These Smoked Baked Potatoes are seasoned with salt, pepper and garlic pepper and then slow cooked on your Traeger electric pellet grill. They are a quick and easy side dish that anyone can make. Perfect to pair with your smoked pork, steak or chicken!
Smoked Baked Potatoes
I think baked potatoes are one of my favorite vegetables. Where some people love the fluffy insides, I love the perfectly crispy skin, especially when it’s been seasoned with a little salt, pepper and garlic – YUM!!!
We’ve made them on the grill before and these Grilled Baked Potatoes have become one of our favorite go to recipes when we are grilling.
Plus, the kids love them! Anytime that happens a recipe goes on repeat!
This also lead me to the realization that I needed to try them on the smoker too! Then I’d have a go-to side dish for smoking baked potatoes.
How about you, what’s your favorite veggie?
Can you smoke potatoes?
Absolutely! Potatoes are delicious on the smoker! Have you tried my recipe for Seasoned Potatoes on Smoker? Those are fantastic and this recipe is another one that you’ll love!
Now, if you are like me, there’s something about a baked potato that makes me feel like I’m dining in a restaurant.
It seems, that every steak house I go to serves a mean baked potato along with their steaks or meat of choice.
My goal is to make it feel like I’m dining out when I’m at home so I love making these Smoked Baked Potatoes!
Why would you smoke baked potatoes?
It’s actually a perfect side dish to serve with just about any meat smoked on the grill – smoked prime rib, smoked whole chicken or even ribs. The reason it’s perfect is that it takes no further effort! You just scrub the outside of the potato and onto the smoker it goes!
I know you can slap them in the microwave and they are done in a snap, but it’s just not the same!
Why not use the heat of the smoker to slow cooker the potatoes? It’s one less side to worry about! Just had it over to your grill master (aka my hubby!) when it’s time for the potatoes to go on the smoker and let them do all the work!
Not that I’d ever do that or anything! ?
What potatoes are best for Traeger Potatoes
There are many potatoes to choose from at the market. When you’re looking to make a great smoked baked potato you’ll definitely want to use a russet potato. The thick skin and high starch content is perfect for baking.
The only other potato I’d recommend for baking would be a sweet potato.
Hmmm, I should probably do that next, shouldn’t I?
Traeger Baked Potatoes
The best part of these Traeger Baked Potatoes?
A handful of ingredients, a few minutes of prepping them and you are good to go.
I also love that it’s simple to make them work at whatever temperature you are smoking your main dish at.
Just add a little time if it’s a lower temp or take a little time off if it’s a higher temp.
So flexible and I’m one that loves that!
What are the best vegetables to smoke?
Squash and peppers like my recipe for – Easy Smoked Vegetables
But I have big plans for more veggies on the smoker, like artichokes, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and cauliflower. If you have a favorite you’d like to see, be sure and let me know what that is!
Grocery list for Traeger Baked Potatoes
- Russet potatoes
- Olive oil
- Seasonings – salt, pepper, garlic powder
- Butter and parsley optional
How to make Smoked Potatoes
- Prep smoker to a temperature of 225 degrees F.
- Combine garlic powder, black pepper and salt in a small bowl, stir to combine.
- Scrub potato well under warm water. Brush with olive oil. Roll potatoes coat with the spices.
- Place potatoes on the smoker set to 225 degrees F. Smoke for 3 hours or until fork tender.
More potato recipes!
- Cheesy Potatoes on the Grill with Bacon
- Seasoned Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges
- Garlic Herbed Grilled Potatoes
- Baked Potatoes on the Grill
Be sure and take a moment below to comment and tell me what your favorite veggie is on the smoker! I want to make sure if it’s a recipe I don’t have on the blog I can develop it for you! And if you make this, leave me that five star rating below – tag me with #julieseatsandtreats too!
Thank you and enjoy this recipe!!
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- 4 russet potatoes medium
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- Prep smoker according to manufacturer's directions to a temperature of 225 degrees F.
- In a small bowl combine garlic powder, black pepper and salt. Stir to combine.
- Wash potatoes. Brush with olive oil. Roll potatoes in spices in bowl until they are completely covered.
- Place potatoes on smoker set to 225 degrees F. Smoke for 3 hours or until soft and fork tender.
- Serve potatoes with your favorite toppings!