Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings

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These Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes are just as rich and creamy as stove top mashed potatoes with less of the work! The perfect hands-off side dish for any holiday dinner! Includes step by step recipe down in the recipe card.

Looking for a rich and delicious main to serve over top? Try these Juicy & Flavorful Smothered Pork Chops, this saucy tuscan Crockpot Chicken Recipe, or this Baked Tuscan Chicken Breasts recipe.

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I don’t know about you, but here in Manitoba it is comfort food season!

And these Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes?

So creamy, so luscious, and they couldn’t be easier to make.

There’s nothing cozier than a big plate of these Mashed Potatoes with this Crockpot Whole Chicken and gravy, this Italian Beef or these Creamy Italian Instant Pot Chicken Breasts.

They are luscious and flavorful on their own, but they’re also the perfect addition to any holiday dinner or weeknight meal!

crockpot mashed potatoes in slow cooker with bag of Little Potatoes

I love using Little Potatoes in this recipe because they come washed and ready to use! I chose Boomer Gold but any varietal will work just as well.

Simply halve and toss into the slow cooker, then let them cook for a few hours until tender. This is great for school nights because I can get them started before the kids come home and chaos ensues!

And it’s never been easier to get them to eat their vegetables 😉

Variations on these Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes:

Mashed Potatoes are one of the easiest recipes to customize, and there are so many great mix-in options that you can truly make them your own!

  • Browned butter
  • Crispy bacon or bacon bits
  • Sliced green onions or chives
  • Fresh dill or parsley
  • Any shredded cheeses: mozzarella, cheddar, Parmesan, Gouda, Gruyere, you name it!
  • Jarred basil or sundried tomato pesto
  • Cream cheese or boursin
  • Buttermilk instead of milk or cream for an extra punch of flavor
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Can I make these Mashed Potatoes on the Stove Top?

You can absolutely make these Mashed Potatoes on the stove top, but if you have a few hours, I definitely encourage you to make these in the crockpot because they are just so easy!

You can make them on the stove top in much the same way as the recipe calls for: simmer with chicken or vegetable broth and seasonings until tender, then smash away and add in anything your heart desires (or nothing at all!).

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What can I serve with these Crockpot Mashed Potatoes?

Where do I start? These creamy mashed Little Potatoes go with just about everything!

Here are a few more ways to complete your meal:

*This post is generously sponsored by The Little Potato Company and I was compensated for my time in creating this recipe. Thank you for supporting the brands that make The Recipe Rebel possible!

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Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

5 from 7 votes
These Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes are just as rich and creamy as stove top mashed potatoes with less of the work! The perfect hands-off side dish for any holiday dinner!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Servings 6 servings
Calories 143cal


  • 1.5 lbs Little Potatoes halved
  • 3/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/3 cup half and half (or milk or cream)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons sliced chives
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Place halved potatoes in a 2.5-4 quart slow cooker.
  • Add the broth, salt and pepper and stir.
  • Cover and cook on low for 4 hours or until tender (the outer potatoes will cook more quickly, so one stir half way through is a good idea but not necessary).
  • Add half and half and butter and mashed until desired consistency is reached. Stir in chives and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 143cal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 312mg | Potassium: 520mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 208IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords crockpot mashed potatoes, slow cooker mashed potatoes

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My name is Ashley Fehr and I love creating easy meals my family loves. I also like to do things my way, which means improvising and breaking the rules when necessary. Here you will find creative twists on old favorites and some of my favorite family recipes, passed down from generations!

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  1. Geese says

    Can I do this with bigger potatoes cut up in small chunks or is that going to cause this to taste like skins? Any second recommendations? I like to buy 10 lb bags of potatoes for cheap lol. I know the smaller potatoes are more expensive.

  2. Lily says

    These were the easiest mashed potatoes ever and so delicious, we served it with some grilled chicken and the mashed potatoes were gone first.

  3. wilhelmina says

    This is a super no fuss way to get perfect mashed potatoes! I love that it frees up stovetop space when I am cooking a big meal!

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