Crockpot Mashed Potatoes Recipe

These cheesy garlic Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes are the perfect accompaniment to any meal, and so incredibly easy to make. They're creamy, smooth and savory, and the cheese adds so much delicious flavor.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 278 kcal
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  • 3 lbs russet potatoes
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 4 c chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3/4 c milk
  • 3 TB butter
  • 1/2 c sour cream
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 c 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!

Nutrition Facts
Crockpot Mashed Potatoes Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 278 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 803mg35%
Potassium 867mg25%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 400IU8%
Vitamin C 18.2mg22%
Calcium 175mg18%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.