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mashed potatoes in a bowl topped with chopped green onions and butter with a pumpkin in the background
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Lazy Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes (dairy and dairy-free option)

Creamy, fresh slow cooker mashed potatoes, diary and dairy free options.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 30 mins
Course: Brunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crockpot mashed potato, dairy free mashed potatoes, mashed potaotes, Slow Cooker mashed potatoes
Servings: 8
Calories: 108kcal


  • 3.5 or larger slow cooker
  • potato masher
  • apple peeler/corer (optional)
  • knife
  • cutting board
  • Optional: slow cooker liner for easier clean up


  • 5 lbs butter potatoes, peeled and chopped its not pretty, but a traditional apple peeler/corer can really helpful with this step. See Lazy Hacks above for link.
  • 1 cup turkey broth
  • ½ cup butter product I used regular, salted butter for the dairy version and Earth's Balance for the non.
  • 1 cup milk of choice for the dairy version, I used whole milk. For the non-dairy, I used Nutpods original flavor. See Lazy Hacks for link.
  • 2 teaspoon freshly ground garlic salt


  • Peel and cut potatoes into cubes or pieces 1" or smaller (this where I used my apple corer/peeler)
    Lazy Slow cooker mashed potatoes
  • Place into slow cooker and cover with turkey broth
  • Place lid on slow cooker and cook on high 4-6 hours or until potatoes are easily mashed by hand.
  • When potatoes are soft, use hand potato masher to fully mash potatoes. I have read of potatoes that become gummy from over mashing. I have not experience this myself and I am thinking that it is because I mash them by hand and do not use an immersion blender or mixer.
  • Add butter or butter substitute into hot mashed potatoes and allow to melt then stir in.
    Lazy Slow cooker mashed potatoes
  • slightly warm milk (I used the microwave for this) and add in a few tablespoons at a time until desired consistency is reached. I did not wind up using the full cup for either the dairy or non-dairy recipe. Adding too much liquid will make your potatoes soupy.
    Lazy Slow cooker mashed potatoes
  • Once fully mixed, turn slow cooker to warm and keep potatoes warm until it is time to serve them.
  • Enjoy!!


Note: nutritional information assumes the use of a butter substitute and almond milk.


Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 865mg | Potassium: 11mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 508IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg