BBQ Smoked Baked Potatoes

Smoked baked potatoes on an orange plate

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  • Total: 2 hrs 45 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 2 hrs 30 mins
  • Yield: 8 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
314 Calories
1g Fat
70g Carbs
9g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 314
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 1813mg 79%
Total Carbohydrate 70g 25%
Dietary Fiber 8g 30%
Protein 9g
Calcium 73mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These smoked potatoes coated in a herb-spice rub are perfect for a summer barbeque. Serve with any grilled or smoked meat for a fantastic meal.


  • 8 potatoes (Yukon Gold's are good for this)
  • 1 cup bacon grease (softened, not melted)
  • For the Herb Mix
  • 2 tablespoons sage
  • 2 tablespoons garlic (granulated)
  • 2 tablespoons parsley
  • 2 tablespoons salt (sea or kosher)
  • 2 tablespoons black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons paprika

Steps to Make It

  1. Wash and dry potatoes. Rub warm, soft bacon grease into the skin of each potato, covering completely. Mix the herbs together; roll each potato in herb mixture, making sure to cover completely. Puncture each potato several times.

  2. Place on ​the hot grill in a smoker, and smoke for 1 hour at 250 F, turning once. Remove potato and wrap each in a double layer of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Seal the foil and place back in the smoker for another 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until tender in the center when poked with a knife or skewer.

  3. You can omit the 'foil step' and the outsides of the potatoes will have a crunchier consistency. These are always the hit of the party.

  4. If you are uncomfortable using bacon grease, you can use vegetable shortening instead. We suggest a good amount of lard on these, so olive oil or vegetable might not cut it for this recipe.

  5. If you do not have access to a smoker, a charcoal grill will work just fine. This side dish is also perfect for camping.