How Long to Cook Baked Potatoes in Foil
How long it takes to cook foil-wrapped potatoes depends on the appliance you're using to cook them. When you wrap potatoes in foil, the foil traps moisture and steams the potato as it cooks, preventing it from drying out. This is most commonly seen when cooking a baked potato either on a grill or in an oven.
How Long to Cook Baked Potatoes Wrapped in Foil in the Oven
Bake your foil-wrapped potatoes at 450°F for 45 to 60 minutes. Rotate the potatoes and flip them over halfway through cooking.
Note: If you don’t have aluminum foil on hand, you can still bake potatoes in the oven; you may just need a slightly lower temperature.
How Long to Cook Baked Potatoes Wrapped in Foil on the Grill
Cook foil-wrapped potatoes for 30 to 35 minutes on the grill using medium-high heat. Be sure to rotate the potatoes every few minutes so that they cook evenly.