Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Great tasting and frees up the stove during those big holiday meals. From
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: Amy Garrett


  • 5 pounds red potatoes , cut into chunks
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic , or to taste
  • 3 cubes chicken bouillon
  • 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large pot of lightly salted boiling water, cook the potatoes, garlic, and bouillon until potatoes are tender but firm, about 15 minutes. Drain, reserving water. In a bowl, mash potatoes with sour cream and cream cheese, adding reserved water as needed to attain desired consistency.
  • Transfer the potato mixture to a slow cooker, cover, and cook on Low for 2 to 3 hours. Just before serving, stir in butter and season with salt and pepper to taste.



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Ian Jones

Nancy, I also served this recipe with ham and found that the flavours really complement each other. If you were at all concerned about the fat content, it’s easy to reduce it by replacing the butter with margarine and the sour cream and cream cheese with low fat versions.

Nancy Bond

My goodness, does this ever sound delicious! Straight from the lips to the hips, this one. :) Thanks once again for sharing the recipe! This might go very well with a New Year ham.