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No-Peel, No-Boil Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

The fastest and simplest way to prepare mashed potatoes.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time6 hours
Servings - 12 servings


  • Slow cooker


  • 5 lbs. gold potatoes
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 6 Tbsp butter
  • 1 cup whole milk or half and half
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Scrub each potato and pierce with fork. Place into the base of the slow cooker. Pour the chicken broth into the base of the slow cooker. Set on low and cook for 6 hours.
  • Once cooked, mashed with a potato masher, mixing in any remaining liquid into the potatoes.
  • Add in the butter and stir into the potatoes until melted.
  • Stir in the milk or half and half, adding more 2 Tbsp at a time until you reach desired consistency. Stir in the sour cream. Finally, season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes as side dish.