Slow Cooker Loaded Mashed Potatoes

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These simple slow cooker loaded mashed potatoes are packed with flavor thanks to the sour cream, cheese, and bacon.

Whether you’re looking for an easy side dish for dinner tonight or for your next holiday meal, you can’t go wrong with mashed potatoes.

And they are so simple to make!

slow cooker loaded mashed potatoes
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So instead of serving plain potatoes to your family, why not take the flavor up a notch?

These would go great with steak, chicken or even grilled ribs. Or use them with other holiday leftovers in these delicious turkey eggrolls.

Ingredients for Loaded Mashed Potatoes

Making these quick and easy slow cooker mashed potatoes couldn’t be simpler.

Just spend a few minutes prepping your ingredients and let your Crock Pot do all the hard work for you!

The best part about this recipe is that you only need a handful of ingredients to prepare it.

To make these loaded potatoes, you’ll need:

  • Red potatoes
  • Chicken broth
  • Butter
  • Salt and pepper
  • Milk
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Bacon

With those nine ingredients, you can whip up a delicious side dish that’s simple enough for dinner but delicious enough for any holiday get-together.

How to Make Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Using your slow cooker to make mashed potatoes is one of the easiest methods for making this popular side dish.

All you have to do is add your ingredients and move on to other things!

Start by greasing your slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray, then add your red potatoes. Since the skin is thin on red potatoes, there’s no need to peel them before adding them to the Crock Pot.

red potatoes in slow cooker

If you’re not a fan of red potato skin, you can take the time to peel the potatoes before chopping them.

Season with salt and pepper, then pour the broth over the top of the potatoes. Top the potatoes with pieces of butter.

Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low for six hours or high for four hours.

When the potatoes are fork tender, turn the slow cooker to the warm setting and get ready to prepare your mashed potatoes.

mashed red potatoes

Start by using a potato masher to smash the potatoes until they’re smooth.

Don’t worry if there is still some broth left in the slow cooker. As you smash, the potatoes will absorb that extra liquid.

When the potatoes are mashed, add the milk and stir until smooth.

loaded mashed potatoes ingredients

Then, mix in all your loaded add-ins, like sour cream, shredded cheese, and chopped bacon.

Stir to combine all the ingredients.

potatoes overhead

When the cheese is melted, your loaded mashed potatoes are ready to serve!

These potatoes are so delicious! Eat them guilt-free and focus on the healthy snacks another time.

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Slow Cooker Loaded Mashed Potatoes

5 from 1 vote
This recipe for loaded mashed potatoes in the slow cooker is so easy and makes the perfect side dish!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 6 hours
Total: 6 hours 10 minutes
Yield: 6


  • 2.5 pounds red potatoes, cut into one inch pieces
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 4 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • Salt and pepper
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 4 strips bacon, cooked and chopped


  • Add potatoes, chicken broth, butter, salt, and pepper to the greased bowl of a slow cooker.
  • Place the lid on top and set to cook on low for six hours or high for four hours.
  • When the cook time is up, use a potato masher to mash the potatoes.
  • Stir in the milk
  • Add the cheese, sour cream and bacon and stir to combine.
  • Serve immediately.


Serving: 1g, Calories: 380kcal, Carbohydrates: 39g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 55mg, Sodium: 552mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 3g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American

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