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Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes topped with diced bacon, shredded cheese and chopped green onions

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Do you know the wonder of making crock pot mashed potatoes yet? Well, my darlings, I am here to make sure that you know the glory that is crock pot mashed potatoes. When it comes down to an Easter or Christmas dinner, or hey, even a Sunday feast, this is the only way that mashed potatoes are ever going to be made again in my house.

Fully Loaded Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes in a pink Pyrex bowl
Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes

How to Make Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes

I have been making them this way for a while now, but let’s face it, who ever called me a good blogger that’s timely and on top of things?

*crickets chirping*

That’s what I thought.

To start, let’s face it, that steaming, pain-in-the-rump pot of potatoes simmering away right before your big holiday meal is usually either:

  1. ready too early and you have cold mashed potatoes OR 2. the last thing ready and you have lumps in your potatoes because you didn’t cook them enough.

And if you are me, you are ALREADY HOT from running around making the meal. That steaming pot of mashed potatoes is making you mad, making your mascara run, fogging up the house windows and is totally that aforementioned pain-in-the-rump.

Just me? It can’t be just me. The mashed potatoes of a meal drive me batty, I am always panicking about them.

Not anymore.

mashed potato on a Pyrex bowl, cooked bacon diced, shredded cheese, chopped onions and sour cream on wood

You cook these babies all day long in your crock pot and then they are ready to serve when you are.

I might have giggled over that last part.

The potatoes stay hot, they will always be cooked and there’s no lumps.

Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes topped with diced bacon, shredded cheese and chopped green onions

I like to make my potatoes, then serve them in a gorgeous casserole for dinner right at the end when I am ready, topped in layers with all the toppings so that everyone takes a scoop and gets ALL the goodies at once on their plate.

Can you even believe how easy these are?

A note, you don’t want to put any milk IN the crock pot before the potatoes cook all day, as it will turn the potatoes brown. Not that I don’t love the browned bits of milk, (yum yum!) but let’s face it, picky eaters will NOT. Make them plain to start, then add in the milk at the end!

Serve these potatoes with steak using my Steak Marinade recipe or my Amazing BBQ ribs. We also love to make my BBQ Root Beer Slow Cooker Brisket which is my favourite brisket recipe ever! You can also try my Red Wine and Bacon Braised Beef Short Ribs. my lemon grilled salmon or my mushroom chuck roast recipe!

Happy Cooking!




Fully Loaded Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes from @kitchenmagpie

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Fully Loaded Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes

Never mess around with boiling your holiday mashed potatoes ever again! They are fabulous in the crock pot and easy on the cook! 
5 from 3 votes
Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes topped with diced bacon, shredded cheese and chopped green onions
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
4 hours
Total Time
4 hours 5 minutes
Side Dish
Karlynn Johnston


  • 3 lbs yellow potatoes like Yukon Gold peeled and sliced in one inch chunks
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup butter

Finish and Topping

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 5-6 slices cooked bacon diced
  • 1-2 cups shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/2 cup sour cream


  1. Grease the inside of the crockpot with the butter.
  2. Place the prepared potatoes inside of the crockpot, then pour the vegetable broth over them.
  3. Cook on low all day, or on high for 3-4 hours.
  4. When the potatoes are ready and YOU are ready, mash them with a potato masher. Add in enough milk to make them creamy, then place into your casserole of choice. Top with the toppings in your preferred order.
  5. Place on table and let everyone spoon out their portions.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values may vary.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 578kcal, Carbohydrates: 47g, Protein: 20g, Fat: 35g, Saturated Fat: 18g, Cholesterol: 88mg, Sodium: 766mg, Potassium: 1596mg, Fiber: 8g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 1020IU, Vitamin C: 41.4mg, Calcium: 322mg, Iron: 11.5mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Marlene says

    Ill need to double recipe also, so add double chicken stock I suppose? Do I want to just have enough stock to cover halfway up the potatoes do you think?

  2. Karen322 says

    These look perfect for thanksgiving. What happens if double it? Just cook longer I suppose. Also…it would be ok to mix in the sour cream at the end insead of adding it to the top, right? Thanks for so many great recipes!

    • thekitchenmagpie says

      Karen322 If it fits, double it for sure and cook it longer and yes, you can add in the sour cream at the end! My daughter doesn’t like it so I take out plain  for her and then dish up the rest!

        • thekitchenmagpie says

          Karen322 Yes, then once time I over whipped them and they were RUBBER LOL!! I stay away from mixers, but it can be done!

    • Karlynn Johnston says

      Yes, just mix in the sour cream, that’s fine!5 stars

  3. Karly Campbell says

    There are so many ways to do potatoes- but in my opinion, loading ’em up is the best way! These look amazing!

  4. Sharon Freeman Guisgand says

    These look great. Tried the creamy garlic chicken tonight. Man, that was the best! Definitely a keeper. 🙂

    • The Kitchen Magpie says

      Awesome!! Thank you for letting me know, I love feedback! Especially when you loved it \U0001f609. It’s one of my new favorites, that chicken!

  5. Heather Averill says

    These look so good! Can’t wait to try them.

    • The Kitchen Magpie says

      Your life will be CHANGED! I swear!! So easy and adaptable!

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