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. 

Mashed potatoes topped with butter.

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 Recipes
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 with a pat of butter on top.

Creamy Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Creamy Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
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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  1. Do you cut the potatoes before putting them in the slow cooker or just use small ones?

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

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

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