Secret Ingredient Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Secret Ingredient Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Mega creamy, mega flavorful, mega easy make-ahead Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes are about to become your favorite go-to mashed potatoes.  You will never need to peel or boil potatoes again!

I basically grew up on mashed potatoes.  I loooooove mashed potatoes.

Although in our home, our version of mashed potatoes were what we called “whipped” potatoes – potatoes whipped in my mom’s mixer to light and airy, fluffy perfection so each creamy spoonful melted in your mouth.  In fact, I never knew people actually “mashed” their potatoes until I was in my twenties.  And frankly, I never thought they were as good my mom’s “whipped” version.


  • 3 pounds red potatoes, sliced into 1-1/2” slices, skin on
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons prepared pesto
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 cup milk, more or less as desired
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
Read the whole recipe on Carlsbad Cravings