Cooking Time:3 hours
Ingredients4 lbs. Red or Russet Potatoes, washed and cut into 2-inch pieces
1 T. Minced Garlic
32 oz. Chicken Broth
8 oz. Sour Cream
8 oz. Herbed Cream Cheese
Salt & Pepper, to taste
Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes is a great recipe for the holidays, as you can make it ahead and it will be hot, not to mention YUMMY!
- Place the chopped potatoes in a stock pot and cover with chicken broth.
- Add enough water to cover all of the potatoes.
- Stir in garlic and bring to a boil.
- Cook for about 20 minutes or until potatoes are softened. Drain, reserving water.
- Transfer potatoes to a stand mixer. Add sour cream and cream cheese and begin mixing on low. (can also mash by hand)
- Add reserved liquid as needed to attain desired consistency.
- Transfer the potatoes to a 6-Quart slow cooker.
- Cover. Cook on Low for 2 hours. (Stir halfway through.)
- Stir and season with salt and pepper just prior to serving.
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what size of crock pot did you use?and if i doubled this recipe would it need more cooking time? thanks
Hi Coreen! If you double this recipe, that will make a very full crock pot even if you used a 6-7 qt. crock pot! I would say to make it in two seperate crock pots…. Happy Crocking!
I’m excited to try this, I never have enough stove/oven space for everything on Turkey Day, so it’ll be nice to have something in the crock pot and out of the way! I’ve never had mashed potatoes with cream cheese and or sour cream, how terrible would I wreck this recipe if I omitted them? I would hate to experiment on such an important day!
Morgan…. If it is something you don’t think you would like, then definitely omit, but with that said you may have it on hand, so if you think it needs it you can add at the end. But you can also make your own Mashed Potato recipe and just keep it in the crock pot to keep it warm, especially if you have a warm setting on your crock pot! That way you wouldn’t be experimenting on such an important day! Happy Crocking!
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I made these last Thanksgiving and they were amazing! Everyone loved them!These are way better than just plain old mashed potatoes!making these again this year!! Thanks for the recipe!!
How many people does this serve?
Hello Rosalie, All of my recipes show the serving size in the upper right hand corner of the page, but happy to share this recipe serves “8”! Happy Crocking!
Looks/sounds yummy!! Thank you!! This is a perfect recipe for Holiday Mashed Potatoes.
Personally, my favorite potatoes are Yukon Gold…not to take away from the red ones…I like them, too. The Gold’s have a wee bit of a smoother texture and sweeter taste.
I’ll be following you on Pinterest! 😀
Do you bring the water to a boil before putting the potatoes in? Or put the potatoes and water in at the same time and bring to a boil?
Cathy step #1 boil the potatoes before putting them into the slow cooker, step #2 mash the potatoes with ingredients, step #3 is when you transfer to the slow cooker. Enjoy! 🙂
I make mine completely in the crock pot. I put the 5lb potatoes in the crock the night before and they cook all night. (fills to over-brimming a 6 qt but they cook down) With garlic and 1 can chicken broth adn water to cover as broth. Pour off and reserve liquid, when time to eat. Pour in a pint of heavy cream, 1 stick of butter and blend away with stick blender. Add back liquid till get the creaminess you like. Takes on a roasted like twice baked potatoes.