Slow Cooking Thursday: Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Thursday already? Wow, the week is flying by. That means it is once again time for Sandra’s Slow Cooking Thursday. Last week I started looking through some of my slow cooker cookbooks, anticipating the cooler temperatures that fall will bring. I found a recipe for garlic mashed potatoes and thought that sounded both a little silly, and a little interesting as well. I mean, it’s not that time-consuming to make mashed potatoes the traditional way. But I thought that using the Crock Pot could be convenient on days when you have a lot of pots on the stove.

Rustic Garlic Mashed Potatoes

  • 2 lbs. baking potatoes, upeeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, cut into 1/8-inch pieces
  • 1 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 cup milk

Place all ingredients except milk in slow cooker; toss to combine. Cover. Cook on LOW 7 hours or HIGH 4 hours. Add milk to potatoes. Mash potatoes with potato masher or electric mixer until smooth. 5 servings

I substituted chicken broth for water and only used 1/4 tsp. of salt. I also did not add quite that much milk. The potatoes mashed nicely, but were a bit runny, so I decided to transfer them to a dish and broil them for a few minutes. The result was quite good! My six-year-old loved them. The three-year-old ate a bit without complaining. Next time I might drain off some of the broth before mashing them, but all in all, a success.


  1. Lisanne says:

    I would have never thought about doing mashed potatoes in the slow cooker! Thanks for sharing that recipe … sounds yummy. Can you believe that Jeff doesn’t like garlic? *sigh* Something’s wrong with that boy! LOL! 🙂

  2. Ruth says:

    I love garlic mashed potatoes. What a good idea to make them in the crock pot. I use mine alot. I will have to check out Stephanie’s website for more recipes.

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