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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 320kcal
Author Jill Nystul


  • 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


  • Place diced potatoes in the slow cooker, add water or chicken broth and butter. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Cover; cook on High heat setting 4 hours or Low heat setting for 8 hours, or until potatoes are tender.
  • Mash potatoes FIRST using a potato masher (DON'T DRAIN!)
  • Add warmed milk until desired consistency.
  • Then beat with electric mixer on low speed until well blended. Do not overmix.
  • Cover and keep warm on Low or Warm heat setting until serving time, up to 2 hours.


Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 563mg | Potassium: 1353mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 425IU | Vitamin C: 26.4mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 2.1mg