Crock Pot Creamy Mashed Potatoes

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Crock Pot Creamy Mashed Potatoes taste delicious and are so easy to make. I love that making mashed potatoes this way saves one extra stove-top burner!

Crock pot creamy mashed potatoes I figured since I started off the week with a side dish, I’d keep them coming. Today I’m sharing this amazing and creamy mashed potatoes recipe that are made in the crock pot! Yep, you heard  read that right, made in the crock pot!

These crock pot mashed potatoes are dreamy heaven and such a cinch to make! Anything that I can stick in the crock pot and not have to worry about for hours is always nice. I also love that making mashed potatoes this way saves one extra stove-top burner! Especially during the holidays, when you’re cooking 30 different things and your stove-top is full.

This method of cooking Crock Pot Creamy Mashed Potatoes is one recipe I will definitely be using from now on, whether it’s a holiday or not. These are so easy and delicious! 

Creamy and buttery mashed potatoes cooked in the Slow Cooker.

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Crock Pot Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Creamy mashed potatoes cooked in the crock pot!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 20 minutes
Author Holly


  • 5 pounds Russet or Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • 3/4 cup butter divided and cut into small pieces
  • 3 cups water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 3-4 Tablespoons milk


  • Peel and then cut potatoes into 1-inch pieces. Rinse cut potato pieces in cold water.
  • Grease a large (6-8 quart) crock pot with non-stick cooking spray. Place the cut potatoes into the crock pot. Season with salt and pepper. Pour in the 3 cups water, and then dot the tops of potatoes with 1/4 cup of the butter.
  • Turn crock pot on high. Cover with lid and cook potatoes for at least 4-5 hours. Potatoes are ready when they are fork tender.
  • Carefully, drain the hot water from crock pot, keeping the cooked potatoes inside. (Or you could dump everything into a colander and then put potatoes back in the crock pot). Add the remaining butter, cream cheese and milk. (add milk depending on how thin or thick you like your mashed potatoes)
  • Mash the potatoes with a potato masher until there are no lumps left, and all the butter and cream cheese is combined. Season potatoes with more salt and pepper, if desired. Serve and enjoy!


Crock Pot creamy mashed potatoes


Creamy and buttery mashed potatoes cooked in the Slow Cooker.

Creamy and buttery mashed potatoes cooked in the Slow Cooker.


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29 thoughts on “Crock Pot Creamy Mashed Potatoes

  1. You can freeze mashed potatoes also. I do it all the time. They are watery when you defrost; just dump out the water before you mix them up again. Thanks for all your great recipes! I made the Lemon Chicken in the Crock Pot last night and we are having leftovers for lunch today. So yummy!

  2. I’ve never thought of doing mashed potatoes in the crock pot but what a great idea! I love that it frees up a burner on the stove and the cream cheese makes these sound delicious!

  3. Love this idea! Can u cook these overnight for 12 hrs & get Good results? Thinking of doing this for the holidays. Thanks for any info if anyone has done this. : )

  4. Thanks for the Mashed potato recipe. I am the cook in the house and agree any burner saved at the holidays is a plus.

  5. I made these today. They turned out perfectly. The whole family – from grandkids to great Grandpa all enjoyed them.

  6. I’ve made theses potatoes several times now and love them! Making them today, Christmas Eve with ham, candied butternut squash and roasted asparagus

  7. 5 stars
    Yes ma’am! I tried making this recipe. Tasted the potatoes and they were so good pre-mashed, I cooked them a little longer and served them as in (not mashed). everyone loves them. making them again today. thanks for the recipe!

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