Easiest Grilled Potatoes and Onions You’ll Ever Make

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Summertime is livin’, ain’t it?  Wait.  I’ve already said that in my grilled corn on the cob post!

Repeating myself or not, it’s still true.  We’ve covered how to grill corn; today we cover grill potatoes and onions.

Start with a disposable roasting pan.  Since these potatoes are great as leftovers, feel free to fill the pan!

Easy Grilled Potatoes and Onion

Wash your ‘taters.  These are butter potatoes, but I’ve used red, russet, and butter golds.  I haven’t tried fingerlings, but they’d work too.

Easy Grilled Potatoes and Onion

Cut the potatoes in half, then each half in half (longways), then quarter.  Or, cut them into bite-sized pieces.  Whatever floats your boat.

Easy Grilled Potatoes and Onion

Throw in some bite-sized pieces of onion.  We have also thrown in summer squash.  Nommy.

Easy Grilled Potatoes and Onion

Season to your palate’s liking.  I use various seasonings depending on our grill day mood.  This go-round I used onion powder, fresh ground pepper, kosher salt and garlic powder.  Once you’ve seasoned, stir a bit to coat the veggies.  Add 1/2 can of chicken broth then top with butter pats or Shirleys, if that’s your thang.

Easy Grilled Potatoes and Onion

Cover with foil, tightly sealing around the edges.

Easy Grilled Potatoes and Onion

Throw on the fire pit.  Our temps hovered between 300° and 350° while the potatoes cooked.  Fork check after 30 minutes (raise foil cover, then see if a fork will easily pierce one of the larger potato pieces).  If the taters are still a bit firm, keep cooking.  Check in 15 minute intervals till tender.

Easy Grilled Potatoes and Onion

Finished product.  You can see how much the onion cooked down.  Squash and peppers will do the same thing.

Easy Grilled Potatoes and Onion

Enjoy, then throw away the pan for easy cleaning.

See?  So easy and the house stays cool!

Happy grilling!

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  1. I’ve made a variation of this in the past except I’ve thrown on some Montreal Steak Seasoning on the potatoes with some butter. Delicious!

  2. I bet you could do this with sweet potatoes as well…Nom Nom!

  3. Melissa D says

    Oh my gosh, you have me hungry for potatoes at 9:30 in the morning! Definitely going to try this recipe this week.

  4. This looks so simple and yummy! Thanks for sharing!!

  5. Oh WOW! Top that baby up with some cheese and bacon and BAM it is ready for the belly~

  6. I like how you think. We have never make potatoes this way on the grill, but this is a great idea!

  7. Must. Buy. Grill. I always tell myself I’m going to score one at an end of season sale but then I forget!

  8. YUM!! I love grilling our side dishes.


  9. sounds great and easy

  10. I am totally craving those potatoes and onions now and I don’t even have a grill! Can you do this in an oven instead?

  11. I love grilling and especially veggies! LOVE this post and your blog! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  12. I’m totally trying this. Every time I try to grill potatoes they either come out raw or burnt.

  13. Now THIS is so simple, why didn’t I ever think of it! Thanks for linking up at Wonderful Wed Blog Hop. I am sharing this around, including featuring it on my fb page. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

  14. what ttemp would you put this in a regular oven and for how long?

    • I would do the same temp and the same time…fork check to see if taters are tender after set time, and if they’re not quite done, let cook about 10-15 minutes longer.

  15. Auntiepatch says

    Add 1/2 can of chicken broth then top with butter pats or Shirleys, if that’s your thang.
    Ummmm……what is a Shirley???


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