If you love garlic and you love mashed potatoes, you're sure to love these! You can peel the potato skins off if you prefer.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the potatoes, water, and butter into a slow cooker. Season with salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Cover, and cook on Low for 7 hours, or High for 4 hours.

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  • Mash potatoes with a masher or electric beater, adding the desired amount of milk to achieve a creamy consistency. Keep warm on low until serving.

Nutrition Facts

197 calories; protein 3.3g; carbohydrates 28.6g; fat 8.2g; cholesterol 22mg; sodium 553.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2006
I peeled about 3.5 lbs. of russet potatoes, and didn't use quite as much garlic powder as the recipe calls for. I also left out the milk and used 8oz sour cream and about 1 cup of shredded colby cheese (1/2 c butter). These mashed potatoes were the perfect consistency and SOOO creamy and flavorful. My entire family of picky eaters loved them! Reminded us of the "smashed potatoes" at one of our favorite restaurants! Thanks for sharing a great idea! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/07/2007
Made as stated, this is worth three stars. It's a nice dish to come home to, but not spectacular. However, I dressed this recipe up tonight for my company's pot-luck Christmas party. I drained off most of the water and added 1/3 of an 8 oz block of cream cheese, diced, and about 1/2 cup of sour cream, with about 1/2 a cup of milk, or less (I confess to not measuring). I mashed these with my electric mixer, then stirred in 1/2 cup of shredded colby/jack cheese. I covered the dish with another half a cup of cheese. At the party, my pot was scraped clean, and I even caught someone licking the spoon! Read More
(100)
139 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 61
  • 4 star values: 41
  • 3 star values: 18
  • 2 star values: 10
  • 1 star values: 9
Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2006
I peeled about 3.5 lbs. of russet potatoes, and didn't use quite as much garlic powder as the recipe calls for. I also left out the milk and used 8oz sour cream and about 1 cup of shredded colby cheese (1/2 c butter). These mashed potatoes were the perfect consistency and SOOO creamy and flavorful. My entire family of picky eaters loved them! Reminded us of the "smashed potatoes" at one of our favorite restaurants! Thanks for sharing a great idea! Read More
(118)
Rating: 3 stars
12/07/2007
Made as stated, this is worth three stars. It's a nice dish to come home to, but not spectacular. However, I dressed this recipe up tonight for my company's pot-luck Christmas party. I drained off most of the water and added 1/3 of an 8 oz block of cream cheese, diced, and about 1/2 cup of sour cream, with about 1/2 a cup of milk, or less (I confess to not measuring). I mashed these with my electric mixer, then stirred in 1/2 cup of shredded colby/jack cheese. I covered the dish with another half a cup of cheese. At the party, my pot was scraped clean, and I even caught someone licking the spoon! Read More
(100)
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2009
5 stars with some tweeking... I peeled the potatoes used chicken broth for the liquid & a whole bulb of roasted garlic instead of the granulated garlic. I took some fresh sprigs of rosemary & draped them over the top while the were cooking. The rosemary infused the potatoes with the most amazing scent & flavor! When the potatoes were done cooking I removed the rosemary sprigs & mashed them with butter & whole milk. They were hands down the BEST mashed potatoes ever....Everyone agreed. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/16/2006
These worked great for me. I used minced fresh garlic rather than powder. Adjusted butter cream and seasoning at the end to taste. This worked great for an after church lunch with no fuss. I prepared the potatoes the night before and covered them with water. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2008
Super easy and absolutely wonderful! I increase the recipe to use 5 lbs of red potatoes. It is the perfect amount for Thanksgiving with my family. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2005
Mmmmm this was very yummy! I added some fresh cloves of garlic. I sliced them and put them in with the potatoes while they were baking. Then I mashed them all together and it was very garlicky just how we like it. Thanks for the crockpot recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2005
Excellent. Much denser than traditional mashed potatoes. I added several crushed whole cloves of fresh garlic which then got mashed into the potatoes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/19/2004
I tried this recipe over the weekend and I really thought it was easy. I added a little bit more milk than what the recipe called for and I added some butter. They were great and I recommend trying this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/29/2010
These were just ok for us. Every Thanksgiving I make 2 types of mashed potatoes for variety. I was happy to find this recipe being they are made in the crock pot to save me time. I changed the recipe to 15 servings because I used 5 pounds of potatoes and they were edible not terribly bad but not a favorite. To many of us they tasted like roasted potatoes that were later mashed. They do save time and are passible but I'm sure glad I had another pan to serve. Thanks for the recipe but I prefer mashed potatoes made using the original method. Read More
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