Extra Good Mashed Potatoes

These are a family favorite plus they are super versatile! Everyone in my family devours them. Last time I made them, my 8 year old declared, “Mom, you make the BEST mashed potatoes in the WHOLE WORLD!!” (insert melting heart smilie here). The fact that they can be made ahead or made early in the day and left in the crockpot until dinnertime make them super convenient…but I’ve also made them late in the day and barely gotten them in the crockpot in time to heat through before dinner and they were still fabulous!

5 lbs Potatoes — cooked, & mashed (the original recipe called for peeling them, but I never do)
8 oz pkg Cream cheese — softened
1 ½ cups Sour Cream
3 tsp Onion Powder — or onion salt or garlic powder
1 ½ tsp Salt
¼ tsp Pepper — to 1/2 tsp
2 tbsp Butter — melted


1. Combine all ingredients. Pour into slow cooker.

2. Cover. Cook on Low 5-6 hours.


These may be prepared 3-4 days in advance of serving and kept in the refrigerator until ready to use.

*I cook these less than 5-6 hours.


* Add 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese.

* Sprinkle with paprika before cooking.

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  1. Those sound yummy. I'll have to add them to my make list!

  2. yummm I will be trying this I have never put cream cheese in my mashed potatoes sounds really good thansk

  3. mmm…these sound really good!! thnx for the recipe!! 🙂

  4. Ooh, that sounds delicious! What a great twist on traditional mashed potatoes. Thanks so much for sharing.XO*Tricia

  5. I love these mashed potatoes!

  6. My kids love mashed potatoes! I really like the idea of making them in the crockpot. I never would have even considered that! I will have to give these a try!

  7. Can you please tell me how to warm these potatoes if you prepare them in advance? I would like to try the recipe for Thanksgiving, since mashing potatoes is the last thing I need to be doing before slicing the turkey and all the other things I have to do! Sincerely, Sharon Leffew

  8. Sounds great but, please tell me why you use cooked and mashed potatoes, then put them into the crockpot for 5-6 hours?

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