Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Using a slow cooker for making mashed potatoes is a convenient worry-free way to make the perfect side dish. Yukon Gold potatoes cook initially in chicken broth for either 3-4 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low. And, when they are cooked you just have to mash in butter, cream cheese, milk, salt and pepper, set your slow cooker to warm and serve when the rest of your meal is ready.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Course side dish
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 12 (½ cup size)
Calories 153 kcal


  • 6-litre slow cooker


  • 3 pounds potatoes peeled, (9 cups chopped large) (about 3½ pounds before peeling)
  • cups chicken broth
  • ¼ cup butter you can add up to ½ cup of butter if you want
  • 3 ounces cream cheese about a ⅓ of a block of cream cheese is fine
  • ¼ cup milk 2%, homogenized or cream (Note: sometimes there is so much water in the potatoes that you may not need to add much milk)
  • ½-1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper


  • Peel and cube the potatoes. Rinse them in a bowl of cold water, and add them to the slow cooker.  Add the chicken broth, cover and cook on high 3-4 hours or on low 6-8 hours, stirring once halfway through cooking. 
  • In the last 30 minutes of cooking, take your butter, cream cheese and milk out of the refrigerator. Allow these ingredients to come to room temperature.
  • When the potatoes are done, add the cream cheese and butter. Let the butter and cheese melt, about one minute, then mash them into the potatoes. If needed, add some milk. Add only enough milk to get the texture that you desire. Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately or keep warm in the slow cooker. The potatoes will be fine on the "warm" setting, covered for up to 2 hours.


This recipe is easily halved. Use the scroll bar above the "servings" and the ingredient amounts will change.


Calories: 153kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 3gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 166mgPotassium: 516mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 221IUVitamin C: 22mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 1mg
Keyword mashed, potatoes, slow cooker, Yukon gold potatoes
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