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Slow Cooker Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

These Slow Cooker Creamy Mashed Potatoes are so simple to make and have the best flavor. If you need a Thanksgiving side dish, this is one we highly recommend.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Creamy Mashed Potato Recipe, Easy Side Dish, Mashed Potatoes, Thanksgiving Mashed Potatoes, Thanksgiving Side Dish, The Best Mashed potatoes
Servings: 12
Calories: 267kcal
Author: Camille Beckstrand


  • large stock pot
  • strainer
  • Large Bowl
  • Slow Cooker


  • 5 pounds red potatoes cut into chunks
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 3 cubes chicken bouillon
  • 8 ounces sour cream light or fat free is fine
  • 8 ounces cream cheese light or fat free is fine
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon parsley flakes optional topping


  • 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 for later.
  • 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. Sprinkle with parsley flakes if desired.


Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 145mg | Potassium: 913mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 503IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1mg