Smoked Potatoes can be a delicious light and fluffy snack, or a full meal the whole family will enjoy when paired with delicious smoked meat.
Smoked Baked Potatoes
Smoked Baked Potatoes are a really easy recipe to make in the smoker. Whether you’re new to smoking, want to whip up a quick snack for the kids, or want to add some delicious carbs to a main meal, this recipe is a great choice.
For a Smoked Baked Potatoes recipe that tastes incredible, read on:
How To Make Smoked Baked Potatoes
Step 1 – Preheat Your Smoker
Preheat your smoker to 225ºF/107ºC and prepare your wood chips. Any wood option will work for this recipe, as we just want to get that delicious smokey flavor in our potato. If you’re unsure, we recommend going with Hickory.
Step 2 – Prepare Potatoes
Wash your potatoes thoroughly, scrubbing the outside skin with a food scrubbing brush if you have one available. This ensures any dirt on the potatoes is removed before cooking.
With a fork, carefully pierce your potatoes multiple times to create holes all around the surface. This allows the potato to aerate so it doesn’t explode when cooked.
Step 3 – Season Potatoes
Brush your potatoes with oil then season thoroughly using salt and pepper. We really love eating potato skins, so ensuring that they’re seasoned and tasty is important.
Step 4 – Smoke Your Potatoes
Smoke potatoes for approximately 1.5 hours until the internal temperature reaches around 210ºF/98ºC. It’s not entirely necessary to check the internal temperature for your potatoes, it really just allows us to know whether the inside is soft and fluffy instead of still hard and uncooked in the center.
Step 5 – Allow The Potato To Rest
Remove potatoes from the smoker & allow them to rest for 10 minutes, wrapped in aluminum foil. This keeps in some of the heat whilst allowing the potato to settle.
Step 6 – Serve!
Carve your potatoes in half so the fluffy centre is showing, then add your chosen toppings & serve.
Smoked Baked Potatoes FAQs
Can You Bake Potatoes In A Smoker?
You can bake the potatoes in the smoker. Let them smoke for around two hours to get a flavourful potato you can add your favourite toppings to.
What Wood Chips Do You Use For Smoking Potatoes?
As potatoes are fairly plain, you can use whichever wood chips you prefer. For a strong smokey flavour, we recommend hickory wood, though you’re welcome to use whichever wood you prefer.
How Long Do Potatoes Take To Smoke?
Typically, potatoes will take around 2 hours to cook fully in a smoker. We recommend checking the internal temperature after 2 hours to ensure the centre is not still hard and uncooked.
Smoked Baked Potatoes Recipe
- 4 Russet Potatoes
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 tbsp Salt
- 1 tbsp Pepper
- Chosen Toppings e.g. Cheese, Bacon Bits, etc
- Preheat smoker to 225ºF/107ºC
- Wash then pierce potatoes with a fork
- Brush potatoes with oil then season
- Smoke potatoes for approx. 1.5 hours
- Remove potatoes from the smoker & allow to rest for 10 minutes
- Carve your potatoes in half then add your chosen toppings & serve