I seriously use my slow cooker a couple of times a week . . . I wouldn't be able to survive without it! However, usually I use it for my main dish and it wasn't until recently that I discovered that you can make awesome side dishes in your slow cooker too!
These mashed potatoes were seriously some of the creamiest and most flavorful that I have ever had. I think that my letting them slow cook for a couple of hours, the flavors have time to really soak in and they are delicious. My family raved about them all week. I will definitely be using this recipe for Thanksgiving- it would be so nice to make the potatoes earlier in the day and know that they will be perfect by dinner time!
Slow Cooker Creamy Mashed Potatoes
5 pounds red potatoes, cut into chunks
1 tablespoon minced garlic, or to taste
3 cubes chicken bouillon
1 (8 ounce) container sour cream (lite or fat-free is fine)
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened (lite or fat-free is fine)
1/4 cup butter
salt and pepper to taste
In a large pot of lightly salted boiling water, cook the potatoes, garlic, and bouillon until potatoes are tender but firm (about 15 minutes). Drain, reserving water. In a bowl, mash potatoes with sour cream and cream cheese, adding reserved water as needed to attain desired consistency.
Transfer the potato mixture to a slow cooker, cover, and cook on Low for 2 to 3 hours. Just before serving, stir in butter and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Recipe adapted from AllRecipes
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