Slow-Cooker Mashed Potatoes
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 2 hours
I'm only giving it 4 stars, because I don't like all that extra stuff in my potatoes. But, I love the fact that I can get one of my side dishes done hours early. Freeing up stove space, but they'll still be hot, when it's time to eat.
You have already made potatoes
Alisa - I also use this same basic recipe. I fix my potatoes (large family, about 5 lbs. of potatoes at a time) with all the seasonings, the day before Thanksgiving. I refrigerate them overnight then put them in the slow cooker Thanksgiving morning to warm up while I'm completing other tasks. It sure saves me time, and they are delicious.
I haven't made these in this manner, but with the exception of the slow cooker and the ranch this is my mashed potato recipe. My question is why??? Why would you boil the potatoes, mash them, add your ingredients, and then throw them in your slow cooker? They're finished and ready to serve and all you're doing is dirtying up another item you have to wash.
This probably IS good. However, it looks as though all that's happening is adding flavorings AFTER the potatoes are already mashed. BTW: How would I know how many potatoes to buy to make 6 cups? Also, would this recipe work just the same with the kind of slow cooker that MOST of us have, with the heating elements on the bottom?
I recently discovered i could use chicken broth instead of water in instant potatoes! Everyone loved them.. However, we all really prefer potatoes from scratch.. Will make this recipe soon! Thanks for all the hints!
"Inspired by Golden Corral Mashed Potatoes"??? Golden Corral's potatoes are instant potatoes, I know this because I worked their for years making this food. Instant potato flakes, milk or water and butter, that's their recipe.
I do two additional things sometimes to the recipe. I often add a few shakes of Lawrey's Seasoning salt to it: makes the potatoes taste exactly like twice baked potatoes and very often I will put a layer of the potatoes into a baking dish, sprinkle a layer of french fried onions over that and a sprinkle of cheese, and then another layer of potatoes. Put a few of the french fried onions on top so that they get a bit brown and then bake for about 20-25 minutes at 350
Loved this recipe! I doubled it to serve 16 (5lb potatoes, 8oz cream cheese, 8oz sour cream) and made in advance, adding milk half way through the cooking time. Rave reviews from everyone!
I've been making these for almost 10 years now. Always a hit. Sometimes i substitute greek yogurt for the sour cream.