This Slow Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe uses Yukon Gold potatoes, and fresh garlic. This method of preparing potatoes will change your whole life.
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We love Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes. I’ve been making mine this way for eons. Which just goes to show I’m old as dirt. It’s okay, I’m good with it. With age comes wisdom. Or so they say. The jury is still out on that. Old also equals forgetfulness right.
This particular recipe uses the low setting on your slow cooker. You can use the high setting if you like. Personally I like cooking on them on the low setting because it’s more conducive with work hours. Who works for 4 hours? Not this girl!
Another thing that sets this recipe apart is I actually drain my potatoes. Liquid should be removed when cooking potatoes. No one wants runny mashed potatoes. Yes, you will have to wash a colander, but it’s completely worth it for perfect texture.
I really wanted to share my easy recipe for Spatchcocked Turkey, and Slow Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes this year because I want people to know holidays do not need to be stressful, or difficult. Holidays should be fun and enjoyable, not work.
To me that is what Thanksgiving is all about. Family! With a capital F (giggles!)!! Thanksgiving is a time to embrace the people in your life and be grateful for that weird little tribe giggling and arguing in your living room is ALL yours.
My goal here is to show you that making easy, delicious Thanksgiving recipes frees up time to spend with those weirdos in your living room. Instead of being stuck in the kitchen all day, you get to be part of the madness. Not working your butt off.
So make these Slow Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes with my Spatchcocked Turkey this Thanksgiving. Embrace your inner lazy cook. Your life will never be the same. Once you realize cooking can be easy it opens a whole new world.
What you do with all that free time is up to you. I highly recommend hanging with the famdamnily. But if you feel compelled to go shopping, or take a nap I promise not to judge you. Life is short. Do what makes you blissfully happy.
Swing by Loblaws and grab some Yukon Gold Potatoes, and a beautiful turkey. Have them Spatchcock it for you if there is a butcher on site. If not, it’s super easy to do yourself. Get all the supplies you need at one location. We love Loblaws!
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- 5 pounds of Yukon Gold potatoes cut into 1 inch cubes (washed, skin on)
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1 head garlic cloves removed, discard outer skin, use as many as you like (I used the whole head)
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter cut into cubes
- 1/2 to 1 cup heavy cream warmed
- Salt and pepper to taste
Toss all the chopped potatoes in the slow cooker. Pour in 4 cups of chicken broth. Toss in as man whole cloves of garlic as you can handle. Add a little salt and pepper. Turn slow cooker on low, and cook for 8 hours.
Keep slow cooker on warm once the potatoes are done.
Drain all the liquid from the potatoes. Toss back in slow cooker, turn the slow cooker on low as you mix.
Break up potatoes a bit with a fork. Add butter. Mix until smooth with a fork, heavy whisk, or a mixer. Do not over-mix or your potatoes will become like glue. No one digs gluey mashed potatoes.
Add warm heavy cream, heat is slowly on low so you don't scorch it. You just want it warm, not boiling. Add about 1/2 cup to start. Mix briefly. Taste and evaluate texture. Add more heavy cream if desired. I used about 3/4 cup of heavy cream in mine, but some people like a full cup. Everyone is different so it's important to taste as you go. Always better to add slowly and taste to make sure they are perfect. Add salt and pepper, give a quick mix and leave slow cooker on low or warm until you're ready to serve them. We leave ours in the slow cooker until dinner is ready. If you keep them on the warm setting they stay hot but don't burn. It's brilliant for keeping potatoes warm.
Serve with a big old mashed potato loving smile.
I know, right!! They are a thing of beauty, eh! Whip some up today!
Pin these Slow Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes to your favourite Thanksgiving Pinterest Board!
Be sure to make my Spatchcocked Turkey too!
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