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Grilled Potatoes

We love potatoes any way we can get them, but nothing beats grilled potatoes, spiked with rosemary, gently smashed and grilled over a direct flame.

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Cooking for 4 people


  • 20 small/baby potatoes
  • oil
  • rosemary
  • salt
  • pepper
  • melted butter (optional) Boil the potatoes until you can just pierce them with a knife. Make sure not to overcook. They’ll finish on the grill.

1 Food Prep

Start by boiling your potatoes until you can just pierce them with a knife. Make sure not to overcook them — they’ll finish cooking on the grill.

When your potatoes are ready, drain them and place them onto a board. Using a hard, flat surface (like the bottom of a mason jar), lightly smash them so they’re even but not pressed too thin — about ½ an inch should do the trick.

Drizzle your smashed potatoes with oil and season them with salt and pepper on both sides. Top them off with finely chopped rosemary.

2 Grill Prep

Fuel: We recommend Kingsford® Original Charcoal Briquets.

Method: Direct-Heat Grilling

Temp: 450°F (High Heat)

3 The Cook

  • When you’re at temp, put cooking oil on a folded paper towel. Grab the oiled paper towel with long-handled tongs and oil the grate thoroughly.

  • Place your potatoes on the grill and cook until the skin becomes golden and crispy. This should take about 5 minutes per side.

  • That’s it! These potatoes are amazing straight off the grill, but feel free to add a drizzle of melted butter before serving for an extra rich finish.
7 Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great flavor combination I love the taste of rosemary and potatoes! Par boiling them first is a great idea to lessen the time on the grill.
Date published: 2023-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Potatoes! Lol I love potatoes and this recipe was super easy which I'm finding most of the recipes on here are. So a super easy to make side, this recipe is forsure!
Date published: 2023-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Even Better Than Roasted This is a great recipe. Definitely don't let your potatoes boil to well done, just al dente. The flavor from the smoke and herbs is just divine.
Date published: 2023-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good, Even though I messed up I’m so disappointed in myself. I know this would’ve been so good had I had the right potatoes. I had to use small russets, which I cut into smaller pieces in order to mash them. It just wasn’t working. I grilled them anyway. The flavor was fantastic. I just wish I had the right potatoes to do it correctly. I’ll definitely try again.
Date published: 2023-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Side Dish I love cooking potatoes on the grill. The rosemary in this recipe is the best.
Date published: 2023-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grilling with Potatoes Grilling with potatoes is fun and always turn out perfect. While we have used this particular recipe, we have found another way to make it easier. We sometimes use Idaho potatoes of various sizes and after washing them with the skins on I pierce them with a knife and place them in the microwave for 3 minutes or so and turn them over and repeat the procedure until the fork enters each potato easily. I than lightly butter the potatoes and place them on the grill until they are golden brown, than turn them again and repeat. Once this is done, remove the baked potatoes and serve. This can be done on either gas or charcoal grills.
Date published: 2023-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yummy! Easy recipe So simple! Quick & easy. I never thought of grilled potatoes this way before.
Date published: 2023-05-28
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