Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

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Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings 6


  • 5 pounds peeled potatoes - cut in chunks (my favorite are Yukon gold but any potatoes will do)
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 stick butter - cut into pieces (you can use less if you’d like)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder - optional
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup to 1 cup hot milk
  • Extra butter for serving - optional


  • Place the potatoes, stock and butter into a slow cooker.
  • Season with garlic powder and a little salt and pepper.
  • Cover, and cook on high for 4 to 4 and a half hours or until super tender.
  • Mash potatoes with a potato masher.
  • Add hot milk, gradually to achieve a creamy consistency.
  • Season with a little more salt and pepper if needed.
  • Put slow cooker on warm setting.
  • Potatoes should keep perfectly in the slow cooker for a couple of hours after mashing.
  • Just keep the lid on the slow cooker and serve directly from there.
  • You can add a little more butter on top if you like right before serving.
  • If the potatoes get a little dry, add a bit more milk.


Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 1626mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 36IU | Vitamin C: 75mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 3mg

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily from the USDA Food Composition Database, whenever available, or otherwise other online calculators.

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  1. roberta kovach says:

    I am going to make these for Christmas, thanks!!!

  2. Hi Nancy. This serves about 8. Thanks! -Amy

  3. How many servings are these mashed potatoes for?

  4. These mashed potatoes are best used the same day they are made. Does not work to make ahead…in my opinion.

  5. Hi Maria. Thanks for sharing. You can just leave the garlic powder out next time. Hope that helps! -Amy

  6. My family didn’t like these. Too much garlic taste. I only used 1 tsp.

  7. Hi Kristin,
    I would think you could just put the slow cooker on low or warm to reheat. They may need a bit more chicken stock or milk. Or if your crock removes you could heat them uncovered in the microwave and then put them in slow cooker on warm setting just to keep warmHope that helps. Let me know how it goes. Thanks! -Amy

  8. Kristin Erdmann says:

    Can these be made the day ahead and reheated?

  9. if you put a shot of vodka in the crockpot with the potatoes you won’t get that icky film on the side as it stays heated. You won’t taste the alcohol at all either.

  10. Cindy DeBerg says:

    I made a recipe quite like this one last year for Thanksgiving. It was remarkable! Several people around the TG table commented that the mashed potatoes were the best they ever had. This approach allowed more room on the stove for other dishes and helped avoid the last minute rush to get the food to the table piping hot.