Your comment may need to be approved before it will appear on the site. Thanks for waiting. First time commenting? Please review the Comment Policy.
I have made crock pot mashed potatoes for over 20 years by just covering the cubed potatoes with water and cooking on high until done. Then I drain them and proceed just as if they had been coked on the stove top. This was a real life saver on Sundays with 5 starving kids. They were always done when we came in from church. I had a crock pot with the meat, one with the potatoes and a small one with a veggie going most weeks.
I’m with Ellen , though I mash the potatoes with a potato masher, and then keep them warm in my 4or 5 liter slow-cooker. They’re always delicious. I use my 7 liter slow cooker for dressing, as I prefer not to cook it in the turkey. Finally, I have my smallest slow cooker to keep the gravy warm..
I’ve made mashed potatoes before in the slow cooker. The first time they came out great! The second time they came out like glue. What’s the secret?
Hi, Laura! Probably the type of potatoes and how your mashed them. We like yukon golds for mashed potatoes, and then mash them by hand or with a potato masher. Mashing with a blender or hand mixer can sometimes make potatoes gluey. Good luck!
I use russet potatoes both times, so I don’t understand why they came out well the first time and not the second. Also, I do only mash potatoes by hand with a potato masher. I’ll try yukon golds next!
So weird! Sometimes potatoes can vary in amount of starch, even within the same kind of potato, but… still weird. I’m sorry! Gluey potatoes are never what you want! Hopefully you’ll have better luck next time!
Anytime I’ve made anything with potatoes in the slow cooker they’ve turned out grey and disgusting – anyone know what the problem is? I’ve tried baked potatoes, potatoes in stews, etc – always grey and gross.
I have never tried this. It definitely looks easy and delicious. Thank you I will try this for sure.
Love this idea! I always make my sweet potato casserole in one of my Crock Pots, so why I never thought to make the mashed taters that way, I cannot say. Thank you!
Um…the slow cooker has several priorities higher than mashed potatoes in my kitchen on Thanksgiving. (Just how many crock pots do you have? And how many do you recommend?)
I would never have thought to cook mashed potatoes in a slow cooker, but it’s kind of genius!
Mashed potatoes is sth I love. It’s so Polish and each dinner should include them hahaah.
I make the mashed potatoes my usual way (with a ricer) but always use the slow cooker to keep them warm for large dinners like Thanksgiving. Works great!