Crockpot Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Creamy and garlicky, these Crockpot Garlic Mashed Potatoes have two heads of roasted garlic and four cloves of raw garlic. And since they’re cooked in a crockpot, they’re perfect for any holiday meal or party.

Crockpot Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Before getting to this post, I wanted to let you all know that my mother lives in Washington, IL where a tornado flattened her house yesterday. Hubby and I are there helping to sort through the rubble and I won’t be responsive to emails and comments this week. I have three posts scheduled to go up for you all in preparation for Thanksgiving. I’d love it if you guys could send good vibes to the people in the Midwest who have been impacted by these storms.

Planning a meal for 17 people can be a bit overwhelming. As I’m fine-tuning out menu, I’m starting to think more about which recipes will need to be doubled, which serving dishes each item will be served in, and the logistics of when things will come in/out of the oven or on/off the stove-top.

As Hubby put it, sh*t’s getting real around here.

Crockpot Garlic Mashed Potatoes

As of last week, I had a mashed potato recipe picked out. It was creamy and garlicky and just right. Then Rachel went and posted this recipe. Mashed potatoes in a crockpot is a great way to clear up space on the stove and time just before the meal when everything has to come together at once.

I have to admit, I was a bit apprehensive about potatoes in a crockpot. I was worried they’d be gummy. Soaking them in water prior to cooking them removes a lot of the starch that could cause the gumminess – whew. I decided to run with the concept of what Rachel had done, but add my own (garlicky) twist.

Crockpot Garlic Mashed Potatoes

These potatoes have 2 heads of roasted garlic along with 4 cloves of raw garlic in them. The roasted garlic gives the potatoes a smooth garlicky flavor while the raw garlic provides a tiny little punch of flavor that is not overpowering at all.

Hubby could not stop eating these potatoes. He could not stop commenting on how awesome they were. I like my potatoes nice and lumpy, so I just used a potato masher to mash my potatoes. If you’re interested in a smoother potato, by all means, bust out the immersion blender and/or potato ricer. But whatever you do, don’t skimp on the garlic!

Crockpot Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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Crockpot Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Creamy and garlicky, these Crockpot Garlic Mashed Potatoes and two heads of roasted garlic and four cloves of raw garlic. And since they're cooked in a crockpot, they're perfect for any holiday meal or party.


5 lb russet potatoes
2 heads garlic
1 1/2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
2 cups water
2.5 tsp kosher salt
2 tsp pepper
3/4 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup milk, warm
1/4-1/2 cup sour cream
4 cloves garlic
Chives for topping, optional


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Peel and cube potatoes into 1 inch pieces. Place in a large stockpot and cover with water. Allow potatoes to sit for at least 30 minutes, and up to overnight.

While the potatoes are soaking, roast the garlic in the oven but cutting off the top of the garlic to expose a portion of each clove. Place the garlic in a piece of aluminium foil, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Close the foil around the garlic. Place garlic in a baking dish and bake for 45 minutes.

Once the garlic is cool enough to handle, squeeze the cloves out in to the bottom of a 6-qt slow cooker. Add the broth and water.

Drain the potatoes and add to the slow cooker. Cook on high for 4 hours or until the potatoes are tender.

Drain the potatoes. Depending on the consistency desired, either mash with a potato masher or press through a potato ricer. I like mine a little chunky, so I used a potato masher.

Add the salt and pepper, butter, and milk. Stir until combined and the butter is melted. Add sour cream and taste for seasoning. Add more salt or pepper if needed.

Add the raw garlic and stir. Set crockpot to low and cook another 30-60 minutes.

Serve immediately or use the warm setting to keep warm until you are ready to serve.

Recipe adapted from Baked by Rachel

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14 Responses to “Chicken Pot Pie with Cream Cheese and Chive Biscuits”

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    Shannon — March 25, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    love your adaptations- and i agree, one-pot meals usually need more veggies!

    • beantownbaker — March 25th, 2013 @ 3:44 pm

      Not that this meal is in any way healthy, but at least bumping up the veggies (and the servings) reduces the amount of pure indulgence per serving…

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    Sues — March 25, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Love all the changes you made to this! And I agree- the more veggies, the merrier 🙂

    • beantownbaker — March 25th, 2013 @ 3:45 pm

      Glad I’m not the only one!

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    Megan — March 25, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    I love that idea to just throw extra veggies in. I always have some leftover unused veggies going bad in the fridge after I’ve used some for a recipe. The biscuits on this look amazing.

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    Wendy — March 25, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    This looks rich and satisfying. I love the idea of biscuits on top rather than pie crust. Cream cheese chive biscuits sound especially delicious!

    • beantownbaker — March 26th, 2013 @ 7:29 am

      I definitely plan to make these biscuits again some time. They’d be delicious even without the creamy pot pie filling under them.

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    Nutmeg Nanny — March 26, 2013 at 10:36 am

    I love the thought of throwing the extra veggies in, i think a lot of people are hesitant to do so. This looks so delicious and satisfying 🙂

    • beantownbaker — March 26th, 2013 @ 8:16 pm

      Yea when it comes to cooking, I figure there’s no harm in playing with recipes. Baking is another story…

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    Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) — March 26, 2013 at 11:11 am

    My boyfriend, who eats a good portion of the overall meals I cook plus leftovers, hates veggies. This is a problem, because I don’t like food going bad but I can’t eat it all myself. I love recipes like this because it’d probably be SO tasty, he’d hardly even notice the abundance of green. Or he’d pick the peas out. Who knows.

    • beantownbaker — March 26th, 2013 @ 8:16 pm

      I can’t imagine hating veggies… But I agree, I think he’d hardly notice the veggies in this. It’s that creamy and delicious.

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    scott — March 27, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    This recipe looks delicious. Do you know the nutritional values? If you post it on they will calculate it for you and you can get paid for posting recipes.

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — March 28, 2013 at 6:15 am

    I love that you topped this off with biscuits instead of the traditional flaky crust!

    • beantownbaker — March 28th, 2013 @ 6:53 am

      Biscuits are always the right answer 😉

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