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Smoked Baked Potatoes Recipe

Slowly smoked russet potato seasoned with a savory dry rub and finished with butter, bacon, and chives.
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Keyword smoked baked potatoes, smoked potatoes, smoked potatoes recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Servings 4 potatoes
Calories 59kcal
Cost $8.00


  • 4 whole russet potatoes, scrubbed clean
  • 4 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup Ultimate Dry Rub
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablesoons chives, finely diced
  • 3 strips cooked bacon, crumbled


  • Prepare smoker targeting 250 degrees Fahrenheit using a fruit wood, like apple or cherry.
  • Gently poke six holes into each potato and then coat with olive oil. Liberally apply the dry rub and place on the smoker uncovered (meaning not wrapped in foil).
  • Smoke the potatoes for up to three hours (longer if they are larger potatoes). The potatoes are ready to come off when the internal temperature reads between 205-210 degrees F.
  • When the potatoes reach the desired internal temperature remove from the smoker. Cut along the length of the potato and add butter and a sprinkle of chives. Serve warm.


Buying Russets: Weigh them and try to buy the same size as much as possible. The weight of each potato we used for testing this recipe averaged 8-12 oz.
It should take 3 hours for an average large russet potato


Calories: 59kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 173IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 2mg