Traeger Baked Potatoes

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Baked potatoes meet their match with the Traeger Grill.  Talk about an amazing way to cook baked potatoes.  The wood fired flavors bake into the skin producing a nice crunch of skin with the finish of oak, apple and cherry.  

Traeger Baked Potatoes

Then take them next level and add some bacon, sour cream, butter or maybe even some pulled pork. You decide but let’s make something amazing.

Happy Cooking, Chef Jason

Baked Potato

Chef Jason K. Morse, CEC  |  Ace Hardware Grill Expert  |  Owner, 5280 Culinary

Yield: Serves 4

Prep time: 5 Minutes

Cook time: 45-55 Minutes


  • 4 ea​​ - Russet potatoes, Medium sized​​​​
  • 2 Tbsp - Oil, Olive Blend
  • Taste - ​​Salt, Kosher​​​​​​​​​
  • 8 Tbsp​ - Butter, Salted - ​​​​​​Room temp for easier melting
  • 8 Tbsp - Sour Cream
  • 8 Tbsp​ - Bacon, Cooked - ​​​​​​Rough Chopped
  • 8 Tbsp - Cheese, Marble Cheddar - ​​​​​Shredded

  • Start with a clean sink and wash your potatoes well
  • Insert the potato nails into the end of the potato
  • Don’t have potato nails – use a fork and poke holes in the potato, all over.
  • Lightly oil the potatoes
  • Lightly salt the skin of the potatoes
  • Heat the Traeger Ironwood to 375˚ and load with Hickory Pellets
  • Add the potatoes to the Traeger and place on the bottom grill grate
  • Cook at 375˚ for 50-60 minutes depending on desired doneness
  • Potatoes should be done around 52-54 minutes
  • Remove from the grill carefully
  • Carefully remove the potato nails and set aside
  • Split the potato down the middle and push the edges together to fluff up the potato and create the opening for the butter and toppings
  • Load with your favorite toppings and enjoy
    • Other Fun Toppings Include
      •  Pulled BBQ pork
      • Pulled Pot roast with gravy
      • Sausage Gravy
      • Chili

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Published: 4/27/2020