Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes {Crazy Cooking Challenge}

I can’t believe it’s time again for another Crazy Cooking Challenge! This month’s challenge is mashed potatoes. I searched throughout the blog world for the perfect recipe and of course I found way too many! But when I came across this Slow Cooker Mashed Potato recipe at Real Mom Kitchen, I knew I had to try it.

With an unbelievably busy toddler running around the house all day, I don’t always have as much time as I would like to prepare dinner. And I mean busy. I climb on a dining room chair to kill a spider and Iย pretty much immediately hear splashing. I turn around quickly assuming he is a few feet away, playing in the cat’s water. But he’s not there. Then I have a brief moment of panic as I realize he is instead playing in the toilet. Awesome. So then I wash his hands with lots of soap as I sing “Happy Birthday” twice (that’s how long you should wash your hands…I’m kind of a germaphobe). By the time this scenario has wrapped up, I’ve completely forgotten what I was originally doing. Such is life with a little man I suppose. Now you understand my immediate attraction to this recipe, don’t you?

Plus, this would beย perfect for holidays or big gatherings when the oven and stovetop are full to the brim. The sour cream provided a great creaminess and tanginess that went perfect with the pot roast they accompanied. I think they would be amazing with some roasted garlic mixed in at the point when the milk is added. Mmmm, garlic.
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Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
recipe from Real Mom Kitchen

5 lb baking potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-inch chunks
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/4 cup butter, cut into chunks*
1 cup sour cream (I used light sour cream)
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 to 1 cup milk, warmed

1.In 4- to 5-quart slow cooker, place potatoes, chicken broth and butter.
2.Cover; cook on High heat setting 4 hours to 4 hours 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
3.Add remaining ingredients except milk. Mash, crush or smash potatoes using potato masher, or beat with electric mixer on low speed until well blended. Do not overmix. Stir in enough milk for desired creamy consistency.
4.Cover and keep warm on Low or Warm heat setting until serving time, up to 2 hours. Stir before serving and you may need to mix in additional milk if potatoes have stiffened while on the warm or low setting.

*I may have pulled a Paula Deen and added more butter than stated…….

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Recipe linked to Sharing Sunday, Sunday Funday, Mangia Monday, Tasty Tuesday, These Chicks Cooked, What I Whipped Up Wednesday,ย Totally Tasty Tuesday, Full Plate Thursday and Fusion Fridays.

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30 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes {Crazy Cooking Challenge}

  1. Hey Meg !
    I’m Chef Corey from Family Fresh Meals. Love me some mashed potatoes!! And with a vegetarian husband, we have them often ๐Ÿ™‚ I just started a new recipe Linky called Sunday Funday: Recipe of the Week.This recipe would be perfect for the first week theme CROCKPOT. Each week will be a new theme. Once this Sunday Funday gets going, I would LOVE to do a random gift card giveaway each week. But I am going to need a good amount of posts to start that, so come join the fun each week. At the end of the week, a recipe/blog will be picked at random to be the featured recipe for the following week. Hope you stop by and join!

    http://familyfreshmeals.blogspot.com/search/label/recipe%20of%20the%20week

    XO Chef Corey

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  2. This is a wonderful idea, making mashed potatoes in a slow cooker. Isn’t it silly how we need someone to tell us about these wonderful techniques. Thanks for sharing it with me. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Are you having mashed potatoes for dinner?

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  3. Haha – my oldest, who is now 23, used to play in the toilet all the time. He was always splashing in there or dunking something in there. We had one of the first cordless phones available in the 80s – in the toilet. Remote controls – in the toilet. Car keys – in the toilet. When he got a little older he started flushing things. One time we had completely hopeless clog. After many tries to clear it ourselves, we decided to finally hire a plumber, who ended up dismantling the toilet from the floor – he pulled out a hairbrush, a whole roll of toilet paper, and a whole bar of soap. Such a stinker ;). I can’t wait to start telling his future wife about his toddler escapades.

    http://butteryum.blogspot.com/2011/11/mozzarella-and-mashed-potato-balls.html

    ๐Ÿ™‚
    ButterYum

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