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Creamy and rich, these mashed potatoes are heavy on the flavor and light on the work... with no boiling!  Truly the BEST way to make homestyle mashed potatoes for a weeknight dinner or holiday meal! #thanksgiving #sidedish #mashedpotatoes #potatoes #crockpot #slowcooker #noboil
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5 from 9 votes

Homestyle Crockpot (No-Boil) Mashed Potatoes

The best, creamy mashed potatoes, made in the slow cooker for the ultimate hassle-free side dish!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crockpot mashed potatoes, mashed potatoes, slow cooker mashed potatoes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 445kcal

Ingredients

  • 5 lbs. russet potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • 32 oz chicken broth (reduced sodium is best)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), divided
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened and cubed
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream, room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder (optional)
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Grease sides of slow cooker insert lightly with butter, then add chopped potatoes.  Top with onion powder and garlic powder, then pour in chicken broth.
  • Cube 1 of the sticks of butter and place cubes around the tops of the potatoes.  Cover and cook on HIGH for 3 1/2 - 4 hours. 
  • Drain potatoes then place back in the crockpot.  Add remaining stick of butter (cubed), cream cheese, heavy cream and salt and pepper.  Start with 1/2 tsp of kosher salt and 1/4 tsp pepper and adjust from there.
  • Use a potato masher to mash potatoes until mashed to your desired consistency, using a bit more heavy cream if needed.
  • Serve right away, or cover and set to WARM setting for a few hours.

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Notes

  • All slow cookers cook a little differently, so to tell if your potatoes are done cooking, open the lid and pierce a potato chunk with a fork.  You're looking for the fork to slide into the potato easily.
  • Yukon gold potatoes can be used instead of russets.
  • Waxier potatoes like red or white potatoes have the potential to become a bit gluey when mashed, so use at your discretion.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 445kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 421mg | Potassium: 1059mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 960IU | Vitamin C: 19.3mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 2.2mg