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I love a good slow cooker recipe, don’t you?  I think the crock pot is officially Mom’s best friend.  In the past few years since having kids, I have really expanded my repertoire of crock pot recipes and had some fun adapting old recipes to work with my new best friend.  That is exactly what I am sharing with you today friends!  I have been making this same garlic parmesan mashed potato recipe for ages and last year when I needed to simplify things for Thanksgiving, I decided that the mashed potatoes would be the perfect thing to cook in the crock pot to free up the stove and make life easier!

I plan on making my garlic parmesan mashed potatoes again this Thanksgiving and now the slow cooker is the ONLY way I make them.  Although I can appreciate the depth of flavor you can get by spending copious amounts of time preparing certain things, at this stage in my life, I just don’t have the time for it!  And especially on Thanksgiving day! The good news, or rather great news, is that you aren’t sacrificing anything here!  These potatoes taste every but as delicious cooked in the crock pot as they would on the stove.  You just don’t have to put in as much effort or clean up!

So here’s the skinny on how to do it.

Crock Pot Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes recipe via www.thepinningmama.com

First take a 5 pound bag of red potatoes and wash them.  Then chop them up into quarters.  I usually make mashed potatoes for a crowd so I cook all 5 pounds.  You can cook half the amount and have more than enough for your family dinner.

Pour the potatoes into the slow cooker and add 2 cups (or 1 can) chicken broth, butter, and garlic cloves. {We have a fabulous no effort slow cooker chicken broth recipe I use in my mashed potatoes!} Cook on low for 6-7 hours.

At the end of the cook time you should be able to very easily poke a fork into the potatoes.  Add your sour cream, parmesan cheese, salt, oregano {the oregano is the secret ingredient and oh so yummy!} and use a potato masher to mash everything together until it is mixed and the potatoes are the smoothness you want.  I like mine just a hair on the chunky side!

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You can either transfer the mashed potatoes to a bowl at this point or leave them covered on the warm setting in the crock pot until you are ready to eat.

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Crock Pot Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 5 lbs red potatoes
  • 2 cups or 1 can chicken broth
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup grated parmesan
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp oregano

Instructions

  1. Please note this makes a HUGE amount
  2. Wash and cut your potatoes into quarters
  3. Place in the slow cooker with broth, garlic, and butter and cook on low 6-8 hours
  4. Potatoes should be easily pierced with a fork when done.
  5. Add sour cream, parmesan, salt and oregano.
  6. Use a potato masher to mash and blend until well combined and the potatoes are the desired consistency.
  7. Serve or keep warm in crock pot until time to serve.
  8. Enjoy!
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23 Responses to Crock Pot Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

  1. […] Crockpot Garlic Parmesean Mashed Potatoes by The Pinning Mama […]

    • Rene says:

      What are the measurements for the sour cream, butter, oregano and garlic cloves? It isn’t showing on the recipe. Thanks!

  2. Jen says:

    Those look yummy!

  3. Oh those sound so good! Love the that the crockpot idea and thanks for sharing your secret ingredient too. I’ll have to remember that. Yum!

  4. popcosmo says:

    Passing this along to the kids… they LOVE making mashed potatoes and this will make it so easy for them. Yep, they are the cooks in the family! Thanks once again for an easy recipe!
    xo ~kim

  5. Alison says:

    I love potatoes – these look scrumptious!

  6. Cori says:

    Kimber,
    These look yummy!! Can you share the measurements for the garlic, butter, sour cream, parm, orgegano…? Would love to make these for Thanksgiving

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  8. Heidi says:

    These look super yummy!! Do you think you could cut down on the time by cooking them on high? Thanks!

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  10. nicole says:

    can i leave the sour cream out? please email me back thanks!

    • Kimber says:

      Nicole- I think you could leave out the sour cream but you would need to add some other type of liquid to make sure they weren’t super dry. Maybe milk or cream. The flavor would be a little different, but you could definitely give it a try.

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  13. Whitney says:

    Is it really 11/2 of sour cream? Also if cutting the recipe in half do you use 1 or 1/2 can of chicken broth ? These look amazing I can’t wait to try!!

    • Kimber says:

      Yes Whitney, it is! The sour cream is the main ingredient that creates the moisture and creaminess. Feel free to use light though. I know it sounds like a lot, but for 5 pounds of potatoes it takes quite a bit to get everything combined! If you cut the recipe in half, I would just measure 1 cup of broth and add that.

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