Mashed Potatoes in a Crock Pot – life changing!


  • 5 lbs sierra gold potatoes or red potatoes, diced with peel
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup butter, cut into chunks
  • 1 tablespoon salt, plus
  • ¾ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 1/3 cups milk, warmed


  1. Place the potatoes, water, and butter into a slow cooker.
  2. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Cover, and cook on High for 4 hours.
  4. Do not remove the excess water from slow cooker. This adds to the creamy texture.
  5. Mash potatoes with a masher or electric beater, adding the desired amount of warm milk to achieve a creamy consistency.
  6. Keep warm on low until serving.
  7. Potatoes keep consistency for a couple of hours after mashing. Just keep the lid on the slow cooker and serve directly from there.

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