Easy Crockpot Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Easy Crockpot Mashed Potatoes Recipe

These crockpot mashed potatoes are amazing!  Once you experience how easy it is to make mashed potatoes in a slow cooker, you’ll never make them any other way!  They just cook themselves!

Easy Crockpot Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Cooking mashed potatoes in a crockpot is so much easier than doing it a traditional way on the stove!  My favorite thing about the crockpot method is that you don’t have to deal with a pot of boiling water and don’t have to drain the potatoes.  Lifting a pot of boiling water from the stove, carrying it to the sink and draining the potatoes is definitely not my favorite thing to do 🙂  When you cook the potatoes in a slow cooker, you never have to drain them.  The potatoes cook in a crockpot with only 1 cup of liquid, so there is nothing to drain!

Peeled and quartered potatoes in a crockpot

I’ve seen some crockpot mashed potatoes recipes where you actually put potatoes in a crockpot full of water and end up having to drain the potatoes.  I think that defeats the whole purpose of using a slow cooker, as we want crockpot cooking to be as hands free as possible.  With my easy recipe, you just put the potatoes in a crockpot with 1 cup of broth and they cook themselves! Nothing to drain, when the potatoes are ready all you need to do is mash them right in the crockpot!

How To Make Mashed Potatoes In A Slow Cooker

Another awesome thing that I love about the slow cooker method is that you don’t have to “babysit” the pot on the stove! You can leave the house or do whatever you want while the potatoes are cooking in the crockpot.  Freedom is priceless!

These crockpot mashed potatoes turn out perfect!  This recipe follows all the perfect mashed potatoes secrets so the potatoes taste amazing!

Perfect Mashed Potatoes In A Slow Cooker

How To Make Mashed Potatoes In A Slow Cooker

Step 1: Add potatoes to the crockpot and cook.

Peel the potatoes, cut into quarters and put in a crockpot.  Add onion powder, garlic powder and 1 cup of broth.  Cook for 3 hours on High or 6 hours on Low.

Potatoes in a slow cooker

Step 2: Mash cooked potatoes.

Use the potato masher to mash the potatoes.

Making mashed potatoes in a crockpot

Add butter, milk and salt and pepper to taste, and mash the potatoes until desired consistency.

Perfect Mashed Potatoes In A Slow Cooker

Sprinkle crockpot mashed potatoes with chopped green onions or fresh parsley for a finishing touch!

If you like these crockpot mashed potatoes, you will also love these easy recipes:

Best Ever Potato Salad – truly epic, this is the best potato salad you’ll ever eat!

Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes – you can make these a few days before, they reheat beautifully!

Easy Smashed Potatoes – these potatoes are not the usual mashed, they are Smashed!

Crockpot Baked Potatoes – yes, you can make amazing baked potatoes in the crockpot too!

Easy Crockpot Mashed Potatoes Recipe
 
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Crockpot mashed potatoes are the easiest mashed potatoes ever! No need to deal with a pot of boiling water or drain the potatoes! They just cook themselves in a crockpot 🙂 Once you try making mashed potatoes in a slow cooker, you'll never make them any other way!
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 5 lbs potatoes
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 8 tbsp (1 stick) butter, cut into pieces
  • ½ cup warm milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped green onions or parsley for garnish
Instructions
  1. Peel the potatoes and cut into quarters.
  2. Put potatoes in a slow cooker and sprinkle with garlic powder and onion powder. Add chicken broth.
  3. Cook the potatoes in a crockpot for 3 hours on High or 6 hours on Low.
  4. Add butter and warm milk to the potatoes. Mash the potatoes with a potato masher until smooth. If more liquid is needed, add more milk until desired consistency.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Sprinkle the mashed potatoes with chopped green onions or parsley.

 

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Once you try making mashed potatoes in your slow cooker, you'll never make them any other way! These crockpot mashed potatoes are so easy to make and taste amazing!

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