Perfect Grilled Baked Potatoes

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I love baked potatoes. As a side dish or as a main, there’s a million ways to top them. But for me, there’s only one way to cook them: baked to a perfect 210 F internal temperature. These perfect grilled baked potatoes are guaranteed to be fluffy and delicious. Sometimes I make them in the oven. And sometimes I make them on my grill. Gas or charcoal, it doesn’t matter, you can make great potatoes on either one.

Perfect Grilled Baked Potatoes

You might notice a little something poking out of the middle of my perfect grilled baked potatoes. Those are potato nails. They direct heat into the center of the potatoes so that they cook more evenly. They’re available from Weber on Amazon. They’re not required, but they work and they’re cool. And they come with a little tool for removing them because trust me, you don’t want to forget and grab them with your hands!

Perfect Grilled Baked Potatoes Temperature

If you have an oil-less fryer from Char-Broil, you can also make great baked potatoes using it.

Perfect Grilled Baked Potatoes
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Perfect Grilled Baked Potatoes

Sometimes I make baked potatoes in the oven. And sometimes I make them on my grill. Gas or charcoal, it doesn’t matter, you can make great potatoes on either one.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword baked, grilled, potatoes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 292kcal



  • Fire up your grill for indirect cooking. You want the temperature at the grates to be 350-400 F.
  • Rinse off the potatoes and pat dry.
  • Use a knife to poke 3-4 holes in the tops of the potatoes, going about 1/2 of the way into the potato.
  • If you're using potato nails insert them now.
  • Drizzle the potatoes with just a bit of oil. Use your hand to rub the oil all over the potato. If you don't want to get your hands oily just use a brush.
  • Sprinkle the potatoes with salt. Don't be shy with it and make sure you get all sides.
  • Transfer the potatoes to the grill and cook for 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes. If you're not sure how consistent or high your grill temperature is, I recommend checking them after 45 minutes.
  • Once the potatoes have reached an internal temperature around 210 F (a degree or two isn't going to make a big difference), they are done. If the potatoes are different sizes you'll want to check the temperature in more than one place.
  • Remove and let cool slightly before serving.


Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 1539mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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