Smoked baked potatoes are unbelievably easy to make on your smoker, and unbelievably delicious! These will be some of the best potatoes of your life. Here's our step-by-step recipe on making amazing smoked baked potatoes with just a handful of ingredients.
How To Make Smoked Baked Potatoes
Smoked baked potatoes are very beginner-friendly if you're just starting to use your smoker.
All you need are baked potatoes, olive oil, a little seasoning, and the recipe is so easy, it's virtually impossible to mess up!
If you love baked potatoes, you'll love this smoky version. Soft, fluffy potatoes with a crispy skin, infused with smoky flavor goodness.
- Baked potatoes (2 potatoes). I recommend russet potatoes for their starchy consistency. They do a really nice job of absorbing the smoke.
- Olive oil (1.5 tbsp). To act as a binder for the seasoning.
- Seasoning (1.5 tsp). Use your favorite seasoning here. You can't go wrong with just salt & pepper.
1. Scrub and dry your potatoes. Meanwhile, preheat your smoker to 225F.
2. Pierce the potato skin with a fork on all sides. Then season with the olive oil and seasoning rub.
3. With your smoker running at 225F, place the potatoes on the grill grates for around 2 hours, or until you can stick a butter knife right through them without any resistance.
Then, serve with your favorite toppings!
Cooking Temperature & Time
- Cooking Temperature. We smoked these potatoes at 225F until they became fork tender.
- Cooking Time. These potatoes took about 2 hours to finish smoking.
- To Store. You can store these smoked baked potatoes in an airtight container for up to 4-5 days in the refrigerator.
- To Reheat. You can reheat the smoked baked potatoes in a 350F degree oven for 15-120 minutes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can smoke potatoes without wrapping them in foil. In fact, smoking them unwrapped can lead to a crispier skin and allows the smoky flavor to penetrate more deeply.
The type of wood used for smoking can greatly impact the flavor of your potatoes. Woods like hickory and oak will impart a stronger, more robust flavor. For a milder, sweeter touch, apple or cherry wood can be a good choice. Experiment to find your personal preference.
The cooking time for smoking a potato can depend on several factors such as the size of the potato and the temperature of your smoker. Generally, it takes about 2-3 hours at a smoker temperature of around 225°F. The potatoes are done when they are tender and can be easily pierced with a fork.
What To Serve With Smoked Baked Potatoes
Smoked baked potatoes go well with all-things steak! From smoked filet mignon to smoked tri-tip, these meaty dishes perfectly complement the hearty, smoky flavor of our BBQ smoked potatoes.
Recommended Tools & Equipment
Best Smoked Baked Potatoes
- 2 baked potatoes russet potatoes
- 1.5 tbsp olive oil
- 1.5 tsp seasoning salt, pepper, garlic
- Scrub and dry your potatoes. Meanwhile, preheat your smoker to 225F.
- Pierce the potato skin with a fork on all sides. Then season with the olive oil and seasoning rub.
- With your smoker running at 225F, place the potatoes on the grill grates for around 2 hours, or until you can stick a butter knife right through them without any resistance. Then, serve with your favorite toppings!