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Creamy Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Creamy Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes. They’re the ying to my yang, the Thelma to my Louise, and the peanut butter to my chocolate. Some things just go together better than others. Me and crock pot mashed potatoes just fit. 


With the holiday’s upon us, many of you are looking for ways to make holiday cooking easier. This Creamy Mashed Potatoes recipe is one dish you can set and forget about while going about your holiday baking. Plus it keeps one less pan off the already full stovetop burners. Our Smoked Potatoes, Air Fryer Baby Potatoes, Sous Vide Mashed Potatoes and Garlic Mashed Potatoes are four other great option. 

How To Make Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

The best potatoes to use for crock pot potatoes are Yukon Gold or Red. Russet potatoes work also, but they don’t quite have the “creamy” flavor of the other two. We prefer to keep those for hearty baked potatoes.

You can either mash the taters by hand or use an electric mixer. We like a few lumps, so opt to mash by hand.

If you’d like to make Crock Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes just add 3-4 garlic cloves with the butter, before you start cooking.

If you’d like to make Mashed Potatoes with cream cheese, just swap out the sour cream for cream cheese.

Feel free to add cheese, bacon, chives, whatever floats your boat to the finished product. 

What To Serve Crockpot Mashed Potatoes With

Prime Rib Recipe, (Visit our Prime Rib Headquarters!)
Sous Vide Prime Rib
Smoked Prime Rib
Smoked Beef Tenderloin
Smoked Turkey
Smoked Turkey Wings
Beef Wellington
+ go great with our Air Fryer Mushrooms!

What Wine Goes With Crockpot Mashed Potatoes

WINE: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay (un-oaked), Côtes du Rhône, Barbera, Merlot
BEER: India Pale Ale, Amber, Brown Ales, Pumpkin Ales


Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes

Creamy Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Creamy Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
3.48 from 67 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Potato Recipe, Slow Cooker Recipes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 297kcal
Author: Darcey Olson
Cost: $5


  • 3 lb Yukon Gold or Red Potatoes Diced
  • 1 cup Chicken Stock or Vegetable if you're Vegetarian/Vegan
  • ¼ cup Unsalted Butter Sliced
  • cup Half and Half
  • ½ cup Sour Cream or Cream Cheese if you prefer
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt
  • Pepper To taste


  • Add the potatoes, stock and butter to your slow cooker.
  • Place a paper towel or kitchen towel over the top, to collect the steam, and cover.
  • Cook for 3-4 hours on high or 7-8 hours on low.
  • Add the half and half, sour cream, salt and pepper and mash until smooth.
  • Keep the potatoes on the "warm" setting until ready to serve.
  • Top with your favorite toppings - cheese, bacon, sour cream, chives, etc.


Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 501mg | Potassium: 1118mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 420IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 2mg
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Creamy Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes loaded with sour cream, butter and cream cheese. This potato recipe is the perfect dish to accompany your turkey recipe. Just set and forget! #slowcookerrecipes #potatorecipes #holidayrecipes #thanksgivingrecipes #sidedish

Recipe Rating


Wednesday 30th of March 2022

Do you cut the potatoes before putting them in the slow cooker or just use small ones?

Darcey Olson

Wednesday 30th of March 2022

Hi Kim!! You dice the potatoes evenly before throwing them in the slow cooker.

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Thursday 3rd of December 2015

I like lots of lumps, and peel. Thanks for posting. Hello from Idea Box.