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Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes

By Traeger Kitchen

Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday for gobbling up creamy homemade mashed potatoes like they’re going out of style.

Prep Time

5 Minutes

Cook Time

40 Minutes




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Units of Measurement:
5 Pound Yukon Gold potatoes
1/2 Cup water
3/4 Cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 Cup heavy cream, room temperature
To Taste kosher salt
To Taste white pepper


  • 1

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 300°F and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes.

    300 ˚F / 149 ˚C

  • 2

    Peel and cut potatoes into 1/2-inch cubes. Place the potatoes in a shallow baking dish with the water and cover with a lid or aluminum foil.

    • 5 Pound Yukon Gold potatoes

    • 1/2 Cup water

  • 3

    Place the baking dish on the grill grates. Close the lid and bake until the potatoes are tender, about 40 minutes.

    300 ˚F / 149 ˚C

  • 4

    In a medium saucepan, combine the cream and butter. Cook over medium heat until the butter is melted.

    • 3/4 Cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

    • 1 1/2 Cup heavy cream, room temperature

  • 5

    Remove the potatoes from the grill and drain the water.

  • 6

    Transfer the potatoes to a large bowl and mash using a potato masher. Gradually add the cream mixture and mash to incorporate. Do not overwork or the potatoes will become gluey. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!

    • To Taste kosher salt

    • To Taste white pepper

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