These Crockpot Mashed Potatoes are 100% made in the crockpot This is a step-by-step guide to cook your slow cooker mashed potatoes.
Peel your potatoes. Plan on 1.5 medium potatoes per person. I have a family of 7 so I usually do 10 potatoes.
Place the potatoes in the crockpot and cover the potatoes with hot water. Add 1 tsp of salt. Cover with lip and cook on high for 2.5-3 hours, depending on how hot your crockpot cooks.
The potatoes will be done when you poke them with a fork and the potato doesn't lift when you pull the fork out.
Drain the water from your potatoes. I just use a dish towel to handle the hot crockpot and offset the lid a little to work as a strainer. It's okay if you don't get all the water out. I couple tablespoons of remaining water is fine.
Add the sour cream, half of the milk, butter, onion salt, garlic powder, and half of the salt. Use a potato masher to mash the potatoes. (Do not over mash or the potatoes will develop a gluey texture.)
Taste the potatoes. Add the remaining milk and salt if desired.
Serve with gravy or load them up with ranch dressing, bacon and green onions. Enjoy!