Slow Cooker Rosemary-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: 10Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 4 hours 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 10


  • 3 lbs. gold potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled
  • ¾ cup vegetable broth
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • ⅓ cup sour cream


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