Crockpot mashed potatoes are a favorite in our home. They are so easy and delicious. I love how easy they are to do ahead of time using the crockpot. By using the slow cooker I also do not have to use a burner on the stove which keeps it open for another pan.
I also enjoy the fact that in the summer we can still have mashed potatoes without creating extra heat in the kitchen.
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Will You Need Milk for Crockpot Mashed Potatoes?
For this recipe, you will not need milk but you will need heavy whipping cream. This gives these ultimate mashed potatoes in the crockpot that ‘something extra’. Also, the addition of the chicken broth also gives these mashed potatoes a wonderful texture. You are going to love the rich garlic buttery flavor that these potatoes will give you. Once your family has had them you won’t be able to go back to anything different.
You will also find that when asked to bring a side for Thanksgiving you can offer to bring these slow cooker mashed potatoes and just do them twice. Instead of doubling the batch.
What Kind of Potatoes Do You Use for Slowcooker Mashed Potatoes?
White potatoes are normally used for mashed potatoes but if you only have Russett potatoes those work too. White potatoes most times have a bit more ‘liquid’ in them so if you use Russett potatoes you may find you have to add a bit more liquid but don’t do that until you check your consistency.
Ingredients for Crockpot Mashed Potatoes
You will need 4-5 pounds of potatoes, 2 cups of chicken broth, 1/2 cup butter at room temperature, 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream, and 1 tbsp garlic powder.
What Meals Beg for Slowcooker Mashed Potatoes
The best meals that go with mashed potatoes? Baked steak, roasted chicken, turkey with gravy and the list goes on and on. Mashed potatoes can also be a treat all by themselves! Great for as lunch with your favorite gravy. If you have leftovers, we always seem to not have enough!
- • 4-5 pounds potatoes
- • 2 cups chicken broth
- • 1/2 cup butter at room temperature
- • 1/4 cup heavy cream
- • 1 tbsp garlic
- Peel and slice potatoes.
- Place the potatoes in the crockpot.
- Pour in the broth.
- Sprinkle in garlic.
- Add 1/4 cup butter.
- Cover and cook on high for 3 1/2 - 4 hours, until potatoes, are very soft
- Drain any leftover liquids from the crockpot.
- Add 1/4 cup butter & pour in the heavy cream.
- Serve immediately or keep warm in the crockpot.
What Size Crockpot Should I Use?
For this recipe, I would use a 5-quart crockpot. You may also want to use a crockpot liner which allows for less mess when it is time to clean up. If you want to double your recipe a 10-quart crockpot may be more what you are looking for.