Crockpot Baked Potatoes Recipe

Crockpot Baked Potatoes Recipe – Easy Slow Cooker Potatoes In Foil!

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Amazing fluffy baked potatoes made in your crockpot – just like magic! Open your slow cooker and take out tender delicious baked potatoes wrapped in foil!

Crockpot Baked Potatoes Recipe

Crockpot baked potatoes is the easiest way of making baked potatoes ever! All you need to do is rub the potatoes with oil, sprinkle with salt, wrap in foil and cook in slow cooker on High for 5 hours! When the timer beeps, just take out your amazing foil-wrapped baked potatoes – yum! These baked potatoes are tender, fluffy and so delicious!

Crockpot Baked Potatoes Recipe

Why use your slow cooker instead of the oven for making baked potatoes?  There are several advantages to using crockpot:

  • You can leave the house

If the potatoes are baking in the oven, you need to be home to supervise.  With the potatoes baking in a slow cooker, you can safely leave the house!

  • You can use the oven for something else

Use the oven for roasting chicken or baking cake while the potatoes are baking in the crockpot!

  • Avoid oven heat in the summer

On a hot summer day the last thing I want to do is make my house even hotter by using the oven :) Crockpot will bake the potatoes for you without heating up your house!

Want to use the oven? I’ve got a recipe for that too! Check out oven baked potato recipe in foil.

Making baked potatoes in the crockpot is the easiest thing ever, just follow the step-by-step instructions below!

Crockpot Baked Potatoes

How To Make Crockpot Baked Potatoes

Wash and dry potatoes

Wash and scrub the potatoes, then dry them completely with paper towels.  For best texture, the potatoes should be completely dry.

Baking Potatoes

Rub potatoes with oil

Rub potatoes with oil

Put each potato on a large piece of foil

Foil Baked Potato

Prickle each potato in several places with fork

This is done to allow steam to escape, so the potato doesn’t “explode”.

Prick potato with fork

Sprinkle each potato with salt

Foil wrapped potato for baking

Wrap each potato in foil completely

Baking Potato In Foil

Put foil-wrapped potatoes in a slow cooker

Foil wrapped potatoes in a slow cooker

Close the lid and set the crockpot on High for 5 hours

5 hours on High is the time needed for the perfectly cooked full crockpot of large foil-wrapped baking potatoes.  If you are wondering if you can cook them on Low – yes, you can if you have to (8-9 hours on Low), but the High setting produces more consistent results.

Crockpot With Foil Wrapped Baked Potatoes

Add toppings and serve!

When the potatoes are done cooking, unwrap them from foil, cut in half and add desired toppings.  My favorite toppings for baked potatoes are butter, sour cream, chopped green onion, crumbled bacon and shredded cheese. Delicious!

Baking Potatoes In A Slow Cooker

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Easy Crockpot Baked Potatoes

These crockpot baked potatoes are amazing! So delicious and fluffy, these potatoes just make themselves! Truly set it and forget it in the slow cooker, these baked potatoes are perfect for feeding a crowd!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 5 mins
Course: Side Dish, Slow Cooker
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings


  • 6 large baking potatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • Toppings of choice butter, sour cream, chopped onion, bacon pieces, shredded cheese


  • Wash the potatoes and dry them with paper towels, so they are completely dry.
  • Put each potato on a large piece of foil. Rub each potato with 1 tsp olive oil and sprinkle with 1 tsp salt. Prick each potato several times with the fork to allow steam to escape. Wrap the foil around each potato so the potato is completely enclosed in foil.
  • Put the potatoes in the large slow cooker.
  • Cook on High for 5 hours.
  • After 5 hours, remove the potatoes promptly. Do not use "keep warm" function in the slow cooker as it will overcook the potatoes.
  • To serve the potatoes, open the foil, cut potatoes in half and add desired toppings.
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4 replies
  1. Jennifer Crawford
    Jennifer Crawford says:

    This sounds amazing as hot as it’s been in Northern California you’re looking for those delicious baked potatoes so this recipe sounds like something I’m going to do today

  2. Joyce
    Joyce says:

    When I was still working, my ICU crew would have a potluck quite frequently, with a Potato Bar being the most in-demand theme of all. We’d use an enormous 18 quart electric roaster for our potatoes, doing this same thing of cleaning, oiling, etc., then wrapping each potato in foil, and so on. We’d let them bake/cook for six or seven hours, depending on how the shift was going (midnight shift always, always brings in the after-dark disasters, and can be a wild goat rodeo!), and we had every kind of topping and accompaniment imaginable. It was a wonderful way to have a hot meal whenever one had a few moments to go back and put their potato(es) (the men usually went for two at a time) together. I’ve recently retired, so now only need to make potatoes of any kind for just myself; I still do this, but with just three potatoes, keeping two of them for other meals (including a small potato salad).

  3. Angie
    Angie says:

    Thank you for your crockpot roast potatoes recipe …. All I can eat at the moment is potato due to illness and boring old mash is getting very boring! This way I had a potato with flavour and no fat! I didn’t fill it with any extras though, unfortunately, but it was great to eat a potato a different way! Thanks again


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