Slow-Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes


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.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 30 mins
16 servings


  • 4 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, diced (1/2 inch)

  • ¾ cup finely chopped shallots

  • 3 large cloves garlic, peeled

  • ½ cup water

  • 1 ½ cups buttermilk, at room temperature

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper


  1. 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.

    Slow-Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes


Equipment: 5- to 6-quart slow cooker

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

133 Calories
3g Fat
23g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Serving Size 1/2 cup
Calories 133
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 3g 7%
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Vitamin A 189IU 4%
Vitamin C 1mg 1%
Folate 4mcg 1%
Sodium 227mg 10%
Calcium 32mg 2%
Iron 0mg 1%
Magnesium 5mg 1%
Potassium 685mg 15%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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