Basic Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 12 hrs

I searched through many fabulous looking recipes on this site, but I needed something very basic, traditional and that I could cook overnight in a crock pot with minimal prep in the morning. I served this as a side dish at a lunch for 20 people and there were no leftovers! Important: since they are basic mashed potatoes I did serve them with gravy (along with fried chicken, biscuits and green beans. Hope you enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place peeled and quartered potatoes in a large crock pot and fill with water.
  2. Cook on low over night for 8 hours.
  3. In the morning drain potatoes (if desired save some potato water for gravy base) and mash with remaining ingredients.
  4. Dot with extra butter.
  5. Transport crock pot (if necessary) and cook on low for 3 hours, stir and serve immediately.


Most Helpful

This was very good! I also loved being able to do everything in the crockpot. I also had to use a good bit more half-and-half. Thanks for posting.

CaramelPie November 11, 2011

Made this recipe to free up space on the stove this Thanksgiving. The recipe was so simple to prepare, and everyone in the family enjoyed it. I love the fact that the entire recipe is made from start to finish in the crock pot. So many recipes I found were made on the stove top then transferred to the crock to be kept warm. I will continue to make this recipe for years to come. Thank you for posting this recipe.

Chef Buggsy Mate November 26, 2010

I love this recipe! Thank you Foodie Friend for posting it. I love mashed potatoes. I don't make them because I get off work around 5:30 (I work at home) and try to have dinner on the table between 6 - 6:30. Now I can make mashed potatoes again. I mashed the potatoes around 8:00 am put them in slow cooker on the keep warm setting. They were perfect at 6:30. The only problem I had was not eating them all before dinner. This recipe is so good!

lorielder February 19, 2010

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