Are you thinking about your Thanksgiving menu yet? I am starting to, and last night I tried out something new on my family. Did you know that you can make mashed potatoes in the slower cooker. I had never thought to do it before, it is so easy, and they potatoes tasted great.
This recipe can be adjusted to the amount of potatoes you need. We only needed 4-6 servings so the amounts I used in this recipe may need to be increased if you make it for more. For 4-6 servings, you need about 5 medium potatoes, or 6-7 smaller ones. I peeled, and cut up 6-7 small potatoes, and placed them in the small cooker. Instead of cooking them in water, I added a 14 oz can of chicken broth. I set the slower cooker to high, and went about my day.
About 4 hours later, the potatoes were done. I did not talk a photo of when I mashed the potatoes, but it is easy to visualize. The potatoes were super soft and tender, and mashed very easily. I added 2 tablespoons of butter/margerine, a 1/2 to 1 cup of milk, a little bit of garlic and some salt and pepper. The kids loved them, and ate them all up. Now that I know I can make them in the slow cooker, we may have mashed potatoes more often.