Rustic Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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Meet our most popular garlic mashed potatoes recipe! Perfect for the holidays, these homemade mashed potatoes practically prepare themselves in the slow cooker to save you time to focus on the entree and dessert.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Slow Cook Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
12

Ingredients

  • 3 pound baking potatoes (such as russet or Yukon gold), peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces

  • 6 cloves garlic, halved

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 2 14 ounce can seasoned chicken broth with roasted garlic

  • 1 cup whole milk

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • Bay leaves (optional)

Directions

  1. In a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker, combine potatoes, garlic, and bay leaf. Pour broth over potato mixture.

  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours.

  3. Drain potatoes in a colander over a bowl to catch the cooking liquid. Remove and discard bay leaf. Return potatoes to slow cooker. Mash potatoes with a potato masher.

  4. In a small saucepan, heat milk and butter until steaming and butter almost melts. Add milk mixture, salt, and enough of the reserved cooking liquid to mashed potatoes to reach desired consistency.*

  5. To serve, transfer potatoes to a serving bowl. Sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper. If desired, garnish with bay leaves.

    Rustic Garlic Mashed Potatoes
    Scott Little

*Make-Ahead Directions:

Return mashed potato mixture to slow cooker; keep warm on low or warm setting for up to 2 hours. If mixture thickens, stir in more of the reserved cooking juices to reach desired consistency.

For easy cleanup:

Line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

135 Calories
5g Fat
21g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 135
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 496mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 11.2mg 56%
Calcium 30.3mg 2%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 378mg 8%
Folate, total 8.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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