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Ultimate Crockpot Mashed Potatoes

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Crockpot mashed potatoes are a favorite in our home. They are so easy and delicious.

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Creamy Mashed Potatoes are easy to make ahead of time using the crockpot.

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By using the slow cooker I also do not have to use a burner on the stove which keeps it open for another pan.

Will You Need Milk for Crockpot Mashed Potatoes?

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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 you’ll have a delicious side dish that’s easy and delicious.

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!

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Ingredients for Crockpot Mashed Potatoes

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.

Crockpot mashed potatoes

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!

Try these other awesome side dishes made in the slow cooker!

Did you know that you can make all kinds of recipes in the slow cooker? We make everything from breakfast (hello baked oatmeal) to dessert (yummy lava cake) and everything in between!

Side dishes are easy and quick in the slow cooker too! Try these pinto beans, baked beans, or butternut squash soup!

If you want to make other great potatoes try these cheesy potatoes or these loaded potatoes both made in the slow cooker!

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Ultimate Crockpot Mashed Potatoes

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes

Crockpot mashed potatoes are a favorite in our home. They are so easy and delicious.


  • 4-5 pounds potatoes
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup butter at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp garlic


  1. Peel and slice potatoes.
  2. Place the potatoes in the crockpot.
  3. Pour in the broth.
  4. Sprinkle in garlic.
  5. Add 1/4 cup butter.
  6. Cover and cook on high for 3 1/2 - 4 hours, until potatoes, are very soft
  7. Drain any leftover liquids from the crockpot.
  8. Add 1/4 cup butter & pour in the heavy cream.
  9. Stir.
  10. Serve immediately or keep warm in the crockpot.
Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 396Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 40mgSodium 353mgCarbohydrates 61gFiber 6gSugar 4gProtein 8g

These recipes are calculated as a courtesy. They are not intended as medical advice or guaranteed accurate. Please do your own calculations if necessary.

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