Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes

Slow Cooker Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potatoes - one of the easiest and yummiest crock pot side dish recipes!

Hello again, Lil’ Luna readers! It’s Alicia from The Baker Upstairs, and I have the most delicious fall recipe to share with you today! Now that the days are getting colder, I love coming home from work to something warm and delicious in the slow cooker, and what could be better than homemade mashed potatoes? These cheesy garlic crock pot mashed potatoes are the perfect accompaniment to any fall meal, and so incredibly easy to make. These are without a doubt the very best mashed potatoes I’ve ever made! They’re creamy and smooth and savory, and the cheese adds so much delicious flavor.

Delicious Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

The garlic adds a great depth of flavor without being overpowering at all. Because it cooks so long with the potatoes, it gets nice and mellow and so delicious. My kids normally hate garlic but they loved these potatoes and could not get enough! These potatoes would be super fun for a Thanksgiving side dish, but they’re easy enough to make for a weeknight dinner. Cheesy garlic mashed potatoes for the win!

Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes - one of the easiest and yummiest crock pot side dish recipes!

Cheesy Garlic Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes:

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Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes - one of the easiest and yummiest crock pot side dish recipes!
Recipe type: Side Dish
  • 3 pounds russet potatoes
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  1. Peel and chop the potatoes into one inch pieces. Add the potatoes and garlic to a slow cooker and pour the chicken broth over the top. Add the bay leaf and cook on low 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
  2. Drain the potatoes, reserving the cooking liquid. Mash the potatoes with the milk and butter until mostly smooth. Add cooking liquid as needed to achieve desired consistency. Stir in the sour cream, salt, pepper, and cheese. Serve warm and enjoy!


Alicia, I am DROOLING just looking at this recipe. Definitely not waiting until Thanksgiving to try this one out! Thanks so much for sharing these Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes!! Head over to The Baker Upstairs to see more delicious recipes from her!

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Hi! I’m Alicia and I blog at The Baker Upstairs. I am in love with all things food! I love to bake bread, cupcakes, cookies… you name it! When I’m not baking, I am running after my two adorable little girls, working as an RN, knitting, reading, and trying to squeeze in time with my husband every day. I’m also into photography and graphic design, and I love learning new things. I’d love for you to stop by The Baker Upstairs and say hi!

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  1. 1

    I’m just going to go ahead a put my crock pot on the counter for the season. So many great ways to use it.
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  2. 2

    I can’t wait to try this recipe out. I always throw a large Thanksgiving party and the mashed potatoes take so much time right before the party starts {when I am usually flipping out, so having them slow cooking would be a huge help.
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  3. 3

    What a great idea! I love using my slow cooker during the holidays!
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  4. 4

    How have I never made mashed potatoes in the crock pot? I just may need to make this happen tonight!
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  5. 6

    YUM! Can’t believe these were made in a slow cooker! These look amazing!
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  6. 7

    awesome way to have delicious home made mashed potatoes ready for the weeknight!
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  7. 8

    My daughter looooooves mashed potatoes … and I love how easy this recipe is in the slow cooker! Even better, cooking side dishes like this in the slow cooker really frees up stovetop and oven space when you’re pulling together big holiday meals – total lifesaver!
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  8. 9

    I’m pretty obsessed with my slow cooker lately! I can’t wait to try these!
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  9. 11

    Hi there!…

    I have little, to NO skills in the kitchen, which is why I decided to choose mashed potatoes for an upcoming thanksgiving potluck I’ll be attending… Figured I can’t mess up mashed potatoes, right?!… :::crosses fingers::: Anyway, Just curious as to how many people this recipe (3lbs of potatoes) should feed?

    And if I were to bump that up to say 5lbs of potatoes, how much should I adjust the recipe? Any help will be GREATLY appreciated!… Thanks!

  10. 12

    Going to make these tomorrow for Father’s day meal.