Whole30 creamy mashed potatoes in the slow cooker are a staple for a weeknight side dish, a meal prep recipe, or a holiday gathering. A perfect Paleo, dairy-free, and gluten-free side dish that’s full of comfort and incredibly easy. This family friendly favorite can be paired with just about anything and meal preps amazingly.
I love making mashed potatoes in the slow cooker because, while mashed potatoes aren’t hard to make, I find it so simple to do it this way so I don’t have to pay attention to the stove while they boil. Especially for a holiday or any other type of gathering or dinner, utilizing the slow cooker for the potatoes frees up the stove for other side dishes. Just tuck the slow cooker away in a corner and come back later! It’s also great to do while meal prepping, because I can make a veggie side without any effort.
Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes Ingredients
What is a Whole30 without ghee? Ghee is a magical ingredient that is used in place of butter, but it’s been clarified to be made dairy-free. I have tons of the stuff along, with bone broth and almond milk. Those are the three main things you’ll need to take these veggies from just potatoes in a slow cooker and into super creamy and delicious mashed potatoes.
You can make your own ghee, or pick some up at almost all major grocery stores, same with the almond milk and bone broth. In place of bone broth, you can use just regular stock, but I do find that bone broth adds great flavor and a thicker texture to help make them creamy. Thrive Market has my favorite brand of ghee and bone broth at a discount, so you can shop online and stock up on these kitchen staples (new members receive a $20 shopping credit!).
Because of how easy this recipe is, the cooking process is of course incredibly simple and straight forward. You’ll start by just adding your potatoes to your slow cooker with the broth, and then cooking on low for 6 hours or on high for 2-3. Then add your almond milk, ghee and spices. Get out your immersion blender or potato masher to mash your potatoes and incorporate everything together into creamy deliciousness.
I believe that mashed potatoes go with everything. Any kind of protein, all your favorite vegetables, you name it! It’s such a comforting and filling side dish. Top with chives, more ghee, or even homemade gravy!
Tips for Making Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
- You can peel the potatoes if you do not want skins in them. This is just a personal preference, and should be done before adding raw potatoes into the slow cooker.
- Using an immersion blender or a potato masher directly in the slow cooker is the easiest way to mash them, especially if you’re using for a Christmas, Thanksgiving or other family gathering where they will be dished up out of the slow cooker if you’re not transferring them to another serving dish.
- If you want your potatoes creamier, simply add a bit more dairy-free milk and/or bone broth until it’s the consistency you’d like.
- These mashed potatoes are extremely versatile, so you can make the recipe your own and add in any type of seasonings you’d like, or any toppings you’d like, such as cheese, if someone in your family is not dairy-free.
- Salt is a very personal preference, and I prefer to mix in the salt to taste at the end of the mashing process. Add salt to your taste.
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- Add the potatoes and the bone broth into the slow cooker and cover
- Cook on low for 6 hours, or high for 2-3 hours
- Once done, add in the remaining ingredients and use an immersion blender or potato masher to mash them until they are a creamy consistency. You could leave them chunky if you wish, but otherwise just continue until they are almost a whipped like texture
- Serve with gravy, or any potato toppings like chives, bacon bits, or additional ghee
- This is a basic recipe for slow cooker mashed potatoes – add in any additional dried spices such as rosemary, thyme, or onion powder.
- When mashing, add a bit more almond milk if you’re finding them too dry to mash into a creamy consistency. Only add a few tablespoons at a time.
- This recipe is easily doubled, but the amounts of liquid may need to be adjusted so add the doubled amounts slowly as you’re mashing.
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