Last Updated on January 12, 2024 by Carne Diem
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These spicy Smoked Jalapeno Twice Baked Potatoes will no doubt impress your friends at your next cookout. These creamy twice baked potatoes pack a spicy punch with the addition of green chili hot sauce, pepper jack cheese, and a generous slice of jalapeno in every potato.
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Making the Smoked Jalapeno Twice Baked Potatoes
Prep and bake the potatoes
Rinse the potatoes then poke several times with a fork. Wrap each potato in foil. Bake at 400 degrees in the oven for an hour or until baked.
This step can be done on your grill or smoker but it is not really needed as the potatoes are wrapped. We typically do this step ahead of time in the oven. If you prefer a softer jalapeno you can also roast the jalapeno halves for about 20-30 minutes at this point as well.
Cool the potatoes on the counter until they are at a temp that you can handle them.
Make the filling for the Smoked Twice Baked Potatoes
Once cooled, slice in half so that each potato is a boat. With a spoon, gently scoop the innards out and put them in a mixer or large bowl. Reserve the scooped boats and put them in an oven safe dish or pan. It saves dishes if this is the pan you will bake the potatoes in the second time around.
Using a mixer, add the butter, sour cream, cream cheese, and milk and mix until smooth. Add in the green onion, bacon, sharp cheddar cheese, and hot sauce and mix again, but more gently this time. Partially fill the boats with the filling. Add a jalapeno half and then fill the rest of the way. Feel free to use your favorite hot sauce but we feel that Secret Aardvark's Serrabanero Sauce was made just for these potatoes.
Top the potatoes with the shredded pepper jack cheese. If you can find it, smoked pepper jack works perfectly for this dish. We have also had great results with habanero cheese for those that want a little more heat.
Cooking your Smoked Jalapeno Twice Baked Potatoes
Heat your grill or smoker to 300 degrees. Bake the potatoes for about 15 minute then rotate and cook an additional 15 minutes. If you want more smoke flavor you can also start at a lower heat like 225 for about 30 minutes, before increasing the temp the final 10-15 minutes.
Once the cheese is melted on top you can remove the potatoes from the grill or smoker.
Serve along side some of your favorite BBQ and grilled meats. Need some ideas, check out some of these great recipes that are sure to make you the hit of your next barbeque get together.
- Brisket Burger Sliders with Horseradish Aioli
- Eastern North Carolina Pulled Pork
- Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin
- Spatchcock Chicken
- Beef Short Rib Tomahawk
- Australian Sausage Sizzle with Homemade Ketchup
For more great BBQ side dishes be sure to check out our Fried Mashed Potato Cakes with Herbes de Provence Butter, Jalapeno Coleslaw With Bacon Aioli, Smoked Au Gratin Potatoes and Smoky Hatch Mac and Cheese.
Frequently Asked Questions
Moderately strong flavored woods like pecan or maple work well with smoked potatoes. Milder fruits woods also work well. For those that want a stronger smoke profile, you can use hickory or oak.
These potatoes are mildly spicy. If you want more spice, you can increase the amount of hot sauce in the potatoes.
Yes, the potatoes can be frozen either before smoking or baking, or leftovers can be frozen as well. Use the frozen potatoes within 3 months.
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Smoked Jalapeno Twice Baked Potatoes
- Grill or Smoker
- 8 Large Baking Potatoes such as Idaho or Russet
- 1 Stick Butter Softened
- 1 Cup Sour Cream
- 1 Cup Milk
- 8 Ounce Cream Cheese Softened
- ¼ Cup Chopped Green Onions
- 10 Slices Bacon Fried and chopped
- 1 Cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese Shredded
- ⅓ Cup Green Hot Sauce Such as Secret Aardvark Serrabanero Green Hot Sauce
- 8 Jalapenos Halved and seeds removed
- 1 Cup Pepper Jack or Habanero Cheese Smoked Pepper Jack is even better
- Rinse each potato, poke several times with a fork and wrap in foil.
- Bake at 400 degrees in the oven for an hour or until baked. Cool on the counter until they are at a temp that you can handle them. If you prefer a softer jalapeno you can also roast the jalapeno halves for about 20-30 minutes at this point as well.
- Once cooled, slice in half so that each potato is a boat. With a spoon, gently scoop the innards out and put them in a mixer or large bowl. Reserve the scooped boats and put them in the dish or pan you will bake the second time around in.
- Using a mixer, add the butter, sour cream, cream cheese, and milk and mix until smooth. Add in the green onion, bacon bits, sharp cheddar cheese and hot sauce and mix again, but more gently this time.
- Partially fill the boats with the filling, add a slice pepper and then fill the rest of the way.
- Top with shredded pepper jack cheese. Heat your grill or smoker to 300 degrees and bake for 15 minute. Rotate the potatoes and cook an additional 15 minutes or until the cheese is all melted..