Smoked Mashed Potatoes
Smoked mashed potatoes are the ultimate in comfort food. These fluffy potatoes are smoked for a tasty twist on a classic side dish.
Servings: 10 people
- 5 pounds Yukon gold potatoes
- 8 Tablespoons salted butter softened
- 8 Tablespoons cream cheese softened
- 1/2 cup heavy cream more, as needed
- 1/2 teaspoon salt more, as needed
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add 2 teaspoons of salt to the water and then slowly add in your washed potatoes with the skin still on.
Boil the potatoes for 15-20 minutes, or until fork tender. Remove the potatoes from the water and place them in a large mixing bowl.
Using electric beaters or a potato masher, mash the potatoes until they are about 75% broken down. Add in the butter, cream cheese, and heavy cream. Mix again until they reach your desired consistency. Don't over-whip. Add salt to taste.
Preheat your smoker to 225 degrees F with a mild hardwood like pecan or alder.
Spread the mashed potatoes into a 12 inch cast iron skillet. Place the skillet in the smoker and close the lid. Smoke for 1 hour. Serve warm with additional melted butter, if desired.
Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 260mg | Potassium: 961mg | Fiber: 5g | Vitamin A: 610IU | Vitamin C: 25.8mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 7.4mg