Savory Mashed Potatoes {Slow Cooker}

Savory Mashed Potatoes {Slow Cooker}

I love making mashed potatoes in the slow cooker! It is one pot cooking for a really great side. Plus, you can make the potatoes and keep them warm for quite a while. Making potatoes this way works especially well for feeding a crowd.

As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, I have two slow cookers. I made Pork Chops with Dressing and Creamy Gravy in one slow cooker and these Savory Mashed Potatoes in the other slow cooker. Everything was ready at about the same time and dinner came together very easily. With the addition of a nice tossed salad, I had a complete meal all ready to go with very little stress at the last minute.

These potatoes are so flavorful with sharp cheddar cheese, sour cream, smoked paprika (GO GET THIS), and, of course, our friend sea salt. Really and truly, if you have never tried smoked paprika, you are missing something wonderful. Regular paprika is not even on the radar anymore for me…well, hardly ever.

Savory Mashed Potatoes {Slow Cooker}

Recipe by Terri @ that's some good cookin'

Ingredients

  • 5 pounds potatoes (use a dryer potato such as russet or Norkotah)
  • 1 tablespoon salt or to taste
  • 4 ounces (weight) sharp cheddar cheese, greated
  • 1 cup sour cream (low fat is fine)
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon smoked paprika (The BEST)

Instructions

  1. Peel potatoes. Cut in half lengthwise; then crosswise into thick chunks. You don't want small pieces because they will cook into a watery mush.
  2. Add the salt. Then add enough water to nearly cover the potatoes.
  3. Cover and cook on high about 4 hours or until potatoes are easily pierced with a fork.
  4. Drain the potatoes well. Keep them in the slow cooker for the remainder of the prep.
  5. Mash the potatoes using an electric hand mixer. This is the easy way!
  6. Add the cheese and mix well with the hand mixer. Since the potatoes are hot, most of the cheese will melt. YUM!
  7. Add the sour cream and the paprika. Start out with the smaller amount of the smoked paprika, then taste. Correct seasonings and add-ins to taste. If the potatoes are too thick for your personal preference, thin them with a small amount of warmed milk.
  8. The potatoes can be kept warm in the slow cooker until ready to serve.
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Savory Mashed Potatoes {Slow Cooker}
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Comments

  1. says

    Now I am really bummed I gave away my old crockpot when I bought a new one. Who knew? This is a great idea and I can hardly wait to try the pork chops. I am making them thsi weekend for sure.

  2. says

    Mmmm… Mmmmm… Mmmmmm GOOD!! I have not done potatoes in the slow cooker like this…. fantastic. Love the step by step pictures too!! I know you must love your new kitchen too. 🙂

  3. Chris says

    I have three crock pots. So pork chops in one, the potatoes in the second and stewed apples in the third. Meat, vege and fruit. A complete meal!

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