Smoked Mashed Potatoes On A Grill

Thanksgrilling; Smoked Mashed Potatoes On A Traeger Grill

This recipe for smoked mashed potatoes will soon become a family favorite for your feast. Add in the wood fired flavor from your Traeger and you have a match made in heaven.

Let a Chef walk you through how to it’s done the easy and effective way for your pellet grill.

Print Recipe For Traeger Smoked Mashed Potatoes

Yield: Serves 6-8 People

Prep time: 20 Minutes

Cook time: 35-45 Minutes depending on desired doneness


Measure   Ingredient                                              

2 Pounds       Potatoes, Red (Red Bliss)                           Washed, Diced Medium              

1 Cup                   Milk, Whole                                                 

½ Stick              Butter, Salted                                             

½ Cup                Sour Cream                                                            

½ Cup                Cheese, Parmesan, Shredded                                  or grated

Taste                  Salt, Kosher

Taste                  Pepper, Black, Fresh, Ground   

½ Cup               Onions, Green, Fresh                                                   Sliced

Cooking Directions

  • Place the diced red potatoes into a small saucepan or stockpot and cover with chicken stock (or water)
  • Bring to a boil and cook on a simmer until fork-tender, then cook 4-5 minutes past that until soft
  • Load pellet hopper with Reserve Blend Pellets, ignite Traeger and set temp to 400˚
  • In a separate oven-proof pan – add the butter and milk and place in the Traeger during start up, until melted. Approx 7-10 minutes
  • Carefully remove the milk/butter mixture from the Trager using heatproof gloves
  • Drain the potatoes and place into a large bowl
  • Ådd the melted butter/milk mixture and slowly mash
  • Add the sour cream, cheese and season to taste with salt and black pepper
  • Place into the cast iron skillet, then place the skillet back into the Traeger and cook until the potatoes have a slight crust and are bubbling, about 15 minutes
  • Carefully remove the mashed potatoes from the Trager using heatproof gloves
  • Allow cooling for 5 minutes


  • Potatoes can be made the day ahead, place mashed potatoes into the cast iron skillet, cool uncovered, and then reheat the next day
  • I will drizzle with some extra butter before reheating
  • To heat the Mashed Potatoes, place into Traeger set at 400˚ and cook for 25-35 minutes or until bubbling and a slight crust has formed to your desired doneness
  • Carefully remove the mashed potatoes from the Trager using heatproof gloves
  • Allow cooling for 5 minutes

Grills / Grill Gear Used

  • Traeger Grills                                                      Ace SKU – 8030466
  • Reserve Blend Pellets                                         Ace SKU – 8015887
  • Traeger Turkey Pellet Kit                                    Ace SKU – 8013985
  • Cast Iron Pan                                                      Ace SKU – 6102974