Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Whip up this creamy hands-off batch of slow cooker mashed potatoes and enjoy all the comfort with only half the work.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes
Servings 10 people


  • 5 lbs potatoes (Use your favorite, but we like russet or gold)
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 cup broth
  • 2-3 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 8 tbs butter
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • Lightly grease the slow cooker insert.
  • Peel and chop the potatoes to roughly 1 inch cubes. Transfer potatoes to the slow cooker, add garlic, 1 cup broth, and 1/2 cup cream.
  • Cook until potatoes are tender, about 4 to 5 hours on high.
  • Warm the remaining cream to at least room temperature and melt the butter. Mash the potatoes, then add the melted butter and stir. Add the cream slowly, about 1/2 cup at a time, until the proportions are the way you like. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Keep warm until ready to serve. Top with your favorites, like chives, cheese, or a fresh pa1 of butter.