Fully Loaded Crockpot Mashed Potatoes
Do you know the wonder of making crockpot mashed potatoes yet?
DO YOU KNOW??
Well, my darlings, I am here to make sure that you know the glory that is crockpot 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. 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?
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:
– ready too early and you have cold mashed potatoes OR
– 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.
You cook these babies all day long in your crockpot 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.
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 crockpot 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!
- 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 -1 cup sour cream
- Grease the inside of the crockpot with the butter.
- Place the prepared potatoes inside of the crockpot, then pour the vegetable broth over them.
- Cook on low all day, or on high for 3-4 hours.
- 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.
- Place on table and let everyone spoon out their portions.