Loaded Double Baked (Smoked) Potatoes

Double Baked Potato

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If you’re here, chances are that you love good barbecue, and you love a good steak. Few things go with a perfectly grilled steak as well as a perfectly baked potato. My favorite is a double-smoked potato (formerly known as a double baked potato).

reverse seared steak with double baked potato
A double baked potato. The perfect compliment to a reverse seared steak.

Even better than a baked potato? A double smoked potato. In this post, I’m going to walk you through all the steps and ingredients you need. Keep in mind I’m using a smoker, but these potatoes turn out delicious oven-baked too!

What is a Double Baked Potato?

The name is self-explanatory, but it doesn’t even begin to describe the taste.

A double baked potato is baked with the skin on until done (internal temp of 210). Once the potato is “done” it’s sliced in half.

The flesh is scooped out into a bowl and then combined with a few select ingredients to upgrade the flavor. Then you take your fluffy and tasty potato mixture and put it back into your potato skins, and bake them some more.

The end result is out of this world delicious.

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Picking the Right Potatoes

The first part of making delicious double-baked potatoes is making sure the potatoes you select are just right. You want to choose Russet potatoes that don’t have any rips or blemishes in the skin. Also, make sure you pick potatoes that aren’t too big.

In addition to the potatoes, you’re going to need the following ingredients:

  • Milk
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Salt
  • BBQ Rub (I like Sucklebuster’s SPG or Traeger’s Pork and Poultry Rub)
  • Sour Cream (Optional)
  • Chives (Optional)
  • Bacon Bits (optional)

Two potatoes will easily feed 4 people.

Baking the Potatoes

Set the temp in your grill or smoker to 375 degrees.

Scrub the outside of each of your potatoes with a brush to get the dirt off them. Dry them off, rub with olive oil, and then wrap in some aluminum foil and place in your smoker. Let them cook in the smoker for about an hour, or until the internal temp of the potatoes is 210 degrees.

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Filling for Double Baked Potatoes

Unwrap the potatoes, and then slice each of them in half longways. For this next step, it doesn’t hurt to wear some gloves, the potatoes will be hot!

Using a spoon remove the flesh from the inside of each potato half and put it into a large mixing bowl. Be careful to not go through the skin of the potato halves. You’ll be using those again soon!

After you’ve scooped out all of the potato halves add the milk, cheese, salt, and bbq rub to the bowl. Use a hand mixer to blend all of the ingredients together until smooth.

Double Baked Potatoes

Spoon your mashed potato mixture evenly into each of the 4 potato skin halves and then return them to the smoker. I place them in a small baking dish to keep them all upright.

Double baked potato
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Let them cook for an additional 20 minutes or so, and then remove. They’re done when the tops of each potato start to lightly brown.

Garnish with sour cream, bacon bits, chives, and more cheese.

Double Baked Potato

Double Baked Potatoes are a delicious upgrade to the standard baked potato, and really easy to make.

The next time you’re cooking a steak, or making a brisket, consider making one of your sides a double baked potato. Your guests will thank you!

Double Baked Potato
Yield: 4

Double Baked Potato

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

It's a potato baked twice and loaded with flavor. All cooked on a smoker.

Ingredients

  • 4 Large Russet Potatoes
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tbsp BBQ Rub (I like Sucklebuster's SPG or Traeger's Pork and Poultry Rub)
  • Sour Cream (Optional)
  • Chives (Optional)
  • Bacon Bits (optional)

Instructions

  1. Brush each potato with olive oil, wrap in foil, and then cook in your smoker at 375 degrees for an hour.
  2. Remove from your smoker, unwrap, and then slice each potato in half.
  3. Carefully spoon out the meat of each potato half into a large bowl - combine with the milk, salt, cheese, and bbq rub
  4. Use a mixer to blend the potato with the other ingredients
  5. Spoon the potato back into each skin half, and then place in your smoker to cook for an additional 20 minutes.
  6. remove from the smoker and garnish with cheese, sour cream, bacon bits, and cilantro.

Notes

It's best to let a potato cook to an internal temp of 210 degrees before slicing in half.

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