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Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

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Slow Cooker mashed potatoes are one of the easiest ways to create a loaded potato bar. Creamy no-boil mashed potatoes with all the toppings are one of the easiest ways to make mashed potatoes to please a crowd.

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Potatoes are my all-time weakness and favorite comfort food I could eat potatoes every day of the week. If you’re a potato lover like me, you will also love Meatloaf with brown gravy, Parmesan Crusted Potatoes, Cheesy Crockpot Potatoes, Melting Potatoes, Garlic Smashed Potatoes, or even these Garlic and Rosemary Mashed Potatoes.

Ingredients for Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

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  • Russet Potatoes, Washed, Peeled, and Cut Into 1 Inch Chunks
  • Garlic, Crushed
  • Chicken Stock
  • Butter, Cut Into Pieces
  • Salt
  • Poultry Seasoning
  • Heavy Cream
  • Crockpot or Slow Cooker
  • Potato Masher

Ingredients for Loaded Potato Bar

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Step by Step Directions for Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

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Step 1:

Peel and Cube Potatoes into 1″ cubes.

Place potatoes in the slow cooker along with the garlic.

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Step 2:

Pour the Chicken Stock into the slow cooker, add the butter to the top then cover with the lid.

Cook on High for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.

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Step 3:

Strain the potatoes to remove the chicken stock, and place them back into the slow cooker.

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Step 4:

Using a potato masher, mash the potatoes until light and fluffy. 

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Step 5:

Add in the salt, poultry seasoning, and heavy cream. 

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Step 6

Mash again until smooth and fully incorporated. Serve hot and with your favorite toppings. Enjoy!

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Tips and Tricks for Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

  • Peel and rinse potatoes.
  • Use a Potato masher or electric mixer to mash potatoes.
  • Make Potatoes ahead of time for a holiday or get-together.
  • Cook Potatoes on low and cook while at work to have a great side dish when you get home.

Ideas for Loaded Potato Bar

I love having a loaded potato bar with my mashed potatoes instead of baked potatoes it’s a great way to feed a crowd or bring it to a work function. Some great ideas for a loaded Mashed Potato Bar are:

  • Have some cooked chopped bacon, cheddar cheese with sour cream, and chives over the slow cooker mashed potatoes.
  • Try out Brown Gravy with sauteed Mushrooms and caramelized onions on top of the crockpot potatoes.
  • Have just plain Butter or Blue Cheese Butter to top the potatoes.
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Frequently Asked Questions Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

What is the best potato for mashed potatoes?

I love using russet potatoes in my crockpot. You can also use red potatoes.

Do I have to Peel My Potatoes?

If using Russett potatoes, you do need to peel the potatoes the skins are thicker, and it’s harder to use for mashed potatoes. If you want to use red potatoes, you can simply wash them and cube with skins on.

Can I make this vegan?

Yes, you can use vegetable broth, vegan butter, and almond milk.

How to store mashed potatoes?

You can store the potatoes in an air-tight container for up to 5 days in the fridge or freeze for up to 6 months.

How to Reheat Potatoes

You can add a little butter to a pan and reheat over medium heat. Cook for 3-4 minutes. You may have to add a few teaspoons of milk to make them creamy again.

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Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes

Slow Cooker mashed potatoes are one of the easiest ways to create a loaded potato bar. Creamy no-boil mashed potatoes with all the toppings are one of the easiest ways to make mashed potatoes to please a crowd.

Ingredients

  • 5lbs Russet Potatoes, Washed Peeled and Cut Into 1 Inch Chunks
  • 4 Cloves of Garlic, Crushed
  • 4 Cups Chicken Stock
  • 1 Stick of Butter, Cut Into Pieces
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Poultry Seasoning
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream

Instructions

  1. Add the potatoes and crushed garlic cloves to a 6 quart or larger slow cooker. Pour in the chicken stock.Step-1- Potatoes-in-crockpotAdd-broth-butter-to-slow-cooker
  2. Cook on HIGH for 4 hours or until the potatoes are very tender.drain-chicken-broth
  3. Strain the potatoes to remove the chicken stock, and place them back into the slow cooker. 
  4. Using a potato masher, mash the potatoes until light and fluffy. Mash-Potatoes-with-Masher
  5. Add in the salt, poultry seasoning, and heavy cream. Add-cream-seasonings
  6. Mash again until smooth and fully incorporated. Serve hot and with your favorite toppings. Enjoy!Mash-again-creamy-smooth

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 420Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 483mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 6gSugar: 5gProtein: 9g

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