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Traeger Smoked Smashed Potatoes

Traeger Smoked Smashed Potatoes are a fun side dish that can be cooked on the grill or cooked in the oven. I highly prefer the wood-fired version, but no matter where you choose to cook these you are going to LOVE them.

Traeger Smoked Smashed Potatoes

I don’t know about you, but I am always on the hunt for the perfect side dish. The one that everyone asks for over and over again and that isn’t 27 steps and 42 ingredients.

Our Pellet Grill Smashed Potatoes are delicious and go with almost anything, plus they are done in just a few easy steps.

I love the flavor of these potatoes because for such a simple side dish, it really packs in a lot of flavor. The crispy edges and delicious garlic butter make this dish something everyone will love.

Don’t worry if you don’t have a smoker yet because you can still make these on your regular grill over indirect heat or even in your oven.

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Smoked Smashed Potatoes

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Do I have to use baby potatoes?

So, what if you have bigger potatoes? It’s definitely okay to use bigger potatoes but there is something about cooking those baby potatoes with the skin on and then smashing them. They hold on to the moisture so much better and make for a very nice texture.

If you have bigger potatoes, you can cut them or you can adjust your cooking times, cook them a little longer and smash the bigger potatoes.

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How do I make Traeger Smoked Smashed Potatoes?

These potatoes are SO easy! Most versions I have seen call for boiling the potatoes until they are fork-tender, but I wanted an easier (and faster) way.

This is the perfect use to break my microwave out of the “reheat leftovers or defrost meat” rut that it gets itself into all the time.

If you don’t have a microwave, feel free to use the regular method! I’m not anti-boil OR anti-microwave.

The method itself is easy.

  1. Pre-cook
  2. Smash
  3. Fat
  4. Salt
  5. Grill

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Traeger Smoked Smashed Potatoes

Do I need any special ingredients to make Smoked Smashed Potatoes?


This recipe takes really simple ingredients and makes them into something special. If you want to get fancy, break out the fancy salts and the good butter, but if that’s not your thing regular old table salt and butter will do more than enough.

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Traeger Smoked Smashed Potatoes

What should I serve with Smashed Potatoes?

I know you’ll be looking for the perfect piece of meat to go with these potatoes.


Yes, this goes great with my Crispy Panko-Breaded Fish Sandwich, or try my Lemon Pepper Grilled Salmon.

In the mood for beef? Try my Traeger Smoked Beef Tenderloin.

Maybe you’re in the mood for chicken. These potatoes would be incredible with this Baked Cheddar Chicken. Another great one is my Traeger Grilled Buffalo Chicken Legs. I love to make these when I need a little heat. So good!

Yield: 6 servings

Traeger Smoked Smashed Potatoes

Smoked Smashed Potatoes

Easy smoked smashed potatoes are cooked over wood fire and have a crisp skin that crackles when you bite it, but creamy soft centers.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1-2 pounds baby potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup salted butter


  1. Preheat your Traeger to 375°.
  2. Toss the potatoes with the avocado oil, and place inside the microwave.
  3. Cook on high powder for 3 minutes, or until fork tender.
  4. Place the potatoes into a 10X13 pan with sides on it, and smash down with a fork or potato masher.
  5. Place pats of butter all over the top of the potatoes, sprinkle with kosher salt, and place on your grill or in your oven.
  6. Cook for 25-30 minutes, or until the bottoms are crisp!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 337Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 2252mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g

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Nicole Johnson

Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.


Sunday 28th of November 2021

Used Cajun seasoning and rosemary leaves. Was exquisite.

Nicole Johnson

Sunday 28th of November 2021

Sounds incredible! Thanks for stopping by to tell us!


Saturday 25th of January 2020

Made these tonight on our smoker. Big hit. HUGE! I had to microwave my potatoes for 6 minutes to get them soft enough to poke with a fork, and I also added some garlic seasoning. Amazing and simple recipe! Will and again

Nicole Johnson

Saturday 25th of January 2020

That's awesome, Lauren! Thanks so much! If you don't mind, please leave a rating and review up in the recipe card as well. <3 Appreciate you stopping by, and so glad you liked these potatoes! They are a favorite of mine as well.

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Monday 15th of October 2018

That sounds like some KILLER smashed potatoes! I never thought of smoking them!

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