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Crockpot Mashed Potatoes

When it comes to side dishes you can't get any better than these Crockpot Mashed Potatoes! Minimal ingredients, the crockpot does all the work for you! A tasty and creamy dish that everyone will love.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time7 hrs
Total Time7 hrs 10 mins
Course: Crockpot, Potatoes, Side Dish, Slow Cooker
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Calories: 480kcal


  • 5 pounds russet potatoes peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 ½ cups unsalted butter sliced into tablespoons
  • 1 ½ cups half & half warmed


  • Place the potatoes, garlic cloves, chicken stock, salt, and pepper into a slow cooker, stir to combine.
  • Place the sliced butter on top of the potatoes and cook on low for 6-7 hours or on high for 3-4 hours until the potatoes are soft and mashable. The potatoes may brown around the edges, that’s okay.
  • Place the half and half into a small saucepan and warm it over medium-low heat, do not simmer. Pour half of the half and half into the crockpot.
  • Mash the potatoes with a potato masher right in the cooker.
  • Add more half & half until you reach your desired consistency.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary, serve immediately.


  1. We use Russet potatoes but you can use Yukon gold or Red as well.
  2. We peel our potatoes, but you can leave them on if you'd like.
  3. Milk or heavy cream can be substituted for the half & half.
  4. This can be doubled, use an 8qt crockpot for this.
  5. These can be cooked on low for 6-7 hours or high for 3-4.
  6. This is a base recipe, feel free to build off it as you'd like.


Calories: 480kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 297mg | Potassium: 1030mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 983IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 2mg