Healthy Potato Recipes for Grill & BBQ

Find healthy, delicious potato recipes for Grill & BBQ, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Herb-Grilled Chicken Frites

Rating: 4.5 stars
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We combine fresh herbs, capers, lemon juice and olive oil along with the juices collected from the chicken as it rests to make a simple sauce that livens up this take on poulet frites, or chicken and fries.

Grilled Shrimp Boil Foil Packets

Here, we put all the components of a classic shrimp boil into foil packets for cute, individually portioned meals. Be sure to choose extra-large, shell-on shrimp, which stay plump and juicy during the 15 to 20 minutes on the grill.
By Devon O'Brien

Steak & Potato Grill Packets with Blue Cheese & Rosemary

Rating: 5 stars
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Steak and potatoes are a classic combo on the grill. We have taken the concept one step further by adding green beans and rosemary, and wrapping everything in a packet to make a complete meal. A sprinkling of blue cheese just before serving is the perfect finish for this steak-house special.

Grilled Halibut Salad Nicoise

Rating: 4 stars
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Salad nicoise, a classic French salad, is typically made with tuna. Here we use sweet grilled halibut (in season in midsummer) or striped bass. To make it quicker, substitute 2 or 3 cans of drained chunk light tuna. Or skip the fish altogether for a vegetarian main-course salad. We call for serving it on a platter, but it's just as beautiful individually plated. Recipe by Nancy Baggett for EatingWell.

Packet-Grilled Potatoes

When you grill your potatoes in foil packets instead of baking them, you have fewer dishes to wash, and you won't need to heat up your kitchen by turning on the oven. Embrace the ease of packet-grilled potatoes as a healthy side dish for any summer meal.

Grilled Potatoes

These potatoes are an easy and obvious choice when you've already got something on the grill. Flavored with olive oil, salt and pepper, they're grilled to perfection in under 10 minutes.

Grill-Fried Potatoes

These potato wedges get magically creamy in the center and crisp on the outside as if they were deep-fried. But--surprise!--they're grilled for a healthier, easier and way-less-messy (but equally delicious) steak fry.

Baked Potatoes on the Grill

Rating: 5 stars
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Ever wonder how to make baked potatoes on the grill? It's easy! Just wrap the potatoes in a double layer of foil (which keeps in the steam that cooks your potato) and transform your gas or charcoal grill into an oven. The result: a lightly smoke-flavored skin and a fluffy tender potato on the inside that you can flavor with a dollop of sour cream and your favorite seasonings.

Shrimp Boil-Style Dinner

This recipe is a twist on a classic shrimp boil dinner. New potatoes and ears of corn are cooked in boiling water on the stove and then placed in foil packets with the shrimp, sausage, and seasoning, where--in less than 15 minutes--everything steams to perfection and is ready for you and your family to enjoy.

Grilled Potato Packets

Rating: 5 stars
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Cooking potatoes in a foil packet means one less pot to wash, and highlights the delicate, earthy flavor of just-dug new potatoes.

Salmon and Asparagus

This quick-and-easy recipe is loaded with bold flavors and combines heart-healthy salmon with roasted or grilled asparagus. We recommend roasting or grilling the salmon and asparagus together to save time. To ramp up the flavor in this dish, use a dab of extra-virgin olive oil, snipped fresh parsley, finely shredded lemon peel, and ground black pepper.

Steak and Mushrooms with Parsley Mashed Potatoes

Tender beef steaks are grilled and served with savory mushroom gravy over mashed potatoes for a dinner your family will love.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Chili-Roasted Potatoes

In this recipe, the onions and potatoes are double-wrapped in foil to prevent the flavorful juices from leaking out when the packet is flipped during grilling.

Grilled Salmon Tacos

Need a break from traditional beef tacos? Try these salmon tacos for a heart-healthy dose of omega-3 fatty acids. They're bursting with tender potatoes, a lime-flavored green salsa, and lots of fresh cilantro in each bite.

Rosemary-Lemon Lamb Chops with Potato and Fennel Latkes

A food processor can help you shred the potatoes and fennel for these potato latkes, which turn golden brown and get crispy around the edges in about five minutes.