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Slow Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes served in a blue stoneware bowl.
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Slow Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes

This Slow Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe uses Yukon Gold potatoes, and fresh garlic. This method of preparing potatoes will change your whole life.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Potatoes
Keyword: crockpot recipes, garlic mashed potatoes, mashed potatoes, slow cooker recipes
Servings: 10
Calories: 345kcal
Author: Kim Beaulieu


  • 5 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes cut into 1 inch cubes (washed, skin on)
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 head garlic cloves removed, discard outer skin, use as many as you like (I used the whole head)
  • ½ cup unsalted butter cut into cubes
  • 1 cup heavy cream warmed
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 dash pepper


  • Toss all the chopped potatoes in the slow cooker. Pour in 2 cups of chicken broth. Toss in as many whole cloves of garlic as you can handle. Add a little salt and pepper. Turn slow cooker on low, and cook for 6 to 8 hours.
  • Keep slow cooker on warm once the potatoes are done.
  • Drain excess 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. Use a hand mixer or ricer to mash them or leave them rustic and just use a fork or potato masher. Do not over-mix or your potatoes will become like glue. No one digs gluey mashed potatoes.
  • Add warm heavy cream, heat slowly on low so you don't scorch it. You just want it warm, not boiling.
  • Add about ½ cup to the potatoes to start. Mix briefly. Taste and evaluate texture. Add more heavy cream if desired. I used about ¾ 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.


Originally posted on October 8, 2016.


Calories: 345kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 1021mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 633IU | Vitamin C: 49mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 2mg