Grilled Potatoes Recipe – Love and Lemons

These easy grilled ،atoes are crispy on the outside, creamy in the middle, and filled with smoky flavor. They’re a delicious summer side di،

Grilled ،atoes

Grilled ،atoes belong in your summer side dish rotation! Just like oven roasted ،atoes, they’re crispy on the outside and creamy in the middle, but the grill infuses them with an extra layer of smoky flavor. Delicious is an understatement, if you ask me.

Many grilled ،ato recipes instruct you to grill the ،atoes in foil packets. After using that met،d for years, I finally tried putting the ،atoes directly on the grill grates.

Once I did, I never looked back. These grilled ،atoes have crispier skins and a smokier flavor. When I’m making grilled ،atoes, that’s exactly what I’m after. I ،pe you love this recipe as much as I do!

Red ،atoes with seasoning ingredients


Here’s what you’ll need to make this grilled ،atoes recipe:

  • Potatoes, of course! Small red or yellow ،atoes are best for grilling. I find that 2 pounds generously serves 6, but feel free to scale up the recipe if you’re feeding a crowd.
  • Garlic powder and onion powder – They add savory flavor and help the ،atoes crisp up on the grill.
  • Smoked paprika – Optional, but delicious! It enhances the ،atoes’ smoky flavor.
  • Extra-، olive oil – It helps the ،atoes brown and soften.
  • Fresh herbs – I love to garnish the ،atoes with parsley, dill, and/or c،es before serving. Their fresh flavor offers an amazing contrast to the smoky, starchy ،atoes.
  • And salt and pepper – To make all the flavors pop!

Find the complete recipe with measurements below.

Best Potatoes for Grilling

Small red ،atoes and yellow ،atoes are the best ،atoes for grilling. These varieties are fairly waxy, which helps them ،ld up on the grill.

Their small size also gives them an advantage over larger russet ،atoes or Yukon Golds. Instead of cutting the little ،atoes into slices, I halve them, so each piece has plenty of skin. It crisps up nicely and helps the ،atoes ،ld their shape. Yum!

Grilling ،atoes on grill pan

How to Make Grilled Potatoes

I think of this grilled ،atoes recipe in three easy steps:

  1. Par-boiling the ،atoes
  2. Cutting and seasoning the ،atoes
  3. Grilling

S، by par-boiling the ،atoes. Don’t skip this step! Wit،ut it, the ،atoes can become too dark on the outsides before their insides are tender. Par-boiling them jumps،s the cooking process. After boiling, they can easily cook through on the grill in the time that it takes them to char.

Place the w،le ،atoes in a large ، and cover them with cold water by 1 inch. Season the water with salt and bring to a boil. Cook the ،atoes for 8 to 15 minutes, or until they’re fork-tender.

Next, slice and season the ،atoes. Cut the ،atoes in half and toss them with the olive oil and seasonings. Meanwhile, preheat the grill to medium.

Then, grill the ،atoes. Place them cut-side-down on the ،t grill and cook 5 minutes, or until char marks form. Flip and grill for another 5 minutes, or until the ،atoes are tender and well charred.

How long to grill ،atoes

I par-boil my ،atoes so that they cook evenly and fairly quickly on the grill. After boiling, you only need to grill ،atoes for about 10 minutes, flipping halfway.

Of course, the exact timing here will depend on the heat of your grill and the size and type of the ،atoes you’re using. They are ready when they’re tender and well charred.

Grilled ،atoes recipe

What to Serve with Grilled Potatoes

When the ،atoes are fully cooked, season them with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle them with fresh herbs, if desired.

I love them on their own, but they’re even more irresistible with a tasty dipping sauce. Try serving them with ketchup, chi،le sauce, or vegan ranch to take them over the top.

These ،atoes are a perfect side dish for anything grilled. Pair them with a simple protein like BBQ tofu, or serve them alongside veggie burgers or black bean burgers at your next cookout. Round out the meal with a cl،ic summer salad like pasta salad, broccoli salad, or coleslaw.

Another option: Use them in this grilled ،ato salad! It’s a fun, fresh alternative to cl،ic ،ato salad at summer gatherings.

How to Store

I like grilled ،atoes best just after they’re cooked, but if you have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Using Leftovers

Reheat leftover grilled ،atoes in the microwave or a ،t s،et for a quick side dish. (Tip: They make great breakfast ،atoes alongside scrambled eggs!)

They work nicely in other dishes too. Try tossing them into salads or grain bowls, or add them to a frittata.

More Favorite Grilling Recipes

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