Grilled Mashed Potatoes from ZestuousHere’s another Thanksgiving recipe that reduces oven and stovetop time, so you have more room to cook all the other Turkey Day sides.

I like to grill my turkey because it cooks faster and comes out with moist meat and crispy skin. While I’ve got the grill going, it’s super easy to add a row of potatoes to the top rack.

Grilled Mashed Potatoes from ZestuousBaste them while you baste the bird, and once they’re tender, just cut them in half and scoop out the meat. Because the potatoes aren’t boiled, they come out light and fluffy, and if you press them through a potato ricer, you’re guaranteed a lump-free masterpiece.

I flavor them up with butter, half and half and chicken broth. Then, I add a bit of Zestuous Poultry Powder to complement the bird. Enjoy!

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Grilled Mashed Potatoes


  • 10 Idaho potatoes
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • ½ tsp. Zestuous Poultry Powder
  • ¼ tsp. white pepper


  • Brined and Grilled Turkey from Zestuous
  • Pierce the potatoes with a fork. Place on the top rack of the grill and grill with the turkey. As you baste the turkey, baste the potatoes with the turkey drippings. Rotate after 45 minutes.
  • Continue grilling and basting, until tender, about 1 ½ hours.
  • Grilled Mashed Potatoes from Zestuous
  • Remove from the heat and set aside to cool. When cool to the touch, cut in half. Using a spoon, spoon the soft potato out of the skins.
  • Discard the skins.
  • Grilled Mashed Potatoes from Zestuous
  • In a large saucepot, melt the butter. Use a potato ricer to mash the potatoes into the butter. Stir in half and half, chicken broth and seasonings and heat over low to medium heat, stirring until smooth.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Christie Vanover

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Hi. I’m Christie, the head cook and award-winning competitive pitmaster for Team Girls Can Grill. I have won multiple grand championships and have dozens of top ten category finishes. People know me as the girl who is forever hovering over a grill, smoker or campfire with tongs in one hand and a glass of wine in the other.

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