Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes


These creamy crockpot mashed potatoes melt in your mouth and what could be easier than potatoes in the slow cooker?

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins


  • 5 pounds red potatoes, cut into chunks

  • 3 cubes chicken bouillon

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic, or to taste

  • 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • ½ cup butter

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place potatoes, bouillon, and garlic in a large pot and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes.

  2. Drain in a colander over a large bowl, reserving cooking water.

    boiled potatoes and cooking liquid

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  3. Mash potatoes with sour cream and cream cheese, adding reserved water as needed to reach desired consistency.

    mashed potatoes

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  4. Transfer mashed potato mixture to a slow cooker, cover, and cook on Low for 2 to 3 hours.

    mashed potatoes in slow cooker

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  5. Just before serving, stir in butter and season with salt and pepper to taste.

    mashed potatoes with butter

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  6. Serve hot and enjoy!

    overhead angle looking down into a slow cooker of mashed potatoes with cracked black pepper, with a wooden spoon


Editor's Note:

Please note the differences in yield when using the magazine version of this recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

470 Calories
28g Fat
48g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 470
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 17g 86%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 703mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 89mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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