Grilled Potatoes

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It’s National Potato Day!  If you love potatoes like I do, you will really enjoy this simple & delicious recipe.  Potatoes pair so nicely with grilled foods – why not grill the potatoes?  It’s a beautiful day in my neighborhood…  I think we’ll probably grill dinner on the patio & I’m certain that we’ll be making these grilled potatoes to celebrate the beloved spud’s holiday!  You should do the same – and don’t forget to tweet or post a picture of your Grilled Potatoes!

You can use whatever potatoes you have on-hand to make grilled potatoes.  I typically buy Reds or Yukon Golds, but I do not discriminate when it comes to potatoes.  I’m Irish & I love them all!  Here are some fun facts to help you feel good about choosing potatoes for your family:

  • Packed with Vitamin C – 1 potato provides 45% of your recommended daily intake
  • Potassium Leader – potatoes provide more potassium than any other fruit or vegetable
  • Source of Vitamin B6 – this vitamin is essential in carbohydrate & protein metabolism
  • Dietary Fiber – 1 medium potato boasts 2g of Dietary Fiber.  If you’re like me & counting points… you know how important it is to have fiber
  • Carbohydrates – potatoes contain both simple & complex carbohydrates
  • Gluten Free – allergies?  no problem.  Potatoes are 100% gluten-free & offer fiber, which is often lacking in gluten-free diet

Here is a nice visual, compliments of the Idaho Potato Commission, about how potatoes stack up against other foods:


Now that you feel better about eating potatoes… here is my favorite recipe for Grilled Potatoes:

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Grilled Potatoes


  • 2 lbs potato Red or Yukon Gold, sliced in half
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • garlic powder to taste
  • Italian seasoning to taste


  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  • Toss all ingredients in a large bowl and mix until well coated with spices and oil.
  • Put foil on grill & coat with a non-stick spray. Place potatoes on the foil and grill for 10-12 minutes per side, until potatoes are tender and brown.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: Kid-Friendly, On the Grill, Vegetarian
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Counting points?  this is 4 points per 5oz serving!  That’s about 4 grilled potato halves.

Happy Potato Day!


About Lori

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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