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Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes

Looking for the easiest mashed potatoes recipe on the planet? This is THE one! These Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes are simple, easy & absolutely delicious!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword mashed potatoes, slow cooker
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 15 minutes
Servings 12
Author Gina Kleinworth


  • 9 medium red potatoes
  • 4-5 russet potatoes
  • 2 cups water or chicken/vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp granulated garlic
  • 2 tbsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp dried dill + more for garnish
  • salt/ pepper to taste
  • 2-3 tbsp butter
  • sprinkle of chives for garnish


  • Spray your slow cooker with cooking spray.
  • Wash the red potatoes & cut into quarters & then chop those into smaller pieces- add them to your crockpot.
  • Peel the russet potatoes & cut the same as the red - add those to your crockpot as well.
  • Add the water/broth, granulated garlic, onion powder, dill, salt & pepper.
  • Cover & cook on high 3-5 hours or 6-8 hours on low- or until the potatoes are fork-tender.
  • Once soft, take a standard potato masher & start working the potatoes until you reach the consistency you desire.
  • Add in your butter & additional salt & pepper - mix well. Serve immediately.
  • *Note - you can also use an emulsion blender for this process if you like them super creamy