Slow Cooker Red Skinned Mashed Potatoes
We love potatoes in our home. I’m talking we can have them every day of the week. There is just something so wonderful about them. Another thing that I love is using my slow cooker to get dinner ready. I am busy most of the day with work, the kids, and just everything else.
Wash the potatoes good and then put them in the crock pot.
Next you put everything but the milk and ¾ stick of butter in a crock pot. Turn that sucker on HIGH for 5 hours.
When you the 4 hour mark, take a knife and cut potatoes into chunks (while still in the slow cooker.) Now cook another hour.
Okay, now at hour 5 you take a potato masher to begin to mash the potatoes with the liquid in the slow cooker.
Now just add milk and ¾ stick of butter and mash until desired consistency is reached. Lower the slow cooker temp to warm while you finish up everything else.
You will have the best mashed potatoes trust me! I do this during the holidays when I don’t have room on the stove top and need to get as much done at the same times as I possibly can.
- Prep time: 5 minutes
- Cook time: 5 hours
- Total time: 5 hours 5 minutes
- Serves: 4-6 people
These fluffy mashed potatoes are the perfect side dish for any meal and don't take a lot of work.
- 5 lbs small red skinned potatoes
- 2 cups water
- 2 cubes chicken bullion
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 stick butter, divided into ¼ stick and ¾ stick
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
Wash potatoes, leaving skin on.
Toss everything but milk and ¾ stick of butter in a crock pot.
Put on high for 5 hours.
At around the 4 hour mark, take a knife and cut potatoes into chunks (while still in the slow cooker.)
Cook another hour.
When you have reached 5 hour mark, use a potato masher to begin to mash the potatoes with the liquid in the slow cooker.
Add milk and ¾ stick of butter.
Mash until desired consistency is reached.
Lower slow cooker temp to warm.