One great side you can cook is some slow cooker mashed potatoes. This tasty recipe is an easy way you can make this excellent side in bulk.

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

This recipe 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, and 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 would work just fine. If you want the best mash, then try to use one of the following varieties dutch cream, Desiree or Yukon Golds.

There are 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 provide you with much smoother mashed potato. Lastly, you can try using a fork, but it involves a lot of work and likely to be very inconsistent.

Mashed Potatoes

There are many different potato recipes for the slow cooker that you’re able to do. Each of them has their 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. Just 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 to make these mashed potatoes, then be sure to check out the video below. It takes you through all the steps to making this delicious dish. It’s a surprisingly easy to dish to make, and the result will leave you very happy.

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Prep time
30 Minutes
Cook time
8 Hours
Total time
8 Hours & 30 Minutes


  • 2kg (5 lbs) potatoes, peeled, cubed
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tsp. garlic, crushed
  • 60g (2 oz.) butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh chives, chopped


  1. Add the potatoes, chicken broth, garlic into the slow cooker.
  2. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
  3. Mash the potatoes until smooth. Mix in the butter, sour cream, and chives.
  4. Season with salt & pepper
  5. Serve & Enjoy

Cooking Tips

  • Use white pepper if you don’t want black specks throughout your mashed potato. The taste in won’t be any different as it’s just a visual thing some people might prefer.
  • 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.
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Nutritional Information

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 in all my recipes, this information is just an estimate so it might be slightly inaccurate.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 319g (11.25 oz)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 288 Calories from Fat 84.6
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.4g 14%
Saturated Fat 5.8g 29%
Trans Fat 0.2g
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 203mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 15%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 2g
Protein 6g 12%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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.

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.