Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes are smooth, silky, and extra creamy. The perfect Slow Cooker potatoes for Thanksgiving or Christmas!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 310 kcal


  • 4 pounds Idaho potatoes
  • 6 tablespoons salted butter
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • salt & pepper to taste
US Customary - Metric


  1. Peel and rinse potatoes. Cut into even sized cubes (1 inch x 1 inch approximately) and place into cold slow cooker. Add cold water until potatoes are just covered and sprinkle with salt. Add lid and cook on high for 3 -4 hours or until fork tender.

  2. Drain potatoes and return to warm slow cooker. Mash together with butter, cream cheese, milk and seasonings. Taste and adjust seasonings. Serve immediately.

  3. If you'd like to keep these potatoes warm an hour or two before serving, switch to "keep warm" function and add 1-2 tablespoons of butter to the top of the mashed potatoes to keep them moist. If your crockpot runs a little hot, the bottoms of the mashed potatoes might scorch if left in too long, so just stir occasionally if you keep it warmer longer than two hours and keep an eye on them.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 310 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 162mg 7%
Potassium 852mg 24%
Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 11.9%
Vitamin C 12.5%
Calcium 10.3%
Iron 9.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.