Get super flavorful grilled potatoes with this easy recipe.

Why heat up the oven for baked potatoes when you can make them on the grill in minutes?

Grilled Potatoes with seasonings

Perfectly Grilled Potatoes

  • Pre-cooking in the microwave saves tons of time and makes for easy cleanup.
  • Potatoes are an affordable way to feed a crowd all summer long!
  • Double up the recipe to enjoy all week long with roasted chicken or add to a potato salad.
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Easy Ingredients and Variations

Potatoes – Whole baby red potatoes are perfect in this recipe because they’re thin-skinned and require no peeling. Other thin-skinned potatoes to try are Yukon golds and fingerlings.

Butter – Butter makes everything taste better. Or you can use olive oil or a little melted bacon grease instead for a deep, smoky flavor.

Seasonings – Garlic powder, salt, and pepper are ideal seasonings that match any main dish. But you could try a homemade Cajun blend for zesty ‘taters’ or an Italian mix for mild, savory grilled potatoes.

Variations – Alternate baby reds with chunks of sweet red onion or wrap the potatoes with strips of bacon before threading them onto the skewers. The bacon will infuse its flavor into the potatoes as it cooks on the grill.

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How to Make Grilled Potatoes

Grilled potatoes are lightly seasoned and ready to serve with any entree!

  1. Poke clean potatoes a few times with a fork and cook in the microwave until slightly soft, but firm, as described in the recipe below.
  2. Toss potatoes with butter and seasonings and thread onto skewers.
  3. Grill until nicely browned, turning as needed.

Garnish with sour cream, green onions, chives, or parsley.

plated Grilled Potatoes with salt and pepper

Grilled Potato Toppings

Sour cream is the perfect pairing for potatoes any way they’re cooked! But you can serve them with a sprinkle of parmesan, a drizzle of Carolina gold BBQ sauce or garlic sauce, or even a scoop of salsa.

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Tips and Tricks

  • Cut potatoes in half if necessary so they are about the same size and cook at the same rate.
  • Always soak wooden skewers in water before using so they don’t burn on the grill.
  • No skewers? No problem! Use a grill pan or mat instead.
  • Keep cooked potatoes on their skewers wrapped in foil on the coolest part of the grill (or in the oven) to keep warm until ready to serve.
  • Refrigerate leftover grilled potatoes in a covered container for up to 4 days and reheat in the microwave or under the broiler.
  • Add leftovers to hamburger foil packets, or turn them into potato pancakes.
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Grilled Potatoes

Grilled potatoes are a crispy and flavorful addition to the grilling menu.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 4
Author Candace



  • pounds baby potatoes
  • 1 Tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

Optional garnish

  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • green onions chopped, or chives
  • fresh parsley chopped


  • Preheat barbecue to 400˚F*. If using wooden skewers, cover with water to soak and set aside.
  • Clean potatoes and poke each potato a couple of times. In a large microwave-safe bowl, cook baby potatoes for 5-8 minutes on high, or until the potatoes are soft but slightly firm.
  • Add butter, garlic powder, salt, and pepper and gently toss to combine.
  • Using metal or wooden skewers, carefully thread potatoes on skewers.
  • Grill potatoes on the barbecue for 3-4 minutes per side, or until nicely browned.
  • Garnish with sour cream, green onions, chives, or fresh parsley if desired.


  • *If you do not have skewers, cook using a grilling pan on medium high heat.
  • Potatoes can be prepped ahead of time by boiling in water until heated through but still firm.
  • Leftovers will keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. 
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 177 | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 168mg | Potassium: 751mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 139IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American

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I am a wife, mother of two, and professional accountant. I love fantastic food, and it is so often the center of our lives, from everyday dinner, to family gatherings, and special evenings at fabulous restaurants. I have always loved cooking and baking, with my mom and grandma, and now, with my daughter and son. I love trying new recipes while enjoying my favorites too. I’m so happy to share them with you.
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