Are you ready for some smoked baked potatoes??!! I will never make potatoes any other way after tasting how amazing they taste out of our smoker.
During the summertime we use our electric smoker a lot! If you’ve never used one or tasted smoked meat or potatoes before you will be amazed at how tasty everything turns out. In just a few hours you’ll have the best meal. It’s one of our favorite electric smoker recipes. (originally published 8/18, affiliate links present)
Baked Potatoes in a Smoker
This time we made some smoked baked potatoes.
I will say I will never make them in the barbecue again because they were totally amazing smoked!
I bought this inexpensive electric smoker years ago but then we upgraded!
If you want to try smoking meats and other foods this is a great food to start with. I assure you this smoked potato recipe turns out great, and it’s kinda’ NO fail.
As you can see in this video and photos we also made smoked bacon wrapped pork chops with them and they took the same amount of time so if you’re game go for both!!
Should baked potatoes be wrapped in foil?
No it’s not great to wrap potatoes in aluminum foil for baking or smoking.
- Foil holds in the steam and moisture which will make them soft and almost a boiled taste.
- If you love crispy potato skins you will NOT want this result for sure.
- If baking in the oven you’d want to turn them over halfway through the baking time but in a Traeger or other brand there isn’t really a need.
Since the heat circulates well through the underside of the grate, the skins turn out great without any effort at all.
Ways to cook baked potatoes
- Best way to make baked potatoes in the oven is here, they’re great too
- Crockpot baked potatoes don’t get that crisp skin I love but is a great hands off potato recipe method for sure.
- Pressure cooker baked potatoes is the quickest way to get them cooked.
- I suggest over this making our air fryer baked potatoes because the skins come out amazingly tasty.
Smoked baked potatoes
This is what you’ll need:
- Potatoes – medium size, we used russet, sweet potatoes could be used too
- Olive oil
- Salt – this type is best
- Wood chips – we use this variety pack and used apple wood for this recipe
Here’s the printable recipe for smoked baked potatoes as well:
When you’re ready to start dinner look at our meat smoking chart to determine how long each meat will take.
- Then see how to smoke salmon
- Our smoked meatloaf recipe is great with this side dish
- Smoked pork steaks are great too with a dry rub that’s over the top
Baked potato toppings
- Salt and pepper with a little butter
- Sour cream and smoked bacon bits
Stuffed with our 5 ingredient chili and cheese is probably our favorite way to go.
Traeger Baked Potatoes
You can watch this video showing you how we made these here.
Time needed: 2 hours.
Smoked Baked Potatoes
Pierce your potatoes with a fork or knife all over to vent. Fill a flat bowl/container with salt.
Rub olive oil on one of your potatoes and then roll it in the salt.
Do this to all your potatoes, then you’re ready to smoke.
Set smoker to 275, fill container inside with wood chips of your choice and smoke for 2 hours or until they’re tender when poked with a fork.
Allow to rest for a few minutes when you take them out.
Slice, fill with chili for a main dish or sour cream and butter for a side dish!
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Smoked Baked Potatoes
- Pierce your potatoes with a fork or knife all over to vent (so they don’t explode).
- Fill a flat bowl/container with salt.
- Rub olive oil on one of your potatoes and then roll it in the salt.
- Do this to all your potatoes, then you’re ready to smoke.
- Set smoker to 275, fill container inside with wood chips of your choice and smoke for 2 hours or until they're tender in the center, test with a knife or fork.
- Allow to rest for a few minutes when you take them out.
- Slice, fill with chili for a main dish or sour cream and butter for a side dish!