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Smoked Baked Potatoes

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.


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poking hole in baked potato with fork

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.
salt and pepper on baked potato

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:

  • Russet
  • Idaho

How to Make Smoked Baked Potatoes

  1. Prep potatoes: first, run your russet potatoes under cold water. And then remove any residue using a paper towel.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

baked potatoes on smoker with chicken thighs

Topping Ideas

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

Serving Suggestions

Whether you’re serving these for a weeknight dinner or holiday party, here are some main meal ideas.

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.

baked potatoes with cutting board and butter
smoked baked potatoes

Smoked Baked Potatoes

Super simple smoked baked potatoes that’ll give you fork tender baked potatoes every time. 

Prep: 5 minutesCook: 2.5 hoursTotal: 4 minute

Fat 3

Carbs 64

Protein 8

Yield 4 1x


  • 4 large russet potatoes 
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil 
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper 
  1. Preheat the smoker to 275ºF. 
  2. Wash the potatoes and dry them. 
  3. Place the potatoes on a plate and drizzle them with olive oil and sprinkle them with salt and pepper. 
  4. Use your hands to rub the olive oil, salt, and pepper all over the potatoes. 
  5. 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. 
  6. Serve immediately.
  • Pellets: for this recipe we used Traeger’s signature blend pellets.

Serving Size: 1
Calories: 321
Sugar: 3
Fat: 3
Carbohydrates: 64
Fiber: 7
Protein: 8

Author: Category: SideMethod: SmokerCuisine: AmericanDiet: Gluten Free

Keywords: smoked baked potatoes

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