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Basil Pesto Grilled Potatoes in Foil

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WW Freestyle: 6
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
These Basil Pesto Grilled Potatoes in Foil are easy, healthy and full of flavor. You can make this 5-ingredient side dish on the grill, in the oven, or over an open fire.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 212
Author: Katerina | Diethood


  • Grill
  • Oven


  • 2 pounds baby Yukon potatoes rinsed, dried and halved
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons basil pesto
  • 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • chopped fresh parsley or basil for garnish


Grill Method

  • Preheat an outdoor grill to medium-high.
  • Cut four 12 x 12 pieces of foil and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine prepared potatoes, basil pesto, garlic, salt and pepper; mix well.
  • Evenly divide the potatoes between foil sheets. Fold all sides of the foil over the potatoes and seal closed.
  • Transfer your foils to the grill and cook for 20 to 25 minutes, or until potatoes are tender, turning over once. To check for doneness, pierce the foil packets with a fork to check if your potatoes need longer to cook.
  • Remove the foil packets from the grill and open them up, carefully, away from your face.
  • Sprinkle with parsley or basil, if desired, and serve.

Oven Method

  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Assemble your potato packets and place them on a large baking sheet.
  • Cook for 17 to 20 minutes, or until tender.
  • Remove from the oven and garnish.

Open Fire Method

  • Assemble your foil packets.
  • Place them on top of the coals - not in the flames. Cook for 20-25 minutes or until tender, turning over once
  • Using tongs, carefully remove your foil packets from the coals, garnish, and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Basil Pesto Grilled Potatoes in Foil
Amount Per Serving
Calories 212 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 101mg4%
Potassium 955mg27%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 189IU4%
Vitamin C 45mg55%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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