Easy Grilled Garlic Potatoes in Foil

Tender and flavorful, Easy Grilled Garlic Potatoes in Foil are a fantastic side dish for every occasion. Simple ingredients wrapped up in a pouch and grilled to perfection….this simple recipe will be a weekly staple. Easy clean up, too!

Super simple to make, Easy Grilled Garlic Potatoes in Foil is the summer time side dish you need for all your parties. | TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

I’m finally….REALLY….back from vacation. Last week I had a hard time getting back into the swing of things after my Caribbean vacation, then the July 4th holiday snuck up on me and THEN….I decided to spend a few relaxing days at the beach. So, I really had my first two week vacation ever in my whole life. Other than maternity leave, which….even though a lot of people will argue this point….is not a vacation. Seriously, sleep deprivation with slight starvation and a baby attached to you almost 24/7 is not my idea of a vacation. Not by a long shot. But my last two weeks…now THAT was a vacation. And even the days when I did manage to drag myself into the kitchen to make dinner, I made sure I kept things simple….and clean up was a breeze. Because who wants to be standing over a sink full of dishes on their vacation….right? Not me.

Super simple to make, Easy Grilled Garlic Potatoes in Foil is the summer time side dish you need for all your parties. | TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

Enter my favorite grilling recipe of all time….Easy Grilled Garlic Potatoes in Foil. I almost feel like this one is a little to easy to share as a recipe but every time I make it for guests they rave about it.  And there are never any leftovers….which is a sure sign that a recipe is one that should be shared. Over and over again. It really couldn’t be simpler to make.  I start with a foil “bowl” and fill it with baby Yukon golds. If you can’t find them, then just cut up some potatoes into bite sized pieces…there are really no rules here.

Super simple to make, Easy Grilled Garlic Potatoes in Foil is the summer time side dish you need for all your parties. | TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

Toss in a handful of fresh garlic cloves, I like to smash them with a knife to release all that goodness locked inside.  It seeps out into the olive oil that’s drizzled over top making everything all garlic-y and fabulous. I rough cut some sweet onions and throw them in there too.

Super simple to make, Easy Grilled Garlic Potatoes in Foil is the summer time side dish you need for all your parties. | TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

Then I toss in a few fresh herbs, salt and pepper….seal it all up and throw it on the grill. It’s a great summer side dish because you can get your Easy Grilled Garlic Potatoes in Foil going before starting your barbecue chicken or grilled steak. 

Super simple to make, Easy Grilled Garlic Potatoes in Foil is the summer time side dish you need for all your parties. | TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

I have, literally, been making these Easy Grilled Garlic Potatoes in Foil for well over 20 years and haven’t changed them up much at all.  They’re one of the most requested recipes I make….aside from these mashed potatoes. And they were definitely the inspiration for these Skillet Smashed Potatoes I made a few years back.  The only thing I can say now is…..I’m sorry I waited so long to share them with all of you!

Easy Grilled Garlic Potatoes in Foil

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: potatoes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 199 kcal
Author: Kellie

Mess free, Easy Grilled Garlic Potatoes will be the side dish of the season!

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Ingredients

  • 3 pounds baby Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • 5-6 peeled whole garlic cloves
  • 1 large sweet onion cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • kosher salt and fresh ground pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat grill.
  2. Lay two sheets of heavy duty foil, approximately 24 inches long, on top of each other and form a bowl.
  3. Arrange the potatoes in the center of the bowl. Top the potatoes with the garlic and onion.
  4. Drizzle the potatoes with olive oil.
  5. Place the thyme on top of the potatoes. Season with salt and pepper, then toss to coat.
  6. Seal the foil pouch on the top and sides. Grill for 25-30 minutes over high heat or until the potatoes are fork tender.
  7. Carefully open the foil packet and serve immediately. 

Recipe Notes

Foil packet can be assembled up to 8 hours in advance and kept at room temperature until ready to grill.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Grilled Garlic Potatoes in Foil
Amount Per Serving
Calories 199 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 11mg 0%
Potassium 743mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 1g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 0.5%
Vitamin C 43.5%
Calcium 2.9%
Iron 8.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

6 comments on “Easy Grilled Garlic Potatoes in Foil”

  1. I would love to make this recipe in the winter months so how long and what temperature would you recommend for the oven?

  2. I would love to try something like this for a party of over 120 guests – would you recommend doing this in the full-size aluminum trays covered in foil on the grill? These sounds sooo yummy and easy!

    • Yes! You could totally do this in an aluminum tray but you’ll need to cook them much longer due to the quantity. Just keep an eye on them after the required cooking time to be sure they don’t burn.

  3. I don’t roll the foil packet all the way down, I leave some room at the top. This way, halfway through I can pick up the packet (With an oven mitt!!) and shake it up a bit to be sure not to burn the bottom part of the potatoes…..

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