Seasoned Smoked Potatoes are a delicious smoked side dish recipe that is bursting with savory goodness. Pellet grilled smoked potatoes are rich in flavor yet simple and easy to make!
Crisp fluffy potatoes cooked on a pellet grill. Potatoes appear crispy from the outside but light and fluffy on the inside.
Take your side dish to the next level by adding cheese and making smoked cheesy potatoes!! Besides the delicious garlic spice, this smoked potato has a perfect flavor and an amazing texture.
I love potatoes with a smoky taste! Our family has a huge love of potatoes, and it’s a great compliment to any meat recipe.
It’s also loved by children for the small size and simply delicious taste! My smoked potato recipe is rich in buttery savor that is great for a any meal. It’s simple!
You can substitute butter for ghee and vegetable butter to make this buttery potato taste good! Any pellet smoker grill will work such as a Traeger grill or a Rec Teq Smoker.
Smoked Potatoes is one of our favorite dishes. Learn how you can make diced potatoes in a foil pouch on a pellet grill.
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Smoked Pellet Grilled Potatoes
Grilled smoked baked potatoes are excellent, but smoked grilled potatoes are fabulous!! Grilling potatoes on the pellet smoker gives an incredible smoky flavor.
This grilled smoked potato recipe makes cooking easy and fun. It takes just four ingredients and is pretty much a foolproof delicious side dish.
Beginning smokers rejoice! This is not a smoked baked potato recipe! Smoked baked potato recipes have the same ingredients as smoked seasoned potatoes except there is a difference in how it’s prepared and tastes!
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Choose the Perfect Potatoes
I really like my potatoes; red, white, russet, and Yukon gold potatoes. For making smoked potatoes with the perfect texture, use red potatoes, baby potatoes or russet potatoes.
It’s starchy properties and low moisture make these the perfect potato. More starch in cooking makes russets softer & fluffy.
Ideal for absorbing sweet creamy butter. When you choose fresh potatoes with the right qualities, you will not be disappointed with the finished smoker cuisine.
Try Foil Wrapped Potatoes with Sliced Onions
How can I smoke potatoes? The diced potatoes should be wrapped in foil before cooking on the smoker. This keeps the potato pieces more tender and fluffier.
You can tell when grilled potatoes are fully cooked by giving them a slight squeezed and they bust apart. Simple pantry items are all that you need to make the best potatoes ever.
Place diced potatoes and onions on a sheet of foil and add olive oil or pats of butter and your favorite seasonings along with a splash of water.
It’s easy to cook onion potatoes on a smoker. This recipe for cooking potatoes is great for tossing potatoes in a smoker along with whatever else you’re cooking.
Smoked ribs, beef, smoked spatchcock chicken, brisket, and smoked pulled pork are the perfect accompaniment to this tasty meal. And let’s not forget the easy clean up!! The foil pouch acts as a cooking container and a serving container.
When it comes time for clean-up, store any leftover potatoes directly in an airtight container and throw the foil into the garbage. It’s that simple!! No scrubbing on crusty pans!
The Best Seasoning for Potatoes?
All the seasonings can be found in your pantry, and you won’t need to go to the supermarket for special seasonings. This dish includes tender baby or russet potatoes with a great assortment of your favorite seasonings.
Ingredients for Smoked Potatoes
- Baby Potatoes or Russet Potatoes
- Butter or Olive Oil
- Optional – Sweet White Onion
- Seasonings of your choice – Lawry’s Salt, Ground Pepper, and Granulated Garlic
- If making Cheesy Potatoes – Shredded Colby Jack Cheese
How Long Does It Take too Grill Smoked Potatoes?
When smoking potatoes, I found it took around 1 1/2 hours. Better yet, use a quick read thermometer to prepare the potatoes until the temperature of the potato reaches 205-210°F.
The way that you know grilled potatoes are done is if you pierce it with a fork and it breaks apart easily. Just about as long as it takes to prepare some great meat foods to go along with them!
Cheesy potatoes can be used for breakfast and lunch! Add leftover potatoes to a quiche, frittata, or breakfast casserole for great ways to stretch a dollar and provide extra flavor and texture.
Add the seasoning to these potatoes along with a sprinkle of diced sweet onions.
How to Smoke Potatoes
- Step 1: Preheat the pellet smoker grill to 375°F, make sure that you have an ample supply of pellets (competition blend is what I use) in the bin, and pick your favorite potatoes.
- Step 2: Clean and cut your potatoes into small pieces. If desired, peel the potato before cutting.
