Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes Quick + Easy
These Cheesy Garlic Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes are the perfect addition to any meal and are super easy to make. They’re creamy, smooth and delicious, and the cheese adds a lot of goodness.
The slow cooker version of everyone’s favorite potato version – mashed potatoes! ! If you’re a fan of these, you’ll love our Sweet Potatoes and Mashed Potatoes too!
Potatoes in the slow cooker
Hello, Lil’ Luna readers! It’s Alicia from Baker upstairs and I have the most delicious fall recipes to share with you today!
Now that it’s getting colder and I love coming home from get off work and having something warm and delicious in the slow cooker, what could be better than homemade mashed potatoes?
These Cheesy Garlic Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes are the perfect addition to any fall meal and are super easy to make. These are without a doubt the best mashed potatoes I’ve ever made! They’re creamy, smooth and savory, and the cheese adds a lot of goodness.
The garlic adds a strong flavor without being overpowering at all. Because it is cooked with the potatoes for a long time, it becomes fragrant, mellow and delicious. My kids usually hate garlic, but they love these potatoes and can’t get enough! These potatoes would be great fun as a Thanksgiving side dish, but they’re easy to make for a weeknight meal. Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potatoes Win!
How to Make Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes
The beauty of most slow cooker recipes is that there is very little prep work!
You just throw everything in the saucepan and wait patiently for a few hours until everything is fully cooked. Sometimes this is the hardest part of the recipe. 😉 It makes your house smell incredible all day long, which is great, but also pure torture. Well (like it or not), this recipe is no exception.
The most important prep work is slicing the potatoes, which only takes a few minutes, then put everything in the crock pot and make your house smell like delicious garlic heaven. You’re welcome/sorry. 😉
- Peel the potatoes and cut them into one-inch pieces. Put the potatoes and garlic in the slow cooker and pour the chicken stock over it. Add bay leaves and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
- Drain potatoes, reserving cooking liquid. Mash potatoes with milk and butter until mostly smooth. Add cooking liquid as needed to achieve desired consistency. Add sour cream, salt, pepper and cheese. Enjoy while it’s hot!
It’s simple! !
Storage Tips, Tricks + More
if you want shop These potatoes, just keep in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 5 days.you can also freeze These mashed potatoes are because they contain some fat (butter and sour cream) which helps them retain their creamy consistency.
Just let the potatoes thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.
Mashed potatoes go well with anything, but here are some of our favorite entrees we love to pair with:
I don’t know about you, but I’m a firm believer that almost everything is better with garlic. These cheesy garlic mashed potatoes just confirm that belief! They are so delicious and creamy, I have no doubt you will love them just as much!
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Course Side Dishes
Prep time 15 minutes
4 hours cooking time
Total time 4 hours 15 minutes
Calories 278 kcal
by Lil’ Luna
- 3 pounds russet potatoes
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 4 c chicken stock
- 1 bay leaf
- 3/4 c milk
- 3 TB butter
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 c shredded cheddar cheese
Peel the potatoes and cut them into one-inch pieces. Put the potatoes and garlic in the slow cooker and pour the chicken stock over it. Add bay leaves and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
Drain potatoes, reserving cooking liquid. Mash potatoes with milk and butter until mostly smooth. Add cooking liquid as needed to achieve desired consistency. Add sour cream, salt, pepper and cheese. Enjoy while it’s hot!
Alicia, I am drooling just looking at this recipe. Definitely don’t wait until Thanksgiving to try this! Thanks so much for sharing these slow cooker mashed potatoes! ! Head over to Baker upstairs to see more of her delicious recipes!