Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

These one-pot mashed potatoes are slow-simmered in stock and bay leaves, then whipped to perfection with butter, milk and garlic. Pop on the lid and take to your Thanksgiving gathering or a neighborhood potluck.

Serves: 16
15 mins Prep time 4 hrs Cook time
15 mins Prep time
4 hrs Cook time
  • Spray inside of 6-quart slow cooker with no stick cooking spray. Add potatoes, stock and bay leaves. Cover.

  • Cook 4 hours on HIGH or until potatoes are tender, stirring after each hour. Remove bay leaves. Stir in butter, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Cover. Let stand 5 minutes.

  • Beat potatoes with electric mixer on medium-high speed or mash with potato masher, gradually adding milk, until smooth. Stir in parsley. Top with additional butter, if desired.

Cooking tip

Serving Tip: Mashed potatoes can be kept on warm setting in the slow cooker. Stir before serving. If potatoes get too dry, stir in additional milk until desired consistency.

For Loaded Potatoes: Stir in 1 cup sour cream and 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese with the butter and spices. Mash potatoes as directed in recipe. Stir in 12 slices bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled, with the parsley.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 166Calories: 166Cholesterol: 16mg
  • Sodium: 227mgProtein: 3g
  • Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4g
  • Fiber: 2gCarbohydrate: 25g