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Grilled Loaded Baked Potatoes

Grilled Loaded Baked Potatoes are a tasty side dish for any meal on the grill. Easier than traditional twice baked potatoes with all of the same great flavors. 

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It’s nearly impossible to top a juicy grilled ribeye steak and baked potato for a delicious meal that everyone can agree on. Add grilled garlic bread and this is a restaurant quality meal that is made easily on your own backyard grill. 

Baked potato with bacon, sour cream in a bowl on a blue towel

Ingredients for Grilled Loaded Baked Potatoes:

  • Large Russet Potatoes
  • Butter
  • Fresh Garlic
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Smoked Gouda Cheese
    Kosher Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Cooked Bacon
  • Sour Cream
  • Fresh Parsley for Garnish

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How to Grill Loaded Baked Potatoes:

sheet pan with a russet potato cut in half, some of center scooped out

  • Scrub potatoes and dry well. 
  • Cut potatoes in half length-wise.
  • Scoop out abut 1/2 inch of the center of each potato with a spoon and discard. This will make room for the filling. 

bowl with butter, shredded cheese, garlic, salt and pepper

  • Add softened butter with grated or minced garlic, shredded cheeses, salt and pepper.  

Garlic butter for potatoes

  • Mix well with a fork. 

crumbled bacon in a bowl with softened garlic butter

  • Add crispy bacon and mix well. 

russet potato cut in half, stuffed with bacon, cheese and butter

  • Spoon filling into each half of potatoes. 
  • Press potatoes back together. 

4 foil packets of baked potatoes

  • Wrap each potato with heavy aluminum foil and seal into a packet.
  • Add potatoes to a hot grill over indirect heat. Cook with the grill closed for about 1 hour. Depending on the size of your potatoes will determine total cooking time. 
  • Potatoes can be pierced with a fork and will slide in and out easily if cooked through or use your digital thermometer to check for a temperature of 210°. 
  • Remove potatoes from grill and carefully open the packets, watching for steam. 

Small plate with loaded baked potato topped with sour cream

  • Pull potatoes apart and divide filling if needed onto each half. 
  • Top with sour cream and garnish with parsley if desired.

Oven Method:

If you aren’t grilling, these potatoes can be made just as easily in the oven. Cook at 400° for about an hour. 

How to Store and Reheat:

These potatoes are so delicious that you are not likely to have leftovers. If you do, wrap in foil or plastic wrap and refrigerate up to 3 days. 

Reheat in oven, covered with foil at 375° for about 15- 20 minutes or an air fryer at 350° for about 8 minutes.

What to Serve Loaded Baked Potatoes With:

platter with grilled ribeye and half of a loaded baked potato

Grilled Ribeyes with Pomegranate Steak Sauce is a gourmet meal to try at home and pairs perfectly with these foil wrapped baked potatoes.

Brown Sugar Pork Chops are a quick and easy dinner and these savory bacon and cheese loaded potatoes are the perfect compliment. 

BBQ Spatchcock Chicken is a comforting and delicious dinner on the grill and these baked potatoes will cook right alongside the chicken in about the same amount of time. 

Foil wrapped potatoes are seriously easy to make on the grill and perfect for summer when you don’t want to heat up the kitchen. The entire meal can be made on the grill and the easy cleanup is a real bonus. 

More Delicious Grilled Potatoes to Try:

Garlic Rosemary Potatoes are potato wedges seasoned with a delicious herb butter and cooked in a foil packet, a great side dish for just about any meal. 

Garlic Butter Baked Potatoes are cooked using the same basic method with delicious butter and herbs. Great with everything including steaks, chicken or pork chops. 

Cheesy Grilled Potatoes are crazy delicious with loads of cheese and everything bagel seasoning. Always a hit with the crowd and so simple to make. 

plate with baked potato cut in half, sour cream and parsley garnish

Add these Grilled Loaded Baked Potatoes to the menu this week to complete any meal on the grill. They are full of delicious savory flavors and will rival any twice baked potato in half the time. 




Loaded baked potato on a small bowl with sour cream, bacon and parsley
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Grilled Loaded Baked Potatoes

Grilled Loaded Baked Potatoes are a tasty side dish for any meal on the grill. Easier than traditional twice baked potatoes with all of the same great flavors. 
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: foil packet potatoes, grilled potatoes, side dish for grilled steak, stuffed baked potatoes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 568kcal
Author: Milisa


  • 4 large russet potatoes
  • ½ cup softened butter
  • 1 large garlic clove grated or minced
  • ½ cup grated cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup grated smoked gouda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 slices cooked and crumbled bacon
  • Fresh parsley for garnish optional
  • sour cream for serving


  • Scrub potatoes really well and dry thoroughly.
  • Cut potatoes in half lengthwise and use a spoon to scoop out a bit of the centers for the filling. About 1/2 inch of the center of the potato.
  • In a bowl combine butter with cheese, garlic, salt and pepper.
  • Mix in the bacon.
  • Spoon filling into the indentions of each potato half.
  • Press potatoes back together.
  • Wrap each potato in foil, creating a sealed packet.
  • Cook at about 400° grill temperature over indirect heat for about an hour or until a fork can be inserted into potato easily or test with a digital thermometer cooking to 210°.
  • Remove potatoes from grill and carefully remove the foil.
  • Spread filling into each half and top with parsley and serve with sour cream.


Store leftover potatoes wrapped in foil or plastic wrap in the refrigerator up to 3 days.
Reheat wrapped in foil in a 375° oven for about 15 minutes or an air fryer at 350° for about 8 minutes.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 568kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 690mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 4g

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