Smoked Potato Skins

Smoked appetizer recipe: potato skins
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  • Total: 65 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 50 mins
  • Yield: 8 to 10 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
131 Calories
9g Fat
8g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 to 10 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 131
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 357mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 5g
Calcium 139mg 11%
*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.)

This is a great appetizer to make if you already have the smoker heated up. It adds a great flavor to these potato skins and the low temperature allows the flavors to blend together while they cook.


  • 8 large potatoes
  • 3/4 cup/180 mL of cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL green onions
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL paprika
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Bake potatoes until tender.

  3. Cut lengthwise in quarters.

  4. Scoop out to make shells about 1/2 inch thick.

  5. Paint with olive oil and coat both sides with dry ingredients.

  6. Place in prepared smoker at about 200 F/95 C and smoke for 20 to 40 minutes, depending on how smoky you want them.

  7. Sprinkle with cheese and let smoke until cheese melts.

  8. Top with chopped green onions and serve with barbecue sauce.

  9. Serve and enjoy!