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
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?