Twice-Smoked Potatoes

Twice "baked" potatoes except on the smoker instead of in the oven. This is a great side for ribs, brisket, or whatever else you've got the smoker fired up for. Once the potatoes are cut open, they take on the smoke flavor quickly so you won't want to leave them in there for more than 30 minutes. I used hickory for these but any wood will work.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 40 mins
1 potato


  • 1 large russet potato

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 3 tablespoons milk

  • 2 tablespoons shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 1 tablespoon salted butter, melted

  • ½ teaspoon chopped fresh chives

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat a smoker to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Add wood chips according to manufacturer's instructions.

  2. Using a fork, pierce holes on all sides of the potato. Brush oil over entire potato.

  3. Place the potato directly on the smoker rack and cook for 3 hours. Transfer potato to a cutting board and let cool until easily handled.

  4. Slice potato in half. Leaving the shell intact, spoon out flesh and place in a bowl. Add milk, Cheddar cheese, butter, chives, salt, and pepper. Using the back of a spoon, mash potato and stir until evenly combined.

  5. Spoon mixture back into the shells. Return to the smoker for 30 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

518 Calories
23g Fat
67g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 518
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 12g 61%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 226mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 67g 24%
Dietary Fiber 8g 29%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 73mg 366%
Calcium 222mg 17%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 1643mg 35%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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