Creamy Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes

creamy garlic crock pot mashed potatoes

A favorite recipe, mastered. That feels good.


Quinoa, chia seeds, kabocha; it’s all lovely. There is something to be said though for getting the basics down.


One of my all time favorite comfort foods is mashed potatoes. Creamy, rich and a hint of garlic all makes for a perfect bite. It’s a recipe made for the crock pot.


Save your stove for the rest of dinner, or breakfast, no judgment! And use your slow cooker to make these easy creamy garlic mashed potatoes. Did I mention they were creamy? Good!

And if you have leftovers, make these potato pancakes!

Be forewarned this recipe makes a very large portion! Unless you are making it for a big group, make sure to keep a mashed potato leftover recipe on hand. I like using the leftovers for shephard’s pie or potato pancakes the next day.

I recommend using at least a 6 quart or larger crock pot, it will fill up! For this recipe I used a Hamilton Beach 6 quart slow cooker.


Creamy Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes

10 minutes

4 hours, 30 minutes



  • 5 lbs. Russet Potatoes
  • 1/4 cup of butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups of chicken stock
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup of milk
  • 1 1/4 cup of sour cream
  • salt, pepper


  1. Peel and chop potatoes. Place in slow cooker with butter and chicken stock. Set crock pot on high.
  2. Cook on high for 4 hours.
  3. Add garlic and cover for 30 more minutes.
  4. Mash potatoes and add cream cheese, sour cream, milk, salt and pepper to taste.


slow cooker mashed potatoes


Have you made mashed potatoes in the slow cooker? What other classics have you tried?

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  1. Mashed potatoes are one of my favorite foods! Your recipe sounds delicious; I’ll have to try it very soon. Thanks!

  2. These look so creamy and delicious! I am going to have to bust out my crock pot soon and start trying all your amazing recipes!

  3. I love making mashed potatoes in the crock pot! I use the red-skinned potatoes, don’t peel them & put whole cloves of garlic in. Everything mashes up so nicely. Mmmmm, makes me glad we’re serving these on Tuesday!

  4. I would have never guessed one can make mashed potatoes in a crock pot!

  5. These mashed potatoes sound so good. I’ve been wanting to get into crock pot cooking lately and I will definitely be making these.

  6. Thank you for this recipe ~ I can’t wait to try it! Sounds so delicious :)

  7. I never thought of cooking mashed potatoes in my crock pot, I’m going to try this recipe with a little substitution, I’ll use mayo in the place of the creamed cheese.
    Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  8. I’m gonna try these this week! Love the ease of crock pottin’ ;)

  9. Oh my gosh! These look so amazing! I’m starving right now, landed on your blog and immediately clicked on these! :)

    I’ve bookmarked it and will be back to try these this weekend!


  10. This is a great recipe. I never thought of making mashed potatoes in the crockpot.

  11. We are going to give this crock pot recipe a try, but using Yukon Gold Potatoes instead & 4-5 cloves of garlic !

  12. I can’t wait to try these…they sound amazing! I love all the healthy ingredients and the crock pot method!

  13. YUM! Anything with potatoes, and garlic is a winner with me ;)

  14. Clara, 15 says:

    Hello, I was bored(it being summer and all) so i decided to try this recipe. It turned out way to sour creamy, so next time i will only add probably half as much. Other than that the instructions were pretty vague, but I just googled the stuff I was unsure of(ah-google). Overall, I really liked the recipe and I am thankful that you shared it Isra! I can’t wait to make them again :)

  15. Hi, I just wanted to say I LOVE this recipe. I make them every turkey dinner and always get compliments. Thanks for sharing

  16. Do you drain the mashed potatoes before adding the other ingredients or mash them in the broth and butter??? Help


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