Slow Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes is a great way to solve the problem of how to make mashed potatoes when you have a large turkey in the oven. This delicious creamy and buttery mashed potatoes recipe is one your whole family will love!

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

This delicious creamy and buttery mashed potatoes recipe is one your whole family will love!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time2 hours
Total Time2 hours 15 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy, Fall, Make ahead, Winter
Cooking Method: Slow Cooker
Condition: Diabetes, Gluten Free, Nut Free, PCOS, Vegetarian
Servings: 6 people


  • 3 pounds red potatoes
  • 24 oz vegetable broth
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth reserved
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper


  • Peel the potatoes and cut into large chunks.
  • Place in a slow cooker and pour the broth over the potatoes.
  • Cook on high for 4 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • Drain the potatoes over a large bowl and save the broth.
  • Put the potatoes back into the slow cooker and add the butter and the 1/4 cup reserved vegetable broth.
  • For a smoother consistency, mix with an electric hand mixer until smooth then add the milk, salt and pepper and mix again. For a chunkier texture, use a hand masher to mash until desired consistency, then add milk, salt, pepper. If dry, add 1-2 Tbsp more milk or broth.
  • When ready to serve - stir and if it seems like it has thickened add some more of the reserved broth and mix well.


Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 521mg | Potassium: 1159mg | Fiber: 4g

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes is an easy way to make mashed potatoes.  All you need three pounds of mashed potatoes, vegetable broth, butter, garlic, milk, salt and pepper. Who does not like mashed potatoes? Comfort food at its finest.

And, did you know that potatoes are filled with nutritional goodness? Take a look at this blog to see the health benefits of eating mashed potatoes.

What foods pair well with mashed potatoes? Here are some of our favorites:

So, mashed potatoes do not have to wait for a special occasion, you can give them a try on a weeknight or a weekend meal to give your food a bit more variety.  Don’t forgot to add a vegetable to round out the meal, something like green beans would be delicious. Have you seen our fancy green bean recipe, click here.

If you are following a renal diet, we also have a recipe for leached mashed potatoes with roasted garlic recipe here.

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Nutrition info is an estimate and may contain errors. 

Klara Knezevic is a registered dietitian nutritionist based in Maryland. She has over a decade of experience in the nutrition field and currently serves as the CEO and co-owner of Rebecca Bitzer and Associates, one of the largest nutrition private practices in the country. Klara is passionate about sharing practical nutrition tips to help you feel confident in the choices that you make. Coauthor ofCooking with Food Sensitivities Survival GuideandNourished: 10 Ingredients to Happy, Healthy Eating.