Baked Potatoes from the Crock Pot

Total Time
4hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 4 hrs

This is a great way to have baked potatoes ready when you come home. I own two crock pots. In one I have my meat and the other I have a vegetable, some type of side or dessert. You can create a whole meal in a crock pot.


  1. Stab potatoes with fork.
  2. Wrap each in foil.
  3. Fill crock pot with potatoes.
  4. Cover and cook on High 2 1/2- 4 hours.
  5. Do not add water.
  6. Cooking time depends on how big your potatoes are.
  7. Use your best judgement.
  8. It doesn't hurt to cook them for the 4 hours.
  9. For large potatoes, I have cooked five to six on Low for 8 to 10 hours and they turn out perfectly.


Most Helpful

Really great and really easy!!! I must be honest, this is the 2nd time I'm making this recipe and this time turned out MUCH better! The first time I made it I had large potatoes and put them in the crock for the 4 hours. At the 4 hour mark, dinner was done and the potatoes were not and they weren't great. This time I rolled them in some olive oil and then salted them before rolling them into tinfoil. I cooked them about 5 hours (they were medium in size) and they were PERFECT!!! Much better than in the microwave and I simply wouldn't take the time to bake potatoes in the oven so this will be my new go-to method. The potatoes were nice and fluffy inside. I followed another reviewers recommendation and checked them about 30-45 minutes before they were due to be done and pierced them with a fork. The ones on top weren't as cooked as the ones in the bottom so I just adjusted their positioning and all were cooked perfect. This couldn't have been easier and made making dinner super easy since I didn't have to even think about these potatoes until they were supposed to be put on the table. I paired this tonight with recipe #242154 and recipe #73021. Wonderful!

RedVinoGirl January 03, 2009

Great. I cooked 6 medium Yukon golds. Sprayed the foil with a bit of cooking spray and then salted the outside of the potatoes before wrapping them. Yum, this is so easy!

yogiclarebear December 28, 2010

I cooked 10 medium russett potatoes by this method. Excellent! What I most like about it, no heat in the kitchen, the skins are soft, the flavor is great.I checked them twice, a few on top were not quite cooked so I just put them on the bottom during the 4 hours. No problem and the foil I can reuse. I used 5 for one meal with butter and sour cream. Tonight I made potato salad and they peeled and sliced perfectly and easily. Do not store any cooked potatoes in the foil in the refrigerator. They will sweat and discolor the foil and taste. This is a time saver for me and I will use again and again. I used to bake them in foil in a large roaster on low heat but this method tops mine. Thanks for posting.

Montana Heart Song June 22, 2008

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