Smoked Twice Baked Mashed Potatoes are a comforting and indulgent dish that takes the beloved mashed potato to a whole new level. With layers of smoky flavor and creamy, cheesy goodness, this potato recipe is perfect for special occasions or anytime you crave a side dish that’s both comforting and gourmet.
Chef Sherry will guide you through making these delectable potatoes, share a list of additional topping options to customize your loaded mashed potato casserole, offer tips on avoiding gummy mashed potatoes, and answer some frequently asked questions about this heavenly dish.
Twice baked mashed potatoes are the essence of comfort food with a gourmet twist. Do you have leftover mashed potatoes and not sure what to do with them?
Did you make too many Thanksgiving mashed potatoes? This is the perfect recipe for you!! Turn your leftover mashed potatoes into this delicious twice baked mashed potatoes which is also known as loaded mashed potatoes.
Whether served as a side dish or a star attraction, these potatoes are sure to impress your guests and satisfy your taste buds. With endless topping possibilities, you can create a custom potato masterpiece that suits your palate perfectly.
So, fire up the smoker, embrace the smoky goodness, and enjoy the delicious journey of making and savoring these heavenly potatoes!
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Twice Baked Mashed Potatoes Ingredients
- White Potatoes or Russet Potatoes
- Shredded Colby Jack Cheese or Cheddar Cheese
- Bacon Bits or Cooked Bacon (Crumbled)
- Sour Cream
- Ranch Dressing
How to Make Twice Baked Mashed Potatoes
Boil the Potatoes: For step-by-step instructions, follow my homemade mashed potatoes recipe. Start by peeling, rinsing in cold water, and cubing the potatoes. Place them in a large pot and completely cover in cold water. Top with a sprinkle of table salt and bring to a gentle boil. Continue boiling until potatoes are fork tender. Drain potatoes making sure all the water is drained off.
Add the Mix-ins: Add in the sour cream, half the shredded cheese, bacon bits, ranch dressing, salt, and pepper. Continue mashing until just combined. No over mixing or you will end up with gummy potatoes. Taste the potato mixture. Add extra sour cream, cheese, or seasonings if needed.
Casserole Dish: Use the appropriately sized casserole dish that can go on the smoker. Spray the inside of the baking dish with cooking spray. Add the loaded mashed potato mixture to the casserole dish. Top with the remaining cheese.
Smoker Twice Baked Mashed Potatoes
Smoke the Loaded Mashed Potatoes: Preheat the pellet smoker to 250°F. Place the twice baked mashed potatoes onto the hot smoker. Don’t cover baking dish. Smoke for 45 minutes or until the cheese is melted and heated all the way through.
Garnish and Serve: If desired, garnish your Potatoes with a sprinkle of chopped fresh chives and a dollop of sour cream. Serve hot and enjoy!
Additional Toppings List for Loaded Mashed Potatoes
Customize your twice baked mashed potatoes with a variety of toppings. Mix and match to create your own unique side dish recipe.
Here’s a list of additional mix-in ingredients you can use to make your mashed potatoes recipe even more delicious. The possibilities are endless, and you can tailor them to suit your personal taste.
Enjoy experimenting and indulging in the rich, flavorful world of smoked twice baked mashed potatoes.
- Chopped Chives
- Caramelized Onions
- Roasted Garlic
- A Drizzle of Gravy
- Green Onions
- Cream Cheese
- Blue Cheese
- Sautéed Mushrooms
- Crispy Fried Onions
- Chopped Fresh Herbs
How to Avoid Gummy Mashed Potatoes
Use starchy potatoes like russets, as they yield fluffy mashed potatoes.
Don’t overmix the potatoes; over mixing can make them gummy. Mix just until combined.
Warm the milk and butter before adding them to the potatoes.
Mash the potatoes while they are hot for the best texture.
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How to Store Leftover Mashed Potatoes
Leftover smoked bacon and cheese mashed potatoes are great reheated and store very well! Store any leftover cheesy and bacon mashed potatoes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 6 days.
Reheat in the microwave using 30 second intervals until the desired temperature is achieved making sure to stir between intervals.
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What to Serve with Twice Baked Mashed Potatoes
Loaded mashed potatoes are the perfect gourmet side dish recipe that can be served for Thanksgiving or a Christmas dinner. Serve this potato recipe with a smoked turkey, smoked whole chicken, BBQ chicken thighs, and boiled ham.
More Potato Side Dish Recipes
Potatoes make great side dish recipes and are inexpensive to buy. Try one of these great potato recipes: smoked baked potato, smoked hasselback potato, smoked potatoes, smashed potatoes, homemade tater tots, hasselback potatoes, smoked twice baked potatoes, smoked loaded baked potato, and creamy potato and bacon soup.
Smoked Twice Baked Mashed Potato – FAQ
While it’s possible to freeze them, the texture may change slightly. It’s best to enjoy them fresh or refrigerated for a day or two.
Both dishes include mashed potatoes, but twice baked mashed potatoes have the addition of shredded cheese and other ingredients to give the dish extra flavor and is also baked to help melt the cheese.
Yes, you can make cheesy and bacon mashed potatoes the day before. You can leave them unbaked and cook them when you are ready to serve the potatoes. Or you can make and cook the potatoes and then warm them up when you are ready to serve them.
Twice Baked Mashed Potatoes Recipe
See below for the full loaded mashed potatoes recipe.
- Potatoes, White or Russet 2 1/2 pounds
- Butter 1/4 cup
- Milk 1/3 cup
- Salt 1 teaspoon
- Pepper 1/2 teaspoon
- Shredded Cheese, Colby Jack (divided) 8 ounces
- Bacon Bits 1/2 cup
- Sour Cream 1/2 cup
- Ranch Dressing 2 tablespoons
How to Make Smoked Twice Baked Mashed Potatoes
- Boil the Potatoes: Follow my homemade mashed potatoes recipe. Peel, rinse, and cube the potatoes. Place them in a large pot and cover with cold water. Top with a sprinkle of salt and bring to a gentle boil. Cook until potatoes are fork tender. Drain potatoes of all water.
- Mash the Boiled Potatoes: Add butter and milk to the hot potatoes. Use a potato masher or an electric mixer to mash your cooked potatoes. Do not over mix your mashed potatoes.
- Mix-ins: Add in the sour cream, half the shredded cheese, bacon bits, ranch dressing, pepper, and salt. Mash until just combined. No over mixing or you will end up with a gummy potato recipe. Taste the mixture. Add extra mix-ins if needed.
- Baking Dish: Use a 2 quart casserole dish that can go on the smoker. Spray the inside of the casserole dish with cooking spray. Add the mashed potato mixture to the casserole dish. Top with the remaining shredded cheese.
Smoker Loaded Mashed Potatoes
- Smoke the Loaded Mashed Potatoes Recipe: Preheat the pellet smoker grill to 250°F. Place the twice baked mashed potatoes casserole onto the hot smoker. Do not cover the baking dish. Cook for 45 minutes or until the cheese is melted and heated all the way through.
- Serve Hot: Garnish your Smoked Twice Baked Mashed Potatoes with a sprinkle of chopped fresh chives and a dollop of sour cream. Serve hot with your favorite main dish recipe!
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Amount Per Serving Calories 345Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 45mgSodium 614mgCarbohydrates 34gFiber 4gSugar 3gProtein 11g
Note: For exact nutritional information, consult your dietitian. All nutritional information is simply a guideline.
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