Crock Pot Million Dollar Mashed Potatoes (+Video)
Crock Pot Million Dollar Mashed Potatoes come out so creamy! Russet potatoes, butter, cream cheese and chicken broth are all you need!
CREAMY HOMEMADE MASHED POTATOES
Are you ready? Do you have your menu all planned? Are you looking for some great (but easy!) side dishes to impress your guests that won’t have you cooking ALL DAY? Well, I have got the dish for you! These Crock Pot Million Dollar Mashed Potatoes will be a huge hit with your family and friends!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
I do not recommend it. I know its a popular option these days but if you aren’t super careful, the potatoes can get over-whipped and end up turning out gummy. These potatoes will be so tender and will be super easy to mash with a traditional potato masher. You can mash them yourself quicker than transferring it to a mixing bowl and using an electric mixer. Plus, why dirty up extra dishes if you don’t have to?
This adds another layer of flavor as opposed to just plain water. It really takes these mashed potatoes over the top!
You can use sour cream or plain Greek yogurt.
Yes. You can boil the potatoes in the chicken broth. Then continue with the rest of the recipe as written. The great thing about using a slow cooker is it doesn’t take up precious stovetop/oven space while doing all that holiday cooking and baking.
I don’t recommend a waxy potato like red potatoes. The texture just is not conducive to creating really good mashed potatoes.
Leftovers should be stored in an airtight in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (SEE RECIPE CARD BELOW FOR THE FULL RECIPE)
- russet potatoes
- salted butter
- chicken broth
- cream cheese
- salt and pepper
HOW TO MAKE CROCK POT MASHED POTATOES:
Peel and cut potatoes into 1-inch chunks.
Place the cut potatoes into the bottom of a 6-quart crock pot.
Dot the potatoes with 1 stick of the cubed butter. Season with a little salt and pepper.
Pour chicken broth on top of potatoes.
Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours. Potatoes are ready when fork tender.
Carefully drain the excess broth into a bowl. Pro tip: use the excess broth to make some delicious gravy! See my quick recipe at the end of this post.
Place drained potatoes back into the crock pot. Add in remaining stick of cubed butter, cream cheese, milk and salt and pepper to taste.
Mash the potatoes with a potato masher until smooth (or leave a little lumpy if that is your preference.)
Cover and keep potatoes on the warm setting until ready to serve.
Then dig in!
Optional: Make them ‘Loaded Mashed Potatoes’ by topping with shredded cheddar cheese, crumbled and cooked bacon and sliced green onions.
HOW TO MAKE A DELICIOUS CHICKEN GRAVY:
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
In 1-quart saucepan, heat 1-1/2 cups of the broth to boiling. Reduce heat to medium.
In small bowl, stir remaining 1/2 cup broth, the flour, salt and pepper with whisk until smooth. Gradually stir mixture into hot broth. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Serve with your Million Dollar Mashed Potatoes!
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Crock Pot Million Dollar Mashed Potatoes (+Video)
- 5 pounds russet potatoes
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter, cut into cubes
- 32 ounce carton chicken broth
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter, cut into cubes
- 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened and cut into cubes
- ¼ cup milk (or more, to taste)
- Peel and cut 5 pounds russet potatoes into 1-inch chunks.
- Place the cut potatoes into the bottom of a 6-quart crock pot.
- Dot the potatoes with 1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter, cut into cubes.
- Pour 32 ounce carton chicken broth on top of potatoes.
- Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours. Potatoes are ready when fork tender.
- Carefully drain the excess broth from the cooked potatoes. Place back into the crock pot.
- Mash the potatoes with a potato masher until smooth (or leave a little lumpy if that is your preference). Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Add in remaining 1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter, cut into cubes, 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened and cut into cubes and ¼ cup milk. Mash together until combined. Add more milk if needed until it gets to a consistency you prefer.
- Cover and keep potatoes on the warm setting until ready to serve.
- Make them ‘Loaded Mashed Potatoes’ by topping with shredded cheddar cheese, crumbled and cooked bacon and sliced green onions.
- Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
- These can be made on the stovetop by boiling the potatoes in chicken broth. Follow the rest of the recipe as written.
“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.
Best mashed potato recipe! All the picky eaters liked them too. Really liked … VERY FLAVORFUL.
Can i make with beef broth
Hi Lisa, I wouldn’t recommend it since beef broth has such strong flavor. You can just use water instead. 🙂
These potatoes were AMAZING! Have you ever done them in an instant pot, and if so, how would you convert the recipe/times?
HI Sarah! Yay! So happy you liked them! I haven’t tried in the Instant Pot yet I should work on that!
