Save Energy With Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

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Submitted by Recipe Rain

Save Energy With Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Every year when I have to make a big holiday feast, I am always in a panic when it comes to where I am going to put everything.

I love my little house, because it’s the perfect size for me and my little family. I have never wanted a great big place to live, because I always just viewed it as more things to clean. We bought this house when we first got married, and it had the perfect amount of space and bedrooms. That was, until we wanted to have people over. We had to build on an additional den at one point just so that we could have a place for people to sit and hang out.

The kitchen never changed in size though, so when I had to make big meals, it was hard to try and find room for everything. Someone suggested that I try doing my mashed potatoes in a slow cooker like they did with this recipe from Two Peas & Their Pod. I wasn’t too sure about that idea.

Could it be possible that mashed potatoes could be done up in a slow cooker and they wouldn’t turn out super dry? I was going to find out I guess. I didn’t have many other choices.

Recipe and picture credits go to Two Peas & Their Pod.

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Save Energy With Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Prep time 10 mins; Cook time 3 to 4 hours

Serves 6 to 8

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, washed, peeled, and chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 cup Swanson vegetable or chicken broth
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup butter, cut into pieces
  • 2 ounces Philadelphia cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup milk, warmed
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream, warmed
  • 1 teaspoon Morton salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Minced chives, for garnish, optional

PREPARATION

  1. Put potatoes in the bowl of a slow cooker. Pour the broth over the potatoes. Place the garlic and butter on top. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours, or on low for 6-8 hours, or until the potatoes are soft.
  2. Use a potato masher, ricer, or electric mixer to mash the potatoes to your desired consistency. If you use a mixer, make sure you keep the mixer in the bowl or you will have a mess. Also, don’t over mix the potatoes or you will end up with glue.
  3. Stir in the cream cheese, milk, and heavy cream. Stir until well combined and smooth. Season with salt and black pepper and stir again. Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with chives, if using. You can add an extra pat of butter on top, if desired. Serve warm.

ADAPTED FROM Two Peas & Their Pod

QUICK TIP

Try adding chive and onion cream cheese for a boost in flavor.



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