This Slow Cooker Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes Recipe combines fresh herbs and tasty garlic for a delicious combination that is easy to make in the Crockpot.
I love potatoes. And even though I’m a HUGE lover of potatoes, I think my sister is even a bigger lover of potatoes.
Ever since we were little kids her #1 favorite thing to eat was a great big heaping mound of mashed potatoes.
She would like to make what she called a “mashed potato oven” and put a big blob of butter right in the middle of her stack of potatoes so that it could get all melty and delicious.
Now that she is grown up, her tastes are a little more refined, but she still loves her potatoes.
I think this Slow Cooker Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes Recipe version with garlic (one of her favorites as an adult) and fresh herbs will be just the thing to make her happy. I know it makes me happy!
The great thing about this recipe is that it spends most of its time in the Crockpot.
If you’re making a big family meal (as in Thanksgiving!) you can let these sit in the slow cooker while you are busy preparing all of the other meal components.
All you need to do is mix them up at the end. Easy peasy!
Slow Cooker Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes Recipe
2 pounds red potatoes, washed (you don’t need to peel them)
4 tablespoons butter
½ cup sour cream (or you can also use plain Greek yogurt)
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley (or 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes)
½ teaspoon dried or fresh basil
¼ teaspoon dried oregano
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
¼ cup milk
How to make mashed potatoes in the slow cooker:
1. Add potatoes to a lightly greased slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours or on low or 5-6 hours on low.
2. When potatoes are cooked and fork-tender, add all remaining ingredients (let the butter melt for a couple of minutes). Use a
hand mixer or a masher to mash the potatoes. Serve warm.
For another helpful “classic” – but easier to make crockpot side dish, check out this easy way to make Corn on the Cob in the slow cooker.
It’s really helpful for a busy time like Thanksgiving because it’s one less thing you have to worry about trying to find room for on your stovetop!
Slow Cooker Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes
- hand mixer or potato masher
- 2 pounds red potatoes washed (you don't need to peel them)
- 4 tablespoons butter
- ½ cup sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley or 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
- ½ teaspoon dried or fresh basil
- ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- ¼ cup milk
- Add potatoes to a lightly greased slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours or on low for 5-6 hours.
- When potatoes are cooked and fork-tender, add all remaining ingredients (let the butter melt for a couple of minutes).
- Use a hand mixer or a masher to mash the potatoes.
- Serve warm.
I love garlic in almost anything! This would be perfect for Thanksgiving!
Sarah L says
What a great idea to cook the potatoes in the crock pot & then mash them with all that good stuff.
Bernie Wallace says
These look wonderful. I love mashed potatoes and garlic. Unfortunately, I am on a low carb diet.
this would be a great thing to take to Thanksgiving dinner!
shelly peterson says
These look really good. I have never made mashed potatoes in a slow cooker before. I will have to try this.
This looks amazing! My husband handles the mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving. I’d like to try this recipe another time, though. Thanks!
These look so yummy! I’ve always wondered about making mashed potatoes in the crockpot. These look every easy to make. Thanks for the recipe!
Debbie Welchert says
I just love this recipe. It’s so simple and I can’t wait to try it. No more boiling potatoes. Yay!!!!
donna porter says
This recipe sounds and looks delicious. I know my family will love it!
Anna Nguyen says
this looks delicious
Antoinette M says
This looks great! I love garlic mashed potatoes!
those look so good!
Jessica Walker says
I never thought to put potatoes in the crockpot. This is a great idea I can’t wait to try this. I love anything that saves times when cooking
Mashed potato recipes are ever comforting- the smooth and fluffy mashed potatoes that you would like to make again and again! There are so many versions of mashed potato recipes on the web.But I, personally, love the homely and easiest one which I follow with a twist of organic ghee. It tastes heavenly! And yes I’ll definitely try your recipe,I’m pretty sure garlic and herbs will enhance the flavor.