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top down view of slow cooker potatoes in a black crockpot topped with fresh parsley

Slow Cooker Potatoes

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It’s official…I’ve found my new favorite way to cook (and eat) potatoes! These slow cooker potatoes are the definition of simple and delicious. All you need are a handful of pantry ingredients and a crockpot. Before you know it you’ll be digging your fork into the easiest, tastiest side dish. The prep is minimal enough to make this on repeat for weeknight dinners, but this classic, cozy recipe makes a great addition to the holiday table too!
Course Side Dish
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword Crockpot, potatoes, side dish, Slow Cooker
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 5 mins
Servings 6
Calories 149


  • 2 pounds small potatoes unpeeled (such as small red potatoes, baby yellow potatoes, or fingerling potatoes)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

optional serving suggestions

  • chopped fresh herbs (such as flat leaf parsley, basil, thyme, or rosemary), flaked sea salt


  • To a 6-quart slow cooker, add the potatoes, olive oil, garlic, and salt, stirring to combine. Cover and cook until the potatoes are tender, about 3 to 4 hours on high, or 5 to 6 hours on low. Do not uncover during this time.
  • Uncover, stir, and taste, adding additional olive oil or salt if desired. Toss with herbs and sprinkle with flaked sea salt if using. Serve immediately.


Please note that large Russet potatoes will not work for this recipe. 
For more ingredients & substitutions (plus tips on what the best potatoes are to use in the slow cooker!) see blog post above.


Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 221mg | Potassium: 694mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg