Smoked Stuffed Baked Potatoes

Rating: 5.00
By Dave
September 23, 2021

Bake a potato in a smoker, then scoop out the inside and mix it with cheese, sour cream and guanciale then heat it until the filling is hot and delicious.

Prepare the Potato

Smoked, stuffed baked potatoes are easy to make. Prepare the potatoes by poking a few holes in the skin with a fork, then rubbing the skin with a little bit of olive oil and seasoning both sides with salt and freshly ground black pepper. The holes allow steam to escape without tearing the potato.

Add Salt and Pepper
Add Salt and Pepper

Smoke the Potato

Set up your smoker for indirect heat at 350°F and place the potatoes directly on the grill. Smoke them fro one hour over charcoal. It’s best to cook the potatoes over lump charcoal. No wood chips or chunks are needed for this recipe. The potatoes will absorb plenty of smoke just from the charcoal.

Bake the Potato in the Smoker
Bake the Potato in the Smoker

Stuff the Potato

After an hour, remove the potato from the smoker and carefully slice them in half. Scoop out the inside leaving about 1/4″ of potato in the skin. Mix the scooped out potato with the sour cream, cheese, and guanciale and spoon it back into each potato half. Add some cold grated butter on top.

Stuffed Baked Potatoes Ready for the Smoker
Smoked Stuffed Baked Potatoes Ready for the Second Round in the Smoker

Guanciale is a wonderful Italian cured meat similar to pancetta. The difference is that guanciale comes from pork jowl whereas pancetta come from pork belly. Cut the guanciale in 1/4″ cubes and sauté to render the fat before adding it to the potato mixture.


Heat it Up and Serve

Place the potato halves in a shallow disposable pan and place the pan back in the smoker for about 15 minutes until the potatoes are heated through and the cheese has melted. Sprinkle the potatoes with chives and serve.

Smoked Stuffed Baked Potato
Smoked Stuffed Baked Potato

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Smoked Stuffed Baked Potato

Smoked Stuffed Baked Potatoes

5 from 1 vote
Do you like stuffed baked potatoes? Then try a smoked stuffed baked potato. The potato is first baked in the smoker until done. Then the stuffed potato went back into the smoker until the filling was hot and the cheese was melted.
Servings 4 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 1 minute


  • 2 russet potatoes
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 Gruyere cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 oz guanciale or pancetta, cooked
  • Olive oil
  • Chives
  • Paprika
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  • Poke a few holes in the potato with a fork. Rub with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
    Add Salt and Pepper
  • Setup your smoker for indirect heat at 350 degrees. Cook the potatoes for an hour.
    Bake the Potato in the Smoker
  • Remove the potatoes from the smoker, cut them in half and scoop out the insides. Mix the scooped out potato with sour cream, Gruyere, guanciale, salt and pepper. Scoop the mixture back into each potato skin. Season with paprika and add some grated butter on top.
    Stuffed Baked Potatoes Ready for the Smoker
  • Place back on the smoker for 15 minutes until the filling is hot and cheese has melted. Sprinkle with chives and serve hot. Enjoy.
    Smoked Stuffed Baked Potato



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Serving: 8ozCalories: 400kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 7gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 444mgPotassium: 529mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 327IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 81mgIron: 1mg
Calories: 400kcal
Cost: $6
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked potato, stuffed baked potato

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