Smoked Baked Potatoes

Smoked Baked Potatoes

Do you have a craving for fluffy and light snacks? Smoked potatoes best fit this situation. Smoke potatoes are easy to make as they take significantly less time. While planning to cook smoked prime rib or smoked chicken, you can place the potatoes alongside them and let them smoke.

When smoked with an intense fruitwood, Baked potato gives the best flavor, and this snack can be served at a tea party or as a sideline with the main courses.

The smoked, baked potatoes recipe is the easiest of all the smoker recipes available. Just make sure to keep it simple by just adding some salt and fresh black pepper if needed. This seasoning, when paired with the skin, gives an outstanding flavor.

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When baked and smoked and presented as a sideline with the main dishes like Reverse sear steak, New York steak, Smoked tri-tip, pulled pork, or smoked brisket, Russet potatoes will give the best flavor you can ever imagine. This side dish is compatible with almost all the main dishes.

How to make the best smoked, baked potatoes

Smoking potatoes is not a difficult thing to do, even for beginner pitmasters. The only tricky element in making this fluffy and light appetite is the temperature range. Allow me to walk you through the complete recipe for making the best smoked baked potatoes.

Grab your pellet smoker or pellet grill and the desired wood chips. You can use any smoker or grill you are easy with.

  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 5 mins
  • Cook Temperature: 225ºF
  • Finished Temperature: 210ºF
  • Wood Flavor: Any
  • Servings: 6 people
  • Calories: 375 kcal

Required Tools

  • Your preference of smoker (I recommend a pellet smoker)
  • Commercial grade tinfoil
  • BBQ Temperature probe
  • Fork
  • BBQ tongs


  • 3-5 mid-sized potatoes (russet potato)
  • Olive oil (liquid or spray)
  • Kosher salt
  • Sour cream (optional)
  • Garlic powder
  • Seasoning of choice (I like to keep it simple with salt and pepper)


  1. Purchasing the best potatoes and preparing them for smoking
  2. Sprinkle salt and pepper into the bowl and onto the potatoes, giving them a nice light coating
  3. Place your seasoned potatoes into the smoker and close the lid for 1.5-2 hours
  4. Remove the Smoked Baked Potatoes from the smoker and let them rest on the counter for 15 minutes before serving.

Detailed Cooking Instructions

1) Purchasing the right potatoes

Getting the best potatoes from the mart can be difficult, especially for people who are not good at buying vegetables. The best potato for smoking can be a mid-sized russet potato that will entertain you with a delicious flavor when infused with strong smoke flavor and baste with butter.

Unpack the potatoes and rinse them properly to remove all of the dirt and unwanted particles. After that, see for the deformities or any black spots. Peel them off, and you are ready to marinate them.

2) Marinating the potatoes

Put the potatoes on the cutting board and, with the help of a fork, punch holes in the potatoes all over. It will tenderize the potatoes and will help in the marination. When you are done with it, take a small bow and put all the potatoes in it. Apply some olive oil thoroughly to all the pieces. Next is marinating the potatoes with salt and pepper. In addition to the essential ingredients, add the other ingredients to enjoy the savory at its best.

3) Smoking the potatoes

Before putting the potatoes into the smoker, make sure that the smoker’s internal temperature is maintained at 225ºF, and a BBQ temperature probe is inserted properly in anyone of the potato to check the doneness.

To cook potatoes, place them directly over the grill and let them smoke for almost 1.5 to 2 hours until the internal temperature is recorded at 210ºF. When the desired internal temperature is achieved, it is time to remove them from the grill and apply the toppings.

You can also change the sides of the potatoes by using the BBQ tongs for cooking them equally from all the sides.

4) Serving the Traeger baked potatoes

After achieving the said internal temperature remove the potatoes and place them in a cooking tray. Now there is a small hack. Before serving, you can top up the potato skins with your favorite toppings, or if you are looking for any new ideas, we will walk you through some delicious topping ideas.

You can use some cheese as a topping or mayonnaise.

After removing the potatoes from the grill, let them rest for 15 minutes before serving.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to smoke a potato at 275?

It will take almost 2 hours to smoke potatoes at 275 degrees f. It also depends upon your smoker.

Set the smoker to 275 degrees Fahrenheit, add the wood chips of your choosing to the inner container, and smoke for 2 hours or until they’re tender when pierced with a fork. When you take them out, let them rest for a few minutes.

Can you bake potatoes in a smoker?

Yes, you can bake the potatoes in the smoker. Let them smoke for almost two, and after this said time, you will be enjoying a tender yet fluffy snack topped up with your favorite toppings.

Can you cook potatoes in a smoker Minecraft?

Cooking potatoes in a furnace, smoker, or bonfire produces baked potatoes.

What is the minimum hot holding temperature for baked potatoes?

The minimum hot holding temperature for baked potatoes or any other food is above 135°F.

What woodchips do you use for a smoking potatoes?

Any woodchips would be great as I like the strong smoke flavor, so I like using apple wood or hickory wood. It depends upon your taste.

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