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Herb-Grilled Potatoes

The weather is warm, or soon to be there, and grilling season is upon us. As a busy mom, there are few meals I like better than a meal on the grill. Why? Grill cooking seems to involve very little cleanup for me. No casserole dishes to scrub clean. No stacks of pots and pans.

For me it’s usually just tin foil and zip top bags to toss in the trash, some tongs and maybe kebab skewers to toss in the dishwasher. I marinade any meats in bags so that the raw juices and leftover marinade is contained and can be discarded easily.

Another plus that I’m sure we all love is taking the heat out of the kitchen and into the yard on the warmer days. I love to sit out in the shade while dinner is grilling and the kids are playing on the swing set. Sometimes I swing with them even though I’m pretty sure that I exceed the weight limit.

One of my favorite sides to grill is a foil pouch of herbed potatoes. They are simple, flavorful, and something I can easily keep the ingredients on hand for.

I like red potatoes best. My herb choice is usually rosemary, I have it growing in the garden, but parsley and thyme are also great flavors. Rosemary is incredibly easy to grow and an attractive bush to have in your yard. It’s also very fragrant.

rosemary grilled potatoes

Herb-Grilled Potatoes

Yield: Varies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

I love cooking on the grill, because then I'm not heating up the house, and there aren't any pots and pans to clean up!


  • 2lbs red potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon chopped rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil


  1. Cut potatoes in half. Cut each half into quarters. Place potatoes on top of a large sheet of heavy-duty foil.
  2. Drizzle with oil, season to taste with salt and pepper, and toss with herbs. Pull the two shorter ends of the rectangle together in the center. Hold them together and roll down. Fold in the remaining openings.
  3. Grill the potatoes for 30-40 minutes, flipping partway through, or until potatoes are tender and light gold.


Note: I grill using a gas grill on high and put the potatoes on the upper rack.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 157Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 0mgSodium 195mgCarbohydrates 30gFiber 3gSugar 2gProtein 4g offers recipe nutritional information as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although makes every effort to provide accurate information, these figures are only estimates.

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Saturday 9th of January 2016

When the kids were growing up, we tent camped A LOT. I would have a camp fire going from the wood gathered. Foil, the MUST HAVE for any camper, would create a pouch, throw cut new potatoes in, shake with olive oil, garlic, s&p and parsley. Lay it in the outer coals and call it "camping potatoes". Kids are grown, grandkids running around, and "Mom, will you fix camping potatoes?" Grill is a great substitute, but nothing tops the smiles, memories and the taste of this "experience".


Thursday 18th of June 2009

I also made this last night - with the kebabs- I was on a rosemary kick and found these recipes to compliment my craving! Yummy! thanks!


Sunday 14th of June 2009

There's something about potatoes and herbs that is just so perfect. I've never grilled potatoes though, I'll have to try it!