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Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes  – Make perfectly creamy and delicious mashed potatoes in the slow cooker with this simple recipe! Just a few easy ingredients, and your crock pot will do the rest.

Make perfectly creamy and delicious mashed potatoes in the slow cooker with this simple recipe! Just a few easy ingredients, and your crock pot will do the rest.

At one time or another we all seem to crave a hearty side dish better known as comfort food… with mashed potatoes being an all-time classic. This recipe for Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes is so easy and foolproof, and so delicious…you will want to put these into your recipe rotation. Guaranteed!

 This recipe is perfect for any get together or holiday meal where you want to have one less pot on the stove.

These mashed potatoes go especially well with Brown Sugar Rum Baked Ham and Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Thighs!

Diced potatoes ready to start slow cooking.

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Ingredients for Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Just 5 ingredients needed to make these fabulously fluffy and super tasty mashed potatoes. It doesn’t get any easier than this!

  • Potatoes
  • Chicken Broth
  • Butter
  • Garlic Powder
  • Milk

HOW TO MAKE SLOW COOKER MASHED POTATOES

Making these potatoes is super simple. The best things about using the slow cooker method is that you won’t have to boil a single drop of water.

  • Just wash and peel the potatoes. I used Russet potatoes for this recipe to make very light and fluffy mashed potatoes.
  • Cut the potatoes into 1/2 inch cubes and put them in the Slow Cooker. Set the cooker to high and cook 3 – 4 hours until fork tender. Mash or use a hand mixer to mash the potatoes and add the milk to make the mashed potatoes ultra creamy. Salt and pepper to taste.
Make perfectly creamy and delicious mashed potatoes in the slow cooker with these simple instructions! All you need are a few easy ingredients, and your crock pot will do the rest. You will be amazed at how good they taste!!

WHICH POTATOES ARE BEST FOR MASHING?

For the best mashed potatoes, whether boiling or slow cooking, choose potatoes with a higher starch content. These are the Russets or Yukon golds which will make the fluffiest, smoothest, and most flavorful mash.

Waxy potatoes like red or white varieties, require more mashing to become creamy. That could lead to the dreaded “potato paste, instead of light and delicious mashed potatoes. Definitely not what you’re going for!

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Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

The most delicious and creamy homemade mashed potatoes you will ever eat, without boiling a drop of water!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 191kcal

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INGREDIENTS

  • 5 pound potatoes, yukon gold
  • 1-1/2 cups chicken broth, or vegetable broth
  • 8 tbsp unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup milk, 2% or whole
  • salt and pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Wash and peel potatoes, cut into 1 inch pieces.
  • Add potatoes to the slow cooker, pour broth over potatoes and dot with butter.
  • Cover and cook 3-4 hours on High.
  • When potatoes are fork tender, turn off slow cooker.
  • Use a hand held mixer or potato masher to mash to desired consistency.
  • Add milk in small amounts and keep mixing until potatoes are as fluffy or creamy as desired.
  • Serve with gravy or additional butter.

NOTES

Use half and half instead of milk for an even creamier taste!

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 65mg | Potassium: 818mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 270IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 6mg

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2 Comments

  1. Thanks Miz Helen. My picture did not do these mashed potatoes justice! But they sure do taste good! Have a wonderful week:)

  2. This sure looks like a great pot of Mashed Potatoes! Thanks so much for sharing your post with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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