Crockpot Mashed Potatoes

Crockpot Mashed Potatoes are smooth, silky, and extra creamy. Perfect make-ahead mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving or Christmas!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Thanksgiving
Keyword crockpot mashed potatoes, crockpot mashed potatoes recipe, mashed potatoes, slow cooker mashed potatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 310 kcal
Author Lauren


  • 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 them into a cold crockpot. 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 crockpot. 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
Crockpot Mashed Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 310 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 162mg7%
Potassium 852mg24%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 595IU12%
Vitamin C 10.3mg12%
Calcium 103mg10%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.