These smashed potatoes are a fun and easy potato dish. Quick to make along side your meat entree, while your are grilling, and a nice change to a baked potato. They remain fluffy on the inside, but have a nice crisp on the outside. The sprinkle of melted cheese on top finishes them nicely.

The key to smashed potatoes is basically cooking them twice. You first bake them in the smoker and then roast at the end to crisp them up. I like to use a cast iron pan at the end crisp them up.

For this recipe, I used full grown Yukon potatoes because that is what I had in at home today. However, using baby Yukon gold potatoes (fresh out of the garden are best!) can be a little more aesthetically pleasing and slightly more flavorful. They will cook faster and are also easier to smash!

These potatoes are excellent served with tri tip, steak, or BBQ chicken lollipops.

BBQ Cheesy Smashed Potatoes

Serves 4-6

Equipment:

  • Gas grill or Pellet Smoker
  • Cast Iron Pan
  • Fork
  • Potato Masher

Ingredients:

  • 5 Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • Olive Oil (to coat potatoes)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 1/4 cup butter (melted)
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tps onion powder
  • 1/3 cup of cheese (shredded)

**For added flavor, top with a dollop of sour cream, chives, and/or crumbled bacon**

Instructions :

  • Heat Gas Grill or Smoker to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Wash/Scrub potatoes. Stab each potato several times with the fork. Drizzle olive oil over potatoes and rub into potatoes with hands. Sprinkle potatoes with salt and place on the grill.
  • Bake for approximately 30-40 min.; until potatoes can be easily pierced with a fork.
  • Remove from grill and place potatoes onto cast iron pan. At the same time, increase heat on the grill to 450 degree Fahrenheit.
  • Gently smash each potato with potato masher until about 1/2″ thick. Brush or sprinkle with melted butter. Sprinkle garlic salt and onion powder. Top with cheese.
  • Place cast iron skillet into grill or smoker; close lid.
  • Cook for about another 15 min.; until cheese is nicely melted and potatoes are crisping up.
  • Serve immediately.
Cheesy Smashed Potato
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Cheesy Smashed Potatoes

Cheesy, crispy potatoes with a nice fluffy inside. Made from Yukon Gold Potatoes, this recipe is a nice switch from the classic baked potato. A fun and easy dish to make that is also approved by the kids!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: BBQ
Keyword: baked potato alternative, BBQ Side, cheesy potato, smashed potato
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 166kcal
Author: Jannah Haas

Equipment

  • Gas grill or Pellet Smoker
  • Cast Iron Pan
  • Fork
  • Potato Masher

Ingredients

  • 5 Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • 1 1/2 Olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/3 cup cheese shredded

Instructions

  • Heat Gas Grill or Smoker to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Wash/Scrub potatoes. Stab each potato several times with the fork. Drizzle olive oil over potatoes and rub into potatoes with hands. Sprinkle potatoes with salt and place on the grill.
    Potato on the grill
  • Bake for approximately 30-40 min.; until potatoes can be easily pierced with a fork.
  • Remove from grill and place potatoes onto cast iron pan. At the same time, increase heat on the grill to 450 degree Fahrenheit.
    Grilled potatoes on cast iron pan
  • Gently smash each potato with potato masher until about 1/2" thick. Brush or sprinkle with melted butter. Sprinkle garlic salt and onion powder. Top with cheese.
    Smashing a potato
  • Place cast iron skillet into grill or smoker; close lid.
    Cheesy Smashed Potatoes
  • Cook for about another 15 min.; until cheese is nicely melted and potatoes are crisping up.
    Cheesy Smashed Potato
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 988mg | Potassium: 727mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 1mg
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