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Slow Cooker Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

Life changing mashed potatoes from your slow cooker! No-boil and no hassle! These potatoes are simple to make using 5 ingredients and the cheesy flavor makes for a perfect side dish paring with tons of your favorite meals.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 357kcal


  • 2 pounds Idaho or Russet Potatoes
  • 2 cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 oz sharp cheddar cheese grated
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Peel (if desired) the potatoes and cut into bite sized chunks
  • Pour enough broth over the potatoes to cover completely
  • Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours
  • Once the potatoes are tender carefully drain the water using the slow cooker lid or by pouring into a colander
  • Add the cream, butter, cheese, salt and pepper
  • Mash with potato masher until desired consistency


  • Use heavy cream instead of milk for the best texture and flavor
  • Hand mashing gives the best consistency for "everyday" and mashed potatoes
  • It's best to plan for about ½ pound uncooked potatoes per person to make mashed potatoes
  • The smaller you cut the potatoes the faster they will cook in the slow cooker
  • You can double the recipe or halve the recipe by adjusting the number of servings in the recipe card


Calories: 357kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 190mg | Potassium: 1072mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 536IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 146mg | Iron: 2mg