how to keep mashed potatoes in a crock pot

how to keep mashed potatoes in a crock pot

How to Keep Mashed Potatoes in a Crock Pot

Mashed potatoes are a beloved side dish at any dinner occasion. This delicious dish fits perfectly in a crock pot for an easy way to keep mashed potatoes at the ideal temperature. Follow these steps to ensure your mashed potatoes stay moist and delicious throughout your dinner.

Ingredients and Prep:

  • 4 lbs. of potatoes
  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 1 cup of warm milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Peel and cut the potatoes into cubes and cook in boiling water until they are tender. Drain the water, mash the potatoes and add the butter and warm milk. Add salt and pepper to taste. Transfer mashed potatoes to the crock pot and set to the Keep Warm setting.


Once you’re ready to serve, you can leave the potatoes in the crock pot on the keep-warm setting or you can transfer them to a bowl and place them back inside the crock pot. If you choose to keep them in the crock pot, it’s important to stir the potatoes once in awhile to ensure even heating.

Storing Leftovers:

If you have leftover mashed potatoes, you can store them in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. If you plan on freezing them, you can store in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months. When you are ready to defrost, transfer to the refrigerator the night before. When it’s time to reheat, put them back in the crock pot and set to Keep Warm.

Making and keeping mashed potatoes in a crock pot is a great way to make sure your guests are always delighted when they enjoy your delicious side dish.