This Spud’s For You: Crockpot Potatoes

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Recipes that let you “set it and forget it” are some of the best. These Crockpot Potatoes are no exception. Come home to a pot full of baked potatoes all set for dinner!

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It seems that in recent years I’ve become remiss in serving baked potatoes. I’m not sure why that is, but I’m ready to bring back the good old spud.

Years ago when Bryan and I were first married, his mom and I would often go shopping or out to dinner together. Believe it or not, we had a favorite steak house where we’d go for just baked potatoes and salad bar. It was one of our favorite things to do together.

That steak house was probably pretty pricey. Good thing that this is such an easy meal to make at home! In case you didn’t know, a way to make it even easier is to cook your potatoes in the crockpot!

Yes, really!

As with most crockpot recipes, Crockpot Potatoes don’t turn out exactly the same as those you bake in the oven. You won’t get the same crispy skin that you do with traditionally baked potatoes. What these lack in crispiness, they make up for in convenience!

There really couldn’t be an easier way to make baked potatoes. These Crockpot Potatoes are perfect for taking to a potluck supper or serving to a crowd. Make a bunch at one time and let the slow cooker do the work!

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Baked Potato Topping Ideas

Consider serving a baked potato bar and serving these toppings:

You can also prepare this Chili Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Recipe by making the sweet potatoes according to this method.

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How to make this good and cheap:

Here are some of the strategies you can use to make this recipe more economical:

  • Stock up on ingredients when they are on saleStock up when you see potatoes on sale and then put a Baked Potato Bar on the menu! Generally you’ll see potato sales near holidays when spuds are on the menu, such as Thanksgiving and St. Patrick’s Day.
  • Price match. Check your grocery store fliers to see who has the best price on the items on your list.

Tools I use to make this recipe easy:

This is a pretty straight-forward dish. You don’t need any fancy equipment. However, having some good basic kitchen tools can really make your time in the kitchen more enjoyable. Over time, I’ve honed my collection so that they are perfect for my needs. Here are the tools that I like to use in this recipe.

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5 from 1 vote
Crockpot Potatoes
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
6 hrs
Total Time
6 hrs 10 mins
 
Recipes that let you “set it and forget it” are some of the best. These Crockpot Potatoes are no exception. Come home to a pot full of baked potatoes all set for dinner!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 large baking potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Scrub each potato and pierce it with a fork. Rub the olive oil all over the skin and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Wrap each potato with foil and place in the crock of a slow cooker.
  2. Cook for 8 to 10 hours on low or 6 hours on high. Serve with your favorite toppings.

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Originally published August 5, 2009. Updated February 10, 2018.

About Jessica Fisher

I believe great meals don't have to be complicated or expensive. There's a better way, and it won't take all afternoon.

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  1. Denise C. says:

    I love, love, love the idea of doing baked potatoes (and applesauce, really all the recipes listed. in the crockpot.) 🙂
    My concern with the potatoes is having the foil burn since there is no liquid in there. Have you ever had any trouble with that?

    • Deb says:

      I have done this many times Denise and the foil never scorches. I also wet my hands a few times and let the water drip into my crockpot for a little steam while they cook. Yummmmmmmmo eats!

    • vickie harris says:

      I don;t wrap in foil and get a really moist potato. You could always crsip up the skins in the oven if you like. I do put poataoes in crockpot after washing but do not dry

  2. Sam says:

    Love this idea but my family is large! How many can you fit in a crock pot? Do they have to touch the bottom or can I do 2 or 3 layers?

    • Jessica says:

      I’ve got six kids, so I think we’re large, too. 😉 You can layer them until it’s 2/3 full. I have a large oval slow cooker. I’ve done this for company, so I know you can fit a lot.

  3. Charity L. says:

    I never thought of cooking potatoes in the crockpot like this. I will be trying this out this week. I have company coming and I will use them to test this out. Thanks!

  4. Karena says:

    if I have less time can I do it on high for 4-5 hours??

  5. Kara W says:

    I’ve also done this without wrapping the potatoes. Turns out pretty well, but if you use that method, you need to keep the potatoes off the bottom of the crockpot. I just used a little foil…..I guess you could fuss with it one way or another!?

  6. Kara W says:

    I just wanted to rate the recipe

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