Mashed potatoes are definitely a Thanksgiving dinner "must-have" for most families, and using the slow cooker to cook the potatoes, or to keep them warm while your stove is in overdrive, can really help on that busy cooking day. But using the slow cooker to make potatoes is a great tip for any time of year. And these Ten Amazing From-Scratch Blogger-Tested Recipes for Mashed Potatoes Made in the Slow Cooker are all vegetarian if you use vegetable stock, so I'm offering this as the Meatless Monday post for this week. (Just click the recipe title under each photo to see the recipe on the original blog. For more ideas using the slow cooker on Thanksgiving, check the bottom of this post.)
If you're not watching calories for the Thanksgiving feast, you can't go wrong with the Ultimate Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes from Real Mom Kitchen shown above. There's a bonus recipe to for Slow Cooker Brown Sugared Baby Carrots if you have more than one slow cooker.
Those who are trying not to overindulge will like the reduced-fat Slow Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes from Skinny Ms. Using fat-free plain yogurt assures that these potatoes are still plenty creamy.I'm thinking these Garlic, Parmesan, and Rosemary Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes from 365 Days of Slow Cooking would have to taste amazing, and there's some Greek yogurt for creaminess.
There's some Greek yogurt in these Slow Cooker Smoked Paprika Mashed Potatoes from Coconut and Lime. I love smoked paprika, so I know these would be delish!
I think these Slow Cooker Country Style Garlic Mashed Potatoes from Diethood sound like they would be good any time of year!
This post on Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes from The Yummy Life has lots of options, plus tips for making your slow cooker mashed potatoes turn out perfectly.
Ultimate Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes from Moola Saving Mom have butter, cream, and milk, so you know they're creamy and delicious.
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes from A Year of Slow Cooking cook all day, and even the garlic cooks in the slow cooker!
Easy CrockPot Mashed Potatoes from Lynn's Kitchen Adventures have chicken broth, milk, sour cream, and cream cheese.
Slow Cooker Rosemary Garlic Mashed Potatoes from Coconut and Lime have already been featured here, but they certainly need to be a part of this collection.
All the Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Round-Ups:
Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce
Ten Amazing From-Scratch Recipes for Slow Cooker Turkey Breast
Ten Amazing From-Scratch Recipes for Sweet Potatoes for Thanksgiving
Ten Amazing From-Scratch Recipes for Slow Cooker Stuffing
Ten Amazing From-Scratch Recipes for Mashed Potatoes in the Slow Cooker