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I love using my crockpot. It's so easy, also cuts down on all the dishes at dinner time. These start as cubed potatoes and end up as savory, creamy mashed potatoes without ever leaving your crock!
Total Time: About 15 minutes prep
Yield: Serves about 8-10
* I used chicken bouillon as one of the seasonings and it gives these a nice rich flavor.
I made mashed potatoes in my crockpot for Thanksgiving. I didn't cube them, just peeled the potatoes and added a stick of butter, some roasted garlic and about a cup of vegetable broth. I would have used chicken broth but my oldest son is a vegetarian.
I started the potatoes first thing in the morning, before I got the turkey in the oven, and cooked them on high until the turkey was done and resting. I mashed them right in the crockpot, adding salt and some heavy whipping cream. They were perfect. I had enough left over to make a potato soup after everyone was tired of Thanksgiving food.
Jess, your recipe sounds fabulous! I had no idea you didn't even have to cube the potatoes, just peel. What a time saver, I will try that! What a clever idea to use the leftover mashed potatoes to make soup! I made too many last time and just ended up tossing them. Would you mind sharing the recipe for the soup you made? I would love to do that next time. Thanks! :)
Not much of a cook... but even I could do that!
Already made the Crock Pot Candy and will do the two pot roasts (from Schwan's already has gravy) with carrots, green beans and celery in the 2 crocks too. The potatoes I use are from the Schwans frozen food truck. Called "mashed potato nuggets" or something like that. No cutting, peeling or waste. I microwave them in a ceramic serving bowl. Season as you like. Slowing down in my old age, or is that just being lazy?
Note** Left over mashed potatoes can can be used to make potato candy (leave out the garlic;-) or potato pancakes and freeze. You can also freeze left overs to use to make potato soup or thicken a vegetable soup. Really no need to throw them away.
Merry Christmas everyone. GG Vi