Save room on the stove and make your mashed potatoes in your crockpot. These easy crockpot mashed potatoes are rich, creamy, and so decadent. It’s a perfect side dish for the holidays!
Crockpot Mashed Potatoes
Today is all about a no-frills side dish that I intentionally left simple and straight-forward: easy crockpot mashed potatoes. With Thanksgiving just around the corner it’s appropriate, don’t you think? I’ve wanted to share this for quite a while but wondered if anyone would be remotely interested in something as simple as just mashed potatoes with butter, sour cream, heavy cream, and salt and pepper. No bells, no whistles.
But then I realized maybe you haven’t tried making them in a crockpot? Maybe not everyone knows about this amazing and simple way to a) save precious real estate on your stove top and b)make your Thanksgiving dinner execution plan just a little less painful.
I am totally okay to admit that I use my crockpot for very few things – I’ve never developed a strong attachment to it and prefer the oven and stove top for most slow-cooked recipes – but there are times it’s proven to be a best friend in the kitchen and on Thanksgiving day, when we need to dial up as much efficiency and ease as possible, the good ol’ crockpot is there to help.
While I’ve written this out as a recipe, it really isn’t. It’s all about the method, which is as easy as peeling some potatoes, cutting them into chunks, and letting them slow cook for a few hours until they are mashable. After that, I leave it up to you to dress them up however you like your mashed potatoes – on Thanksgiving I prefer a simple mash since there’s usually a whole lot going on flavor-wise on the plate.
If you prefer whipped potatoes, have at it. I like the texture that comes from using a handheld masher and a little elbow grease, but you can pull out your hand mixer and whip your potatoes if you like a lighter and airy texture. Either way, you can mash or whip to your heart’s content right there in the crockpot. Heck, you can even serve them right from the crockpot saving yourself from one more dish to wash, but I’ll let you decide.
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Save room on your stove top and use your slow-cooker to make mashed potatoes.
- 1 pound Yukon gold potatoes
- 1/4 cup of chicken or vegetable stock
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- Peel and cut the potatoes into quarters.
- Pour the stock into the bottom of the crockpot. Add the potatoes. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours, or until the potatoes are fork tender.
- Once cooked, mash the potatoes using a potato masher. Add the butter, cream, sour cream, salt, and pepper and stir until it’s well combined. Give them a taste and add more seasoning, if needed.
- Category: Side Dishes
- Cuisine: American
- Calories: 264
- Sugar: 2.3g
- Sodium: 633.6mg
- Fat: 21.4g
- Carbohydrates: 15.2g
- Fiber: 1.9g
- Protein: 4g
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