Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes

This is my favorite way to make mashed potatoes! This Crockpot Mashed Potatoes recipe is quick and easy, and an excellent way to make a delicious side dish for Thanksgiving or just a regular weeknight dinner!

I have a very important Crock Pot Thursday announcement!

What’s that you say? It’s not Thursday? That’ll to have to be okay, because days of the week are not as important as the fact that Thanksgiving is next week, and I just discovered that mashed potatoes can be made in the slow cooker! These Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes are so delicious, I actually prefer them to regular stove top taters, and I could not wait to tell you.

Here’s the deal, you guys. I have a special Thanksgiving edition of Crock Pot Thursday planned for two days from now, and I might even do one more food post this week, since I’m having a hard time thinking about anything but Thanksgiving-type food.

Fun fact: I think about food quite a bit.

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Yield: 20 servings

Crock Pot Thursday: Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Crock Pot Thursday: Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Recipe modified from [Pillsbury.|]

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 30 minutes


  • 5 lb baking potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, cut into chunks
  • 1 1/2 cup sour cream or plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 to 1 cup half and half


  1. Place potato chunks in slow cooker.
  2. Add garlic, chicken broth, and butter.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 7 hours or high for 4 hours.
  4. When potatoes are tender, mash them until blended, but don't overmix.
  5. Add sour cream, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  6. Stir in half and half until potatoes are to desired creaminess.
  7. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.

I used my 6.5-Quart Crock-Pot Programmable Touchscreen Slow Cooker to make these Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes.

Top these tasty spuds with turkey gravy from the lovely Leslie Marinelli. I don’t mean she’ll come to your house and bring you gravy (Don’t bother asking her. She always says no.), I mean if you click on that link, you can see her famous gravy recipe that isn’t really hers but is actually from Williams-Sonoma Kitchen. Her version has more detail and also way more swears. It’s better, is what I’m saying.

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15 thoughts on “Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes

  1. You had me at Potatoes…seriously though, I made my Tgiving taters in the crockpot last year and they were DELISH. Plus they stay the hell out of my way when I’m slaving at the stove. win/win. xoxo cheers and complex carbs to you my friend. xo

  2. I’m really glad you told us it wasn’t Thursday yet in the first sentence because I was totally having a senior moment after the title. My husband is out of town and I thought maybe I was just blanking on the past few days. WHEW!!
    Okay…CROCKPOT MASHED POTATOES?!?!?!! Yes!! Sign me up! This is awesome. I’m totally making these!! Life improved thanks to Funny is Family! (as usual) WOOT! –Lisa

    1. I have totally posted a crock pot recipe on Wednesday or Friday because I can’t work a calendar, but not this week!

  3. I’m already looking forward to Thanksgiving food, too! MMM. And I’d never heard of making potatoes in the crock pot- what a great idea!! I suck at cooking but I think I can handle this one! Thanks!

    1. I’m glad I can help feed your family, as I have been doing a piss poor job of feeding my own the past few weeks. These mashed potatoes are a game changer, right?

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