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. The side that everyone asks for again and again. One that isn’t 27 steps, and 42 ingredients.
I have a delicious side that pairs with almost everything and is done in just a few easy steps. Tonight, it’s time to make my Traeger Smoked Smashed Potatoes.
I love the flavor of these potatoes because, for such a simple side dish, it really packs in a lot of flavors. The crispy edges and delicious garlic butter makes this dish sometimes everyone will love.
One thing that makes this recipe a little above regular potatoes (in my book) is the subtle smokey flavor. This is a twist on a staple side dish, and the wood-fire really works in favor of the potato.
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.
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 makes 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 those bigger potatoes.
For me? I like using those smaller potatoes. It makes this dish quicker.
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.
Do I need any special ingredients to make Grilled 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.
What Should I Serve With These Traeger Smoked Smashed Potatoes?
I know you’ll be looking for the perfect piece of meat to go with these potatoes.
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!
- 1-2 pounds baby potatoes
- 3 tablespoons avocado oil
- 1-2 tablespoons kosher salt
- 1/2 cup salted butter
- Preheat your Traeger to 375°.
- Toss the potatoes with the avocado oil, and place inside the microwave.
- Cook on high powder for 3 minutes, or until fork tender.
- Place the potatoes into a 10X13 pan with sides on it, and smash down with a fork or potato masher.
- Place pats of butter all over the top of the potatoes, sprinkle with kosher salt, and place on your grill or in your oven.
- Cook for 25-30 minutes, or until the bottoms are crisp!