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Crock Pot Garlic Smashed Red Potatoes

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“I don't remember where I got this recipe, but it has become one of our favorites. You can cover any leftover potatoes and refrigerate or freeze. Reheat quickly in the microwave, adding a little milk for desired consistency.”
4hrs 40mins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 lbs red potatoes
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 cup water
  • 12 cup cream cheese with chives and onions (from an 8-ounce tub)
  • 14-12 cup milk


  1. Halve or quarter potatoes as necessary to make similar size pieces.
  2. Place in a 4 to 6 quart crock pot.
  3. Add garlic, oil, salt and water; mix well to coat all potato pieces.
  4. Cover and cook on HIGH for 3-1/2 to 4-1/2 hours or until potato pieces are tender.
  5. With a fork or potato masher, mash potatoes and garlic.
  6. Stir in cream cheese until well blended.
  7. Stir in enough milk for soft serving consistency.
  8. Serve immediately, or cover and hold in slow cooker on LOW setting for up to 2 hours.
  9. I have used a 3 ounce piece of cream cheese, cubed, in place of the tub of cream cheese and chives and onions.

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