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Slow Cooker Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

This is the last week in the slow cooker serious! What do you think? Have you found any new recipes you’ll be trying soon?? I sure hope so! Maybe you can even add today’s post for slow cooker roasted garlic mashed potatoes to the list, yum yum!!

Slow Cooker Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes recipe from http://ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #SlowCooker #RoastedGarlic #MashedPotatoes #easy

Ingredients

6-8 idaho potatoes, small to medium size

6 Tbls butter

1/4 Cup sour cream

3-5 cloves roasted garlic

salt and pepper

Directions

Clean and scrub the potatoes under cold water. Add them to your slow cooker. Prep garlic for roasted garlic like I did in this post except for putting it in the oven, place it on top of the poatotes in the slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes recipe from http://ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #SlowCooker #RoastedGarlic #MashedPotatoes #easy

Place the lid on top and cook on high for 5-7 hours. Check them after 5 hours by stabbing the largest potato with a fork or skewer. Then the fork is inserted with no resistance they are done. Take the potatoes out of the cooker, but leave the garlic inside.

Slow Cooker Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes recipe from http://ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #SlowCooker #RoastedGarlic #MashedPotatoes #easy

Take the peels off the potatoes, you can easily do this by scraping the outside with a fork but be careful they are extremely hot!

Slow Cooker Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes recipe from http://ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #SlowCooker #RoastedGarlic #MashedPotatoes #easy

With the unpeeled potatoes in a bowl, add the butter and sour cream. Mash with the back of a fork or with a potato masher until it is the consistency you prefer. Season with salt and pepper to your taste. Take the garlic pouch out of the cooker and mash 3-5 cloves of garlic, add this to the potatoes until it is the level of garlic you like. Put all this back in the slow cooker on the keep warm setting until you’re ready to serve.

Slow Cooker Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes recipe from http://ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #SlowCooker #RoastedGarlic #MashedPotatoes #easy

This recipe is especially great because you can keep the mashed potatoes warm when you’re finishing the rest of your meal!

Slow Cooker Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
 
 
Ingredients
  • 6-8 idaho potatoes, small to medium size
  • 6 Tbls butter
  • ¼ Cup sour cream
  • 3-5 cloves roasted garlic
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Clean and scrub the potatoes under cold water. Add them to your slow cooker. Prep garlic for roasted garlic like I did in the how to: roasted garlic post, except for putting it in the oven, place it on top of the potatoes in the slow cooker. Place the lid on top and cook on high for 5-7 hours.
  2. Check them after 5 hours by stabbing the largest potato with a fork or skewer. Then the fork is inserted with no resistance they are done.
  3. Take the potatoes out of the cooker, but leave the garlic inside.
  4. Take the peels off the potatoes, you can easily do this by scraping the outside with a fork but be careful they are extremely hot!
  5. With the unpeeled potatoes in a bowl, add the butter and sour cream. Mash with the back of a fork or with a potato masher until it is the consistency you prefer. Season with salt and pepper to your taste.
  6. Take the garlic pouch out of the cooker and mash 3-5 cloves of garlic, add this to the potatoes until it is the level of garlic you like.
  7. Put all this back in the slow cooker on the keep warm setting until you’re ready to serve.

I hope you enjoyed this post and the slow cooker series, make sure to come back next week you never know what we might have up our sleeve for you!

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31 Wonderful Comments

  1. avatar
    September 24, 2013

    I love this idea! I never would have thought to cook mashed potatoes in the slow cooker. This would be especially great during the holidays when the oven and stovetop are already occupied with other dishes!

  2. avatar
    September 24, 2013

    I love cooking potatoes in the crock pot. I foil wrap potatoes to place my ribs over top in the crock pot. Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

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    September 24, 2013

    Dana,
    Yum! I love that you made mashed potatoes out of baked. I’ve never done that, but I will now!
    Pinned, thanks for sharing on Tuesday Trivia.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  4. avatar
    September 25, 2013

    The last time I tried to cook potatoes in my slow cooker was an utter fail but you are giving me the courage to try again–I mean, if mashed potatoes with garlic are waiting for me at the end, it has to be worth it!

