Smoked baked potatoes are such an easy way to complete any meal. They come out perfectly slow-cooked and are so easy to make!
Simple Smoked Baked Potatoes
Ever since we got our Traeger, we’ve been obsessed with cooking full meals on it. What are smoked chicken legs without a delicious side to go with it?
That’s why, today we’re sharing a super simple smoked baked potatoes recipe that you can make alongside your favorite smoked protein.
Why make these smoked baked potatoes?
Basic: there isn’t anything more basic than a baked potato. This recipe only calls for a few ingredients.
Fool-Proof: you really can’t mess this method up, it’s so easy!
Perfect with Chicken: you’ll notice that a lot of our smoked chicken recipes are cooked at 275ºF. This makes these potatoes the perfect thing to cook next to smoked chicken.
Why should I smoke my baked potatoes?
First things first, let’s chat about why you should smoke you baked potatoes vs. baking or grilling them.
There are a few reasons why we think you should:
- Free up space elsewhere: need space on your grill or in your oven? Start up that smoker for your baked potatoes!
- Already using your smoker: got room on your smoker for something else? Make smoked baked potatoes.
- Flavor- beyond all else, smoking your baked potatoes will give them that glorious smoked flavor. Try using a flavored pellet for an enhanced flavor.
What You Need
- Russet potatoes: russet potatoes are hands down our favorite potato to use for baked potatoes. We love how tender the insides get and the skin will get nice and crispy.
- Olive oil: olive oil helps crisp up the skin.
- Salt and pepper: a generous season of salt and pepper will do your smoked baked potatoes some good!
What kind of potatoes can I use?
A variety of different potatoes will work for this recipe. Just make sure they are all about the same size so that they cook evenly. We recommend the following:
How to Make Smoked Baked Potatoes
- Prep potatoes: first, run your russet potatoes under cold water. And then remove any residue using a paper towel.
- Season: next, rub potatoes with olive oil and then generously season with salt and pepper. Then, poke a few holes in each potato using a fork.
- Smoke: smoke potatoes at 275ºF for around 2-2.5 hours (depending on how big your potatoes are). Flip them after around 1 hour. You know the potatoes are done when they are fork tender.
How Long to Smoke Baked Potatoes
Smoke baked potatoes at 275ºF for about 2-2.5 hours or until fork tender on the inside.
When it comes to topping a smoked baked potato, you got options. You can keep it simple or go big. Here are some ideas!
- butter, salt and pepper
- sour cream and chives
- salsa and cheese
Whether you’re serving these for a weeknight dinner or holiday party, here are some main meal ideas.
Grilled Pork Tenderloin: Here is the best grilled pork tenderloin recipe; it’s dry-rubbed in smokey spices, marinated in a sweet bbq soy sauce, and grilled to juicy perfection. It’s a simple pork tenderloin recipe, but it turns out so tender and flavorful.
Sous Vide Steak: Sous vide steak is the ONLY way to eat steak. We are obsessed with the perfectly cooked goodness of sous vide steak. It’s as easy as 1-2-3.
Smoked Chicken Thighs: Seriously delicious smoked chicken thighs made with an easy, flavorful chicken marinade!
Baked Pork Roast: The best oven baked pork roast recipe made with tender potatoes and carrots served with a delicious savory gravy. Make this for dinner tonight!
Let baked potatoes cool completely. Then, transfer them into an airtight container or gallon-size plastic bag and seal. Store for up to 3-5 days.
Smoked Baked Potatoes
- Preheat the smoker to 275ºF.
- Wash the potatoes and dry them.
- Place the potatoes on a plate and drizzle them with olive oil and sprinkle them with salt and pepper.
- Use your hands to rub the olive oil, salt, and pepper all over the potatoes.
- Place the potatoes on the smoker and close the smoker. Smoke the potatoes for 2-2.5 hours (turning the potatoes halfway) or until the potatoes are fork tender.
- Serve immediately.
Tips & Notes
- Pellets: for this recipe we used Traeger's signature blend pellets.