Crock Pot Baked Potatoes is an easy method to cook “baked” potatoes when you don’t have space in the oven! Once you try it, you’ll wonder why you haven’t done it before.
These crockpot baked potatoes are the perfect solution when you want Baked Potatoes but don’t want to heat up the house by having the oven on! We serve them along side steaks or pork tenderloin but I also use them in any recipe requiring cooked or mashed potatoes!
Crock Pot Baked Potatoes? Yes.
While these potatoes aren’t technically oven “baked” they serve the same purpose and taste amazing! I love these to serve as a baked potato alongside Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin but they’re also great to use in recipes that need Mashed Potatoes as a base! Simply place them in the slow cooker while you run errands and then when you’re ready to make your recipe the potatoes are cooked and ready for dicing or mashing! Voila!
Recipes Using Mashed Potatoes
The following recipes require pre-cooked potatoes and these slow cooker baked potatoes make them a breeze.
- Loaded Mashed Potato Cakes – Family favorite!
- Loaded Twice Baked Potato Casserole
- Loaded Mashed Potato Egg Rolls
- Loaded Mashed Potato Bombs
- Baked Potato Soup – Delicious comfort food!
How to Cook Baked Potatoes in the Crock Pot
Some recipes wrap slow cooker baked potatoes in aluminum foil and while you can do that, it’s not necessary. Crock pot baked potatoes cook up perfectly on their own with just a bit of salt and pepper! It’s ok if they’re slightly stacked.
Remember that cooking times can vary based on potato size, so just check with a fork if they’re tender. You can leave them on warm for a while but if you overcook them too much, the flesh may discolor a little bit (but they’ll still taste great).
- Wash potatoes and poke with a fork
- Rub with olive oil, salt and pepper
- Place in the slow cooker and cook
- Turn to warm once fork tender
How long you cook baked potatoes in the crock pot can vary based on the size of the potatoes. I use 2.5-3 hours on high or 6-8 as a guide and test them with a fork. Once fork tender, they’re ready to go. Once cooked they can be broiled or grilled for a few minutes if you’d prefer a crispier skin!
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Crock Pot Baked Potatoes
- 6 baking potatoes medium size
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- salt and pepper
- Wash potatoes and poke each with a fork a few times.
- Rub with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.
- Place in slow cooker (no water required) and cook on high 2 ½ - 3 hours or low 6-8 hours or until fork tender.
- If you'd like a crispier skin, potatoes can be grilled or broiled for a couple minutes before serving!
- Serve with sour cream, bacon bits, chives or your favorite toppings!
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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Original Publish Date: 11/21/2013
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You were right – I wonder now why I never did this before? I even made room on my counter for my slow cooker as I plan to bake potatoes like this from now on…thanks for posting!
Wonderful recipe! It’s been 90 degrees here in northern California, to hot for the oven! These crockpot baked potatoes were perfect! And no foil! Thanks for the great recipe.
You’re welcome Karen, so happy that you love these potatoes!
Can you use butter instead of olive oil because i don’t have any
I haven’t tried it but can’t see any reason this wouldn’t work. Enjoy Bethany!
I see olive oil in the ingredients list but nowhere in the directions. Do you rub the potatoes with olive oil before putting in the crockpot?
Yes, Robyn, fixed! Thank you for noticing and enjoy the potatoes!
I made these to take to a dinner party. My husband said “you’re just bringing baked potatoes, how boring”. They were a hit. I can’t explain what makes them so much more delicious this way, but they are great. I’ve made them a few times since. Thanks for sharing this idea.
You’re welcome Terri! Never boring LOL!
I’d like to try this formaking gnocchi seeing as boiling potatoes might add moisture to the mix. Do you think these would work for that? If baking potatoes for gnocchi, I’d leavre oil, salt and pepper out, correct? Thanks, Holly….
I think that would work Joanne (save the skins to make potato skins too)! Let us know how it goes!
Joanne, I lived in Italy and my MIL taught me to bake the potatoes or boil the potatoes whole without peeling and allow to dry out over night for gnocchi. I would definitely try this method for gnocchi
This is the worst thing I have attempted to cook. Please don’t waste your potato’s. I followed the directions given. When I took the potato out of the crockpot and took off the foil. It was sitting in water from the steam from the foil. They had a dark color and a metallic taste. How could anyone call this a baked potato. Stay clear of of this suggestion for your own good.
This recipe does not call for wrapping the potatoes in foil.
Sorry, you must be having a rough day. You’re probably not always a jerk.
Perhaps you should have read the directions more carefully.
Thank you for posting a non-foil-wrap potato crockpot recipe. We serve groups of homeless folks and it’s not safe to have potatoes sit in foil for too long after cooking. So your recipe is perfect for us.
Hi! Can I do this with lots of potatoes?? I’d like to do like 12 smaller ones.
I haven’t tried it but I think it would work just fine if they fit in the slow cooker. If you’re home while they’re cooking you could also shuffle the top ones to the bottom half way through cooking. I would suggest allowing a bit of extra time just in case. If they’re done early, you can leave them on warm.
I’d like to do 8 in my big crockpot for Easter. Your picture shows 8. After washing the potatoes I read to really have them dry before you put them in the crockpot. