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Slow Cooker Garlic Smashed Potatoes

Slow Cooker Garlic Smashed Potatoes are a delicious twist on a family staple side dish.
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 440kcal
Author: Wendy


  • Crock Pot or Slow Cooker


  • 5 pounds red potatoes scrubbed and cut into equal chunks if needed
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup water
  • 6 ounces cream cheese
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon chives finely chopped


  • Prepare the slow cooker liner with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Inside the slow cooker liner, place the potatoes. Pour oil over the potatoes.
  • Then, add the garlic, oil, salt, and water. Toss the potatoes to coat evenly.
  • Cover the slow cooker and cook on high for 3 to 4 hours.
  • When the potatoes are cooked through, beat the potatoes inside the slow cooker liner using a hand held electric mixer.
  • Stir the cream cheese into the potatoes. Then, add the milk a little at a time until you like the consistency.
  • Stir in the chives, sprinkling some over the top, and serve.


You can use any type of potatoes that you have on hand. 


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 440kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 751mg | Potassium: 1797mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 448IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 3mg