Pit Boss Smoked Mashed Potatoes

Looking for a comforting dish? These Pit Boss mash potatoes are perfect! These are loaded with cheese, bacon, butter, green onions and that delicious smoky flavor. This recipe is more of a loaded mash potato dish.

Similar to a loaded fries, but I’ve added another layer of flavour of smoke, so it’ll be different to the classic butter and potato duo. 

I like the fact that it can be eaten as a full meal on its own or as a side —it’s super filling! That’s why I love making it. 

Why You’ll Love This Smoked Mashed Potatoes

You’ll love this smoked mash potato recipe because potatoes are the perfect winter side to anything you’ve got going in the smoker.

I’ve also included any substitute options if you wanted to mix things up, but the bacon and cheese recipe is a crowd favorite. 

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What You’ll Need to for Smoked Mashed Potatoes

  • Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • Heavy Cream
  • Butter
  • Kosher Salt
  • Diced Bacon
  • Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Green Onions
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How to Cook Smoked Mashed Potatoes on Your Pit Boss

Step 1 – Fry the Bacon Off

  • Slice your green onions and set aside.
  • Dice up bacon, fry up the bacon in your cast iron skillet (or whatever pan you are going to use for smoking the potatoes). Set aside bacon.
  • We’ll use this same pan later to spread the mashed potatoes on.
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Step 2- Cook the Potatoes

  • Dice up potatoes and place into a pot filled with cold salted water (2 tbsp salt).
  • Bring to boil for 15-20 minutes until fork tender.
  • Strain, and place back into the pot.

Step 3 – Mash the Potatoes

  • Mash the potatoes.
  • Use a potato ricer for a smoother consistency if you have one. Otherwise, just use a regular potato masher.
  • Add heavy cream, butter, and 1/2 tsp salt to the pot and continue mashing until no lumps, and smooth consistency.
  • Stir in some of the green onions into the mash, about 1/4 cup.
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Step 4 – Prepare the Mash

  • Spread out the mashed potatoes onto your cast iron pan.
  • Top with cheese.

Step 5 – Smoke the Potatoes

  • Smoke at 275°F-300°F for 1 hour until cheese is golden brown.
  • Serve with sour cream, bacon bits, green onions, and more cheese
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What Temperature to Smoke Smoked Mashed Potatoes On A Pit Boss

These smoked mash potatoes are smoked at 275°F-300°F.

What Internal Temperature You Need to Reach For Smoked Mashed Potatoes 

You don’t really need to watch what the internal temperature for potatoes are, but for this recipe, and if you’d like to check anyway, they should be at, 

How Long to Smoke Smoked Mashed Potatoes on a Pit Boss

Smoked mash potatoes are cooked for 1 hour or until the cheese is crispy and golden brown on the top. 

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How to Store Leftover Smoked Mashed Potatoes

Smoked mash potatoes can be stored in a plastic container in the fridge for up to a week. 

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What to Serve With Smoked Mashed Potatoes

There are loads of things to serve with mashed potatoes: they make the perfect side to any smoked meat. Try the following:

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My Favorite Wood Chips for Smoked Mashed Potatoes 

Smoked mash potatoes soak up a lot of smoke, so any flavour that you like works best. I like pecan or alder, but you can go for cherry, maple, or oak also.

Can I Use Other Potatoes?

Yukon gold potatoes have a buttery inside which makes them perfect for mashing. Other potatoes tend to be a little harder on the inside. I’d avoid other potatoes and I’d just use the yukon gold.

If you want a less starcheir option you can try sweet potatoes and carrots for something different. They’re packed with nutrients.

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Can I Put Other Ingredients in My Smoked Mashed Potatoes

You can mix up your smoked mash potatoes by adding different ingredients. You can try chili, jalapeños, kabana, capers—anything that offets your potatoes. 

You can substitute the green onions for red or brown onions. 

You can use a whole different array of cheeses as well. Gyuvereye is a nice filler cheese, because it has a full taste, and if you’re looking for texture, mozzerrella, or boccincini are nice addition. Some other cheeses you can try and goudaor fontina. 

You can also add paprika over the top. I like that extra zing on my potatoes. 

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Smoked Mashed Potatoes on a Pit Boss

Charlie
What could be better than mashed potatoes topped with bacon and cheese and cooked in the smoker! Nothing!! This is a family favorite that will also impress any guests you have over,
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Dinner, lunch, main, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Barbecue, bbq, dinner, grill, lunch
Servings 4 servings
Calories 351 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Pellet smoker

Ingredients
  

  • 2.2 lbs Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp Kosher salt
  • 2 strips Diced bacon
  • 1/2 cup Cheese
  • 1/3 cup Sour cream
  • 3 stems Green onions

Instructions
 

Step 1 – Fry the Bacon Off

  • Slice your green onions.Set aside.Dice up bacon.Fry up the bacon in your cast iron skillet (or whatever pan you are going to use for smoking the potatoes).Set aside bacon.We’ll use this same pan later to spread the mashed potatoes on.

Step 2- Cook the Potatoes

  • Dice up potatoes and place into a pot filled with cold salted water (2 tbsp salt).Bring to boil for 15-20 minutes until fork tender.Strain, and place back into the pot.

Step 3 – Mash the Potatoes

  • Mash the potatoes.Use a potato ricer for a smoother consistency if you have one. Otherwise just use a regular potato masher.

Step 4 – Add Seasonings

  • Add heavy cream, butter, and 1/2 tsp salt to the pot and continue mashing until no lumps, and smooth consistency.Stir in some of the green onions into the mash, about 1/4 cup.

Step 5 – Prepare the Mash

  • Spread out the mashed potatoes onto your cast iron pan.Top with cheese.

Step 6 – Smoke the Potatoes

  • Smoke at 275F-300F for 1 hour until cheese is golden brown.
  • Serve with sour cream, bacon bits, green onions, and more cheese
Keyword Smoked Potato

Smoke On!

Charlie

Hi, I’m Charlie, I have been meat-smoking and grilling for the past 15 years. I have an array of different smokers, thermometers, and have a love for finding the right wood and charcoal combo My favourite recipes are my EXTRA CRISPY smoked pork belly, juicy pulled pork, smoked brisket, duck poppers, and ANY SEAFOOD I grill).

I loves sharing his tips with beginners, helping them navigate the world of smoking. I find it’s not just about cooking; it’s a quest for that perfect smoky flavor.

You will usually find me playing with the kids, perfecting my brisket bark, or sipping beers with boys around the fire. Can’t wait to share all my delicious smoking and grilling recipes with you!

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