Slow Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Fix and forget it Slow Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes. These creamy potatoes are loaded with cheddar cheese and garlic. You’ll love how rich they are.

Are you crazy for mashed potatoes? If you are, you’ll definitely want to try our browned butter mashed potatoes or creamy mashed sweet potatoes.

But today we have a new version for you…slow cooker garlic mashed potatoes. With cheddar cheese!

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes in a bowl

Slow cooker potatoes can come in handy during holiday meal prep because it freezes up the stovetop and oven. But these easy weeknight potatoes are perfect for just about any night.

Do potatoes cook in a slow cooker?

Yes! Potatoes cook really well in a slow cooker. You’ll want to be sure to add liquid to the slow cooker. In this case we use chicken broth to cook the potatoes in. It gives them delicious flavor.

Depending on the size of potato cubes you cut, the potatoes will take about 4-6 hours to cook in the slow cooker.

What potatoes are best for mashing?

You want to use a high starch potato for the best mashed potatoes. For this recipe we used Yukon Gold. You can also use Russet.

What to Add to Mashed Potatoes

What gives mashed potatoes the best flavor? Here are our favorite add ins:

  • Butter (Why did we even have to say it)
  • Garlic (Because garlic mashed potatoes are greater than all other)
  • Heavy Cream (We use heavy cream as a secret ingredient for everything.)
  • Cheddar Cheese. (This adds flavor and a little color and creaminess.)

If you’re really feeling crazy, add a little spinach or even some cabbage. These recipes are delicious and a great way to add veggies to your dinner.

How to Make Mashed Potatoes in the Slow Cooker

  • Place the chopped potatoes in the bowl of the slow cooker and season with salt and pepper.
Garlic mashed potatoes in the slow cooker
  • Pour the chicken broth over the potatoes, then add the garlic and toss to combine.
  • Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on high for four hours.
how to make Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
  • When the potatoes are fork tender, add the butter and stir until melted.
  • Using a potato masher, mash the potatoes. Stir to combine the potatoes and broth.
mashed potatoes in crockpot
  • Smooth the potatoes using a hand mixer or immersion blender, slowly adding the warm heavy cream as you blend. Continue adding cream until potatoes are smooth and creamy.
creamy Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
  • Add the shredded cheese and stir to combine.
mashed potatoes with cheddar

What can I use to mash potatoes without a masher?

If you don’t have a potato masher, you can use an immersion blender, hand held mixer (on low speed) or just a large fork. The potatoes should be soft enough that they easily mash with just about any kitchen tool.

Can I keep mashed potatoes warm in a slow cooker?

Yes. If you need to keep these potatoes warm for a little while before serving, you can do that.

Keep the slow cooker on low heat (or even on the “Keep Warm” setting) for up to 3 hours. Stir the potatoes every now and then to keep the heat inside even.

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes with parsley

What to Serve with Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes go well with our baked hamelectric roaster turkeybaked chickenroast beef and buttery soft rolls. Serve with the vegetable of your choice (or our favorites…Italian green beans!).

Popular Potato Side Dishes

Have you ever tried mashed cauliflower in place of potatoes? Try our low carb mashed cauliflower bake!

Slow Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Slow Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Slow Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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Fix and forget it Slow Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes. These creamy potatoes are loaded with cheddar cheese and garlic. You'll love how rich they are.
Servings 6
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours

Ingredients
 

  • 2.5 pounds Yukon gold potatoes (peeled and cut into one-inch pieces)
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons butter (cut into chunks)
  • ½ to ¾ cup heavy cream (warmed)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions
 

  • Place the chopped potatoes in the bowl of the slow cooker and season with salt and pepper.
  • Pour the chicken broth over the potatoes and then add the garlic. Toss to combine.
  • Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on high for four hours.
  • When the potatoes are fork tender, add the butter and stir until melted.
  • Using a potato masher, mash the potatoes. Stir to combine the potatoes and broth.
  • Smooth the potatoes using a hand mixer or immersion blender, slowly adding the warm heavy cream as you blend. Continue adding cream until potatoes are smooth and creamy.
  • Add the shredded cheese and stir to combine.
  • Serve warm.

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Notes

The calories shown are based on the recipe serving 6 people, with 1 serving being ⅙ of the potatoes. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**

Nutrition

Calories: 384kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 1617mg | Potassium: 864mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 844IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 345mg | Iron: 6mg
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Calories 384
Keyword easy potato recipe, potato side dish, slow cooker recipe

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About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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