Parmesan Garlic Grilled Potatoes

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Parmesan Garlic Grilled Potatoes are the perfect BBQ side dish. Serve alongside grilled chicken, steak, or fish. A must for your next summer supper!

Skewers filled with parmesan potatoes on a white platter.
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These Parmesan potatoes on the grill are one of our very favorite side dishes. They are so versatile and can be served with any of your favorite grilling recipes! During the hot summer months, grilling your potatoes is THE way to go. They are so much easier than doing baked potatoes or roasted potatoes in the oven. By having the potatoes on skewers and grilling them, there is no need to heat up your oven (or your home)!

What Potatoes are Best for Grilling?

  • For this recipe, we use colorful gemstone potatoes with a mix of yellow, red, and purple potatoes. I found these beauties at the Albertsons on Broadway in Boise.
  • You can also use fingerling potatoes or the small Yukon gold potatoes.
  • I liked using the small potatoes because they cook faster and they hold together when you skewer them.
  • You can use whole potatoes and cut them smaller, but you run the risk of them falling apart when skewered.
Colored potatoes in barrels.


  • Baby potatoes
  • Water
  • Butter – melted
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Garlic – minced
  • Seasoning salt
  • Black pepper
  • Parmesan cheese – to taste
  • Chopped parsley – to garnish

Suggestions for Serving

  • To serve these potatoes, you can give each individual a skewer for a serving.
  • You can also place them all in a bowl and serve them family-style.
  • We have found if we are serving a lot of people, it’s easier to just put them in a big bowl because some people (especially kids) just want a potato or two. They seem to go further this way. However, I think serving them as skewers is more fun.
  • We like to serve them with ranch or a side of sour cream.
  • Lay potatoes out flat and add some cheddar cheese, sprinkle some bacon and some ranch dressing over the top. Be sure to add the cheese right when you remove them from the grill so the cheese can melt over the potatoes. So good!
Grilled parmesan potatoes on a white platter.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you cook potatoes before grilling?

Yes, we microwaved the potatoes for 10-12 minutes before grilling so they wouldn’t be raw. They don’t have to be tender, a little crunchiness is okay!

What herbes to use to garlic parmesan potatoes?

Different herbs will produce different flavors, but since these are garlic potatoes, you’ll want cloves garlic for that perfect garlic flavor, also, parmesan cheese. We used a seasoning salt, but you could pick and choose individual herbs and spices you want, such as dried oregano or dried basil.

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What to Serve with Grilled Potatoes

How to Make Parmesan Garlic Grilled Potatoes

Parmesan garlic grilled potatoes on a skewer on a white plate.

Parmesan Garlic Grilled Potatoes

5 from 4 votes
Parmesan Garlic Grilled Potatoes are the perfect BBQ side dish. Serve alongside grilled chicken, steak, or fish. A must for your next summer supper!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Camping/Grilling, Grill/BBQ
Servings 8 people


  • Outdoor Barbecue Grill



  • Rinse potatoes and place in a large microwave-safe bowl or dish. Pour ⅓ cup of water over the potatoes.
  • Cover and microwave on high for about 10-12 minutes or until mostly cooked through (a little crunchiness is okay).
  • When potatoes are done, drain well and return to large bowl (make sure you get any excess water out of the bowl). 
  • Allow potatoes to cool about 10-15 minutes. 
  • While potatoes are cooling, combine melted butter, 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese, garlic, seasoning salt, and pepper in a small bowl. set aside. 
  • Pour half of the butter mixture over potatoes and toss until potatoes are well covered. Set remaining butter mixture aside. 
  • Skewer potatoes onto metal skewers or wood skewers that have soaked in water. 
  • Heat grill to medium-high heat. 
  • Place potato skewers on grill and cook about 2-3 minutes on each side or until you can see grill marks. Brush on additional butter mixture while grilling. 
  • Remove from grill and garnish with extra Parmesan cheese and/or fresh, chopped parsley. 


Keep your potatoes fresh in an airtight container for up to 4 days in the refrigerator. Best reheating practice to keep your potatoes crispy is in the air fryer. 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 310kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 11gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 909mgPotassium: 511mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 525IUVitamin C: 22.7mgCalcium: 258mgIron: 1.5mg

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Erica lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband, Jared, an attorney, and her three beautiful girls. Beyond the world of recipes, she loves adventuring with everything from kayaking, to cruising, to snowboarding and taking the family along for the thrill ride.

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  1. Hi! Your total time is off by 10 – 15 minutes. Just noticed it as I was making them. 10 minutes prep, 10 to 12 minutes cooking (microwave), 10 to 15 minutes rest, 6 minutes each side on the grill. Or am I missing something?

    1. Thanks for catching that. I will go back and check the recipe to make sure the times are correct. Thanks again!

  2. If I wanted to do these for a tailgate could I microwave and then refrigerate prior to grilling until the next day when I would pack, travel and grill?