How to Keep Mashed Potatoes in a Crock Pot
Nothing beats a comforting dish of mashed potatoes! If you need to serve a lot of people and don’t want to worry about reheating right before mealtime, you can make and keep your mashed potatoes in a crock pot. Here’s how:
Step 1: Choose Ingredients Wisely
Choose ingredients that will survive a longer cooking time without becoming too dry or an unappetizing texture. You’ll want to use the following:
- Russet potatoes: they’re low in moisture and provide a good texture.
- Heavy cream: this will help keep the potatoes from drying out.
- Butter: like cream, butter helps prevent drying and adds flavor.
- Cheese: adding a shredded cheese to the potatoes adds delicious richness.
Step 2: Pre-Prepare Potatoes
Before you start cooking, boil the potatoes for around 15 minutes. Then allow them to cool down slightly before peeling and mashing. Once you’ve mashed them up, add the other ingredients and stir it all together.
Step 3: Heat on Low
Transfer the mashed potatoes to your crock pot. Heat it on low for 2 to 3 hours. However, make sure you stir it every 30 minutes so that your potatoes keep a good texture while cooking.
Step 4: Serve it Up!
When the potatoes have softened and warmed up, it’s time to serve! Sprinkle some extra cheese on top if you wish – you’ll have a delicious, comforting meal ready. Enjoy!