Slow Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes

I just bought a crock pot and have been trying to find some recipes that are appealing to me. Trust me, it has been hard. I tend not to be a fan of slow cooker recipes. There is something about the way they look that does not seem appetizing. I don’t mind the chilies/soups, but I already have a couple of chili recipes that I love and don’t need anymore. I am looking for some main course meat recipes that I can add to my repertoire without adding tons of time and effort to my day. Like I said I am struggling to find one I like. So far I have found a mashed potato recipe that may work for my tater lovin’ Hubby. Check it out.

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and diced into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1 head garlic, halved
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • ½ stick (¼ cup) unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup half-and-half
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • Kosher salt and cracked black pepper
  • Chopped fresh chives, for garnish

Directions

Combine the potatoes and garlic in the slow cooker. Pour the chicken broth over the potatoes, cover and cook on high 3 to 4 hours, or on low 6 to 8 hours.Remove the potatoes and drain, reserving the cooking liquid and removing the garlic. Return the potatoes to the slow cooker.Melt the butter in a small saucepan with the half-and-half over low heat. Remove from the heat and add to the potatoes along with the cream cheese and liberally season with salt and pepper. Use a potato masher to mash, adding the reserved cooking liquid to the potatoes if necessary for the desired consistency. Keep warm before transferring to a serving platter. Garnish with chopped chives.
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Comments

  1. YES. Garlic mashed potatoes are the best 😀

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