Slow-Cooker Mashed Potatoes
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 2 hours
- 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon softened butter, divided
- 1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
- 6 cups warm mashed potatoes (without added milk or butter)
- In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, sour cream, 1/4 cup butter, salad dressing mix and parsley; stir in mashed potatoes. Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours. Top with remaining butter.
Nutrition Facts3/4 cup: 210 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 670mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein.
Aug 3, 2019
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?
Aug 3, 2019
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!
Jun 22, 2018
"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.
Nov 21, 2017
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
Dec 25, 2016
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!
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.
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.
Dec 26, 2014
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.
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.