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Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

This is a guide about slow cooker mashed potatoes. An easy way to have creamy, mashed potatoes ready when you need them, is to cook them in your crockpot.


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December 20, 201110 found this helpful
I've been experimenting with finding ways to make last minute dinner preparation as easy as possible this past year and one way is by cooking mashers in a slow cooker.

The nice thing about making such a large amount at a time is that you can place leftover, individual scoops of the potatoes on a baking sheet, allow to freeze and then place in freezer bags. All you have to do after that is take out what you need for future meals and heat on a small baking sheet.


  • 5 lb red potatoes, washed and cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 cup milk, warmed


Place potatoes and chicken broth in a 4 to 5 quart slow cooker.

Melt butter in a small sauce pan; add minced garlic, saute until garlic is softened and fragrant and then stir into potatoes and chicken broth. Cover and cook on high heat until potatoes are tender, about 4 to 4 1/2 hours.

Heat milk in a small saucepan and set aside.

Add sour cream, salt and pepper to the potatoes and mash or beat until well blended. Slowly stir in milk until reaching desired consistency (you may not need the entire cup of milk), set heat to low and cover for up to 2 hours. Stir before serving.


By Deeli from Richland, WA

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By 7 found this helpful
November 24, 2014

A great time saver at Thanksgiving is to make your mashed potatoes earlier in the day and put them in your crockpot on "warm". Just give them a stir every once in awhile and put the lid back on. This is helpful when you're trying to get everything on the table at once and keep everything warm.

I take the turkey out of the oven about 20-30 minutes prior to serving to let it "rest" before slicing it. I then make the gravy. The potatoes are already taken care of because they're mashed and in the crockpot keeping warm. Just dish them out.

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April 25, 2007


  • 1 package frozen hash browns
  • 1 can cream of potato soup
  • 1 can milk
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. onion, chopped
  • pepper, to taste
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  • 1 c. grated cheese


Put all ingredients in crockpot (except the grated cheese). Turn on low. Cook 4 hours. Before serving, add 1 cup grated cheese and allow to melt. Note: you can also use cream of mushroom soup.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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January 25, 20170 found this helpful

Did you know you can make mashed potatoes in a slow cooker without ever removing the potatoes from the pot? Learn how to make easy crockpot mashed potatoes in this guide.

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