Do y’all have any dishes or meals that just intimidate you? I know for a lot of people it’s seafood or fish, but for me, it’s mashed potatoes.
It sounds ridiculous doesn’t it? The process just always sounds tedious and I feel like it’s one of those foods you have to serve immediately or they get dry, which is a shame because mashed potatoes are my comfort food jam. However, the whole process just felt stressful to me… until now.
Let me introduce you to my new best friend- slow cooker mashed potatoes.
I’m not sure which I’m more delighted with: the fact that the seasoning gives this side dish so much flavor that you don’t need toppings or the fact that total prep time is under 10 minutes. Honestly, it’s closer to 5 minutes since I don’t peel the potatoes. I love the texture of keeping them whole!
I outline the specifics in the recipe below, but the basic outline is this– chop, cook, mash, stir, serve. They are ridiculously easy and so good, plus the crockpot keeps them warm. If they get a little dry over a long period of time on warm, add a splash of half and half and give it a stir.
Want a smoother result? Just peel before cooking. Personally, I like the texture the thin golden potatoes give, but you do you.
If you want a fancier presentation, spoon them into a casserole dish, sprinkle cheese on top, and broil. The kids love it this way!
Bookmark this for this holiday season when you want a delicious side dish that is mindless to make, but hearty and filling. Enjoy!Print
Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
- Prep Time: 8 mins
- Cook Time: 5 hours 45 mins
- Total Time: 5 hours 53 mins
- Yield: serves 8
Mashed potatoes have never more simple to prepare! This easy version is creamy, flavorful and makes for a delicious side item for any day of the week!
- 3 lbs golden potatoes
- 3/4 c vegetable broth
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 c butter
- 1/4 c sour cream
- salt and pepper
- Quarter the potatoes and place them in the slow cooker.
- Add broth, garlic powder, onion powder, and butter to the slow cooker.
- Cook on high for 3 and 1/2 hours or on low for 6-7 hours.
- Using a masher, mash potatoes until smooth. Stir in sour cream and season with salt and pepper. Enjoy!
What food or recipe intimidates you?
Liz @ I Heart Vegetables says
Honestly, I never make mashed potatoes for the same reason, but this is genius! I’m really thinking about giving this a shot tonight 🙂 Mashed potatoes are my husband’s favorite!
Genious! I love set it and forget it recipes.
Alyssa @ renaissancerunnergirl says
I’m like you – fish and veggies are no problem, but a dish like mashed potatoes seems so labor intensive! Love this idea.
John J. says
Love that Almond Milk!
I also struggled with mashed potatoes for the longest time… I can’t do dairy. But the magic of the KitchenAid mixer seemed to eliminate that.
I love mashed potatoes and never really thought they were a bother to make. Though I do have to remember to pay attention to them while they boil. Personally, I like mine with little chunks in them so I mash them with a hand-masher thingy as the mixer gets them too smooth for me. I like the seasonings in this recipe though and will try the crock-pot method too!
Just be sure to tell guests that it has almond milk in it!! My son has a severe peanut and tree nut allergy, so almond milk is a big no no in our house. I wouldn’t ever think it would be in mashed potatoes. I understand the substitute for vegans though.
Cooking meat for guests always intimidates me – our digital thermometer broke and I feel lost without it!
Tami @ Have My Cake says
I will be making these this weekend!!! I’ve been craving potatoes too!!!!
Julia @ Lord Still Loves Me says
Something I’ve always wanted to do but have been intimidated by: making my own nut butter. I know you’ve done it before, and I think that is actually what piqued my interest in it initially. One day I’ll give it a shot!
You stole that almond milk image from Hungry Girl. You really should give credit for images you steal.
Brittany Dixon says
While I’m flattered you think the image is that high caliber, for reputation sake I must tell you that it is not stolen. I have raw, unedited proof on the image my husband photographed. While usually I brush off accusations of such nature, this gets into legalities and therefore I could not let this comment go without giving a response.
it’s posted right here, in November, a whole month before you published this post http://www.hungry-girl.com/food-news/breakout-beverages-protein-pancakes-hg-pizza-news
nice try, thief.
Oh that one? I was told that was an official image from almond breeze. While I don’t appreciate your delivery I would never purposely take another person’s content. I will look into it and if it is her copyright I will absolutely remove it.