Crockpot Baked Potatoes

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

baked potato and salad

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!

Can You Use Aluminum Foil In A Slow Cooker?

Absolutely! It’s what makes this easy to make.

And fast to clean up as well! Like I said…let the slow cooker do all the work here.

baking potatoes and a slow cooker

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.

Foil wrapped baked potatoes in a slow cooker

How to make this good and cheap:

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

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 2 votes
Crockpot Baked 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 Baked Potatoes are no exception. Come home to a pot full of baked potatoes all set for dinner!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked potatoes, crockpot, slow cooker
Servings: 4 potatoes
Calories: 315 kcal
Author: Jessica Fisher
  • 4 large baking potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  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.
Recipe Notes

Store leftover baked potatoes, not in the foil, in the fridge up to 4 days. These are great to use as leftovers!

Nutrition Facts
Crockpot Baked Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 315 Calories from Fat 67
% Daily Value*
Fat 7.4g11%
Saturated Fat 1.1g7%
Sodium 313mg14%
Potassium 1502mg43%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 8.9g37%
Sugar 4.2g5%
Protein 6.2g12%
Calcium 330mg33%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Crockpot Potatoes | Good Cheap Eats

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

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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

    5 stars
    I just wanted to rate the recipe

  7. Pat says

    5 stars
    I didn’t wrap my potatoes and just put them in there and they were fine. You got 5 stars from my whole family.

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