Can I use red potatoes with this recipe and not peel them, just cube? I will also be doubling the recipe so is the cook time the same?
Hi! Can I start cooking these the night before and setting the crock pot to low for maybe 8 hours instead of high for 4-5?
Hi I know this was a while ago, but can you remember if you did do it on low for eight hours overnight? And how it went? Thanks
I was never a fan of mashed potatoes til I made this recipe and now OMG – I’ll find any excuse to make them!! Thank you!!!
I made these for my husband’s work. It was great letting them cook at night and having them ready by 5am! The potatoes were very tasty and easy to make and the gravy was very good as well. Thank you! I will be making these again.
Made these for Thanksgiving and it was so much easier than dealing with a pot of boiling water / potatoes on the stove–easy and so good!
Yay! Thank you so much!! So happy these were a hit!
Made this for my family today for Thanksgiving and holy crap what a hit! My 14 year old son could care less about Thanksgiving dinner… except the mashed potatoes so I was leery about trying something new. Man am I glad I did! Not only is this recipe super easy, it was by far the best mashed potatoes we’ve ever had. I won’t be making any other type from here on out. Not to mention, I now won’t mind making them during the rest of the year! Thank you!
Wow! I am honored! That is high praise indeed. Having a recipe on the Thanksgiving table is serious business so I don’t take these special recipes lightly. Thank you so very much!
I used golden potatoes cut very tiny- didn’t peel them. They soaked in water overnight/ drained and proceeded with the recipe. They were outstanding. 5 lbs fed 11 people with maybe two servings left over. Thanks for a great recipe!!!
That makes me so happy to hear Susan!! Thank you for coming back to review!
Can I make them a day ahead and heat them up tomorrow?
Yes – you sure can! 🙂
Hi! Can I sub the milk for heavy cream?
I’m wanting to make this recipe but I want to double it. How long should I cook the potatoes if I’m cooking 10 pounds instead of 5?
how long should they go in the crock pot for 10lb instead of 5lb?
I’ve never used cream cheese in potatoes before. Will it have a strong taste of the cream cheese?
Hi! Do you use the whole container of the chicken broth?
I planned on making this on Christmas and taking to my friend’s house. Just found out my crock pot only holds 4 quarts. Can I make this on the stovetop and bring it in my crockpot? I don’t want to alter the recipe.
Hi Susan – you sure can!
Can I substitute the russet potatoes for red potatoes? Would that change anything?
Would subbing water instead of broth work for vegetarian guests? I’d prefer not to use vegetable broth for any conflicting flavors.
Hi Katie – I think that would work just fine!
Or you can use vegetable broth
Can I cube them put them in the chicken broth and just put them in the fridge overnight and then make them the next day
I am curious about this as well. I’d like to make these for an office luncheon tomorrow. It’d be great if I could peel and cube the potatoes tonight without compromising consistency or flavor tomorrow. Hoping to actually have them cook during the morning and finish them off right before lunch, so they’ll be fresh!
This is a tough question because I haven’t actually tried it and I always hesitate to answer when I haven’t tested it myself. All I can say is it *should* be okay. The main thing we want to avoid is the potatoes turning brown or soaking up all the broth over night. Potatoes love to soak up liquid so it’s possible when you go to pull them out of the fridge in the morning, you may need to add some additional water to them before adding to the crock. You don’t want to put a cold crock into a slow cooker either or it may crack.
I ended up not trying it either–better safe than sorry! I’d be interested to see a response from someone if anyone else decides to try it out!
Best potatoes I’ve ever tasted!!!!!
Will golden potatoes work?
I am curious – will vegetable broth and almond milk work for this?
Hi Dani – the vegetable broth will totally work. Almond milk is fine as long as it isn’t too thin. You may have to play with the measurements a bit so the potatoes don’t get too thin. 🙂
I made a single batch and they were wonderful! I’m having 25 for Thanksgiving dinner and will need to do about 2.5 times the recipe tho. Do you know if I do them a day ahead and warm them back up in the crockpot if they’ll still be good??
Hi Rebecca – yes you can totally do that. They’ll still be good. Just stir regularly as they warm up, if necessary, add a touch of milk if you need to smooth it out.
This is exactly how I make my mashed potatoes! I thought I made this up all myself. I do cook them on the stove top and instead of milk I use a little of the strained off broth. This is so delicious. Thank you for the gravy recipe too.
Great minds think alike, right? Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
How many people does this feed?
I believe the recipe says 10
Does anyone know if these freeze well in batches to take out for dinners in a pinch?