I had this genius idea one day that I was going to try and make a whole Thanksgiving dinner in the crock pot. As awesome as that would be, I quickly figured out that I would need at least 5 crockpots and how the heck was I going to stuff a turkey into one? Yea, I don’t think a 15 plus pound turkey was going to fit into a 5 quart crockpot. But I would be able to use a crockpot for some of sides dishes. So I’ve started to experiment with my crockpot and some of my favorite Thanksgiving sides. My first easy homemade recipe that I tried was crockpot mashed potatoes. And they were awesome!
I knew that the crockpot would make some tasty taters but I was surprised at how good they turned out. They had more flavor then my normal mashed potatoes and took less effort to make. Thats what I call a winning recipe.
To make these yummy crockpot mashed potatoes I used:
- 9 Russet Potatoes [chopped]
- 1.5 Cups of Milk
- 1 Cup of Water
- Spices of your choice [I used garlic powder and Nature’s Seasoning]
- Cheese and Bacon for garnish
I peeled and chopped the potatoes before adding them to the crockpot. I added the milk, water and my spices. After they were cooked for 4 hours on high I turned off the crockpot and let them cool for about 30 minutes. While it was cooling I fried up some bacon. Then I mashed them right in the crockpot. I added bacon and cheese as garnish.
The milk made these potatoes so moist and full of flavor. I think that is the secret to these crockpot mashed potatoes. Well, it was a secret. Now Im letting everyone know that using milk makes your potatoes rock. Oh and bacon and cheese help too. [Mmm bacon.] This recipe made enough potatoes for about 4 adults. You may want to double the recipe for a large gathering of people.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1864 Cholesterol: 68mg Sodium: 646mg Carbohydrates: 367g Fiber: 25g Sugar: 31g Protein: 64g
This recipe made enough potatoes for about 4 adults. You may want to double the recipe for a large gathering of people.
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