Slow Cooker Buttery Garlic Mashed Potatoes + GIVEAWAY!
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
A hands-off recipe for herb Slow Cooker Buttery Garlic Mashed Potatoes making for an easy, stress-free side dish for Thanksgiving and all of the holidays.
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
  • 2 pounds red potatoes, washed and chopped into chunks (leave the peels on)
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley (can use 2 teaspoons of dried)
  • 1 teaspoon dried or fresh basil
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup whole milk or half and half (add a little more to your taste)
  1. Add the chopped potatoes to a well-greased slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours or on low or 5-6 hours on low. My slow cooker cooks FAST so keep an eye on them if yours does the same.
  3. When potatoes are cooked (meaning they are fork-tender), add all of the remaining ingredients. Make sure the butter melts nice and evenly.
  4. Use a hand mixer or a potato masher to mash the potatoes (the masher will result in more "lumpy" potatoes, so it's all a matter of preference). Serve immediately or turn slow cooker to "warm" setting until ready to eat.
Recipe by Wishes and Dishes at