Cooking directly over fire is a skill that humans have been doing since the dawn of time. Grilling is a dry cooking technique in which food is heated from the bottom through direct heat.
Grilling foods allows for subtle char, smoky notes, and beautiful caramelization. Due to the nature of grilling, minimal cooking equipment is required, and grilling is considered one of the more healthful ways to prepare food. Potatoes are particularly well suited for grilling, they brown nicely, hold up to the higher temperatures and make a wonderful accompaniment to many classic barbecue dishes.
Try grilled potatoes in a summertime salad, pair them with grilled fish and other meats, skewer them and make zesty kabobs, make veggie burgers with potatoes as the main ingredient and crisp them up over the open flame for a backyard celebration everyone will remember. So, fire up that grill and get cooking with potatoes.
Join America’s BBQ Chef, Jason Morse, and Spud Chef, RJ Harvey, as they go over some great grilling basics featuring America’s favorite vegetable, potatoes! Learn how to do perfect baked potatoes on any type of grill, tender breakfast potatoes for any time of day in foil pouches, beautiful potato bruschetta for a summertime treat, and even bring Hasselbacks to your favorite outdoor get together. Fire up the grill, load the cooler, invite some friends, and get ready to grill out with potatoes!
Chargrilled potatoes topped with ripe cherry tomatoes, creamy mozzarella, and fresh basil. No gluten? No problem!
Selecting the Right Potato
While all potatoes work great on the grill, certain potato types are particularly well suited for grilling.
Imparts more “natural” flavor than other synthetically fueled grills. Charcoal takes longer to heat than gas grills, but the extra flavor they promote is why some folks prefer them over others. Grilling on a Charcoal Grill
These grills heat up fast and are relatively easy to clean and maintain. The learning curb on gas grills is minimal and controlling the heat is very easy for most folks. Grilling on a Gas Grill
Pellet grills have grown in popularity over recent years. Pellet grills allow for the smoky flavor that one may get from a traditional smoker but allows for higher temperatures which are crucial for char and caramelization. Grilling on a Pellet Grill
Kamado grills are a type of charcoal grill which have a thick ceramic body. These grills influence great heat circulation and exceptionally high temperatures even in cold weather. Grilling on a Kamado Grill
Dedicated smokers typically operate at lower temperatures. Smoker
Electric grills are perfect for those who live in studios or apartments with limited outdoor space where gas or charcoal grilling is not allowed. Grilling on an Electric Grill
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Warm or cold, this grilled potato salad can be prepared inside all winter long or enjoyed on a warm day. Serve with a feta vinaigrette and take it on the go for a fun packed lunch.Ready Time: 60min
These mini grilled hasselback potatoes are not only fun to look at, but also extremely delicious and easy to make. Buttery grilled potatoes, melty cheese, and as many toppings as you can think of - they are sure to be a welcome addition to your next game day party or summer picnic. Gluten free.Ready Time: 50min
Finger food at its bbq best! Serve a platter of grilled wedge-cut, sliced, and whole grilled spuds and watch them disappear. A drizzle of lemon-garlic vinaigrette and a sprinkling of feta, kalamata olives, and Italian parsley give these potato wedges a Mediterranean spin.Ready Time: 30min
Get your spicy on and grab your chopsticks! These Grilled Asian Potato Chips are the perfect dinner accompaniment when just ordinary potato chips won’t do. They bring your favorite Asian flavors to the table, like soy sauce and sesame oil, and add a little spicy heat. Perfect for pairing with grilled salmon, chicken or even steaks.Ready Time: 30min
This Grilled Lemony Dill Potato Salad is an easy, mayo free alternative to traditional potato salads! With lots of fresh dill and the bright flavor of fresh lemon, this side dish is a flavorful addition to your favorite meals!Ready Time: 30min
No matter the spice, potatoes are the ideal canvas for a variety of flavor combinations and sizzling side dishes.Ready Time: 30min
The pop of pesto (typically made from a combination of crushed pine nuts, garlic, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, olive oil, and basil leaves), Parmesan and pepper seasoning to the grilled red potatoes, this salad can conveniently be prepared with only a couple of bowls, a gas grilled and a microwave. Your guests will devour this dish faster than you can say, "Pass the Pesto Potato Salad, pretty please."Ready Time: 40min
Gluten-free eggs benedict with grilled potato slabs and avocado- lime hollandaise is colorful, delicious and will have you asking for more.Ready Time: 90min
Grilled planks of russet potatoes, topped with sauteed rainbow chard, garlicky creamed leeks and black pepper sweet corn puree.Ready Time: 75min
Grilled Fingerling Potatoes tossed in a bright and tangy vinaigrette flavored with green chilies and whole grain mustard. Sprinkled with red quinoa, and sliced radishes.Ready Time: 45min
Looking for a global spin on the traditional potato salad? Try out this wonderfully grilled Thai inspired potato salad.Ready Time: 90min
Easy and tasty these grilled potato planks will be loved by the whole family.Ready Time: 23min
Grilled Potato planks topped with guacamole, crispy pork shoulder, and charred pineapple.Ready Time: 50min
Serve these potato dippers as a side dish or a fun appetizer at your next gathering! The dipping sauces all use fat-free Greek yogurt as a base and can be made up to 24 hours ahead and stored tightly covered in the refrigerator.If requiring a gluten-free recipe, check the label of the indicated (*) recipe ingredients to ensure they are gluten-free.Ready Time: 20min
Grilled planks of russet potatoes, topped with spicy pickled corn relish and edamame guacamole.Ready Time: 35min
With crisp potatoes, lemony Dijon dressing, pickled red onions and peppery arugula, this light and bright summer salad packs deliciously tangy flavor.Ready Time: 50min
Dice red, yellow, white, purple or russet potatoes with your favorite vegetables for a flavorful potato bake side dish on the grill. Add your favorite protein to make it a quick, delicious meal.Ready Time: 30min
Chips and dip is so yesterday when you can have grilled fingerlings with Spud Rub Dip today! Use the Spud Rub to season the potatoes (and anything else you got going on the grill!), then stir it into the dipping sauce.Ready Time: 30min
As seen in popular women’s and cooking magazines! Grilled or baked russet or yellow potatoes topped with your favorite flavors—perfect potato tapas for any festive party!Ready Time: 30min
Potatoes take a walk on the spicy side in the bold yet light side dish. It’s seasoned with a flavor-packed charmoula (pesto-like sauce), grilled and sprinkled with a Moroccan spice blend.Ready Time: 30min
Chargrilled potatoes topped with ripe cherry tomatoes, creamy mozzarella, and fresh basil. No gluten? No problem!Ready Time: 30min
Marinate these kebabs the night before you want to serve them to infuse them with the fragrant flavors of fresh herbs and spices.Ready Time: 35min
Roasted fingerling potatoes topped with melted cheddar, bacon, green onions, and sour cream.Ready Time: 35min
Red potatoes seasoned with Italian seasoning and studded with pepperoni, mozzarella, basil, tomatoes, and chilies.Ready Time: 35min
Diced potatoes roasted in green chili, topped with ham, melted cheddar, and an egg.Ready Time: 45min
This full-meal recipe can be prepared in the oven or on the grill – and thanks to the foil packaging, they’re virtually mess-free! And the best part—just 250 calories per serving! If requiring a gluten-free recipe, check the label of the indicated (*) recipe ingredients to ensure they are gluten-free.Ready Time: 35min
Chili and lime seasoned chicken and potatoes with melted pepper jack cheese and salsa.Ready Time: 45min
Turmeric spiced potatoes and shrimp with chickpeas, tomatoes, garlic and coriander.Ready Time: 45min
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