These Crock Pot Loaded Mashed Potatoes taste absolutely amazing and are a breeze to cook. You can serve them year round or use this as the ideal Thanksgiving meal idea. You may never make mashed potatoes the old way again!
Crock Pot Loaded Mashed Potatoes
If you’ve been reading Running in a Skirt for any time at all, you probably know about my love of the Crock Pot. So it is probably no surprise that I use my favorite kitchen tool for the big Thanksgiving feast.
One of the starts of the show is my Crock Pot Loaded Mashed Potatoes.
Making Crock Pot Loaded Mashed Potatoes is so easy. You just pile the cut potatoes high in a big crock pot or slow cooker. The hardest part is peeling and cutting the potatoes.
You cook the potatoes in a small amount of quality vegetable broth, stirring occasionally. They smell amazing cooking all day.
Once the potatoes are cooked you can mash those babies right in the Crock Pot! If you are making a big meal, it gives you one less thing you have to do last minute and provides a way to keep the potatoes warm.
You mix in ALL the good stuff for these Crock Pot Loaded Mashed Potatoes: butter, milk, sour cream, garlic and cream cheese.
It is a Thanksgiving meal idea after all. If you're guests are bacon lovers, do that too. I'm a vegetarian, so I leave that off... but I know the Hubs loves it that way too.
The finished product will impress guests and turn you in the Crock Pot Loaded Mashed Potatoes convert!
Enjoy these Thanksgiving or Christmas day or the next time you're craving a big bowl of Crock Pot Loaded Mashed Potato goodness.
Crock Pot Loaded Mashed Potatoes
- 5 pounds potatoes, peeled and cut in 1 inch cubes
- 1 ½ cups low sodium vegetable broth
- ¼ cup butter, cut in small pieces
- ½ cup milk
- 1 cup light sour cream
- 2 ounces reduced fat cream cheese
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- Garnish: fresh chives
- Put in the cut potatoes, vegetable broth and butter in a large Crock Pot. Cook on high for 4-5 hours or until potatoes are tender. Stir occasionally.
- Roughly mash potatoes.
- Add the milk, sour cream, cream cheese, garlic, salt and pepper.
- Continue to mash potatoes to desired consistency. Adjust salt and pepper to personal taste.
- Garnish with fresh chives.
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Do you make anything in the Crock Pot?
What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish?
Jean Maurie says
This looks delicious Julie, I LOVE mashed potatoes and these look like the best ever.
I use my crock pot for cooking pot roasts with vegetables. I've also cooked spaghetti sauce in it and pork chops.
Have you ever used a pressure cooker? We bought an electronic one from QVC and we're both afraid to try it 🙁
I haven't tried one. My mom used one ALL the time growing up to cook a roast and vegetables. She put it in there and it would be done in no time. I guess in my mind it cooks meat, so I haven't really thought about using one. I need to look into it.
If you have one, I would try it!!!
What a great way to make Thanksgiving easier and more delicious!
The crock pot is my best friend, so I can't wait to try this recipe!
We are besties too. I just leave it on the counter half the time 🙂
This looks SO good! We're making a lasagna in the slow cooker tomorrow. I'm a little interested to see how it turns out.
Joanna @Makingmine says
I LOVE my crock pot - I'm not even sure why I put it away because I just get it out right away anyways, haha! I've never tried potatoes in my crock pot - looks like an easy Thanksgiving side though!
I go through periods where I use it all the time and then sort of forget about it for awhile. It is such a time saver for me!
These would be perfect for Thanksgiving dinner. Guess it's time I invest in a crackpot again. Besides, it'll make my life so much easier once the babies come. 🙂
Leigh Ann says
Looks delicious! I often deterred from making mashed potatoes because I don't want to deal with boiling them.
Renee @ Bendiful Blog says
Oh this just reminded me of home! My grandmother ALWAYS makes her mashed potatoes in the crockpot and they are amazing. Thanks for the memories 🙂
That's so cool. Grandma's know best!
Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner says
oh yum never thought about making mashed potatoes in the crock pot-genius )
It might change your life. Just a little.
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction says
Perfect Thanksgiving side for when your oven is already loaded with other food!
That is exactly why I made them the first time and now I will not go back!
Michele @ paleorunningmomma says
Love my crockpot. Looks awesome!
Me too! They are great!
I am sure going to try this! I love taters!! Thanks Julie!!
Me too Kathy! Thanks!
Kirtley @ The Gist of Fit says
Wow I am a sucker for good mashed potaters---those look beautiful!!
Thanks Kirtley! I love potatoes too.
Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections says
These look so good and easy. I love crock pot stuff too. I never realized you could do potatoes in them. You really crank out the recipes these days. I love it!
Thanks Melissa! It's a good one! I am cranking out the recipes. I decided to try Tuesdays and Thursdays as food days. We will see if it sticks!
Robin @ Simply Southern Baking says
What a great idea Julie. Crock pots are perfect for Thanksgiving side dishes.
Blane Sherer says
Terri Waller says
This I will definitely try!!!!!
Thank you Terri! I hope you like it!