Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes Recipe
- 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)
- 1. In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, sour cream, 1/4 cup 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. Top with remaining butter. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with fresh potatoes (not instant) in a slow cooker with heating elements surrounding the unit, not only in the base.
3/4 cup: 210 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 670mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein.
Reviews for Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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 :-)"
"Can I make this up the night before and just reheat it on Thanksgiving?"
"About how much is 8 cups of potatoes? 10 lbs or 5 lbs?"
"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!"
"Excellent! easy and delicious! This recipe is a keeper. Thank you for submitting this wonderfully surprising recipe."
"Made it for Thanksgiving - everyone loved them and wanted the recipe."
"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."
"Great way to save the day, especially on Thanksgiving. I don't add parsley due to family request - but this is delicious!"
"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."
"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!!!"
"This will be a new holiday standard - easy, tasty and so convenient."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"I make this for every holiday meal!"
"This is the only recipe I make for the holidays."
"how do you make mash potatoes with out milk. just use the water they are boiled in?"
"These are great! I also add some cheddar cheese to them to give it an extra burst of flavor"