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An open baked potato with butter and some bright green beans
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5 from 2 votes

Lazy Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes

Slow cooker baked potatoes are an easy set-it-and-forget-it side dish. Freshly baked potatoes that require no oversight are a great addition to any meal. Throw in a packet of green beans towards the end of your cooking time and your sides are set!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 5 mins
Course: Brunch, dinner, lunch, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crockpot pot baked potatoes, easy potatoes, easy side dish, slow cooker baked potatoes
Servings: 4
Calories: 161kcal


  • 4 quart or larger slow cooker
  • slow cooker liner or parchment paper (optional)
  • fork
  • aluminum foil wrap



  • 4-8 baking potatoes
  • olive oil a sprayer or pour bottle works well
  • sea salt or garlic salt

Optional addition: Green Beans

  • 16 oz washed and trimmed green beans



  • add liner or parchment paper to slow cooker, if using
  • wash and dry all potatoes
  • use a fork to pierce your potatoes a few times
  • lay each potato on it own flat piece of foil
  • spray or pour enough olive oil over each potato to lightly coat all around
  • sprinkle or freshly grind salt (or garlic salt) over each greased potato
  • fully wrap each potato individually with the sheet of foil it‘s laying on
  • place potatoes in slow cooker, cover with lid and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6-8 hours.

Green Beans

  • wash, dry and trim beans and place them on their own sheet of foil
  • coat lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with sea or garlic salt (as above)
  • wrap foil around green beans to form a foil packet
  • 45-60 minutes prior to serving, add bean packet to slow cooker on top of potatoes


Note:  Calories listed are based on potato only and does not include any toppings or string beans.


Calories: 161kcal