How to Smoke Baked Potatoes | Smoker Recipes

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Smoked Potatoes

We own a smoker and smoke a lot of ribs, so we started smoking potatoes.  If you like cooking in the smoker, you need to try potatoes.  Smoked baked potatoes add another flavor profile to the potatoes and is easy to do.

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How Do You Prepare The Potatoes?

The potatoes need to be washed, otherwise they will taste like dirt. You will then need to coat them in oil and sea salt.

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What Type of Potatoes Are Smoked?

We use russet potatoes. These do not soften as much as Yukon gold or red potatoes might. The Idaho potatoes hold up well in the heat and crisp ever so slightly.

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How Smokey Do The Potatoes Taste?

If you want a heavy smoke flavor, leave the foil open during smoking. If you just want a kiss of smoke flavor, leave the foil closed.

How Do You Know When The Potatoes Are Done?

Check them and see if piercing a fork through is easy or difficult. If it’s easy, they are done.

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Bake Potato Tips

  • We don’t give tips on using your smoker, we feel you should know how to work your smoker best and there are many you could be using.
  • If you like a lot of smoke, don’t tent the foil on the potatoes a lot and you will get a LOT of smoke flavor.
  • Want them to just be smoke kissed, close the foil closed more.
  • Be sure to wash your potatoes, so they don’t taste like dirt.
  • You can start smoking the potatoes while preparing your meat as they may take longer than the meat.
  • Put the potatoes closer to the heat, so the cook faster.
  • Use coarse salt on the potatoes instead of table salt.
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Delicious Smoked Baked Potatoes

Ever ate a potato that has been smoked? It's got some flavor! We're sharing how you can easily smoke baked potatoes in your smoker.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Author: Regina Sober


  • Washed Potatoes we use Idaho
  • Coarse Salt & Pepper
  • Olive Oil


  • While your smoker is coming to temp (225-250F), prepare the potatoes.
  • In a bowl, add the potatoes (we do 4-5 at a time).
  • Add olive oil (enough to coat the potatoes) and about a teaspoon each of salt and pepper)
  • Rub the potatoes into the oil and get coated with salt and pepper.
  • Place 2-3 potatoes together in foil and close the foil around, but tenting so that steam can escape.
  • Repeat for the rest of the potatoes.
  • Place the potatoes into the smoker and ensure they are open.
  • The potatoes will need to cook 5-6 hours, until fork tender.
  • When you open the potatoes they will be a darker color and have the smoke taste. You will notice that they oil may be darker as well.


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Ever ate a potato that has been smoked? It's got some flavor! We're sharing how you can easily smoke baked potatoes in your smoker.

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