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Electric Smoker Baked Potatoes Recipe

Alright, folks, let’s talk electric smoker baked potatoes!

So, you’ve got your electric smoker, and you’re thinking, “Why not toss in some potatoes?” Well, you’re onto something special. That smoky aroma, the kind that turns a regular baked potato into a flavor-packed adventure.

Using an electric smoker for baked potatoes might sound a bit out there, but trust me, it’s a game-changer.

We love this electric smoker baked potato recipe as a companion to Smoked Beef Ribs.  We also make this recipe when we are conducting electric smoker reviews using our famous Pork Ribs Test.


potatoes in a bucket ready for the electric smoker

How To Make Electric Smoker Baked Potatoes

Alright, let’s dive into the nitty-gritty of turning your ordinary spuds into extraordinary delights with our step-by-step guide to electric smoker baked potatoes.

1. Preparing Potatoes For Smoking

So, you’ve got your potatoes ready for their smoky transformation. Wash ’em up, pat them dry, and pierce them a few times with a fork. This helps those spuds absorb all that delicious smokiness.

2. Seasoning and Oiling: The Flavor Infusion

Time to amp up the taste. Whether you’re a fan of classic salt and pepper or want to get fancy with your favorite spices, season those potatoes generously.

Now, here’s a game-changer – a light drizzle of oil. This not only enhances the flavor but also helps achieve that crispy skin we all love.

3. Benefits of Using an Electric Smoker: Flavor, Control, and Ease

Why go for an electric smoker? Well, besides the fact that it makes the entire process a breeze, the electric smoker ensures a consistent and controlled cooking environment. It means your potatoes get that perfect infusion of smokiness without any guesswork.

potatoes ready for the electric smoker

Timing and Temperature

Now that your potatoes are prepped and your electric smoker is humming, let’s talk about the magic numbers – how long to smoke those spuds and why consistent temperature is your secret weapon.

1. Ideal Smoking Duration for Texture Bliss

So, how long do these potatoes need to soak in all that smoky goodness? Aim for a sweet spot of about 2 to 2.5 hours. This timeframe allows the flavors to mingle, the skin to crisp up, and the insides to turn into that fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth perfection we’re after. It’s the Goldilocks zone of potato smoking.

2. Consistent Smoker Temperature: The Key to Success

Now, here’s the deal-breaker – maintaining a steady temperature. Keep that electric smoker dancing around 225°F (107°C). Why? Because slow and steady wins the race. Consistency ensures every inch of those potatoes gets an equal share of smoky love, resulting in a yummy textures that will have your taste buds doing a happy dance.

The Best Electric Smoker Baked Potato Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours

Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes

Servings: 4

Ingredients For Electric Smoker Baked Potatoes

  • a bag of your favourite potatoes
  • 2 tsp of olive oil
  • 1 Tbs of salt
  • 1 Tbs black pepper


  • Take big-sized potatoes
  • Poke some holes inside the potatoes with a fork
  • Cover the potatoes with olive oil, salt and pepper
  • Smoke them for 2 hours at 225 F
  • Let them rest for 20 minutes before serving


different types of potatoes ready for smoking

What Potatoes Should I Use?

This can be a big rabbit hole to go down, so let’s talk about the stars of the show – the potatoes themselves. Choosing the right ones makes all the difference when it comes to achieving that smoky perfection in your electric smoker.

1. Potato Varieties for Smoking

Not all potatoes are created equal, and the same goes for smoking. Russets, Yukon Golds, and sweet potatoes are top contenders for the smoker. Russets, with their starchy goodness, crisp up beautifully. Yukon Golds bring a buttery texture, while sweet potatoes add a hint of sweetness to the smokiness. Take your pick based on your flavor preference.

2. Flavor and Texture Differences

Now, let’s get into the nitty-gritty of flavor and texture. Russets, with their higher starch content, turn fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside when smoked. Yukon Golds, being waxy, maintain a creamier texture, while sweet potatoes offer a delightful balance of sweetness against the smoky backdrop.

The BEST Baked Potato Toppings

You’ve got those smokin’ spuds ready, and now it’s time to crown them with the best of the best – toppings!  These delicious options will take your electric smoker baked potatoes to the next level.

1. Classic Favorites for Traditionalists

Let’s start with the classics – butter, sour cream, and chives. These timeless toppings add a richness and freshness that perfectly complement the smoky undertones of your potatoes. Keep it simple, keep it delicious.

2. Flavor Explosion for the Adventurous Eaters

Feeling a bit more daring? How about loading up with crispy bacon, shredded cheese, and a dollop of tangy barbecue sauce? This combo adds layers of flavor and texture that will have your taste buds doing a happy dance. Go ahead, take a flavorful leap!

3. Veggie Extravaganza for the Plant-Lovers

For those leaning towards the green side, consider piling on sautéed mushrooms, spinach, and a sprinkle of feta cheese. These bring a burst of freshness and earthiness to your smoky spuds.

4. Global Fusion for the Culinary Explorers

Take a trip around the world with toppings like salsa, guacamole, and a drizzle of crema. This fusion of flavors adds a southwestern kick that’s both vibrant and satisfying.  Really there are no rules here, just go wild!

sweet potato baked in electric smoker

Baked Potato Serving Suggestions

Alright, you’ve nailed the art of smoking those potatoes, and now it’s time to show them off in all their smoky glory. Let’s dive into some easy and creative ways to serve your electric smoker baked potatoes that’ll make everyone at the table do a little happy dance.

Smoked Potatoes Meet Lasagna

Feeling a little fancy? Pair those smoked spuds with a classic like our Smoked 3 Meat Lasagna. The creamy layers of lasagna and the earthy tones of the potatoes create a match made in flavor heaven. It’s a dynamic duo that brings a touch of sophistication to your table.

Smoky Potatoes and Turkey

Thanksgiving plans on the horizon? Imagine the smoky aroma of those potatoes mingling with the golden goodness of our own smoked turkey. The contrast of crispy skin and fluffy insides adds a delightful twist to the traditional Thanksgiving feast.

Cheese Lover’s Dream

And for our cheese enthusiasts, why not go all out? Pair your smoked baked potatoes with an assortment of cheeses – cheddar, gouda, or blue cheese. You could also pair it with our very own smoked cheese recipe. The smoky notes of the potatoes enhance the cheesy experience, creating a blissful harmony of flavors.



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