Slow Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes

This is a great way to cook mashed potatoes without taking up space on the stovetop. It's also an excellent way to keep mashed potatoes warm before serving.
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 hr 40 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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Ingredients

Directions

  1. Combine the potatoes and garlic in the slow cooker. Pour the chicken broth over the potatoes, cover and cook on high 3 to 4 hours, or on low 6 to 8 hours.
  2. Remove the potatoes and drain, reserving the cooking liquid and removing the garlic. Return the potatoes to the slow cooker.
  3. Melt the butter in a small saucepan with the half-and-half over low heat. Remove from the heat and add to the potatoes along with the cream cheese and liberally season with salt and pepper. Use a potato masher to mash, adding the reserved cooking liquid to the potatoes if necessary for the desired consistency.
  4. Keep warm before transferring to a serving platter. Garnish with chopped chives.

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