Super easy and creamy mashed potatoes! Cooked and mashed up in your slow cooker. Cooking and mashing up these taters in the slow cooker gives you and your oven a little more time and space.
The secret to the creamy texture is using Yukon Gold Potatoes (or sometimes just called Gold potatoes). They are creamy with a lovely yellow color. Using Russet potatoes in the slow cooker can turn your mashed potatoes mushy and kinda brown. Red potatoes will work in a pinch, but I love the texture of the Golds.
You can leave the skin on like I did, or peel them, but peeling is a time sucker and you don’t have any more time, remember? I left the skin on, they practically dissolved. No complaints.
Just dice up your potatoes, toss them into your slow cooker with a cup of broth, some butter, salt and pepper.
Cover and cook two hours on high or four hours on low. Most of the new slow cookers run pretty hot. If you are using an older version you may have to adjust the time a bit. My cooker is new and I cooked them two hours on high. They worked perfectly. Just give them a poke now and then to make sure you don’t over do it.
Once cooked, simply use a handheld mixer or hand masher. Plunge right into the slow cooker, add your sour cream, milk, additional salt and pepper and mix it right up! Turn the slow cooker to warm and your taters will be ready when you are!
You could add garlic, grated cheese, parmesan or whatever other add-ins that your family loves. Our potatoes serve as a vehicle for gravy, so I like to keep them pretty simple.
You might also like my Make Ahead Ciabatta Sausage and Apple Stuffing!
Oh! Do you need easy make ahead gravy? I got ya covered there! Who’s your buddy…who’s your pal?!
- 3 pounds Yukon Gold Potatoes (or just called Golds)
- 1 cup chicken stock (veggie stock will work too)
- 1 cup butter cut in cubes (2 tablespoons plus 6 tablespoons for mashing)
- ½ cup sour cream
- ¼ to ½ cup milk
- salt and pepper
- Scrub potatoes and cut into one inch dice.
- Place in slow cooker.
- Top with 2 tablespoons of the cubed butter saving the remainder for mashing.
- Add one cup chicken stock
- Sprinkle with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
- Cook on high for two hours or low for 4 hours, stirring on occasion and checking for doneness.
- When potatoes are cooked and a fork slides easily into them, add sour cream and additional butter cubes.
- Mash or whip with electric mixer.
- Add milk as needed to reach desired consistency.
- Reduce temperature to warm until ready to serve!
Adopted from Gimmesomeoven.com