Grilled Potato Kabobs

Even though I woke up to pouring rain this morning, over the weekend we lucked out here in Ohio and had two evenings perfect for grilling. Of course the hubby and I took advantage.

I remembered seeing some potatoes done on the grill in a blog post a few weeks ago, but try as I might….I couldn’t find the original post! After about 20 minutes of searching so that I could double check my memory I gave up, figuring…how hard could it be?

The thing I found most interesting about this method is that you microwave the potatoes BEFORE you cook them on the grill! That way you can get that wonderful grilled taste, but you don’t have to leave them on there forever and worry about them cooking all the way through.

Here’s what you do:

Cut some fingerling potatoes in half. Throw them in a tupperware and microwave them one minute at a time, checking with a fork after each minute to see when they are tender. Mine took about 3 minutes.

Remove from the microwave, drizzle with olive oil and toss with some rosemary and black pepper. Then let them cool slightly. Or burn your fingertips like I did when you try to immediately move on to the next step….whatever.

After they have cooled slightly, carefully thread them onto skewers. This takes a little practice because the potatoes will be kinda soft since they’re cooked. Try to line them up so that all of the cut halves are even so they will lay flat on the grill and get some nice grill marks! Turn them a couple of times to grill all sides.

We enjoyed ours with some hot italian sausages and some grilled asparagus.

The hubby liked these so much he requested them the next night as well! This time I was much better at threading them on the skewers!

For grilling night #2, I also tried out my new toy from World Market. (Reason #987 why I love World Market? They send you a $10 gift certificate for your birthday!) Since my birthday is coming up, I got mine in the mail last week and spent it immediately of course :) I bought a veggie grill pan so last night I loaded it up with some chopped veggies and gave it a whirl.

The pan gets really hot when you put it on the grill and grills your veggies for you without you having to worry about them falling through the cracks…although I may have overfilled my tray and I lost a few over the side while I was stirring them around.

While the veggies were roasting, I also cooked up some pasta. Then I added my veggies to the pasta for a nice little grilled veggie pasta salad. Add some Italian dressing and you’re good to go :) We also grilled some chicken and topped it with a little bbq sauce. YUM.

The potatoes get nice and crispy on the outside but are nice and soft in the middle!

So tell me, what’s your absolute favorite thing to make on the grill?


About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. you are going to LOVE your veggie pan.. we use it probably 5-6 nights a week during the summer. so easy and so much fun – you can throw just about anything in there and its delish!
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  2. Yum!!! Talk about a delicious way to use potatoes! I have to say I love grilled fruit. I have it so rarely because only certain people do it that grill – and seeing as I don’t have a grill – I mooch off of these certain people. Grilled pineapple is so so good!
    Susan (Oliepants) recently posted..Pants On The Ground

  3. Great potato idea!
    I love chicken breast rubbed with Montreal Steak Spice and BBQ sauce, yummmm, now i’m craving BBQ at 10:00am, lol :)
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  4. This looks awesome Lindsay!! Over the summer last year, we made grilled potato salad and it was SO good. Same concept, except we made it into potato salad after the potatoes were grilled so it had that smoky flavor. Yum!
    Beth @ Beth’s Journey recently posted..Menu Plan Monday

  5. What a great idea! I’m going to try this as soon as our weather permits.
    Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 recently posted..Angel Food Cake French Toast

  6. Looks great! I lovelovelove asparagus grilled.
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  7. Potato kabobs! Those look awesome! Can’t wait to try them out once we bust out the grill for summertime :)
    Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) recently posted..Rosemary Onion Whole Wheat Focaccia

  8. How cute! I love grilling! I think salmon is my favorite!

  9. LOVE grilling! We did up turkey burgers last night. My favorite thing to grill? Probably eggplant! or pineapple. I love doing the partial microwave of the potatoes before the grill. Helps them to cook through perfectly, while still being able to get that nice grill crisp. What a fabulous din din
    Erica recently posted..E- Bacon- Artichoke &amp Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Breasts

  10. I think you just inspired me to throw some potatoes on the grill tonight! Your dinner looks delicious!

  11. Love this idea! How fun. My fave on the grill is asparagus. Pineapple is great too!
    Heather (All Sizzle) recently posted..Tangelo Date Squares

  12. mmm, i love grilled portobello mushroom sandwiches! i can’t wait to grill out this summer!
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  13. Um, yum! Can I come over for dinner?!? Potatoes on the grill are one of my favorite things to eat!
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  14. What a great idea, kabobs just make everything more fun :)
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  15. Pizza on the grill is utterly amazing! We make it at least twice a month during grilling season. Bonus is that it’s one of the limited meals that my husband is comfortable making all on his own, so I can take the night off!

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