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Easy Crockpot Mashed Potatoes

A few years ago I discovered making BAKED potatoes in the crockpot (which is SO helpful when you are cooking a prime rib roast and only have one oven) but it had never occurred to me to try making the MASHED variety in my ceramic friend. Turns out it’s even easier than the traditional kind!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 320 kcal
Author: Jillee

Ingredients:

  • 5 lbs red, gold or white potatoes cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 cup water or chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup butter cut into chunks
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 - 1 1/2 cups milk warmed

Instructions:

  1. Place diced potatoes in the slow cooker, add water or chicken broth and butter. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Cover; cook on High heat setting 4 hours or Low heat setting for 8 hours, or until potatoes are tender.
  3. Mash potatoes FIRST using a potato masher (DON'T DRAIN!)
  4. Add warmed milk until desired consistency.
  5. Then beat with electric mixer on low speed until well blended. Do not overmix.
  6. Cover and keep warm on Low or Warm heat setting until serving time, up to 2 hours.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Crockpot Mashed Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 320 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 563mg24%
Potassium 1353mg39%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 425IU9%
Vitamin C 26.4mg32%
Calcium 68mg7%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.