This simple slow-cooker mashed potatoes recipe skips tedious peeling and boiling and helps save precious stovetop space by letting the slow cooker do the work. It's a great timesaving set-it-and-forget-it side dish recipe to round out any hearty meal. Buttermilk makes the mashed potatoes creamy while garlic and shallots add flavor.

Carolyn Casner
Source:, October 2017


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine potatoes, shallots, garlic and water in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Cook for 4 hours on High. Turn off the slow cooker; add buttermilk, butter, salt and pepper and mash until combined and almost smooth.



Equipment: 5- to 6-quart slow cooker

Nutrition Facts

133 calories; protein 3.3g 7% DV; carbohydrates 22.5g 7% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 1.6g 6% DV; sugars 1.4g; fat 3.1g 5% DV; saturated fat 1.9g 10% DV; cholesterol 8.6mg 3% DV; vitamin a iu 189.2IU 4% DV; vitamin c 1mg 2% DV; folate 3.8mcg 1% DV; calcium 31.9mg 3% DV; iron 0.1mg 1% DV; magnesium 4.5mg 2% DV; potassium 684.5mg 19% DV; sodium 226.9mg 9% DV; thiaminmg 1% DV.

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I love that these mashed potatoes are done in the slow cookers. Great for friendsgiving because they stay warm and for Thanksgiving when stove space is seriously limited. Plus mmmmm....garlic! Read More