Easy Crockpot Mashed Potatoes

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!
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Total Time: About 15 minutes prep

Yield: Serves about 8-10

Source: self

Ingredients:

* I used chicken bouillon as one of the seasonings and it gives these a nice rich flavor.

Steps:

  1. Peel, rinse and cube about 7 1/2 pounds russet potatoes. I used about 18.
  2. Put your potatoes in a greased crockpot.
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  4. Dissolve 6 chicken bullion cubes in 3 cups of water, add to crockpot.
  5. Cook on high for about 3 hours, add 1 stick of butter. Continue to cook for another 30 minutes.
  6. Add 2 teaspoons of garlic powder and 1 teaspoon of salt. Mash well with a potato masher.
  7. You are all done. Enjoy! :)
    * I imagine these would do fine if you cooked on low if you had to be gone all day.*

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December 10, 20140 found this helpful

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.

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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.

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December 10, 20140 found this helpful

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! :)

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December 12, 20140 found this helpful

Not much of a cook... but even I could do that!

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December 13, 20140 found this helpful

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.

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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

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December 14, 20140 found this helpful

The recipe sounds great. Crock Pots are wonderful. I think I am going to try this for Christmas. One word of warning!
Whatever you do, after your mashed potatoes are ready, DO NOT put the lid on the crockpot to keep them warm. A few years ago I put my mashed 'taters in the crock-pot to have 'em nice and warm for my Thanksgiving feast...Ha!

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Ha! Ha!

With a flourish I removed the lid. I had a huge pot of potato soup. Fortunately, I kept the lid off, and by the time people came back for 2nds I had mashed potatoes again.

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December 16, 20140 found this helpful

I love any crock pot cooking. I'm trying this recipe this week.

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December 26, 20140 found this helpful

I'll have to get my wife to help me with the crock pot. This will be nice on the nights she's working and I'm alone with the kids.

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