These Smoked Baked Potatoes have the perfect smoky kick. Season them up and load them with your favorite toppings. These can be made with any smoker or pellet Traeger grill.
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You will also love my Smoked Sweet Potatoes recipe.
How to Select Potatoes
Try to look for potatoes that are even and consistent in size. This will ensure they cook at a consistent temperature and are finished cooking around the same time.
Poking holes in potatoes is often a debated topic. Growing up I learned to do it when microwaving to help the interior steam release and prevent them for exploding.
I didn’t poke holes in these and I don’t feel like it made a huge difference.
Do what you feel works for you.
How to Season Them
Rub the potatoes in olive oil first for crispy skin. After the potatoes have cooked I like to add salt, butter, and load them up with sour cream and bacon.
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How to Smoke Traeger Baked Potatoes
- Rub olive oil onto both sides of the potatoes and poke holes all over the potatoes (if you wish).
- Place the potatoes on the smoker.
I recommend 225 degrees for two hours to allow the smoky flavor to penetrate the potatoes. From there, I adjust the temperature to 350 degrees so the potatoes can cook and soften.
Cook Time/How Long to Cook
Potatoes take a long time to cook. When baking they usually take well over an hour to bake in the oven.
Size matters! Larger potatoes will take longer to cook. I typically smoke my potatoes for 2 hours at 225 degrees and then for another 60-90 minutes at 350 degrees.
Ultimately, you need to cook them for however long it takes for them to soften when pierced with a knife or fork or reach an internal temperature of 208-212 degrees.
What Type of Wood/Pellets to Use
Hickory, oak, apple, cherry, and most fruit flavors will work great for the potatoes, along with Traeger’s Signature blend.
How to Store Leftovers
You can reheat them in the microwave, stovetop, in an air fryer, or in the oven at 350 degrees until warm.
More Smoked Side Dish Recipes
Pair with these Main Dish Smoked Recipes
Traeger Smoked Glazed Ham
Traeger Smoked Turkey Breast
Traeger Smoked Salmon
Traeger Smoked Chicken Breast
Traeger Smoked Ribs (3-2-1 Method)
Traeger Smoked Chicken Wings
Smoked Tomahawk Steak
Traeger Smoked Whole Chicken
Smoked Filet Mignon
Traeger Smoked Brisket
Traeger Smoked Baked Potatoes
- 2 russet potatoes Mine weighed 3/4 to 1 pound each
- salt To rub the potatoes.
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the smoker to 225 degrees.
- Rub the olive oil and salt onto both sides and polk holes all over the potatoes (if you wish).
- Place the potatoes on the smoker. Cook for 2 hours.
- Adjust the temperature to 350 degrees. Cook until the potatoes reach an internal temperature of 205-212 degrees and have a soft interior when poked.
- Slice the potatoes and open and add butter, salt, and pepper.