Raising Memories: How to "Bake" Potatoes on the BBQ!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

How to "Bake" Potatoes on the BBQ!

We have had so much fun so far this summer, and one of the most fun things we've done was to go to a Cabin for a few days last week!  I'll share more about that, but today I want to share one of the meals that we made while we were there- it was a big hit!  We had a barbecue to use next to our cabin, so we planned some BBQ meals and one that we were excited about was to try BBQ Baked Potatoes!

This meal was SO delicious & I loved the toppings we used!  Keep reading for details & a giveaway at the end of the post!

If you want to recreate this delicious meal, here's what you'll need:

Large Potatoes (one per person)
Chili (we used one can for our family of 4)
Shredded Cheese (I shredded it before leaving on our trip & packed it in a container in our cooler)
Gay Lea’s Gold Premium Sour Cream (available in Ontario- also comes in regular, low fat, fat free, and lactose free!)
Tin Foil
You could also add chives or bacon bits or anything else you love on baked potatoes!

And here's how to do it! :)

Start by "spearing" your potato with a fork lots of times like so:

Then wrap each potato in foil.  This is your goal:  (nice and tight, no rips in the foil)

Here's a look at how to fold your foil to get it nice and tight & closed well:

Next you're going to put your wrapped potatoes onto a heated BBQ grill.

Try to avoid putting them directly over flames so the skins don't burn.

You're probably looking at 45 minutes to an hour (depending on the size of your potatoes and the heat of your barbecue).  You can check them by sticking a fork in (if the potato is soft all the way through, it's ready!)

Here are our toppings all set out and ready on our table:

My husband says this is the best way to cut & prepare a baked potato for eating... cut as seen below, then squish the potato together as shown (using tin foil or something to protect your fingers from the heat!) and then it's all squished up & ready for toppings!

Looking at these photos just makes me salivate!  We started with butter which melts onto the potato, then added chili and shredded cheese which melts all over it.  Don't forget to top with Sour Cream for the perfect cool, creamy touch to balance it all out!  We used Gay Lea's Gold Premium Sour Cream which is extra decadent (so delicious!).

This was the perfect lunch meal while staying at the cabin and is always surprisingly filling!  I think this would be a really fun meal to have at a BBQ with friends, too, to change things up a little from the typical burgers and hot dogs!


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  3. Awesomeness potato salad.

  4. That looks absolutely delicious. I've never tried baking potatoes on a grill. I will try this next time.

  5. I love Gay Lea sour cream! It has the perfect mix of sour and creaminess!! I have never bbqed potatoes on the BBQ. I'll have to give your way a try! Thanks!

  6. I love the folding tin foil tip! My hubby makes these, so I will have to show him that.

  7. I would use gay lea butter for all my baking needs - constantly baking cookies in my kitchen!

  8. I am obsessed with their coconut whipped cream, so I would maybe use that to top my pies ;)

    1. I haven't tried it yet but I do love the regular whipped cream!

  9. Chili on potatoes is yum! This looks like a delicious recipe, and something my family and I would love.

  10. This is great information. I love bake potatoes and usually cook them in the oven or microwave. I like the tip on folding tin foil!

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  14. Keeping it simple: corn on the cob with butter!

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  19. I'd use the sour cream for my baked potatoes, and the whipped cream ontop of wild blueberries!

  20. Debbie White BeattieJuly 24, 2015 at 12:08 AM

    We use sour cream and butter on our baked potatoes and I use whipped cream in my Cherry Cheese Cake.

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  25. What's new with this to me is the way to cut and squish the potato when it is cooked. I love all the toppings but would add scallion to mine! Sour Cream is always good.

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    I will be using Gay Lea sour cream on my fajitas, baked potatoes.
    I will be adding Gay Lea cottage cheese aside salads.

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  30. I love potatoes great recipe, I'm like the potato queen I just love them !

  31. Never ever thought of using the BBQ to bake my potatoes,thanks next time i will !


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~Heather Lynne

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