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Perfectly Fluffy Smoked Baked Potatoes

Are you ready for some smoked baked potatoes??!! Do you have an electric smoker or Traeger you cook meats on and want to add a side dish alongside them? This is the way to do it. I will never make potatoes any other way after tasting how amazing they taste out of our smoker.

Smoked Baked Potatoes

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 Traeger smoker recipes. (originally published 8/18, affiliate links present)

Baked Potatoes in a Smoker

This time we made some smoked taters. I will say I will never make them in the barbecue again because they were totally amazing with a crispy skin but still fluffy and tender on the inside! Id have to say this is the best way to cook baked potatoes probably ever.

I bought an inexpensive electric smoker years ago but then we upgraded! You don’t have to have a really large version for this idea, or a brand name. Certainly one of our favorite potato recipe ideas that is super cheap and can be filled with all the things for dinner.

To get your meats absolutely perfect we have this printable meat smoking chart to refer to so each and every time it will be fork tender.

  • Recently we upgraded to this Traeger pellet smoker and grill and love it.
    • We started with an electric smoker that was a Charbroil which worked well to start with.
  • I like applewood pellets, we always have those on hand and make almost everything.
  • This smoker cookbook has some more great ideas if you want to cook outside more regularly.
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Smoked Baked Potatoes Traeger

I will say with the main brand here that it typically is better keeping an even temperature that doesn’t sway a lot. This is most important if you live in colder areas like we do. You can get a blanket to put over it too that will help keep it steady.

Baked Potato in Pellet Smoker

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. Same goes when making our air fryer baked potatoes too because the skins come out amazingly tasty.

smoked pork chops

Ways to cook baked potatoes

Pressure cooker baked potatoes is the quickest way to get them cooked for sure, but not the ideal texture for sure. If I do make them this way for time purposes I will spray with some olive oil and air fry them at the end. Making them this way gets both textures you want without moving them at all.

Crockpot baked potatoes  don’t get that crisp skin I love but is a great hands off potato recipe idea for sure.

Baked potatoes on the barbecue taste similar to this and great if you’re smoking hamburgers this way. Just throw everything on at once.

Smoked baked potatoes

This is what you’ll need:

  1. Potatoes – medium size, we used russet, sweet potatoes could be used too
  2. Olive oil
  3. Salt – larger varieties are best, like sea salt
  4. Wood chips – we use this variety pack and used apple wood for this recipe

This go around we are keeping them whole, if you want a faster cook time you can make smoked potatoes that are diced really with the same ingredients + we add a bit of butter too. Here’s the printable recipe for smoked baked potatoes as well:

Baked Potatoes in a Smoker

When you’re ready to start dinner look at our meat smoking chart linked above to determine how long each meat will take.

Baked potato toppings

  1. Salt and pepper with a little butter
  2. Sour cream and smoked bacon bits

Stuffed with our 5 ingredient chili and cheese is probably our favorite way to go.

Best Way to Make Baked Potatoes 5

Traeger Baked Potatoes

You can watch this video showing you how we made these here. You start off by piercing your potatoes with a fork or knife all over to vent. Fill a flat bowl/container with salt.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Allow to rest for a few minutes when you take them out
  4. Slice, fill with chili for a main dish or sour cream and butter for a side dish!

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Smoked Baked Potatoes

How to make smoked baked potatoes for dinner or a side dish.
Course Appetizer, Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword baked, potatoes, smoked
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 119kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 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!

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Nutrition Facts
Smoked Baked Potatoes
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 119 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 21220mg923%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
4.56 from 9 votes (2 ratings without comment)
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Alison Saalbach Corey

Thursday 9th of March 2023

Baked potatoes are a great source of dietary fiber and potassium. Plus, they're naturally gluten-free, making them a great option for anyone with dietary restrictions. Thanks for sharing another way of preparing baked potatoes for side dish. Perfect!

Carrie Robinson

Thursday 9th of March 2023

This sounds like a great way to make baked potatoes! :) I will have to pass this recipe along to my dad. He loves using his smoker.

Heidy McCallum

Thursday 9th of March 2023

These smoked potatoes were fantastic! They have a whole new depth of flavor! I can't wait to get the smoke going and make them.

Shelby

Thursday 9th of March 2023

These are some incredible tasting potatoes! So simple and easy to make in the smoker, too!

diana reis

Thursday 9th of March 2023

Potatoes are so simple, but I can eat them every day. Stuffed these with chili and so good!

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