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Slow-Cooked Golden Mashed Potatoes

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours


14 servings (3/4 cup each)

Making a grand meal on Thanksgiving can be a little daunting, even for the most experienced cook. The convenience of a slow cooker for these classic spuds makes it one step easier and allows you to spend more time with family. —Samantha Six, Fredricksburg, Indiana
Slow-Cooked Golden Mashed Potatoes Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 5 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes (about 10 medium), chopped
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 to 1-1/2 cups 2% milk


  1. In a 6-qt. slow cooker, combine the first five ingredients. Cook, covered, on high 4-5 hours or until potatoes are tender (do not drain liquid).
  2. Mash potatoes, gradually adding mayonnaise, cheese and enough milk to achieve desired consistency.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 327 calories, 20g fat (10g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 703mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • cwbuff2
    Dec 26, 2017

    When your husband asks wistfully if there are any leftovers of a recipe, you know you have a keeper! And there weren't! Made it yesterday for Christmas dinner and my family scarfed it down! I like to use some kind of chicken stock when cooking potatoes, so I added 1 teaspoon of Better than Bouillon Chicken Base, which I think gave it a deeper taste but made the final color darker. Next time I think I will try boxed chicken stock so as not to change the color so much. Knowing that the chicken base already had salt in it, I cut the amount in the recipe in half. My slow cooker tends to cook high, so I turned it down to Low for the last hour or so, but it was a little runny, so I recommend doing as the recipe says, and keep it on High the whole time. I like to use slow cookers for at least one part of a big meal since they save me time, and I can play with my grandchildren and talk to my family instead of rushing at the last minute in the kitchen! I definitely recommend this recipe and will be making it often! (Also I confess that I really like mayonnaise, which is why I chose this slow cooker mashed potatoes recipe over others. It is an unusual and excellent secret ingredient!)