Baked Potatoes in the Slow Cooker

We love baked potatoes. We like them with our meal, we like them leftover and fried up, they even work great in the Breakfast Scramble. I would say we have some form of potatoes at least three days during the week.

Occasionally we will center an entire meal around them, serving a Baked Potatoe Bar. This is a great frugal meal that can satisfy the whole family, just add your favorite toppings, let your imagination run wild. Maybe you would like a taco potato, add some taco meat a little cheese and a dollop of sour cream, and then there is the Barbecue Potato. And for the traditionalist of course don’t forget the crumbled bacon and butter with sour cream. The possibilities are seemingly endless.

To prepare the potatoes for cooking in the slow cooker is a four step process..

  1. Wash and pat dry the potatoes, poke a few holes with a fork
  2. Coat the skin with your choice of oil (we use a sprayable Canola oil)
  3. Salt and Pepper to your taste
  4. Wrap potato in one layer of aluminum foil

Cooking in the slow cooker is as easy as placing the potatoes in and setting the temperature. The amount and size of the potatoes will determine the cooking time required. We have found that it takes about 2 hours on high to cook 8 medium potatoes. Adjust for your slow cookers’ temperature.

What is your favorite way to enjoy a Baked Potato?

Linking to…Gooseberry Patch, Ingredient Spotlight

Comments

  1. Michelle Bartel says:

    A baked potato bar is a favorite with our family as well. A great budget buster! We like butter, sour cream, cheese, bacon, and chili…broccoli on the side for some and on top for the others.

  2. We do this too and I love making potatoes this way — in fact, once we started this way, we haven’t gone back.

    We don’t wrap ours; just spritz with olive oil and sea salt and plop them in the crockpot. We tend to go veggie with our toppings — loving broccoli and spinach, but that pulled pork/beef BBQ~ that looks great.
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  3. Thanks for reminding me of the simplicity of a baked potato. i haven’t had one in a while, so it’s time to cook some in the crockpot. I too, do not wrap them in foil and they turn out delicious! My favorite is a baked potato with a nice steak cooked on the Primo.

  4. I have never thought of baking potatoes this way. I’m definitely going to try this. Thanks, Liz.

  5. This is so smart. I was just thinking that we should have baked potatoes soon, I’m going to try it this way.
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  6. I have never thought to cook potatoes in the crock pot this way. I love my crock pot, especially in the fall and winter months. And, we do love potatoes. We don’t eat them every week, but often enough that this would be a great tool in our house. Thanks for the great idea!!
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  7. Rhonda Hall says:

    I cook mine this way too..Just an FYI: put in a few extra, they keep for a week or so and in a few days, take the skin off add milk, butter, onion and celery and slow cook potato soup…

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