SLOW COOKER MASHED POTATOES
3 lbs. potatoes (I used a mix of red and russets but either is fine.)
4 teaspoons minced garlic OR 2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 ½ cups milk
4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
Salt and Pepper to taste
Any other seasonings
Spray a 5 quart (or larger) slow cooker with non-stick spray. Cut potatoes in chunks—I don’t peel mine but you can if you don’t like the peelings. Place potatoes in slow cooker and add ¾ cup of milk, garlic, and butter. Cook on low for 4-6 hours or until potatoes are soft. Mash with potato masher or electric mixer and add remaining milk as needed. Add salt and pepper as desired.
*If you want to cook potatoes on high for a shorter amount of time, replace the ¾ cup milk with ¾ cup chicken stock at the beginning.
Sour cream, half-and-half, or evaporated milk can be used in place of half of the milk also.
**I added French fry seasoning to mine instead of the salt!
For printable recipe, click here slow-cooker-mashed-potatoes