Slow Cooker Creamy Mashed Potatoes, the ultimate comfort food made with the ease of your slow cooker. The perfect side dish for holiday dinners.
Alrighty, there’s some comfort food that you just gotta embrace! Mashed potatoes rank up there on my list, what about you? Mashed potatoes have to be light, fluffy, seasoned & buttery in my book. So with that I’ll introduce my Slow Cooker Creamy Mashed Potatoes! None of those hard glue-like masses of starch need to grace my plate, no thank you!
I have no problem making a big bowl of mashed potatoes from time to time, most of the time with a hand masher, sometimes with my Kitchen Aid mixer. Once in awhile I’d like to get the prep/kitchen work done earlier in the day and not have to worry about whipping them up right at the dinner hour. And here’s where the beauty of your slow cooker comes into play! You free up time, space on your stove top and for me here’s a biggie … MESS while I’m trying to finish up other dinner items. Gotta admit that scrubbing, peeling and chopping potatoes takes not only time, but a sink, and a cutting board, and counter space and then you have the pot of water on the stove. If your house is anything like mine, especially during family events/holidays … you wanna control the chaos and reduce the work/stress.
Another benefit to preparing your mashed potatoes in a slow cooker is the fact that if you are transporting them, many slow cookers have locking lids or even insulated carrying cases. They won’t arrive cold and gummy!
Other easy side dishes:
Taco Pasta Salad This recipe can easily be doubled. I used a 6qt slow cooker for this recipe and it could easily accommodate 5lbs of potatoes and liquid.
This recipe can easily be doubled. I used a 6qt slow cooker for this recipe and it could easily accommodate 5lbs of potatoes and liquid.