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Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes


posted: 11/09/16

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Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes are the best I have ever had! Creamy, buttery, cheesy and made completely in the slow cooker. So simple!

In a purple bowl, the Cheesy Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes is fluffy and creamy with a single slice of butter on top.

These Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes are everything you want in a side dish: creamy, cheesy, totally lump free, packed with flavor, and really really easy! I love serving them for Thanksgiving, Christmas dinner, even just on a weeknight with my easy Sheet Pan Chicken and Veggies. They are so simple that I feel like this is the only way I will ever make mashed potatoes again.

Have you added cheese to your mashed potatoes? What’s your favorite? Drop me a comment below and let’s share ideas!

In a purple blow, the Cheesy Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes has a single slice of butter.

One Pot Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes

Truly a one pot wonder, these mashed potatoes are made totally and completely in the crock pot. No other mess, no waiting for potatoes to boil, and no draining hot potatoes in the sink. Here’s what to do:

  • Cut up some red potatoes into bite size pieces (you don’t even have to peel them!)
  • Add some butter.
  • Next, pour your favorite chicken stock or broth in over the potatoes
  • Add some garlic and onion powder, salt and throw in some fresh garlic for good measure.
  • Let those sweet little spuds cook in the Crock Pot on high for a few hours until the potatoes are nice and tender.
  • Once they’re soft, blend the potatoes up in right in the slow cooker using a hand mixer.
  • Finally, mix in some heavy cream and white cheddar cheese. It could not be easier.
  • And if you are like me, you don’t even transfer them to a plate, you just eat them straight out of the crock pot.
Sliced up red potatoes fill up the crock pot.

Add Cheese to these Mashed Potatoes

You guys? There’s a whole brick of white cheddar cheese in these mashed potatoes. And I don’t even feel bad about it, not one bit. In my opinion, mashed potatoes are not when you want to cut corners. The more flavor the better! The creamy, tangy cheese made these potatoes totally irresistible.

More Easy Side Dish Recipes

Looking for more simple Thanksgiving day recipes? Check out my Easiest Thanksgiving Menu or this post which has more than 25 Thanksgiving Recipes. Here are a few of my favorite sides:

A woman is holding a purple bowl filled with the Cheesy Crock Pot Mashed Potato topped with a single slice of butter.
This photo was completely inspired by the very very talented Liz at the The Lemon Bowl.

These are my go to mashed potatoes from here on out, and I hope they are for you too. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think!

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Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes

Serves: 6
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Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 4 hours
Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes are the best I have ever had! Creamy, buttery, cheesy and made completely in the slow cooker. So simple!


  • 5 pounds red potatoes scrubbed and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup Horizon unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic
  • 1/2 cup Horizon heavy cream
  • 8 oz Horizon white cheddar shredded


  • In a large slow cooker, combine the potatoes, chicken broth, butter, and seasoning. Cook on high for four to four and a half hours until the potatoes fall apart easily when pressed with a fork.
  • Keep the slow cooker on high until the following steps are complete.
  • Blend the potatoes with a mixer right in the slow cooker until smooth. Blend in the shredded cheese, stirring until melted. Then stir in the heavy cream and serve warm.
Calories: 635kcal (32%) Carbohydrates: 31g (10%) Protein: 49g (98%) Fat: 63g (97%) Saturated Fat: 9g (56%) Cholesterol: 55mg (18%) Sodium: 1200mg (52%) Potassium: 2070mg (59%) Fiber: 7g (29%) Sugar: 6g (7%) Vitamin A: 11IU Vitamin C: 1mg (1%) Calcium: 1mg
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American

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  1. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles says

    I need to venture into the Crock Pot mashed potatoes arena. What a great way to free up the stove top during busy holiday meals. Yours look wonderful – love the white cheddar!!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Right? I totally agree Brenda!

  2. Lane & Holly @ With Two Spoons says

    These look delicious! Mashed potatoes are my love language!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thank you!

  3. Rachel Willis says

    I absolutely love the idea of putting cheese in my mashed potatoes!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thanks Rachel!

  4. Lauren Gaskill says

    Mashed potatoes I can cook in a crockpot that are full of white cheddar goodness? YES PLEASE!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thank you Lauren!

  5. Megan @ MegUnprocessed says

    Looks so creamy!

  6. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl says

    These look so delicious and comforting!!! Great photos friend!

  7. Bridgett Liberty says

    I am totally making these for Thanksgiving! They look amazing! How many servings can you get out of this recipe?

    • Lisa Longley says

      I would say at least 10 to 12

  8. Dianna Stovall says

    I am excited to make this tomorrow for Thanksgiving !!

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