These slow cooker baby potatoes cook to be soft, flavorsome and are a real treat. You can change the herbs in this recipe to get a very different tasting outcome.
The buttery herb mix that we cook the baby potatoes in is so good. When you go to serve, scoop the butter mix out of the slow cooker, and pour over the potatoes for the best results. Indeed, worth it if you don’t mind a ton of flavor at the expense of a few extra carbs.
Cooking baby potatoes in the slow cooker is a great way to have some delicious potatoes ready for dinner for when you get home. If you have two slow cookers, you can have a main meal on the go at the same time.
You can have these potatoes with some extras such as sour cream, sweet chili or just some classic ketchup. They go pretty great with most condiments. If you don’t want anything extra, then they’re pretty amazing with just the butter and herb mix.
Any leftovers are great for the next day and will easily heat in the microwave or oven. They’re also great if you want to make a potato salad with them. There is so much you can do so make sure you don’t throw them out.
This slow cooker baby potatoes dish is probably more of a side rather than the main meal. There is plenty of dinner recipes for the slow cooker that you can do if you have multiple slow cookers.
Love seeing what you’re about to make then be sure to check out the video I have prepared below. Alternatively, you can find the full written recipe right underneath the video.
Slow Cooker Baby Potatoes Recipe
- 2kg (4.5 lb.) baby potatoes, washed
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 2 tsp. garlic, crushed
- 60g butter (2 oz.), cubed
- 1 Tbsp. fresh parsley
- 2 tsp. chives, chopped
- 1 tsp. salt
- ¼ tsp. pepper
- In a slow cooker, toss the potatoes in the olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, chives, and parsley.
- Scatter the potatoes with the cubed butter.
- Cook on low for 6-8 hours or until the potatoes are tender.
- Serve & Enjoy
- If your potatoes are quite large, then you can halve them, so they cook better.
- Keep in mind that the larger the potatoes are, the longer they will take to cook. If you use a skewer you can tell if the potatoes are cooked all the way through, the skewer should insert easily.
- Feel free to swap the dried herbs out for some fresh. You will find that fresh tends to have a bit more flavor and a nicer texture.
- You can use a different combination of herbs for some differently flavored baby potatoes. For example, rosemary and thyme are a great combination.
If you need to know how much these potatoes might impact your diet, then you can find all the nutritional information you need below. Please kind in mind this is just an estimate but should be accurate enough to determine if this is ok for you to eat.
There are quite a few potato dishes that you can do in the slow cooker, and these baby potatoes are just one. If you want something a bit more flavor-packed and heavier, then I highly recommend checking out the cheesy potatoes with bacon.
I hope that you enjoy these slow cooker baby potatoes and that you enjoy them as much as I did. If you have a variation, feedback or something else that you would like to share, then please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.
Note: I use a 5.5L (6 Quart) slow cooker for all the recipes that I have on this website unless specified. If you have a smaller or larger slow cooker, then you might need to adjust the ingredients.