Slow Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Slow-cooked mashed potatoes are the perfect side for busy holiday cooks. Not only does this dish leave a burner free for other cooking, there is no need to boil the potatoes before mashing them.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 4 hours 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 3 lbs. red skin potatoes, quartered
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 3⁄4 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄4 cup 1% milk
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1⁄3 cup reduced-fat sour cream


  • Place the potatoes in a 4-quart slow cooker. Add garlic, broth, and salt. Stir.
  • Cover and cook on high until potatoes are tender, about 3 to 4 hours.
  • Stir in milk, butter, and sour cream. Mash with a potato masher.