potatoes in crock pot

Crockpot Mashed Potatoes

These creamy, buttery, delicious crockpot mashed potatoes are made with just 7 ingredients and will free up your oven and stovetop for an easy holiday side dish!

Prep: 15 minutesCook: 5.5 hoursTotal: 34 minute
Fat 7 Carbs 41 Protein 2
Yield 16 1x


  • 6 lbs. Yukon gold potatoes (golden potatoes), rinsed and chopped into 1-inch pieces* 
  • 2 cups chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 4-oz. cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup salted butter
  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt (we used 2%) or sour cream

Optional Toppings

  • Fresh thyme
  • Fresh sage
  • Salted butter
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh chives


  1. Spray a slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. 
  2. Add the golden potatoes, broth, salt, pepper, and garlic powder to the slow cooker. Mix until well combined. 
  3. Next, break the cream cheese up into 4-5 pieces and spread it over the top of the potatoes. Repeat with the 4 tablespoons of butter. 
  4. Place the lid on your slow cooker and cook the potatoes on low for 5 hours, stirring occasionally.
  5. When the potatoes fall apart to the touch and are fork-tender, uncover the slow cooker and stir the ingredients together.
  6. Add the Greek yogurt/sour cream to the slow cooker and stir again until combined.  
  7. Use a hand mixer, immersion blender, or potato masher to mash the potatoes until they have a thick and creamy consistency. Feel free to leave them chunkier if that’s your jam, but make sure not to over mix!
  8. Serve immediately and garnish if your favorite toppings such as fresh herbs, butter, salt, and pepper, or chives.

Tips & Notes

  • We kept the skin on the potatoes. If you prefer peeled potatoes, feel free to peel them. 
  • The bigger you slice your potatoes, the longer they will take to cook in your slow cooker.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/12 Calories: 243 Sugar: 1 Fat: 7 Carbohydrates: 41 Fiber: 3 Protein: 2
Author: Linley RichterCategory: SideMethod: Slow CookerCuisine: American

Keywords: crockpot mashed potatoes

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