Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes Recipe
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Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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Sour cream and cream cheese give richness to these smooth make-ahead potatoes from Trudy Vincent, Valles Mines, Missouri. "They are wonderful for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner since there's no last-minute mashing required," she remarks.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 2 hours
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 2 hours
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 6 cups warm mashed potatoes (without added milk and butter)

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 199 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 671mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, sour cream, butter, salad dressing mix and parsley; stir in potatoes. Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with fresh potatoes (not instant) in a slow cooker with heating elements surrounding the unit, not only in the base.
Originally published as Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes in Quick Cooking December 2000, p48

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Reviewed Sep. 13, 2015

"I've been making these for almost 10 years now. Always a hit. Sometimes i substitute greek yogurt for the sour cream."

Reviewed Aug. 9, 2015

"This has a really good taste and is easy to make. If it is too thick, then just add enough milk to get it to the consistency that you want it. You could also add a little milk if it was going to be in the crockpot longer than a few hours."

Reviewed Dec. 26, 2014


Reviewed Dec. 26, 2014

"I made these potatoes both for Christmas Eve and again with my family Christmas day. The first batch I made was only okay. I followed the recipe exactly and the potatoes were really thick. I then decided to add more flavor and cream cheese, sour cream and butter. The flavor was really good, BUT the potatoes were really thick. I would not make them again."

Reviewed Nov. 17, 2014

"Great Recipe! I doubled the butter and used mayo instead of the cream cheese (I didn't have any and didn't realize it until the last minute). I will use the mayo again! (1/2 cup). These are awesome and got rave reviews from my entire family. I used a full 5 lb bag of potatoes. I also added pepper (salt in the ranch mix). Don't forget to stir in the slow cooker every 30-45 minutes."

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