The Best Creamy Garlic Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
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The BEST creamy slow cooker mashed potatoes infused with garlic. This healthy, lightened up version will be your family's new favorite mashed potato recipe!
Recipe type: Side Dish, Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Serves: 12
  • 5 pounds gold potatoes, diced (do not peel)
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1 1/4 cups chicken broth or vegetarian broth
  • 1/3 cup softened butter (or vegan butter)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2-1 cup unsweetened almond milk, plus more to thin potatoes out if necessary (can also use skim milk or 2% milk)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • To garnish:
  • Extra butter
  • Fresh thyme spigs
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  1. In a large 5 or 6 quart slow cooker add diced potatoes, garlic cloves and broth. Cook on high for 3-4 hours until potatoes are very fork tender.
  2. Once potatoes are done cooking, place slow cooker on warm setting and add in butter, sour cream and 1/2 cup of milk to start. Use a potato masher to mash potatoes until they reach your desired consistency. I happen to like my potatoes super creamy, so I mash them until they’re completely smooth. If you want your potatoes creamier, add in ½ cup-1 cup more milk. Finally, a generous amount of salt and pepper, then mix again. Taste, and add more salt and pepper if necessary.
  3. Transfer to a large warm casserole dish for serving, add a pat of butter, a sprinkle of fresh thyme, and a little freshly ground black pepper.
If you want a richer, very silky smooth version, you can use a ½ cup of butter and whole milk.

If you don't like potato skins, feel free to peel your potatoes before placing them in the slow cooker.

If you're keeping the potatoes warm in your slow cooker you may need to add more milk to keep their silky smooth texture.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1/12 of recipe Calories: 204 Fat: 7.7g Saturated fat: 4.5g Carbohydrates: 31.0g Sugar: 2.1g Fiber: 4.7g Protein: 4.0g
Recipe by Ambitious Kitchen at