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Slow Cooker Loaded Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Slow Cooker Loaded Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Every year my Mom made cream cheese mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving. I tailored the recipe to my family's taste and carried on the tradition. I make them a day ahead and use my slow cooker to free up oven space for other dishes. —Ann Nolte, Tampa, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Cook: 3 hours YIELD:10 servings


  • 3 pounds cubed peeled potatoes (about 9 medium)
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 pound Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 1. Place potatoes in a Dutch oven, adding water to cover. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until tender, 10-15 minutes. Drain; return to pan. Mash with cream cheese, sour cream, butter and milk. Stir in bacon, cheeses, onions and seasonings. Cover; refrigerate overnight.
  • 2. Transfer to a greased 3- or 4-quart slow cooker. Cook, covered, on low 3-3-1/2 hours. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 505 calories, 36g fat (20g saturated fat), 109mg cholesterol, 530mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 16g protein.

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MarineMom_texas User ID: 31788 258662
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2016

"I prepared these potatoes for our Christmas dinner this year. We love loaded mashed potatoes but I was short on oven space so the slow cooker was perfect. These potatoes were the hit of the dinner. I made a couple of changes. I used 5 lbs. of potatoes for my crowd and omitted the green onions because of personal preferences. They were fabulous. Barely two helpings were left at the end of dinner. I highly recommend this recipe as a Volunteer Field Editor."

Bereakid User ID: 4065247 258338
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2016

"My husband made these for Thanksgiving and they are GREAT ! Suggest a liner in the crock pot for easier cleaning. My son tried making them and they were too soupy. Problem is that hubby used an old-fashioned hand masher and son used his mixer "to save time". Hubby's were much better and they weren't soupy !!!"

rena 55 User ID: 1935799 257323
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2016

"Love that you can make these ahead of time, then cook them in the slow cooker for added convenience! So tasty and a comfort food for sure!"

ellimaye1 User ID: 1179808 246151
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2016

"I've made this twice now, and they are so yummy. Very rich tasting. Because of time constraints, I actually cooked it both times in the oven at 350 for 30-40 minutes and it turned out perfect!"

2760 User ID: 1295839 221916
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2015

"My potatoes were firm when they were mashed and refrigerated but turned soft and soupy when reheated in the slow cooker. Maybe it was because I used low fat cream cheese and non fat sour cream. Tasted good but not appealing"

bharder79 User ID: 4224995 216853
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2015

"I thought these were great but they got a little to thick after 3 hours on low. They tasted better at around 1 1/2 to 2 hours on low."

Hannah0418 User ID: 1795891 216040
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2014

"After making these 3 times, I've decided they're too rich. Don't think I'll make them again."

anselr User ID: 2011539 117511
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2014

"Was hoping these were going to be delicious, but we only thought they were so-so. Probably won't make again."

puzzlemad User ID: 3329799 184544
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2014

"Incredible! I will be making this again."

Rebecca3067 User ID: 6502936 132254
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2014

"These mash potatoes are so good My Daughter loves them! I leave the potatoes whole with skin on when the potatoes are soft I scoop out the potatoes and then turn the skin and what is left into potato skins very good . something to much on while everyone waits for everything to be done."

gaylene2 User ID: 3368539 193418
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2013

"My family is picky about mashed potatoes. They want them GOOD! And this recipe was a HIT! We didn't have pepper jack cheese, so we just used cheddar and added onion and garlic SALT as well as the powder. We can't wait to try it again with the pepper jack cheese.

I loved the idea of keeping it in the crockpot until it's time for dinner. What a great idea! I made a note to do that on Thanksgiving next year . I may end up preparing potatoes earlier in the day and putting them in the crockpot as a rule!

SugarLandJune User ID: 4070889 111673
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2013

"I made these for our neighborhood progressive dinner party, doubled the recipe except for the potatoes, used a full 10 lb bag, used fat free cream cheese and sour cream. Everyone raved! Froze the leftover in small dishes to enjoy one meal at a time."

erkgoer User ID: 7403319 193417
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2013

"These taste great! I doubled the recipe for a large Christmas party. I love simple recipes I can prepare the day ahead."

dwilfer User ID: 6972953 133060
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2013

"My family liked this variation. It was easy to make but added a new sensation to the tongue! they were creamy."

Debbie1213 User ID: 6878289 133040
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2013

"Looks good"

arthurb3 User ID: 90492 123785
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2013


crodge68 User ID: 6148351 111672
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2013

"This is my family's favorite mashed potatoe recipe. We love them. Welcome to "Taste of HOME!!" "

Derrell User ID: 2982687 150364
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2013

"I agree with a lot of others. I'm a very senior , in the 70's , so I eat what I want and this will be on my Thanksgiving table for all to taste and enjoy ."

seekere User ID: 5180847 179312
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2013


Msmiles User ID: 7262164 178201
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2013

"These are yummy! Thanks for the recipe. "

velvajean User ID: 2248904 179311
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2013

"This sounds wonderful and I will try it. Thanksgiving comes along once a year so chill and enjoy a treat. Enjoy the meal it isn't going to kill you if you eat it just once."

csublet User ID: 4739275 123783
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2013

"I made this last year for a big Christmas party and what a hit! I was afraid that all that bacon would overpower the rest of the dish so I reduced it by half. I also reduced the cheese to 1 cup of each one. I used red potatoes, Neufchatel cream cheese, doubled the green onions eliminating the onion powder and used fresh garlic instead of garlic powder. There wasn't a spoonful left!"

usedtoworkrn User ID: 7149990 195035
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2013

"These sound absolutely delicious. Very similar to what my mother used to make. I will just make them the day before. The day of, I will just put them in the oven to heat through. I have done that with other recipes similar to this and it works very well. Thanks for the recipe"

susiesnot User ID: 6637267 117509
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2013

"I have a similar recipe I call Renee? Potatoes (named after the friend who gave me the recipe) .. Yet you have inspired me to add a few more ?yummies? to them ..

Rather than the time consuming process of cubing, boiling and cooling, I use a wonderful potato bag, purchased from a local art fair a few years ago ..
I can place up to six medium potatoes in it (do not peel or prick) and cook in the micro for 6 to 8 minutes, cool and cube (with or without peeling), then add all of the goodies ..
I always make a big batch, scooping a couple cups into a quart size zip lock, press the bag ?til flat and stack in my freezer .."

Oct5 User ID: 6534619 178200
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2013

"Sounds delicious. I can't wait to try it. "

[email protected] User ID: 2592785 123782
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2013

"I believe that it isn't what you eat as it is the quanity you eat it in. I say have the mash potatoes but portion control is key. Especially during the holiday season."

jackofalltrades User ID: 6344852 179309
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2013

"I used fresh garlic because I had some I needed to use. This is such a good recipe. I am 65. My family eats what we want-when we want- within reason."

codeace User ID: 5595115 132253
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2013

"I have been making these for years but have never thought to add pepperjack cheese i am going to do that next time we have them Thanks."

KarenD903 User ID: 593509 133039
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2013

"You can lighten this recipe up by choosing to substitute some use fat free sour cream, use cheese lower in fat and calories. There are many ways to lighten up this recipe if you so choose."

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