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Mashed potatoes can be the side dish that brings a meal together, but the time and effort that goes into making them (peeling, boiling, cooling, chopping, mashing, stirring interminably) can be more than a little off-putting. As the fates would have it though, mashed potatoes are still an integral part of any good meal, so we came up with a way to make them with a fraction of the effort! Slow cookers really never cease to amaze us and we let them do all the work for us; 5 minutes of prep, later followed by a few minutes of mashing and stirring, and you’re done!

Slow Cooker Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Serves 6


  • 2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Take peeled potatoes and cut them into 1-inch pieces. Place in slow cooker.
  2. Add garlic and chicken broth and cook on high for 4 1/2 hours or on low heat for 8 hours. Potatoes should be fork tender.
  3. Mash potatoes and add half-and-half, cream cheese and butter.
  4. For extra creamy potatoes, use beaters to mix until potatoes are smooth and everything is incorporated.
  5. Taste and season with salt and pepper, and serve warm.

Recipe adapted from Dinner Mom

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