Basic Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes

READY IN: 12hrs
Recipe by Foodie Friend

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!

Top Review by CaramelPie

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.

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.

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