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Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Posted by on Nov. 22, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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There's one Thanksgiving chore that I absolutely detest. Call me crazy, but I hate making mashed potatoes. Everything from peeling potatoes, to waiting for the water to boil drives me nuts.  I can't be the only one who feels like this so when I found this recipe for slow cooker mashed potatoes, I had to share. It takes a lot of the work out of the recipe and the end result is very flavorful.

Here's how you make it:

1 Reynolds Slow Cooker Liner

3 Pounds medium potatoes, peeled and cut into large cubes

2 to 4 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon pepper

1 cup water

½ cup milk

½ cup butter, melted

OPEN slow cooker liner and place it inside a 5- to 6 1/2 -quart slow cooker bowl. Fit liner snugly against the bottom and sides of bowl; pull top of liner over rim of bowl.

PLACE potatoes in lined-slow cooker; sprinkle with garlic, salt and pepper. Pour water over potatoes. Place lid on slow cooker.

COOK on LOW for 6 to 7 hours OR on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours until potatoes are tender.

CAREFULLY remove lid to allow steam to escape. Gently mash potatoes into smaller pieces using a potato masher or back of a wooden or plastic spoon. Add milk and butter; stir gently. Serve warm potatoes directly from lined-slow cooker. Do not lift or transport liner with food inside. Cool slow cooker completely; remove liner and toss.

REYNOLDS KITCHENS TIP: Reynolds® Slow Cooker Liners are great for reheating left over Smashed Potatoes. Place potatoes in a lined-slow cooker. Heat on HIGH for 1 to 2 hours until potatoes are hot.

Moms, what tricks do you have for making great mashed potatoes?

by on Nov. 22, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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by Danelle on Nov. 22, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Thanks for sharing

by Bronze Member on Nov. 22, 2012 at 6:12 PM
What a great idea, not sure why ive never thought of it!
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by on Nov. 23, 2012 at 6:17 AM

whoa~~  it sounds yummy and palatable , thanks u for sharing!

by Bronze Member on Nov. 23, 2012 at 8:42 AM
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by Member on Nov. 23, 2012 at 8:47 AM
mmmm might have to try this for leftovers
by Juanita on Nov. 23, 2012 at 9:14 AM
Great idea! Sounds yummy.
by Charlene on Nov. 23, 2012 at 10:04 AM


by on Nov. 23, 2012 at 11:27 AM

It never occurred to me to do mashed potatoes this way, but I think it's going to be the only way from now on.

I love those bags!

by Bronze Member on Nov. 26, 2012 at 8:46 AM


by Silver Member on Nov. 26, 2012 at 8:47 AM

I have never done mashed in the crock, but baked in the crock come out great

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