Mashed potatoes in a crock pot.
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5 from 2 votes

Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes (No Boil)
Easy Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes Recipe, plus tips for how to make the best creamy mashed potatoes. These slow cooker mashed potatoes are the perfect make ahead Thanksgiving side dish!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 20 mins
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 277kcal


  • 5 pounds Russet or Yukon gold potatoes peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • ½ cup unsalted butter at room temperature, cut into 8 pieces
  • ½ - 1 cup whole milk warmed
  • ½ teaspoon salt plus more to taste
  • ½ teaspoon pepper or to taste
  • chopped fresh chives for serving, if desired


  • Place the potato chunks in the crock pot/slow cooker.
  • Pour in the broth.
  • Cover and cook on high for 3 1/2 - 4 hours, until potatoes are very soft and tender. (You can cook on low for 7-8 hours, but the potatoes may gray a little.)
  • Use a potato masher to mash the potatoes until smooth. Add the butter, salt and pepper and continue mashing to incorporate.
  • Using a wooden spoon, stir in the warm milk, 1/4 cup at a time, until potatoes reach desired consistency. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
  • Serve immediately or keep warm in the crock pot for up to 2 hours.


Serving: 1/10 recipe | Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 144mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g
Nutrition information is only an estimate.
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