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slow cooker mashed potatoes

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Slow cooker mashed potatoes are rich, creamy, and super tasty. It is an easy side dish and the perfect comfort food for the holiday season.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Crockpot Mashed Potatoes, Mashed Potatoes, Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 326kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 3 pounds Yukon Gold or Red Potatoes - peeled and chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup chicken broth or veggie broth
  • 1/3 cup butter cut into small pieces
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup cream warmed - more if needed


  • Chopped green onions


  • Add potatoes and broth to the bowl of a slow cooker, and top with the butter cubes, onion powder, and minced garlic.
  • Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours, or until the potatoes are cooked and soft.
  • Use a potato masher or an electric mixer to mash the potatoes to your desired consistency.
  • Stir in the sour cream, salt, and black pepper, taste, and adjust. Add the desired amount of warm cream and stir, until the potatoes are as creamy as you want.
  • Stir in any other add-ins if using.
  • Serve warm garnished with green onions and extra butter.



Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 500mg | Potassium: 1023mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 805IU | Vitamin C: 28.8mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 7.4mg