Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Slow Cooker Maine Mashed Potatoes are velvety rich. This easy dish requires no boiling, just simply chop & season and let the slow cooker do the rest! The result is smooth and flavorful potatoes which are the perfect side to any turkey dinner, or beef. Or whatever you desire.


  • 5 lbs Maine potatoes red, yellow or white
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese optional
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • milk or cream to taste


  • Peel potatoes and cut into chunks.
  • Place potatoes, broth, garlic powder and onion powder into a 4QT slow cooker.
  • Cook on high 3-4 hours or low 6-7 hours, stirring every hour or so or until tender.
  • Using a hand masher, mash potatoes until smooth.┬áStir in butter, sour cream, parsley and cream cheese if using. Season with salt & pepper to taste.
  • Serve or keep on warm until serving.