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Traeger Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Our easy Traeger Roasted Fingerling Potatoes are a perfect side dish for your next steak night, or a great stand in for the “chips” in fish and chips!

Grilled Fingerling Potatoes

Traeger Grilled Fingerling Potatoes

Unleashing the power of the humble potato, we’re bringing to you an unfussy, straightforward recipe that’s sure to steal the show: Roasted Fingerling Potatoes. This versatile dish, brimming with earthy flavors and a golden, crisp exterior, makes for a perfect accompaniment to any meal, yet is robust enough to hold its own as a delicious snack.

The charm of fingerling potatoes lies in their diminutive size and rich, creamy texture, which become truly irresistible when roasted to perfection. A canvas of culinary delight, these small spuds absorb the infusion of herbs and spices beautifully, transforming into a mouthwatering dish that’s crispy on the outside and luxuriously soft within.

Join us as we walk you through the steps to create these incredible Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, a recipe that requires minimal effort but delivers maximum flavor.

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  • Fingerling potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt (flaky)

Make this with our Easy Marinated Pork Chops!

Grilled Fingerling Potatoes

How to make Fingerling Potatoes on the Traeger

This is just the overview so you can see what you’re actually getting into here. When you are cooking, you’ll want to use the full recipe at the bottom of the page.



Fire up the grill and get it hot! We’re shooting for 400°F.



Boil the potatoes gently in well-salted water until they are fork tender.



Prep a pan with some of the olive oil and put the potatoes on. Smash down a bit with a fork. Drizzle the other half of the oil over the top of the taters and sprinkle with salt.



Cook the potatoes on the grill until the bottoms are golden brown. Carefully flip them over and cook until the other side is brown too.



Remove from the grill and enjoy!

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Grilled Fingerling Potatoes

Grilled Smashed Fingerling Potatoes FAQ

Do you have to boil these before roasting them?

Yes. For this recipe you do need to pre-cook the potatoes for a while to soften them before roasting them in the grill. You could also poke holes in the potatoes and microwave them in a pinch, but I haven’t tested with that method.

What’s the best way to store and reheat leftovers?

These are so easy to make ahead of time or in a big batch! Store the leftovers in any airtight container and reheat them either back on the grill, air fryer, or oven, or even in the microwave in a pinch. You’ll lose some of the crunch if you use the microwave, but they’ll still be delicious.

What are some suggested additions or substitutions?

This recipe is a great base recipe to add in your own flavor and flare. Fresh herbs would be a great addition to this dish. You can also substitute in another type of oil, use an infused oil, and experiement with different rubs and seasoning blends too. One of my favorite rubs to put on potatoes is the Sasquatch Moss by Spiceology.

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Traeger Smashed Fingerling Potatoes

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Grilled Fingerling Potatoes
Yield: 8 servings

Grilled Fingerling Potatoes

Traeger Smashed Fingerling Potatoes

These Grilled Fingerling Potatoes are so easy to make, you're going to kick yourself for not making them sooner. They make the best side dish next to almost any grilled meats!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 24 ounces fingerling potatoes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt


  1. Preheat your grill to 400°F.
  2. Put a large pot of well-salted water on the stovetop to boil.
  3. Gently boil the potatoes until they are fork tender.
  4. Drizzle a grill-safe baking sheet with half the oil.
  5. Put the potatoes on the sheet and smash them down with a fork. Drizzle the rest of the oil on top of the potatoes and sprinkle with the kosher salt.
  6. Place the pan into the Traeger and let it cook for 15-20 minutes, or until the bottoms have developed a nice golden brown.
  7. Carefully flip the potatoes over and let cook for another 15 minutes or so to let the other side brown.
  8. Remove from the grilll and enjoy hot!

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 134Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 318mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g

Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate.

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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.

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