One great side you can cook is some slow cooker mashed potatoes, this tasty recipe is an easy way you can make this great side in bulk. It’s perfect if you need to cook for a function and need a lot of mashed potato.
There are so many tasty dishes that go great with mash potato. For example, some Swedish meatballs go so well with it, it’s like a match made in heaven. The creamy sauce and the tasty meatballs just work so well.
Some potatoes are better for mashing than others but with that said most varieties will be just fine. If you want the best mash then try to use one of the following varieties dutch cream, desiree or Yukon golds.
There is quite a few different ways you’re able to mash the potatoes with each having varying results. Personally, I mash the potatoes with a hand masher as it’s the easiest method but can give mixed results. If you have the time then using a ricer will give you a much smoother mashed potato. Lastly, you can try using a fork but it involves a lot of work and likely to be very inconsistent.
There are many different potato recipes for the slow cooker that you’re able to do. Each of them have their own pros and cons but typically they all come out delicious. You should find that this mashed potato recipe is super easy and is a great way to feed a crowd. It’s also perfect if you have a busy day ahead but want some mashed potato for dinner.
As with most slow cooker recipes this will reheat quite nicely so make sure you keep any leftovers. Simply keep them covered and stored in the fridge until needed. I haven’t tested to see how well it will freeze but this is an option if you want to keep it for longer.
If you need to see how these mashed potatoes are done then be sure to check out the video below. It takes you through all the steps to making this delicious dish. It’s surprisingly simple and the end result is so good.
Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes Recipe
1 cup chicken broth
2 tsp. garlic, crushed
60g (2 oz.) butter, room temperature
1 cup sour cream
1 Tbsp. fresh chives, chopped
Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
Mash the potatoes until smooth. Mix in the butter, sour cream, and chives.
Season with salt & pepper
Serve & Enjoy
I use chives in this recipe but you can swap these out for any kind of herb. Another great herb people love to use is some parsley.
You can replace the sour cream for a different dairy such as cream or even milk. If you’re using milk I would add slightly less to avoid making the mash too runny.
Potato mash isn’t the best thing for you as it’s full of carbs but it is so good. If you want to know the nutritional information for this slow cooker potato mash then you can find it right below. As I mention on all my recipes this information is just an estimate so it might be slightly inaccurate.
There are a ton of other side dishes that you can do in the slow cooker. If you’re a huge fan of potato dishes then you should try out the scalloped potatoes in the slow cooker.
On top of side dishes there is a ton of other delicious slow cooker recipes that will work great with this recipe. If you have two slow cookers then you can have the main meal cooking in one and the potato mash cooking in the other.
That’s all I have on the tasty slow cooker mashed potatoes recipe. If you have any thoughts, tips or anything else then feel free to leave a comment right below.