Grilled potato is the prefect comforting summer side dish. It’s the best companion for grilled steaks but will also compliments all other grilled meats. You only need 5 simple ingredients to grill these soft and tender potatoes. No excess ingredients, just potatoes enhanced with smokey grill flavors, butter, garlic, and dill weed.
Potatoes are the steak’s best friend. I know there will be a lot of steaks sizzling on the grill in the upcoming months. And, if you’re a year-round grilling kind of neighbor, you’re definitely in my neighborhood.
Yes, steaks is something that often hits our grill and to go with those steaks, we need some delicious sides. Potatoes is the number one side dish that comes to mind. Even if you’re making burgers, hot dogs, or sausage, all those just scream for potatoes on the side. Even chicken is great with buttery, grilled potatoes.
These are my absolute favorite potatoes. I love the garlic flavor on potatoes and the roasted garlic cloves that are left whole. When you get a little bite of potato with a piece of garlic, that’s just pure joy.
SIMPLE INGREDIENTS FOR GRILLED POTATOES
Potatoes – my favorite potatoes to make on the grill when I’m using a cast iron skillet, are the baby gold potatoes. These potatoes have thin skin, soft and fluffy center, and a slight sweetness that’s perfect with garlic and herbs.
Butter – use unsalted butter and adjust the salt amount when seasoning potatoes. If you need non-dairy option, you can absolutely use butter substitute like I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, Earth Balance, Avocado Oil Plant Based Butter, or other butter substitutes.
Garlic – you can’t have too much garlic here. Feel free to use the whole bulb of garlic and if you want more, throw in an extra one.
Dill Weed – fresh dill weed is the best and preferred to use but if you don’t have access to fresh, use dried.
Salt and pepper – keep the seasoning simple with salt and pepper.
QUICK GRILLING NOTES
What is the grill temperature to grill potatoes? Medium temperature and keep the skillet over direct heat.
How long to grill potatoes? It will take about 45 minutes to cook baby gold potatoes on the grill. You can also cut them in half or quarters to cook through a little faster.
How to season grilled potatoes? Keep is simple to salt and pepper and the rest of flavor will come from garlic and dill weed.
HOW TO MAKE GRILLED POTATOES
Start by washing the potatoes and cut the larger ones in half. Try to make all the potatoes similar in size so it cooks evenly. Pat them try with a paper towel and place into the mixing bowl. Press 2 or 3 garlic cloves and leave the rest whole. Add melted butter, dill weed, pressed and whole garlic cloves, salt, and pepper. Toss everything together to coat potatoes evenly.
Transfer potatoes into a cast iron skillet. Preheat the grill to medium and place the skillet directly over the heat. Close the grill lid and cook for 40-45 minutes, until the larger potato pieces and fork tender. Stir potatoes about every 15 minutes.
MORE RECIPES TO TRY
These potatoes will be great with smoked chicken drumsticks, smoked whole chicken, and grilled lemon herb chicken.
While you have the grill going, make some grilled broccoli. It will only take a few minutes. Other sides that will be quick to grill are zucchini and asparagus.
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Garlic Butter Grilled Potatoes
- 2 lbs baby gold potatoes
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter melted
- 1 bulb of garlic peeled
- 1 tbsp dill weed
- black pepper
- Start by washing the potatoes and cut the larger ones in half. Try to make all the potatoes similar in size so it cooks evenly. Pat them try with a paper towel and place into the mixing bowl.
- Press 2 or 3 garlic cloves and leave the rest whole.
- Add melted butter, dill weed, pressed and whole garlic cloves, salt, and pepper to the bowl. Toss everything together to coat potatoes evenly.
- Transfer potatoes into a cast iron skillet. Preheat the grill to medium and place the skillet directly over the heat.
- Close the grill lid and cook for 40-45 minutes, until the larger potato pieces and fork tender. Stir potatoes about every 15 minutes.
Gregory Woodruff says
These look delicious, I don’t cook with a gas grill so don’t have a medium heat on my Primo, but I’m smoking chicken breasts at 250 on indirect heart so these will go over the coals on that smoke. Will let you know how they turn out maybe a picture.
Sounds great! Medium heat on the grill is usually 350-400 and if you’re using charcoal, it’s about half a starter chimney-full of charcoal. Placing them on direct heat should be good. Let me know how it goes!!