Diced smoked potatoes and onions on Traeger is a cheap and perfect side dish everyone loves! Cook them cut up like this or our smoked baked potatoes with your meat for a complete meal in the summer.
This is how to smoke potatoes and onions to tender and cheesy too if you want to add that to the top!! Summer is when you should cook on a Traeger every single day. Mixed in an aluminum pan you could add bell peppers in the mix too for lots of flavor and smoky flavor. Use a pellet or make as an electric smoker recipe. (post may contain affiliate links present)
Potatoes in the Smoker
These smoked sliced potatoes came about because I just have to have some carbs with my main meal, it’s true. I figured I should at least try to throw something in there where there was space and just try it out. Made smoked bread once and OMG did that turn out so great everyone just raved about it. So I kept it going…..
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Diced red potatoes or russets work great for this, mix both, or use baby potatoes if you’d rather. I like to use disposable pans to make all of our favorite dishes on the grill. Makes for a much easier cleanup later so we can spend more time together, and not in the kitchen. 😉
To get your meats absolutely perfect we have this printable meat smoking chart to refer to so each and every time it will be fork tender.
- Recently we upgraded to this Traeger pellet smoker and grill and love it.
- We started with an electric smoker that was a Charbroil which worked well to start with.
- These are the pellets we always have on hand and use for almost everything.
- This smoker cookbook has some more great ideas if you want to cook outside more regularly.
These smoked potatoes have a wonderful smoky flavor and a crispy exterior. They pair well with a variety of dishes and can be customized with different spices and seasonings to suit your taste. Just salt and pepper work great but beyond that the possibilities are endless. I mean potatoes and onions are a great duo soI wouldn’t leave those out to get started.
If you do choose to make these cheesy smoked potatoes I will tell you they are a real winner with dinner. Parmesan gives them a bold flavor with the aging you can add as much or as little as you’d like. Other options would be shredded cheddar or spicy Jack cheeses too. You’ll need;
- 2 lbs potatoes diced into bite size pieces
- An onion diced
- 1 stick butter = 1/2 cup – You could use a dairy free alternative plant based butter too
- Bell pepper diced is optional
- 1.5 tsp salt
- Black pepper
- 1/2 c parmesan cheese optional
1 aluminum pan 9×13″ is seriously the best. If you had a rather large cast iron pan you could use that but may need to cut this in half to get it to fit and not overlap too much. When done you can move it to a trivet to serve on the table, then throw it away when it’s all gone!
Smoked Diced Potatoes
Remember that the smaller your pieces are and/or the higher the temperature inside is the quicker these will be done. This size took about 1 hour to get done nicely. Keeping that in mind when choosing the main dish is helpful. Great when we are making our smoked pork steaks because those take 60-90 minutes to get done.
If they are done a bit before your other items you can cover with foil and leave it on to soften just a bit more or cover to keep warm on the buffet table. Cooking everything together is the way to go for sure. Especially when you have hangry teens waiting to fill their bellies, timing is everything. You just;
- Rinse to clean and cut russet potatoes and/or red, yukon gold into bite size cubes.
- Lay on paper towels and press down to remove excess water from skins.
- Dice onion and bell pepper. Slice butter into 12 pieces.
- Place potatoes, diced bell peppers and onions into foil pan.
- Top seasoned potatoes with shredded parmesan cheese (if desired) pepper, and salt.
- Place slices of butter around the very top.
Set smoker to smoke setting. Once the smoker starts to smoke, set temperature on pellet grill to 400° degrees F and place aluminum foil pan on smoker grate. Close. Cook for 1 hour or until the potatoes are as fork tender as you’d like. Serve plain or add crumbled cooked bacon, sour cream, chives etc
Smoked Sweet Potatoes
If you would rather make cubed sweet potatoes this way you could. Use the same ingredients or cinnamon and sugar with butter instead of cheese for a new delicious side dish recipe. If you do this you can even put mini marshmallows on the top near the end and allow them to brown on top and get ooey gooey like a sort of casserole.
For sure!! That would be amazing once done. Made and/or served warm or cold after being refrigerated you would just fold together your diced smoked potatoes recipe once tender with mayonnaise, mustard and hard boiled egg slices.
To check if Traeger smoked potatoes are done, pierce them with a fork or knife. If the utensil goes through the potato easily and the flesh is tender, they are likely cooked through. You can also use a meat thermometer to see if they reach 205 degrees F or 96 degrees C) inside.
Can you reheat smoked potatoes?
Totally, I hate wasting food so we save all leftover potatoes (and other foods). The best way to reheat potatoes in air fryer is to lay in a single layer with a bit of olive oil spray on top to moisten. This way is best because you can crisp the tops up nicely again.
If you wanted to make a meal out of what you have left we have used these with our smoked corned beef to make a great hash recipe too!! You don’t have to wait for “that holiday” to make this either. It is great year round and a great way to use them up in a new way.
Smoked Breakfast Potatoes
A printable recipe card is below so you can keep it handy or in your recipe book at home. Once you try this you’ll be able to tweak it slightly if you’d like to please everyone in your home. If you want some cheesy and some not feel free to divide ingredients into two 9×9 pans instead.
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- Rinse to clean and cut potatoes into bite size cubes. Lay on paper towels and press down to remove excess water from skins. Dice onion and bell pepper. Slice butter into 12 pieces.
- Place potatoes, bell peppers and onion into aluminum foil pan. Top with shredded Parmesan cheese, pepper, and salt. Place slices of butter around the very top.
- Set smoker to smoke setting. Once the smoker starts to smoke, set temperature to 400° and place aluminum foil pan on smoker grate. Close. Cook for 1 hour or until as fork tender as you'd like.
- *Serve plain or add crumbled cooked bacon, sour cream, chives etc…..