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A plate full of baked potatoes. One is topped with sour cream, bacon, cheese, and green onions.

Traeger Smoked Baked Potatoes

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5 from 4 reviews

  • Author: Mollie
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 baked potatoes 1x


These Traeger Smoked Baked Potatoes are coated in butter and salt, then smoked until they're perfectly crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. They're super hands-off and easy, and a perfect vessel for all of your favorite loaded potato toppings.



6 large russet potatoes

1 tablespoon salt, divided

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, divided


  1. Preheat your Traeger or pellet grill to 425°F.
  2. Run your potatoes under cold water and scrub with your hands to remove any dirt. Then dry them with a towel and poke each side of the potatoes several times with a fork.
  3. Place your potatoes directly on the grill grates of your Traeger or pellet grill. Use a basting brush to brush on half of the butter. Then sprinkle the potatoes with half of the salt. Close the lid and cook for 20 minutes.
  4. After 20 minutes, flip your potatoes and top with the remainder of the butter and salt. Then cook for an additional 20 minutes.
  5. Remove your potatoes from the grill and top with your favorite toppings or serve with butter, salt, and pepper.


Nutritional information is only an estimate. 

If you don't have a basting brush, a paper towel can be used. Just dip the edge in a little bit of the butter, then rub it onto the potatoes.

We prefer a high-quality grass-fed butter and sea salt for this recipe.  

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 baked potato
  • Calories: 359
  • Sugar: 2.3 g
  • Sodium: 1182.2 mg
  • Fat: 8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 66.7 g
  • Protein: 8 g
  • Cholesterol: 20.4 mg