This Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes are an easy side dish recipe. It makes a nice big batch of red skin mashed potatoes, perfect for family dinners or holidays.
Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes
Making mashed potatoes in the crockpot is no fuss and keeps a stove burner open on the holidays. The potatoes are also easy to keep warm once they are already in the slow cooker. Simply set the crockpot to low.
Making Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes
Mashed Potatoes in a slow cooker are super easy to make. Here is a quick visual walk through. Full recipe below.
Washed potatoes, water, butter, and seasonings are added to the crockpot.
Cook the potatoes for 4 hours.
Chop them up in the crockpot, then cook for an additional hour.
Add the milk and remaining butter.
Mash and mix the potatoes until your desired consistency.
Should you peel potatoes before cooking them for mashed potatoes?
This is a personal preference. My family and I love the bits of potato skins in the mashed potatoes. If you want it to be creamier, then peel the potatoes before putting them in the slow cooker.
If you are cooking for the holidays and want to save even more stove top and oven space make my Crock Pot Corn Casserole too!
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Mashed potatoes prepared in the slow cooker are delicious, easy and convenient. They are a perfect solution for busy holidays such as Thanksgiving, when each stove burner is in high demand.
- 5 lbs small red skinned potatoes
- 2 C. water
- 2 chicken bullion cubes ( or 2 tsp - 1 tbsp of chicken base paste)
- 1 stick of butter divided into ¼ stick and ¾ stick
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 cup whole milk , substitute light cream if you prefer
- Wash potatoes, leaving skin on.
- Toss everything but milk and ¾ stick of butter in a crockpot.
- Put on high for 5 hours.
At around the 4 hour mark, while still in the slow cooker, take a knife and cut potatoes into chunks (while still in the slow cooker.) Then cook the remaining hour.
Add milk and ¾ stick of butter. Mash until desired consistency. The water gets mashed right in, no need to drain.
- Lower slow cooker temp to warm.
More Slow Cooker Recipes
Slow cooker recipes save you so much time in the kitchen. Here are some more of my favorites.