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Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes Recipe
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Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
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Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

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"These are melt in your mouth mashed potatoes, and what could be better than potatoes in the slow cooker?"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    3 hrs 15 mins

    3 hrs 30 mins


  1. In a large pot of lightly salted boiling water, cook the potatoes, garlic, and bouillon until potatoes are tender but firm, about 15 minutes. Drain, reserving water. In a bowl, mash potatoes with sour cream and cream cheese, adding reserved water as needed to attain desired consistency.
  2. Transfer the potato mixture to a slow cooker, cover, and cook on Low for 2 to 3 hours. Just before serving, stir in butter and season with salt and pepper to taste.
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  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 24, 2007

These were fabulous! Everyone from Thanksgiving wanted the recipe. Followed exactly but next time I think I will cut the butter in half. Heres a hint to keep the potatoes from getting soggy in the crock. Lay a clean terry kitchen towel across the top of the crock then put the lid on. The towel absorbs the steam instead of it running back into the potatoes.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 24, 2011

These were not a hit at our house. Hubby said it was too rich, my 7 year old (who loves mashed potatoes) wouldn't eat them and I didn't really like the cream cheese taste. I think I'll stick to my regular recipe but use the slow cooker idea. Thanks anyways.

Nov 25, 2007

Using sour cream and/or cream cheese in these mashed potatoes was nothing new to me. I've always used one or the other or both but I also always use either russet or Yukon Gold potatoes rather than red skinned. What intrigued me was the idea (duh) of making them ahead of time and then reheating them in the slow cooker. I used the terry towel suggestion, as well as the suggestion to stir them every now and then to prevent them from browning along the edges. As others did, I simply forgot to put the butter in at the last, but with the gravy, the butter wasn't even missed. This method of preparation really eased the busy-ness and hustle-bustle in the kitchen on Thanksgiving day. I'm hooked...I will always make the mashed potatoes this way on Thanksgiving from now on! Thanks for a simple solution to getting rid of at least one step of the Thanksgiving meal preparation. Thanks too, to those of you with the helpful suggestions!

Dec 02, 2006

This recipe makes AWESOME garlic mashed potatoes when you use the Garlic and Herb Cream Cheese plus add garlic salt, oregano, and 1 cup of an Italian Cheese Blend - we were in heaven!! Thanks so much for a great idea... I will never make any other mashed potatoes again (whether I make Garlic or plain!!) I made mine three days early and refrigerated the stoneware crock until I was ready to cook them.

Jul 19, 2006

Oh my gosh...these potatoes were awesome! And so incredibly easy. Really a great "make ahead" recipe. I made this in the morning and then put it in the slow cooker later in the afternoon so it was ready for dinner. I used red potatoes with the skin on and they were great! I too skipped the butter at the end (wasn't necessary). FYI..I used a 3 lb bag of small red potatoes and this would be PLENTY for 6 adults for dinner. 3 hours on low in the slow cooker was perfect! This one is a keeper!!!!!

Dec 29, 2003

Made potatoes the night before, warmed them up a little in microwave, then put them in crockpot for a few hours. Worked out very nice and everyone said how nice it was to have hot mashed potatoes through the whole meal. Served it with BBQ ribs. Very good,will try it next Thanksgiving for sure!

Sep 06, 2003

Very easy to prepare, and even easier to eat. The flavors in this dish combined very well, and tasted like no other mashed potato dish I've ever had. And it STAYED HOT throughout the whole meal, which is a rarity for any kind of mashed potato dish that I've ever fixed. One slight problem was that the potatoes didn't mash thoroughly, which left smallish chunks of whole potato in, but even that wasn't enough to detract from the overall experience. (If you're particular about it, I would suggest running a mixer through it before placing in your Crock.) I was pinched for time, and set the Crock on HIGH for 1 hour - they still tasted just fine, so I'm not sure 3 hours on LOW is necessary. (Tip: halve the time if you're cooking on HIGH - 3 hours on LOW equals 1 1/2 hours on HIGH, just a helpful thing to know when cooking with Crock-Pots.) Excellent dish. Thanks, Bwaye, this will be going into my regular rotation!

May 14, 2012

Very good potatoes but rather heavy vs light and fluffy. 4 stars for ease, originality and time management. Especially loved the idea of the terry cloth submitted by a reader. Makes perfect sense!


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  • Calories
  • 470 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 47.9 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 74 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 27.7 g
  • 43%
  • Fiber
  • 4.2 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 8.8 g
  • 18%
  • Sodium
  • 703 mg
  • 28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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