Slow Cooker Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Slow Cooker Creamy Mashed Potatoes, the ultimate comfort food made with the ease of your slow cooker. The perfect side dish for holiday dinners.

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!


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Slow Cooker Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Slow Cooker Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours

Ingredients

  • 2.5 pounds russet potatoes, washed, peeled & halved
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/8 t Lawry's Seasoned Salt
  • 1/4 t garlic salt
  • 1/4 t ground pepper
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • Additional salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Place all potatoes, liquids and spices into slow cooker.
  2. Cook 3 hours on low. ***NOTE: Time/temp may vary as slow cookers vary***
  3. Add in sour cream and butter (additional salt & pepper to taste), mash by hand or with electric mixer. Serve immediately or if your slow cooker has a "Warm" feature you may keep warm. If keeping warm you may need to add a small amount of milk prior to serving.

Notes

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.

Slow Cooker Creamy Mashed Potatoes, the ultimate comfort food made with the ease of your slow cooker. The perfect side dish for holiday dinners.

Comments

  1. I’ve never made mashed potatoes in my slow cooker! What a great idea!

  2. Ooh! It never occurred to me that you could make mashed potatoes in a crock pot! Trying this one out for sure!!

  3. Can this be put in freezer?

    • Ashlee, I’m really not sure, I’ve never personally frozen mashed potatoes. Let me know if you try it.

  4. If you double the recipe does it have to cook longer?

    • My best guess is you may have to add some time to this, but not having tried it personally I cannot say for sure. I’d watch it carefully towards the end of the original cooking time, and watch the amount of liquid too. Thanks for stopping over 🙂

  5. We are all about comfort foods and there are none higher on the list than succulent mashed potatoes like these. From a crock pot? Even better!!

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