Baked potatoes are a staple starch in almost any BBQ dish. They’re readily available at any grocery store and are easy to prepare in a variety of different ways. In our house, the best-baked potatoes come off the smoker at the same time as Baby Back Ribs, Smoked Brisket or a Rib-Eye Steak,
How to make Smoked Baked Potatoes
Making Smoked Baked Potatoes is so easy and so good that you’re going to wonder why you haven’t always done it this way. Pair it with a reverse seared steak and some smoked asparagus and it’ll blow your mind! Below is everything you’ll need to know to make the perfect Smoked Baked Potatoes on your pellet grill, offset or charcoal smoker.
- Prep Time: 5 min
- Cook Time: 2 hrs
- Total Time: 2 hrs 5 mins
- Cook Temperature: 225ºF
- Finished Temperature: 210ºF
- Wood Flavor: Any
- Servings: 6 people
- Calories: 375 kcal
- Your preference of smoker (I recommend a pellet smoker)
- Commercial grade tinfoil
- Temperature probe
- 3-5 mid-sized potatoes (any variety is fine)
- Olive oil (liquid or spray)
- Seasoning of choice (I like to keep it simple with salt and pepper)
- Start your smoker and get the temperature stable of 225ºF
- Wash your potatoes thoroughly in the sink and make sure to remove any dirt
- Trim off any deformities or dark spots in the potatoes
- Using a fork, puncture holes all the way around the potato
- Place all your potatoes in a large bowl and lightly cover them with oil
- Sprinkle salt and pepper into the bowl and onto the potatoes, giving them a nice light coating
- Place your seasoned potatoes into the smoker and close the lid for 1.5-2 hours
- Using your temperature probe, check the temperature of your potatoes.
- When they reach an internal temperature of 210ºF, they are done cooking.
- Remove the Smoked Baked Potatoes from the smoker and let them rest on the counter for 15 minutes before serving.
Once your Smoked Baked Potatoes are done and ready to serve, we like to add butter, sour cream and chopped-up smoked bacon bits on top. But hey, it’s a potato, feel free to add anything you want and enjoy!
What smoked meat recipes go with smoked baked potatoes?
Pretty much any meat goes well with nicely smoked-baked potatoes. However, our favourites are Smoked Roast Beef or Smoked Turkey Breast. Both of these allow you to smoke your baked potatoes at the same times as you smoke the meat.
How long to smoke baked potatoes at 250 degrees?
It would take about 2 hours to bake or smoke a potato at 250ºF. However, this depends on the size of your potato and what other foods you have on your smoker. If you’re just smoking potatoes, then feel free to crank it to 350ºF for about 90min.
How long do you smoke cubed potatoes?
It takes about 90min to smoke cubed potatoes at 250ºF. Cubbing the potatoes does make the cook go faster but you have to pay more attention to them during the smoking process.
Should smoked baked potatoes be wrapped in foil?
Do not wrap backed potatoes in foil when putting them on the smoker. While foil does hold moisture in, you won’t any smoke that penetrates the skin of the potatoes. At that point, you may as well back them in the oven.
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