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Smoked Potatoes Recipe

grilled new potatoes in a bowl near cherry tomatoes and greens
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Looking for a delicious side dish for dinner tonight using pantry items you probably have in the kitchen? Look no further than these savory Smoked Potatoes. These potatoes are coated in butter - although vegetable shortening or bacon grease will also work – and then tossed with dried herbs. Then make the simple special by smoking them on your gas grill. We indicate a smoker box to house the woodchips in this recipe, but you can also use a foil packet with holes poked to let the smoke escape if you don’t have one.

Try our recipe for garlic IPA mashed potatoes for your next meal on the grill!

    1 hrs
    45 min
    1 hrs 45 min


  • 1 lb. new potatoes, halved or whole
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 2-3 tsp. dried herbs, like oregano, thyme, dill, etc.
  • 2 tbsp. melted butter, for coating potatoes
  • Salt & pepper, to taste


  1. Soak 2-3 cups woodchips in cold water for 1 hour.
  2. Set up grill for indirect grilling on high, and then place soaked woodchips in smoker box over the lit burner. When the woodchips begin to smoke, you’re ready to get cooking.
  3. Brush potatoes all over with butter, and then season with herbs, salt and pepper.
  4. Place potatoes in a grilling basket over the unlit burner, allowing to smoke for about 45 minutes or until the potato can be pierced easily with a fork.
  5. Remove carefully and serve your smoked potatoes plain, or with your favorite potato toppings like sour cream or cheese!