- 3rd Step: Lay a section of aluminum foil on your work surface.
- 4th Step: Put diced potatoes on top of the aluminum foil strip and add a splash of water.
- Step 5: If desired, top with diced sweet white onions.
- Step 6: Add pats of butter to the top in different sections of the potatoes.
- 7th Step: Season with your favorite seasonings. I like to use Lawry’s Seasoned Salt, Ground Pepper, and Granulated Garlic.
- Step 8: Fold the aluminum foil to make a pouch. Poke a couple of holes in the top of the foil.
- 9th Step: Place the potatoes pouch on the pellet smoker.
- Step 10: At about 30 minutes, give the foil pouch a shake and gently toss a little bit too shake up the potatoes. Be careful not to puncture the foil. Continue cooking.
- 11th Step: After cooking for an hour, open the foil pouch up to let the smokey flavor into the potatoes. If making cheesy potatoes, top with your favorite shredded cheese. Continue cooking for 1/2 to 1 hour longer.
- Step 12: Remove from the pellet grill and serve immediately.
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How to Store Seasoned Potatoes
Leftover potatoes can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 6 days. To reheat the smoked potatoes, place in a sauté pan on the stove over medium heat. Cook until the desired temperature is reached.
Tips for Making Delicious Smoked Potatoes
- Put it on the pellet grill along with the meats that you are cooking.
- Add bacon bits for more flavor along with the shredded cheese if you would like to make cheesy bacon potatoes.
- Pick the right kind of potato.
- Don’t want to use foil, prepare in a metal pan. Spray the pan with nonstick cooking spray and make as described.
- Add a dollop of sour cream.
More Side Dish Recipes
Smoked Potatoes are an entirely different kind of smokey goodness. This is a hearty dish that makes a perfect side dish for your next cookout. Check out these other side dishes recipes.
Meat Meal Ideas
Are you looking for other meat recipes that you can cook with along with these seasoned potatoes recipe? Check out my other smoked main dish recipes.
Smoked Potatoes Recipe – FAQ
Yes, completely wrapping them in foil for the first hour helps to steam cook the potatoes. Open the foil up at the end of the cooking process to get that great smoky flavor.
Plan on about one and a half to two hours at 375°F to 400°F. If cooking at a lower temperature along with other meats, grill the potatoes for a longer amount of time.
Yes, wrap them in foil first to steam cook potatoes. To get the smoky flavor, open the packet up to help the potatoes suck up the smoky flavor.
Smoked Potatoes Recipe
Get the full recipe and nutrition calories as well as nutrition information below!
- Potatoes, Small Red, Diced 1 1/2 pounds
- Onion, Sweet White, Diced 1/2 cup
- Butter 1/4 cup
- Salt 1 teaspoon
- Pepper 1 teaspoon
- Preheat the pellet smoker grill to 375°F and pick your favorite potatoes.
- Clean and cut your potatoes into small pieces. If desired, peel the potato before cutting.
- Lay a section of aluminum foil on your work surface.
- Put diced potatoes on top of the aluminum foil strip and add 2 tablespoons of water over the potatoes.
- If desired, top with diced white onions.
- Add pats of butter to the top in different sections of the potatoes.
- Season with your favorite seasonings. I like to use Lawry’s Seasoned Salt, Ground Pepper, and Granulated Garlic.
- Fold the aluminum foil to make a pouch. Poke a couple of holes in the top of the foil.
- Place the potatoes pouch on the pellet smoker.
- At about 30 minutes, give the foil pouch a shake and gently toss a little bit too shake up the potatoes. Continue cooking.
- After cooking for an hour, open the foil pouch up to let the smokey flavor into the potatoes. If making cheesy potatoes, top with your favorite shredded cheese. Continue cooking for 1/2 to 1 hour longer.
- Remove from the pellet grill and serve immediately.
- Put it on the pellet smoker grill along with the meats that you are cooking.
- Make cheesy potatoes by adding 1/2 cup of shredded Colby jack cheese.
- Add cooked bacon pieces for more flavor along with the shredded cheese if you would like to make cheesy bacon potatoes.
- Pick the right kind of potato such as red skinned or russet potatoes.
- Don't want to use aluminum foil, prepare in a metal pan. Spray the pan with nonstick cooking spray and make as described.
- Add a dollop of sour cream to the top of the cooked potatoes.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 109Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 20mgSodium 417mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 1g
Note: For exact nutritional information, consult your dietitian. All nutritional information is simply a guideline.
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