These slow cooker mashed potatoes will change your life! Creamy, with tons of flavor, they are seriously the easiest mashed potatoes you’ll ever make…and they stay warm in the slow cooker all throughout the Thanksgiving feast! You’ll have everyone begging for seconds~
5 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, cut into 2-inch chunks
1 cup whole milk
1 cup half & half
2 cups vegetable broth
12 peeled garlic cloves
1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter
1/2 cup crème fraiche
Salt & freshly ground pepper
1. Place the potatoes, milk, broth and garlic cloves in your slow cooker, with the garlic sitting on top. Season liberally with salt and pepper.
2. Cover and cook for 4-5 hours on high or 7-8 hours on low. When the potatoes are very tender, add the butter and crème fraiche and mash directly in your slow cooker; the potatoes should be smashed and rustic.
3. Taste and adjust the seasoning to your liking.
Chef’s Tip: Leave the skins on the Yukon gold potatoes for added flavor and texture and a more rustic smashed potato. Peel the potatoes for a creamier texture.