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Spinach and Artichoke Dip Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes – Easy to make crock pot Mashed Potatoes with everyone’s favorite spinach and artichoke dip cooked right in it!
There is absolutely no way I can prepare you for what you’re about to experience. This crock pot mashed potatoes recipe is BEEEE.YOND.! PLEASE make it! ‘Cause if you do, you will be enjoying the best mashed potatoes on Earth.
Btw, HA-LLO Sunday! Glad to see ya! Hello, friends! Even more glad to see YOU! All I need now is for you to just sit down, clear a spot in your mind and read on. We coo’ with that? YAY!
Are y’all (I LOVE saying that word!) ready for Thanksgiving? Is your menu set? Make me feel better about my procrastination and please say NO. I mean, I know I’m preparing those so super awesome Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots and that Lightened-Up Creamy Green Bean Casserole we talked about the other day, but I have no clue in as far as the bird is involved. I dunno what I want to do with it. Gimme some ideas in the comments, please!
However, for as far back as I can remember, mashed potatoes have been my Thanksgiving duty, always and forever. I was barely walking, but you better believe I knew how to throw a stick of butter in a pool of potatoes and mash ’em to their death. Chopped parsley to follow. However, my very first Slow Cooker Country Style Garlic Mashed Potatoes happened in November of 2012. I had just had my little Aleksandra, and with time getting away from my “new mom, again” status, I had to think quick about how I was going to bring my best recipe of mashed potatoes to our Thanksgiving dinner. Fortunately, I ran into this older lady that gave me the idea about trusting my ideas and throwing the potatoes in the crock pot. Seriously? Best idea of ever and ever.
So a few weeks ago I was beboppin’ around on the InternetS, when all of the sudden I got a crazy craving for those Cara Mia Marinated Artichokes I’ve talked to you about on a few occasions. I just needed something acidic and really, really good. I popped open the jar, ate a handful and then it dawned on me… SPINACH. ARTICHOKES!!! DIP. MASHED. POTATOES. Down right GENIUS, I know.
Anyway, I was absolutely elated about the idea, and for that reason there I was bright and early that next morning peeling potatoes and crossing my fingers for a win. And what a WIN it was. Honestly. I know I say that a lot, but I’m pretty much always right. Go ahead, kick me – that was an obnoxious thing to say. (not too hard!)
No, but really, these Spinach and Artichoke Dip Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes are simply incredible. Besides all of that though, they are so easy to make. Throw the potatoes in the crock pot, let them do their thing, then some fat free cream cheese, a bag of spinach, and a jar of artichokes will complete the dish. If you keep the slow cooker on HIGH, they’re done in about 4 hours. Keep it on LOW if you need more time before the hungry crowd attacks you.
Cara Mia Marinated Artichoke Hearts are available at Walmart, Raley’s, Safeway, Save Mart, Winco, Schnucks, Ralphs, Fred Meyer, King Soopers, Shop n Save, Stater Bros., Smart & Final, Vons, Bashas, and ONLINE. Look for them in the canned vegetable aisle or produce section.
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- 3 pounds russet potatoes (about 8 to 10 potatoes), peeled and quartered
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 3 to 4 cloves garlic , mashed (I use 6 because we love garlicky potatoes)
- salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
- 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
- 4- ounces fat free cream cheese
- 1 bag (6-ounces) fresh baby spinach
- 1 jar (14.75 ounces) Cara Mia Marinated Artichoke Hearts, drained, roughly chopped
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 2 tablespoons milk if needed*
Place potatoes, butter, garlic, salt and pepper in the crock pot; cover and cook for 4 hours on HIGH or 6 to 7 hours on LOW.
Remove lid and add dried oregano, cream cheese, spinach and chopped artichoke hearts.
Using an electric mixer on "low", beat the potatoes until smooth and fluffy, and everything is well combined.
Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.
*If mashed potatoes aren't creamy enough, add couple tablespoons of milk.
Garnish with parsley and serve.