baked potatoes in foil

Baked Potato in Oven Wrapped in Foil (+ grill)

One of our favorites dinner sides is a baked potato in foil. Whether you’re hoping to make a grilled baked potato in foil or a baked potato in oven wrapped in foil, we’ll teach you how to make a perfect baked potato every time!

Prep: 10 minutesCook: 1 hourTotal: 1 hour 10 minutes
Fat 5 Carbs 26 Protein 3
Yield 6


  • 6 large Idaho potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Optional Toppings

  • Butter
  • Salt and pepper
  • Sour cream or Greek yogurt


  1. First, preheat the grill or oven to 450ºF.
  2. Run potatoes under warm water and use a scrubby to remove any dirt or residue and then and pat dry with a towel to dry.
  3. Drizzle potatoes with olive oil and use your hands to massage the oil into the skin. Then, generously season the entire potato with salt and pepper.
  4. Individually wrap each potato in a piece of tin foil.
  5. Grill: Place potatoes directly on the grill grates over direct heat. Cover, and let cook for 45-60 minutes. Rotating every 10 minutes.
  6. Oven: Place potatoes directly on your oven racks and let cook for 45-60 minutes rotating after 30 minutes.
  7. After 45 minutes, pierce one of the potatoes with a fork to see how tender they are. Once they are easily poked you know they are done!
  8. Remove from heat, let sit for 15 minutes to cool, and then unwrap from foil to eat.
  9. Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Tips & Notes

  • *Cook time will vary depending on how big the potatoes are. Medium-sized Idaho potatoes will take around 45 minutes and large Idaho potatoes will take 60+ minutes.
  • Nutrition information does not include toppings.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Calories: 150 Sugar: 1 Fat: 5 Carbohydrates: 26 Fiber: 2 Protein: 3
Author: Lee HershCategory: SideMethod: GrillCuisine: American

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