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. Source:, October 2017

Carolyn Casner


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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; 3.1 g total fat; 1.9 g saturated fat; 9 mg cholesterol; 227 mg sodium. 685 mg potassium; 22.5 g carbohydrates; 1.6 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 3.3 g protein; 189 IU vitamin a iu; 1 mg vitamin c; 4 mcg folate; 32 mg calcium; 5 mg magnesium;

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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