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A cast iron skillet filled with smoked mashed potatoes and topped with cheese and bacon.

Smoked Mashed Potatoes

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stove Top + Smoker
  • Cuisine: American


Smoked Mashed Potatoes – the ultimate smoked mashed potatoes recipe that is perfect for any meal! Topped with cheese and bacon!



Mashed Potatoes

  • 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 


  • 46 slices thick smoked bacon, cooked and cut into pieces
  • 2 cups shredded cheese
  • 2 green onions, sliced


  1. Preheat smoker to 225 degrees F. 
  2. Bring a large saucepan or pot of water to boil.
  3. Add cut up potatoes (the smaller you cut them the shorter the boil time will be) to pot of boiling water. 
  4. Boil potatoes for 15-25 minutes or until they are fork tender. 
  5. Drain potatoes and add to a large mixing bowl. 
  6. Add remaining ingredients and let the butter melt/soften for a minute or two.
  7. Use a potato masher to mash everything together (alternatively you can use a hand mixer, if you prefer) until the consistency is smooth.
  8. Taste and adjust salt or other ingredients, as-desired. 
  9. Pour out mashed potatoes into a 12-inch, deep cast iron skillet and spread out evenly.
  10. Place on smoker (uncovered) for 1-2 hours. 
  11. Remove from smoker and sprinkle with cheese then add bacon.
  12. Place back on the smoker for approximately 30 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  13. Remove and garnish with green onion.
  14. 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!