Crock Pot Garlic Smashed Red Potatoes

Total Time
4hrs 40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 4 hrs 30 mins

I don't remember where I got this recipe, but it has become one of our favorites. You can cover any leftover potatoes and refrigerate or freeze. Reheat quickly in the microwave, adding a little milk for desired consistency.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 lbs red potatoes
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 cup water
  • 12 cup cream cheese with chives and onions (from an 8-ounce tub)
  • 14-12 cup milk


  1. Halve or quarter potatoes as necessary to make similar size pieces.
  2. Place in a 4 to 6 quart crock pot.
  3. Add garlic, oil, salt and water; mix well to coat all potato pieces.
  4. Cover and cook on HIGH for 3-1/2 to 4-1/2 hours or until potato pieces are tender.
  5. With a fork or potato masher, mash potatoes and garlic.
  6. Stir in cream cheese until well blended.
  7. Stir in enough milk for soft serving consistency.
  8. Serve immediately, or cover and hold in slow cooker on LOW setting for up to 2 hours.
  9. I have used a 3 ounce piece of cream cheese, cubed, in place of the tub of cream cheese and chives and onions.
Most Helpful

5 5

These were so easy! I loved that about this recipe for our Christmas Eve dinner. We really enjoyed them too! Only difference I would make is next time add a little butter the last 20 minutes or so of cooking to make them a little creamier but not quite as thick. The taste is terrific! Thanks so much for sharing!

5 5

This recipe is awesome! Very simple to make. I accidentally added the whole tub of cream cheese and it was still wonderful.

5 5

These were simple and tasted amazing! I only had one pound of red potatoes so I divided the recipe into thirds and it turned out great. I also only had regular cream time I will make sure I try the cream cheese with chives and onions. DH kept saying these are awesome potatoes! Definitely a keeper in our house! thx!