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This time last year I did not want to think about food, look at food, let alone cook that food. I was in my first trimester and all I wanted to do was sleep.

So about 3 days before Thanksgiving I went to visit my mom at her store. Amongst other things, she told me that I had to make my mashed potatoes for Turkey Day. I said, “Woman, look, I am gonna fall asleep standing above that stove… this year you will have to find someone else that likes to make mashed potatoes”.

An older lady in the dressing room overheard our conversation, and when she came out she told me to go home, place my potatoes in the slow cooker and forget about ‘em.

Best. Advice. Ever. One, I did forget about ‘em, and if it wasn’t for the beeping reminder on the slow cooker, I would have left them in there and burned down the place. Two, the Slow Cooker Country Style Garlic Mashed Potatoes freed up my stove for other things that we needed to make that day.

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I obviously took her advice and made my famous mashed potatoes in the slow cooker. They were divine. I remember only having a few bites before the baby in mah belly decided to let me know that we couldn’t eat just yet, but those few bites left a lasting impression.

Another thing I have done with these potatoes – on a few occasions, I made them the day before. After removing the mashed potatoes from the slow cooker, I placed them in a baking pan, covered it with foil, and put them in the fridge. About an hour before serving time I took them out of the fridge and let them sit on the counter for 20 minutes. I then placed some butter on top at a few spots, covered the pan with foil, put them in the oven at 350, and 30 minutes later my mashed potatoes were ready to be devoured.

So, you can go make them now or wait until tomorrow morning. Your choice.


Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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Slow Cooker Country Style Garlic Mashed Potatoes
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Serves: Serve 6 to 8
  • 5 lbs. red potatoes, washed and quartered
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed
  • ½ tablespoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup water
  • 1½ cups sour cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Place the potatoes, butter, garlic, salt, pepper, and water in the slow cooker.
  2. Cover with lid and cook on high for 4 hours, or cook on low for 6 to 7 hours.
  3. When finished cooking, remove the lid and add in the sour cream.
  4. Mash the potatoes with a potato masher to desired consistency.
  5. Taste for salt and pepper.
  6. Serve.
You can make these mashed potatoes a day or two in advance.
After removing the mashed potatoes from the slow cooker, place them in a baking pan, cool, then cover with foil, and put the pan in the fridge. About an hour before serving time, take the pan out of the fridge and let sit on counter for 20 minutes. Put some butter on top of the mashed potatoes at a few spots, cover the pan with foil, put in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Serve.
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  1. Rose April 22, 2014 at 11:06 AM - Reply

    Wow … old school mashed potatoes!
    It looks a lil’ bit like the Long Horn style!
    My favorite!

  2. Atika February 20, 2014 at 4:24 AM - Reply

    This look so yummy! I think garlic and potato is a perfect combination :)

  3. Jennifer February 19, 2014 at 3:51 PM - Reply

    Looks delish! If I were to halve this recipe to make for just me and my husband, would I need to adjust the time in the slow cooker at all?

    • Katerina Petrovska February 19, 2014 at 4:12 PM - Reply

      Hi Jennifer! I would say to go ahead and check the potatoes at around 3 hours, if cooking on high, but check at 4 hours if cooking them on low. Hope that helps!

  4. Laura@Catharsis December 29, 2012 at 4:42 PM - Reply

    Mmmm. Looks delish! Going to make this for New Years Day guests. Thanks!

  5. sara November 26, 2012 at 10:02 AM - Reply

    These look fantastic – love doing it in the slow cooker!

  6. Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking November 25, 2012 at 9:51 AM - Reply

    my mother in law makes a great mashed potatoes in her slow-cooker. going to pass your recipe to her when we visit her for Christmas or maybe I ask Santa to bring me a slow-cooker :)
    Beautiful photos Kate

  7. Megan @ Pip and Ebby November 24, 2012 at 8:21 PM - Reply

    I have been on a crock-pot kick lately, so I am going to do these! Thanks for sharing! Cooking while pregnant=impossible. :)

  8. Kim Bee November 24, 2012 at 4:07 PM - Reply

    These are being made as soon as possible. It looks positively perfect and love that it’s for the slow cooker. You complete me Kate!

  9. Jean (Lemons & Anchovies) November 24, 2012 at 10:50 AM - Reply

    At this exact time last year I had a near-fail with the mashed potatoes I was asked to bring to a post-Thanksgiving party. I had never had problems with mashed potatoes before and of course I had to be tested with 12 people expected at dinner. This year, I offered to make the salad. :)

    I have bookmarked this recipe for the next time I make mashed potatoes. This is truly brilliant!

  10. Angie@Angie's Recipes November 22, 2012 at 10:55 PM - Reply

    Must be very delicious!

  11. Lora @cakeduchess November 21, 2012 at 10:10 PM - Reply

    I know those days so well…seems like it was yesterday:)Now look at these luscious potatoes…want a big spoon just for me! Happy Thanksgiving, Kate xo

  12. Valerie November 21, 2012 at 6:39 PM - Reply

    Yet another reason to dig out my slow cooker. These potatoes are absolutely lovey! (So is your blog!!) I promise to get out from under my shell and visit more often. :)

  13. Laura (Tutti Dolci) November 21, 2012 at 4:36 PM - Reply

    Love the garlic in these potatoes!

  14. Nattie November 21, 2012 at 12:50 PM - Reply

    Mmmm, I love mashed potatoes! They’re my favorite. :)

    Natalya @ Ruff House Art

  15. Jen @ Savory Simple November 21, 2012 at 9:17 AM - Reply

    These would be perfect for tomorrow!

  16. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite November 21, 2012 at 8:56 AM - Reply

    So glad that you are able to cook this time of year! I didn’t even want to be in the kitchen when I was in my first trimester. Happy Early Thanksgiving!

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