Crockpot Mashed Potatoes – Super Creamy

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We all love a good ole heap of mashed potatoes as a side dish, am I right? Mashed Potatoes go perfect with many famous homemade dishes like steak, chicken, pork and all other sorts of meat. These Crockpot Mashed Potatoes are so delicious, flavorful and always a favorite with family and guests.

Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes in a serving bowl.

Crockpot Mashed Potatoes Recipe

This Mashed Potato recipe is the BEST and the flavor is phenomenal. Making Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes takes the hard work out of this classic side dish. This wonderful mix of herbs and spices creates a tasty side dish to any meal. This is a perfect addition to any meal that you can share with your loved ones for any occasion.

Use these crock pot mashed potatoes as part of your Thanksgiving dinner. You can serve Classic Green Bean Casserole, Best Corn Casserole Recipe {5 min prep – 6 ingredients} and for dessert, Fireball Whiskey Pumpkin Pie.


  • Potatoes- Use russet potatoes and have them cleaned and cut into cubes.
  • Broth– You will want to use chicken flavored broth.
  • Salt- The salt will bring out the flavors in your recipe.
  • Onion powder– The onion powder will add an onion taste that is not as pungent as a fresh onion.
  • Garlic powder- Garlic is a perfect spice to compliment your mashed potatoes.
  • Black pepper– The black pepper will be used for taste.
  • Cream cheese- You will need to use softened or at room temperature.
  • Butter- Use unsalted butter to control the amount of salt in a recipe.
  • Half-and-half or milk– If using milk, you will want to use whole or 2%.

Serving Options 

  • Chives– This will give a pronounced onion-like flavor for garnish.
  • Parsley– This will give a mild bitter and peppery taste for garnish.
  • Shredded cheese- This can be sprinkled on top of your potatoes.
  • Bacon bits- This will add a crispy and meaty flavor to the top of your potatoes.

How to Make Crockpot Mashed Potatoes

You will want to wash and slice your potatoes and put them in the crock pot.

Your potatoes peeled on a cutting board.

Add the broth into the pot and over the potatoes.

Broth being added over your potatoes in the crock pot.

For 6-7 hours, you will cook your potatoes on low or cook on high for 3-4 hours. Cook until the potatoes become tender.

Take out of the pot and drain, keep your broth.

Add the potatoes back into the pot and mash with a potato masher.

The potatoes being mashed with a potato masher.

Put in the seasonings, cream cheese, and butter to the potatoes.

The butter and seasonings added to the potatoes.

Stir until thoroughly combined.

All the ingredients mixed together.

Slowly add in the milk and mix until the consistency you desire is met. Then, put the broth back in as needed.

Serve right away.

You can store the rest in your fridge.


Make-Ahead – potatoes can be cooked the day before serving. When ready to serve, reheat on the stove and continue with steps 6 through 8. Serve immediately 

The finished potatoes in a serving dish.

What Can I Add to Dress Up Mashed Potatoes?

You can add a few things to this Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes recipe.  You can add more veggies such as onions or peppers. Bacon or diced ham is a yummy addition to mashed potatoes.

Can I Freeze Mashed Potatoes?

For this Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes recipe, you could freeze it. However, it is always best to eat when your ingredients are fresh. There are ways for you to freeze the potatoes and then reheat your potatoes.

Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes in a serving bowl.

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Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes
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Crockpot Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes go perfect with many famous homemade dishes like steak, chicken, pork and all other sorts of meat. These Crockpot Mashed Potatoes are so delicious, flavorful and always a favorite with family and guests.
Servings: 12
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 3 hrs
Total: 3 hrs 10 mins


  • 5 pounds russet potatoes cleaned and cut into cubes
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 stick ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup half-and-half or milk

Serving Options

  • Butter
  • Chives
  • Parsley
  • Shredded cheese
  • Bacon bits


  • Clean and cut potatoes, add to crockpot
  • Pour chicken broth over potatoes
  • Cook on low for 6-7 hours or high for 3-4 hours, or until potatoes are fork tender
  • Remove from crockpot and drain, reserve chicken broth
  • Return to pot and mash with a potato masher
  • Add seasonings, cream cheese and butter
  • Mix until completely combined
  • Gradually add half-and-half and stir until desired consistency, add back in reserved chicken broth as needed
  • Serve immediately
  • Store leftovers in refrigerator


crock pot mashed potatoes

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