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This Thanksgiving you can concentrate on the rest of dinner when you cook these Creamy Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes in your crock pot.

Creamy Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Course Slow Cooker Side Dish
Cuisine American, Thanksgiving
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 10
Author Quinn Caudill


  • 5 lb. russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1" pieces
  • 5 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt, plus more for seasoning
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 slices cooked bacon, chopped
  • 1 cup reserved broth
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup sliced fresh chives, plus more for garnish
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Place potatoes, chicken stock and salt in a covered 4- to 5-quart slow cooker.
  2. Cook on high for 2 1/2 to 3 hours or on low 4 to 5 hours until potatoes are tender.
  3. Drain the potatoes, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid.
  4. Return the potatoes to the slow cooker. Add sour cream and mash to desired consistency.
  5. Fold in chives and 1/2 cup reserved broth (add more broth to loosen if desired).
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Serve warm, topped with chives, butter, and bacon.

Recipe Notes

First published by Quinn Caudill for dadwhats4dinner.com ©2016 - Updated ©2017