Slow Cooker Rosemary Garlic Mashed Potatoes are the best way to make potatoes! Creamy, rich, garlicky flavor in every bite for a delicious fall side dish.
Potatoes are my favorite comfort food dish. These Rosemary Garlic Mashed Potatoes are so simple you can enjoy them every week!
I love using the slow cooker to make potatoes. It takes a bit longer to cook, but requires barely any effort on your part. All you have to do is get the ingredients in the slow cooker and set it to cook. After a few hours, mash it up and dinner is served. Easy!
You’ll also like these loaded mashed potatoes garnished with all the best toppings.
- Potatoes — I use yellow or Russet potatoes for this recipe
- Chicken broth
- Salt and pepper
I often add garlic to my mashed potatoes. This time around, I added some fresh rosemary.
We had a bunch leftover in the fridge from another recipe I was making. It turned out beautifully! Garlic and rosemary are a match made in potato heaven.
What I used for my Crockpot Rosemary Garlic Mashed Potatoes
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- Garlic press: Mincing garlic by hand takes so long. I love this hand press because it does the work in a couple seconds.
- Masher: I like to mash my potatoes by hand. You can also use a potato masher to easily break up ground beef or turkey when you’re browning it!
- Crockpot: If you’re thinking about splurging on a Crockpot with a snap-on lit, DO IT! It’s such a great feature for taking your dinners to potlucks and parties with no worries of a spill in the backseat.
How to Make Garlic Mashed Potatoes in the Slow Cooker
- First, add the chopped potatoes to your Crockpot and cover with butter, garlic, rosemary, chicken broth, salt, and pepper. You want the potatoes under the broth as much as possible. Cover and cook on high for a few hours.
- Then, when the potatoes are super tender, add the milk and mash until they’re perfect!
This is one of those recipes that barely has steps. That’s the best kind!
You can keep this mashed potato recipe in the slow cooker on warm for a couple hours until it’s time to eat. Be sure to stir every half hour so the potatoes don’t stick!
Ways to Make Mashed Potatoes
I love making mashed potatoes in the slow cooker because it takes little effort and fills the house with garlicky, potatoey smells.
If you don’t want to make the recipe in your slow cooker, you can also do it on the stove top!
Cook the potatoes like you normally would and at the end, add all the ingredients minus the chicken broth. Whip or mash and serve.
You can also add a delicious topping when you bake mashed potatoes! I like to top mine with bacon, cheese, and green onions for a super cozy loaded mashed potatoes.
What Can You Use in Place of Milk in Mashed Potatoes?
Mashed potatoes are traditionally made with two basic ingredients: potatoes and liquid. That’s it!
You can use almost any liquid you’d cook with, but milk gives you the creamiest mashed potatoes. Heavy cream, half-and-half, sour cream, or even cream cheese can be used if you just ran out of milk.
Mashed potatoes are usually vegetarian (unless there’s bacon — and I usually use bacon), but it’s easy to make them vegan mashed potatoes with just a few simple changes. You can use vegetable broth or an unsweetened alternative milk like almond milk.
You can swap the butter, too! Butter brings a lot of flavor to mashed potatoes, but you could swap it for a flavorful oil like olive or grapeseed oil. You could also use margarine!
What to Serve with Rosemary Mashed Potatoes
My favorite steakhouse side is the creamy, buttery mashed potatoes. It only makes sense that I serve these super juicy Garlic Steak Bites with a side of garlic mashed potatoes, too!
Sunday dinners are important in my family. We get together one night a week, especially during the school year, because everyone has different schedules. Meatloaf and mashed potatoes are a perfect Sunday dinner combo that lasts all week long!
Where there’s gravy, I want potatoes. This cozy baked chicken recipe really hits the spot after a long day at work.
Or switch it up this week with this sweet and savory Maple Dijon Grilled Chicken!
Do you have any amazing potato recipes? I’m always looking for more recipes to try! Follow me on Instagram @simplystacieblog, on Facebook at Simply Stacie, and on Pinterest @SimplyStacie and let me know how you liked this and my other recipes.
Slow Cooker Rosemary Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- 3 lbs yellow or white potatoes peeled and cut into large chunks
- ¼ cup salted butter cut into cubes
- 5 cloves garlic minced
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 tbsp fresh rosemary
- salt & pepper to taste
- ⅓ cup milk
- Add potatoes to the slow cooker. Top with butter, garlic, rosemary, chicken broth and salt and pepper. Cover and cook on high for 3 hours.
- Turn off slow cooker. Remove lid and add milk. Mash with a potato masher until desired consistency. Serve hot.
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