Grilled Potatoes in Foil

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 5 servings

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These easy Grilled Potatoes are cooked in a foil pack with butter, garlic and herbs for a simple summer side dish that’s perfect for home or camping!

See the step by step recipe video down in the recipe card.

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Summer is here and we are grilling almost every night!

We have a few old favorite summer sides here, like this Broccoli Salad or this Homemade Coleslaw (with a simple homemade dressing!), and this German Potato Salad and Southwest Potato Salad are new additions to our barbecues!

But when we’re camping or we just want something simple with only a few ingredients, we turn to these easy Grilled Potatoes in foil.

I always grab a bag of Little potatoes to cut down on prep time. Since they come washed and ready to cook, and the skin is thin and tasty, there’s no washing or peeling involved!

overhead image of grilled potatoes with bag of Little potatoes

You can even cook them whole (or grab one of their handy foil packs and cut out any prep work completely!), but I usually opt to halve them so they are bite-sized for little mouths.

For these foil pack potatoes, I choose the Blushing Belles but any varietal of Little potatoes will work wonderfully!

Why grill potatoes in a foil pack?

Grilling potatoes in foil that is sealed tight creates steam, which means our potatoes cook much quicker and more evenly than if we simply threw them on the grill.

The steamed potatoes still get some of that delicious grilled potato flavor and color because they are cooked at a high temperature over direct heat.

The sealed foil pack also helps to lock in flavor, and makes these grilled potatoes perfect for camping!

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Grilled Potatoes ingredients and substitutions:

  • Little potatoes: Using Little creamer potatoes makes this recipe simpler to prep because they are naturally small and come ready to use. You can leave whole (they will take a little longer to cook), or cut them smaller (they will cook a little faster), but they will all be delicious.
  • Butter: any fat or oil can be used in these foil packs, but butter will add the most flavor. Just a little is enough!
  • Garlic and herbs: a few simple seasonings is all you really need here, and you can swap out the herbs I used for others that you enjoy if you want.

More ways to mix things up:

  • Add onions or other vegetables: onions are a great addition to these foil pack potatoes, and can be cooked for the same amount of time as the potatoes. Other vegetables can be added as well, you just want to make sure that they are all cooked in about the same amount of time as the potatoes (carrots, corn on the cob, etc), or add them half way through (green beans or other quick cooking vegetables)
  • Spice it up: choose any spice blend you have on hand or make up your own! Add a little heat if that is your style.
  • When the potatoes are cooked, top with shredded cheese and let sit on the hot grill until melted.

Can I bake these in the oven?


You will bake at about the same temperature (400-425 degrees F) for roughly the same amount of time (20-30 minutes).

The potatoes will cook a little quicker in foil than on a pan (that steam magic!) so 400 degrees F for 20 minutes is a good starting point.

The exact cook time will depend on how large they are cut.

close up image of little potatoes grilled in foil

What to serve with Grilled Potatoes in foil:

These simple potatoes are the perfect match for so many meals! Here are a few of our favorite combinations:

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Grilled Potatoes in Foil

5 from 3 votes
These easy Grilled Potatoes are cooked in a foil pack with butter, garlic and herbs for a simple summer side dish that's perfect for home or camping!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Servings 5 servings
Calories 189cal


  • 1 ½ pounds Little potatoes (halved)
  • ¼ cup melted salted butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon seasoning salt
  • teaspoon black pepper


  • Preheat grill to around 400 degrees F or medium-high.
  • Spray a large sheet of tin foil (double it up if you aren't using heavy duty foil) with non stick spray. Place potatoes in center of foil and lift the edges slightly (so that the butter doesn't run out)
  • Stir together melted butter, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, seasoning salt and pepper. Pour over potatoes and stir gently.
  • Seal foil around potatoes as much as possible. Place on the grill on direct heat, and cook for 20-25 minutes, until tender, stirring once or twice.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 189cal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 322mg | Potassium: 589mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 293IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg
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