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Smoked potatoes in a bowl of foil.
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Smoked Potatoes

Creamy and velvety potatoes, made on the grill, loaded with your favorite seasonings! Think garlic, thyme, salt and pepper. This smoker potatoes recipe can easily adapt to become Smoked Sweet Potatoes or smoked mashed potatoes, with a few extra steps. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Potato Recipe, Smoked Recipes, Smoked Vegetables
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 226kcal
Author: Darcey Olson
Cost: $5


  • Lbs Potatoes, Diced into 1" Chunks (*Note 1)
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 6-8 Garlic Cloves (or 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder)
  • ½ tsp Dried Thyme
  • ½ tsp Dried Oregano
  • Kosher Salt and Pepper, To Taste
  • 1 tbsp Butter


  • Dried Rosemary, Dried Dill, Dried Basil and/or Dried Italian Seasoning (*Note 2)


  • Preheat the smoker or grill to 225°F, set up for indirect heat.
  • Add the diced potatoes, olive oil, garlic, thyme, oregano, salt and pepper to a Ziploc Bag. Seal and shake to coat evenly.
  • Place a large sheet of aluminum foil on the kitchen counter (approx. 3') and fold in half on the long end (so it ends up more square in shape than rectangular). Spray the aluminum foil liberally with non-stick cooking spray. Add the potatoes and 2 tablespoons of water to the center of the foil. Top the potatoes with the pat butter. Pull up the two short ends of the foil so they meet above the potatoes and fold down to close. Next, fold up the two sides so you have an enclosed foil pouch.
  • Using a sharp knife, add 6-8 air holes on the top of the aluminum foil to the let the steam out and the smoke in! If you skip this step, there will be no smoke flavor.
  • Transfer the aluminum foil packet to the indirect heat side of the smoker and smoke for 75 minutes. Gently poke a fork through the top of the foil to pierce a potato. Keep smoking in 15 minute increments, until your desired firmness is reached. Total cooking time depends on the size of your potatoes.
  • Remove from the grill, carefully open while wearing gloves (it will steam) and serve immediately for best texture.


Smoker or Charcoal Grill


Note 1 - Potato options include:
Red Potatoes (New potatoes)
Fingerling Potatoes
Yukon Gold Potatoes
Russet Potatoes
Note 2 - Additional seasoning options, depending on what spices/herb you prefer! All of the listed spices will work.


Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 739mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 2mg