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Smoked mashed potatoes in a cast iron skillet.
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5 from 4 votes

Smoked Mashed Potatoes

Smoked mashed potatoes are the ultimate comfort food. These fluffy potatoes are smoked for a tasty twist on a classic side dish.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time1 hour 45 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Smoked Mashed Potatoes
Servings: 10 people
Author: Susie Bulloch (heygrillhey.com)


  • 5 pounds Yukon gold potatoes
  • 8 Tablespoons salted butter softened
  • 8 Tablespoons cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup heavy cream more, as needed
  • ½ teaspoon salt more, as needed


  • Boil the potatoes. 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.
  • Preheat. Preheat your smoker to 225 degrees F with a mild hardwood like pecan or alder. 
  • Mash. 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.
  • Smoke. 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.
  • Enjoy. 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