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Slow Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes

  • Author: Chew Out Loud
  • Yield: 10-12 1x


This Slow Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes recipe is make-ahead friendly. It keeps warm in the slow cooker without needing any oven time. Creamy, garlicky, delicious!


  • 5 lbs red potatoes, skin-on and washed and cut into large even-sized cubes
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cube chicken bouillon dissolved in 1 tsp water
  • 1 (8 oz) package whole cream cheese, melted in microwave or stovetop
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, melted (plus more as needed)
  • 23 cups chicken broth
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 5 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup or more shredded cheddar cheese for garnish
  • 23 scallions, thinly sliced for garnish


  1. Bring a large heavy pot of well salted water to a boil. Cook potatoes approx. 12-15 minutes or until fork-tender but not mushy. Drain and transfer potatoes for a large bowl. Use a potato masher to mash potatoes together with garlic, dissolved bouillon, melted cream cheese, and melted butter. Mash and add 2 cups of chicken broth until incorporated. Add more broth and keep mashing as needed to achieve desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper as needed. At this point, potatoes can be covered and chilled overnight if you’re prepping ahead.
  2. Transfer potatoes to a slow cooker. Cover and cook for 2 hours on low, stirring occasionally. Turn cooker to warm setting, and keep warm until ready to serve. Serve garnished with bacon, cheddar cheese, and scallions.
  • Category: side dish