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Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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 YIELD:8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 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)

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

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MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2014

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MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2013

"A real hit. So surprised that I can make this a day or two ahead, then just reheat in the crockpot. They still tasted like they were just made, soft and creamy."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2013

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2013

"For the 6 cups of mashed potatoes, I just used a 5 lb. bag of yellow potatoes. I did add a couple of things. First, instead of block cream cheese, I used 1/2 cup whipped cream cheese. I also added 1/4 tsp. of garlic powder, 1/4 tsp. salt, 1/8 tsp. pepper, and 1/2 tsp. freeze-dried chives. Delicious! The best mashed potatoes I've ever made and they didn't get dried out at all in the slow cooker :-)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2013

"Can I make this up the night before and just reheat it on Thanksgiving?"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2012

"About how much is 8 cups of potatoes? 10 lbs or 5 lbs?"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2012

"I have been making this for a couple of years now, first time was for Thanksgiving and what a huge hit! Only mistake I made was not doubling the recipe!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2012

"Excellent! Easy and delicious! This recipe is a keeper. Thank you for submitting this wonderfully surprising recipe."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2011

"Made it for Thanksgiving - everyone loved them and wanted the recipe."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2011

"Aaaamazing. So good. I made them for a potluck and wanted to take some home to my boyfriend but they were completely gone. So good."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2011

"Great way to save the day, especially on Thanksgiving. I don't add parsley due to family request - but this is delicious!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2011

"These are great! I brought them to a potluck and told my boyfriend I'd bring him some back to try after. Needless to say that wasn't possible. I will definitely have to make these again to please the ranch lover."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2010

"These potatoes are so insanely good, I don't think I will ever make mashed potatoes without the ranch dressing packet ever again! That's the secret ingredient that makes these so very yummy!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2010

"This will be a new holiday standard - easy, tasty and so convenient."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2009

"Very easy and yummy. I boil and mash the potatoes a day ahead of time and store in the fridge then the next day mix together and cook in crock pot as directed."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2009

"I made this recipe twice over the holiday and have had requests for the recipe both times. It was excellent--easy to make and flavor-full in the eating. It is so good to have the potatoes done early and "out of the way" from the range top! I will definitely use this again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2009

"mamabear-just 'mash' the potatoes-don't make mashed potatoes out of them (that's what the other ingredients will do!) If it said 'warm carrots mashed' you would just mash up the carrots (that is, smash them with a potato masher) and continue with the recipe."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2009

"I make this for every holiday meal!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2009

"This is the only recipe I make for the holidays."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2009

"how do you make mash potatoes with out milk. just use the water they are boiled in?"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2008

"These are great! I also add some cheddar cheese to them to give it an extra burst of flavor"

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