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slow cooker mashed potatoes, sandy's

Recipe by
Megan Stewart
Middletown, OH

My mother in law made these for the holidays so that she had the oven free for the main dish...they were amazingly good. I am thinking that adding garlic to make garlic mashed, or bacon and cheese would make wonderful loaded mashed!

yield 8 serving(s)
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For slow cooker mashed potatoes, sandy's

  • 5 lb
    medium russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1" chunks
  • 1 c
    sour cream
  • 12 Tbsp
    unsalted butter, cut into 1/2" cubes
  • kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2-2 c
    milk, warm

How To Make slow cooker mashed potatoes, sandy's

  • 1
    Toss potatoes, butter, 1 T salt and 1/2 t pepper in 6 qt crockpot. Add 1 c water (or chicken broth), cover and cook on high about 4 hours, until potatoes are tender (potatoes may have burned lightly in spots but that is ok). Remove lid, add sour cream and 1 1/2 c warm milk. Mash until mostly smooth. If they need thinned out, stir in remaining milk. Season to taste.
  • 2
    Add in Ideas: 1. add garlic 1/2 way through cooking (the minced version) 2. add minced green onions at end of cooking and heat through (sour cream and onion mashed) 3. add a bag of cooked bacon (like in salad section, the soft kind) and cheese at the end of cooking and heat through, or top individual servings.

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