Smoked Mashed Potatoes – this is the ultimate smoked mashed potatoes recipe that is the perfect side dish for any meal! Topped with cheese and bacon!
Ultimate Smoked Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes are pure comfort food and we wanted to make a fun, ultimate smoked mashed potato recipe for you to enjoy with some of our other smoked recipes (like this Smoked Meatloaf + Smoked Green Beans or this Smoked Pork Loin). Top with some cheese and bacon to really take it to the next level!
We tested this on a Traeger, but any pellet grill will work!
Why This Recipe Works
- Yukon Golds: these are my favorite potatoes to mash – they become so soft and velvety!
- Smoke Time: the smoke time is flexible here – I recommend between 1-2 hours.
- Toppings: the toppings take things up a notch!
Smoked Mashed Potato Ingredients
- yukon gold potatoes: you could substitute russet potatoes here if you really want, but for best results I recommend the Yukon gold potatoes.
- kosher salt + ground black pepper: we have specific amounts listed, but feel free to taste and then add more if you want.
- unsweetened almond milk: you could use regular milk if you wanted.
- butter + Greek yogurt + sour cream + ranch dressing: there are dairy-free substitutes for all of these in the recipe card Notes section.
- garlic powder: feel free to omit this if you want, but I love a little bit of garlic!
- Toppings: we used shredded cheese, bacon and sliced green onion.
How Long to Smoke Mashed Potatoes
At 225 degrees F. we are smoking our mashed potatoes for anywhere from 1-2 hours. Then we add the cheese and smoke until the cheese is melted.
What to Serve with Pellet Grill Mashed Potatoes
How to Smoked Mashed Potatoes
Cut up your potatoes (the smaller you cut them the shorter your boil time will be). Boil potatoes until they are fork tender.
Once they are super soft, drain the potatoes and add them to large bowl along with the rest of the ingredients. Use a potato masher or a hand mixer to combine. Taste and adjust seasonings, as desired.
Pour out into a cast iron pan and spread evenly around the pan.
Let smoke at 225 for anywhere from 1 hour to 2 hours (or even a bit more).
Remove and add your cheese and bacon.
Place back on the smoker and close the lid – let it smoke until the cheese is nice and melted (about 30 minutes).
Garnish with some green onion and then serve!
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Smoked Mashed Potatoes – the ultimate smoked mashed potatoes recipe that is perfect for any meal! Topped with cheese and bacon!
- Approx. 4lbs yukon gold potatoes, cut into large chunks
- 2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons sour cream
- 1/4 cup ranch dressing
- 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 4–6 slices thick smoked bacon, cooked and cut into pieces
- 2 cups shredded cheese
- 2 green onions, sliced
- Preheat smoker to 225 degrees F.
- Bring a large saucepan or pot of water to boil.
- Add cut up potatoes (the smaller you cut them the shorter the boil time will be) to pot of boiling water.
- Boil potatoes for 15-25 minutes or until they are fork tender.
- Drain potatoes and add to a large mixing bowl.
- Add remaining ingredients and let the butter melt/soften for a minute or two.
- Use a potato masher to mash everything together (alternatively you can use a hand mixer, if you prefer) until the consistency is smooth.
- Taste and adjust salt or other ingredients, as-desired.
- Pour out mashed potatoes into a 12-inch, deep cast iron skillet and spread out evenly.
- Place on smoker (uncovered) for 1-2 hours.
- Remove from smoker and sprinkle with cheese then add bacon.
- Place back on the smoker for approximately 30 minutes or until cheese is melted.
- Remove and garnish with green onion.
- Serve immediately.
- Dairy-Free Substitutes: you can use plant-based butter instead of regular butter, plain dairy-free yogurt instead of Greek yogurt, dairy-free sour cream instead of regular sour cream, dairy-free ranch dressing instead of regular ranch and dairy-free cheese instead of regular..
- Storage: store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up 3-5 days.
- Bacon: we love cooking ours in the oven!
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