Jalapeno Mashed Potatoes – Offset Smoker

Smoked mashed potatoes in offset smokers are the ultimate comfort food. These fluffy potatoes are smoked for a tasty twist on an old favorite. These jalapeño cheese mashed potatoes are delicious alongside a crispy chicken Milanese cutlet, some oniony fried pork chops, or Pollo al carbon. Leftover mashed potatoes can be used inside potato taquitos or used in savory mashed potato waffles.

How to Make Jalapeno Mashed Potatoes in Offset Smoker

Add your potatoes to a smoker at 200 degrees and cook for 15 minutes.

Remove from the smoker and mash with the cheese, bacon, and jalapenos.

Toss it all together and spoon it into the baking dish before topping with more cheese and bacon.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until the cheese is melted on top.

Serve with a side of sour cream, chives, and green onions. Enjoy Offset Smoker!


  • 2 lb. Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and diced into 1/2″ cubes
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 12 oz. cream cheese softened to room temperature, and cut into 12 equal pieces
  • 3 Tbsp. sour cream
  • 1/4 cup milk or half-and-half (more for desired consistency) 

Secrets To Making Perfect Mashed Potatoes

  1. Make sure your potatoes are cooked through. The potato should be very soft, but not fall apart. If the potatoes are not softened enough, you will have to add some milk or cream to make the potatoes creamy.
  2. The garlic is essential in this recipe to bring out the flavor of the mashed potatoes and give it a hint of garlic.
  3. These mashed potatoes are best served warmly, so make sure you allow them to cool before serving them.
  4. You can substitute half-and-half for milk and use less sour cream if you want a lighter consistency mash potato in which case you can add more milk or cream since it is going to be added into the mixture anyway which will increase its thickness once combined with other ingredients such as butter and cheese.
  5. Also add other spices such as onion powder, dill weed, thyme, etc…You can also add different cheeses such as cheddar jack or mozzarella.
  6. Use white potatoes, sweet potatoes, or pumpkin for a different flavor.
  7. You can also add other vegetables such as corn or peas if you want to make them more colorful and add a different flavor to the mashed potatoes.

Tips for Making Jalapeno Mashed Potatoes

  • You can also use your favorite canned jalapenos in place of the fresh jalapenos.
  • If you are using a fresh jalapeno, make sure to remove the seeds and white membrane before adding it to the mashed potato mixture because if you leave those parts in, your mashed potatoes will taste very spicy.
  • If you are using a canned jalapeno, cut the top off and remove all of the seeds from the inside of each pepper before adding it to your mashed potatoes mixture because if you leave those parts in, your mashed potatoes will taste very spicy.
  • You can also add other spices such as onion powder, dill weed, and thyme.


Jalapeno Mashed Potatoes Recipe is a simple yet tasty and delicious mashed potatoes recipe that you can make with just a few ingredients in an offset smoker. 

You can use this recipe as a starter or as an alternative to traditional mashed potatoes.

This is a great side dish to have with your favorite dishes such as BBQ, roasted chicken, roast beef, chili, and more.

You can also use this recipe to make other types of mash potato recipes such as cheddar cheese, bacon, and scallop mash potatoes or even spinach and swiss chard mash potatoes for another twist on the traditional mashed potato recipes.


Q: Can I substitute the cream cheese and butter for other types of spreads such as sour cream, mayonnaise, mustard?

A: Yes, you can. You can also substitute other spreads such as yogurt or cream cheese.

Q: Can I use less than a teaspoon of cayenne pepper?

A: Yes you can. You don’t have to use a full teaspoon of cayenne pepper if you don’t want to.

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