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!
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?
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