Smoked Scalloped Potatoes make the ultimate side dish for your next BBQ. This classic recipe is even better with tons of smoky flavor.

Scalloped potatoes in a disposable pan topped with fresh herbs
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We love scalloped potatoes because of the cheesy potatoes and how easy they are to make. Making them in the smoker takes this classic side dish to a whole new level with a hint of smoky flavor. We love to serve as a Tuna Steak Side Dish.

We have been using our smoker more because of how delicious the recipes turn out. Try these smoker side dish for your next family cookout – Smoked Potato Salad, Smoked Cream Cheese, Smoked Garlic and Smoked Corn on the Cob.

Why We Love This Recipe

Cheesy Scalloped Potato Recipe is a classic side dish that we have for holidays, cookouts and potlucks. The tender potatoes, creamy texture and tangy flavors makes this a family favorite.

Now we enjoy it being smoked even more. Potatoes Au Gratin can be enjoyed with different types of cheese, potatoes and seasoning.

Ingredients

Ingredients - russet potatoes, onion, garlic cloves, heavy cream, chicken broth, Dijon Mustard, fresh thyme, salt, pepper, smoked paprika, cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese, butter
  • Russet Potatoes – Peeled and thinly sliced. You can also make with Yukon Gold or Red Potatoes.
  • Onion – Large and thinly sliced
  • Garlic Cloves – Learn How to Mince Garlic
  • Heavy Cream – Whole Milk can also be used
  • Chicken Broth – Use chicken stock or vegetable broth as an easy substitute
  • Dijon Mustard – Any mustard will work
  • Cheddar Cheese and Parmesan Cheese – Gruyere or Mozzarella Cheese is also an easy substitute

Scroll to the bottom for the full recipe and ingredients in the recipe card.

How to Make Smoked Scalloped Potatoes

  • Step 1 – Preheat the smoker to 375°F.
Slice potatoes in a bowl with slice white onions

Step 2 – In a large bowl, combine the sliced potatoes, onion, and minced garlic.

Heavy cream, chicken broth, Dijon mustard, thyme, salt, pepper, and smoked paprika with a whisk

Step 3 – In a separate bowl, whisk together the heavy cream, chicken or vegetable broth, Dijon mustard, thyme leaves, salt, pepper, and smoked paprika.

Mix the heavy cream mixture with slice potatoes and onions in a bowl

Step 4 – Pour the cream mixture over the potato mixture and toss gently to coat the potatoes evenly.

Slice potatoes in a foil pan topped with shredded cheese and parmesan cheese with butter pieces

Step 5 – Grease a large, disposable aluminum foil pan (about 9×13 inches) with butter or cooking spray. Layer half of the potato mixture in the pan, followed by 1 cup of the shredded cheddar cheese. Repeat with the remaining potato mixture and top with the remaining 1 cup of cheddar cheese, grated Parmesan, and the butter pieces.

Foil covered the scalloped potatoes in a disposable pan

Step 6 – Cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil and place it in the smoker. Smoke for 1 hour.

Scalloped potatoes in a disposable pan

Step 7 – After 1 hour, remove the foil and continue smoking for an additional 30 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender and the cheese is golden brown and bubbly sauce. Serve and Enjoy!

Expert Tips

  • Slicing Potatoes – Use a Mandoline for uniform slices to ensure the potatoes cook evenly. (about 1/8-inch thick)
  • Cover Potatoes – Start with the pan covered with foil to keep moisture in, then remove the foil to let the cheese get golden and bubbly.
  • Cast Iron Skillet – We used a disposable casserole dish to make this recipe, but you can also prepare in a cast iron skillet.

How Long to Smoke Scalloped Potatoes

Cooking time will vary depending on your smoker and the thickness of your potatoes. Smoke the scalloped potatoes covered for about an hour and then remove the foil and continue smoking for additional 30 minutes.

This allows for the cheese to continue melting and gets golden brown.

Scalloped potatoes in a disposable pan

Serving Suggestions

Serve these scalloped potatoes with your favorite smoked meats for an easy meal idea. We love Smoked Flank Steak, Smoked Italian Sausage, Smoked Pork Ribs and Smoked Chicken Thighs.

Add a side of Smoked Asparagus for a complete meal idea.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Far in Advance Can you Slice Potatoes for Scalloped Potatoes?

We recommend slicing the potatoes when ready to prepare the au gratin potatoes. But if you prefer, you can slice the potatoes up to a day in advance and submerge the potatoes in water. This will keep the potatoes from turning brown.

Why are my Scalloped Potatoes still Crunchy?

If your potatoes are not fork tender after cooking them in the smoker, then they will need to cook longer.

How to Store Leftover Scalloped Potatoes

Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Can I Add Other Ingredients to the Scalloped Potatoes?

Yes, you can add in chopped bacon, ham and fresh herbs such as rosemary to add in flavor. You can even top the potatoes with breadcrumbs.

A serving of scalloped potatoes on a white plate

More Easy Smoked Side Dish Recipes

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Smoked Scalloped Potatoes

5 from 1 vote
Smoked Scalloped Potatoes make the ultimate side dish for your next BBQ. This classic recipe is even better with tons of smoky flavor.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 383

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds Russet potatoes peeled and thinly sliced (about 1/8-inch thick)
  • 1 large onion thinly sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese divided
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter cut into small pieces
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Instructions

  • Preheat the smoker to 375°F.
  • In a large bowl, combine the sliced potatoes, onion, and minced garlic.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the heavy cream, chicken or vegetable broth, Dijon mustard, thyme leaves, salt, pepper, and smoked paprika.
  • Pour the cream mixture over the potato mixture and toss gently to coat the potatoes evenly.
  • Grease a large, disposable aluminum foil pan (about 9×13 inches) with butter or cooking spray. Layer half of the potato mixture in the pan, followed by 1 cup of the shredded cheddar cheese. Repeat with the remaining potato mixture and top with the remaining 1 cup of cheddar cheese, grated Parmesan, and the butter pieces.
  • Cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil and place it in the smoker. Smoke for 1 hour.
  • After 1 hour, remove the foil and continue smoking for an additional 30 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender and the cheese is golden brown and bubbly.
  • Remove the pan from the smoker and let the potatoes rest for 10-15 minutes before serving.

Recipe Notes

Use a mandoline for uniform slices to ensure the potatoes cook evenly.
Start with the pan covered with foil to keep moisture in, then remove the foil to let the cheese get golden and bubbly.
Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 383kcal, Carbohydrates 35g, Protein 13g, Fat 22g, Saturated Fat 14g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 6g, Trans Fat 0.1g, Cholesterol 67mg, Sodium 561mg, Potassium 814mg, Fiber 3g, Sugar 3g, Vitamin A 905IU, Vitamin C 13mg, Calcium 209mg, Iron 2mg

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  1. Kasey Harris says:

    5 stars
    The potatoes cooked tender and so cheesy!