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Crockpot Skinny Mashed Potatoes

mashed potatoes in white bowl with wooden spoonNo really, it’s me! I swear! The girl who usually posts recipes for mashed potatoes loaded up with cream and butter and, well, everything else loaded with cream and butter. And really for the most part I’m all about the idea of just eating the real thing and enjoying every bite and just moderating how much I eat of it (or at least trying). But I also got to thinking that it sure would be nice to have mashed potatoes on more than just a special occasion and when I do I don’t really need any guilt to come along with them. So I challenged myself to come up with a recipe that even this mashed potato snob would love and I promise you that you will love these too!

mashed potatoes in slow cooker with wooden spoonThese come out to less than 150 calories per serving! You would never know if it I hadn’t told you, I promise. These do not skimp on flavor AT ALL! They are light, fluffy, creamy and flavorful.

mashed potatoes in slow cooker with wooden spoonThe ingredients? Besides the potatoes it’s just some whipped cream cheese (chive flavor) and chicken broth. Salt and pepper them a bit and that. is. it. Simple. My new favorite way to cook.

mashed potatoes in white bowl with wooden spoonI often mash up my potatoes by hand with a masher but for these I chose to use my hand held mixer. It kept them light and airy and helped them to be smooth and creamy even without the addition of cream. Load them up with your favorite fresh chopped herbs and you will be thinking of reasons to make mashed potatoes with every meal!

mashed potatoes in slow cooker with wooden spoon

Slow Cooker Skinny Mashed Potatoes

Slow Cooker Skinny Mashed Potatoes

Jennifer Draper
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 (3/4 cup) servings
Calories 121 kcal


  • 2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup whipped cream cheese with chives
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt + more to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • Fresh herbs for garnish (parsley, chives, thyme)


  • Wash and cut potatoes into large chunks
  • Place in slow cooker and fill with water to cover
  • Cover and cook on high for 2-4 hours or low for 4-8 (depends on how large you cut potatoes, smaller will cook faster)
  • Carefully drain potatoes into a colander and return to crock
  • Add broth, whipped cream cheese, salt and pepper
  • Using handheld mixer mix on medium high speed until whipped to desired consistency
  • Adjust seasoning if desired, garnish with herbs and serve


I cooked these on high in my 3.5 quart slow cooker for 3 hours.


Serving: 3gCalories: 121kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 4gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 145mgPotassium: 645mgFiber: 3gVitamin A: 125IUVitamin C: 17.2mgCalcium: 55mgIron: 4.9mg
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mashed potatoes in white bowl with wooden spoon

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