longer period of time.

Is the oven safe for this recipe?

Baked potatoes in aluminum foil are simple to prepare. Season and assemble the foil pack as directed, then bake for 20-30 minutes at 400oF. After 20 minutes, check on the potatoes to see if they are tender. Keep baking until the meat is easily pierced with a fork.

Is it healthy to grill potatoes?

Olive oil and healthy spices like garlic powder and Italian seasoning make grilled potatoes a nutritious side dish.

Suggestions for Plating

There must be other delicious grilled foods with every grilled potatoes recipe. Our top picks are below.

red potatoes on tin foil covered in olive oil and spices
  • 1 lb Cut into quarters, red potatoes
  • 2 3 cups of olive oil
  • 1 Diced small yellow onion
  • 1 teaspoon Powdered Onions
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Spices from Italy*
  • pepper and salt to taste
  1. Start by preheating the grill to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Then, get the red potatoes ready. Cleaning and drying the items Once you have them quartered, cut them in half again.
  3. To prepare the onion, finely dice it. Next, load up a gallon-sized plastic bag with all the vegetables.
  4. Sprinkle with spices and olive oil. Close the bag and shake it to evenly distribute the olive oil and spices over the vegetables.
  5. Place vegetables on an enormous sheet of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Put another sheet of foil on top of that. Create a foil package by folding in the sides. Finally, puncture some holes in the top of your foil packet using a fork.
  6. Grill the wrapped foil directly over the flames. The potatoes are done when a fork can easily pierce them, usually after 20 minutes of grilling with the lid closed.
  • Substitute 1 teaspoon of dried basil and 1 teaspoon of dried parsley for the Italian seasoning called for in the recipe.
  • Heavy-duty foil is recommended to avoid oil leakage into the grill. Use of two sheets of foil is also an option.
  • On April 11, 2019, I made a few adjustments to this recipe.
Portion Size: 1/6 Calories: 138 Sugar: 2 Sodium: 50 Fat: 11 Carbohydrates: 17 Fiber: 2 Protein: 2
Author: Lee Hersh Category: Side Method: Grill Cuisine: American Diet: Free of gluten

Keywords: potatoes on the grill, grilled red potatoes, grilled potato recipe

Photos by Erin of The Wooden Skillet.

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