  5. avatar
    Victoria says:
    September 25, 2013

    I have never cooked potatoes in my crock pot. Do you just put them in the crockpot without any liquid? Will they burn?

    • avatar
      Dana DeVolk says:
      September 25, 2013

      No liquid at all, they won’t burn as long as you don’t cook them too long. Stick to the time frame I said in the post and you will be good to go! BUT, since potatoes vary in size the time might vary a little bit, so make sure to poke them with the fork or skewer. Thanks for stopping by!

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    Angel says:
    September 26, 2013

    I’ve never tried this but it looks easy and delicious. Thanks for sharing with us at our Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.
    Angel

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    Trinity says:
    September 26, 2013

    I never thought to cook mashed potatoes in a slow cooker. Just wondering, have you ever cooked them this way without the peelings? – visiting from the blog hop (juggling Real Food and Life)

    • avatar
      Dana DeVolk says:
      September 26, 2013

      I haven’t tried it without the peels. I’m super lazy and HATE peeling potatoes, I think the peels help to protect the insides as well while in the crock pot. Going to be honest, not sure if that would work or not, they might get scorched with no peels.

  8. avatar
    September 27, 2013

    Dana, these sound SO good. I love garlic mashed potatoes, but I normally just buy the instant ones that only take a couple of minutes to make because I have never known how to make homemade garlic mashed potatoes. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, I will absolutely be trying it out! Thank you for linking up to Thrifty Thursday.

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    Nicole says:
    September 27, 2013

    We make our mashed potatoes in the crock pot for every holiday now! It’s the easiest side dish and you can add so many yummy flavors, like garlic! 🙂 I’ve enjoyed all your slow cooker posts these last few weeks! Thanks again for linking up with Let’s Get Real!

  10. You are brilliant Dana! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe with our Let’s Get Real readers. I have baked potatoes in my crock, but never thought of turning them into mashed potatoes. I don’t have enough time during the week to make mashed potatoes, but now I do. And……….with roasted garlic. I am over the moon excited to give this a try.

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    Diane Balch says:
    September 28, 2013

    What a neat way to make mashed potatoes. Thanks for sharing this techinque with us on foodie friday.

  12. avatar
    September 29, 2013

    Oh my goodness this looks awesome! I have some extra potatoes and I was needing a good recipe for them….looks like I found my answer!
    Would you mind to link this up to my Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop? This would make an awesome addition to our collection. Thank you!

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    Amber says:
    September 29, 2013

    I’m drooling. I love garlic AND I love mashed potatoes. I must try these!

  14. avatar
    September 30, 2013

    These look absolutely delicious, and I love how easy they are to make in your slow cooker! 🙂
    Thank you for sharing at Marvelous Mondays this week!

  15. avatar
    Joybee says:
    September 30, 2013

    Dana, this looks fantastic. I love roasted garlic (I would probably use more) in everything. Always great not to have to boil the potatoes. I’ve never used the slow cooker for potatoes but I have to try now. Thanks for posting on Great Idea Thursdays.

  16. avatar
    Crystal says:
    October 1, 2013

    Great recipe! We all love more easy slow cooker recipes! Thanks for sharing it at my weekly linky party at Crystal&Comp. I have shared with my facebook page and pinned it!

  17. avatar
    October 2, 2013

    Great idea! I have never thought to cook potatoes in the crockpot before.

    Thanks for sharing at the Pinworthy Projects Party.

  18. avatar
    October 4, 2013

    This looks amazing! Can’t wait to make these potatoes.
    Thanks so much for sharing at the Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop! Have a great day!
    Katie

  19. avatar
    Michelle says:
    July 10, 2014

    I made these for dinner tonight and they were AWESOME! Using the crock pot really helped to keep our apartment much cooler, which is nice for the summer months. Plus, peeling this way was much easier than I expected. Thanks again!

    • avatar
      Dana DeVolk says:
      July 11, 2014

      YAY, so glad this worked out for you. You made my morning! 🙂

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