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Sliced and fluffed grilled baked potato topped with salt, pepper, and a pad of butter.
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Baked Potatoes on the Grill

These Baked Potatoes on the Grill are the best baked potatoes you’ll ever have. They’re fluffy, soft, and cooked to complete BBQ perfection. The secret is in the process. By seasoning well, grilling them in foil, and finishing them on direct heat, these potatoes stay moist on the inside, and crispy on the outside.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 5 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Potato on Grill, BBQ Baked Potato
Servings: 4
Calories: 356kcal
Author: Susie Bulloch (heygrillhey.com)


  • 4 large russet baking potatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper


  • Preheat the grill. Preheat your grill to 350-400 degrees F for 2-zone cooking.
  • Clean the potatoes. Rinse baked potatoes and scrub to remove any excess dirt.
  • Wrap the potatoes in foil. Lay out 4 large pieces of 18" heavy duty aluminum foil (or lay out 2 layers of regular foil). Set 1 washed potato onto a piece of foil. Drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Wrap tightly with foil. Repeat with the remaining potatoes.
  • Bake the potatoes on the grill. Place wrapped potatoes on the indirect side of the grill, making sure the potatoes aren't touching each other so the heat can surround all sides of the potato. Close the lid and cook for 60 minutes. Rotate once at the 30-minute mark, so any potatoes that were close to the direct heat can be shifted away so they all cook evenly.
  • Move potatoes to direct heat. After 60 minutes, remove potatoes from the foil using tongs or heat-resistant gloves (be careful not to burn yourself!), and place the potatoes on the direct side of the grill.
  • Finish baking the potatoes. Cook for 1-2 minutes per side (4-5 minutes total) on direct heat. A perfectly cooked baked potato will have an internal temperature of 210 degrees F, so aim for your potatoes to be between 205-215 degrees F.
  • Serve hot. Remove the baked potatoes to your serving platter, split your potatoes open with a knife, fluff the insides with a fork, and top with salt and pepper and any additional toppings you prefer.


Calories: 356kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 1552mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 3mg