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Are you looking for an easy-to-follow recipe for smoked baked potatoes? 

You’re in the right place!

In this guide, you’ll learn:

  • Ingredients you need
  • How to prepare potatoes to be smoked
  • Step by step guide to smoked baked potatoes
  • And much more!
smoked baked potato recipe

Who doesn’t love a good baked potato? Smoking it turns it into a whole new world of flavor.

You’ll never bake a potato in the oven again after trying this.

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Ingredients for Smoked Baked Potatoes

This recipe keeps it simple so you don’t get overwhelming spices over the potatoes, allowing you to enjoy the smoke flavor they will absorb.

  • 6 large Russet potatoes
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1/4 cup chives (optional)
  • Hickory or almond wood for smoke (optional)

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How to Smoke Baked Potatoes

The only thing you have to worry about when smoking baked potatoes is maintaining a consistent temperature.

It is one of the simplest things you can do on your smoker!

Any hard or fruit wood will work wonderfully for this since the potatoes will soak up the smoky flavor with ease.

The best thing about smoking baked potatoes? You can toss them onto the smoker alongside your main meat or other smoked sides.

Preheat the Smoker

Crank the smoker up to 225 degrees.

Any wood works for these so you can experiment to find your favorite but be sure to maintain a steady temperature.

Prepare the Potatoes

While the smoker is heating up, it’s time to prep the potatoes.

Slice the potatoes in half long-ways and add them to a large aluminum pan (skin side down) with all of the other ingredients.

Stir and make sure the potatoes are completely coated.

Smoke Them

Put the aluminum pan into the smoker and let it smoke for 1 hour. 

Give the potatoes a nice stir and then cover the aluminum pan with aluminum foil (the potatoes have absorbed as much smoke as they can at this point, so it’s all about getting them to the right doneness), continue on the smoker for another hour or until the desired doneness is reached. 

Serve immediately or smash them to turn these smoked baked potatoes into smoked mashed potatoes. 

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Shawn Hill

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