Any time I can cook a side dish right along with the main dish in my crock pot I consider it a win! Only one crock to clean, not to mention a complete dinner is ready when you walk in the door. Who doesn’t love that? And seriously, who doesn’t love mashed potatoes? Your family will love you (even more than they already do)! Mashed potatoes on a week night…oh yeah!! These crock pot mashed potatoes are cheesy, rich, and delicious!
I made these with my Slow Cooker Sage Butter Pork Chops (recipe coming soon…stay tuned! Please! They were sooo good and I want to share!). They were the perfect side. You can peel the potatoes if you like, but if you use the Yukon Gold potatoes the skin is so tender I don’t think it’s worth the extra work. Plus I kind of like the extra texture that the skin adds to the creaminess of the potatoes. I think you could make this along with many different kinds of meats and it just adds so much extra flavor. Just make sure you stick with meats that don’t have a lot of sauce and that you won’t be shredding during cooking. A roast or chops are your best bets.
This is how it should look in your crock before you add the meat:
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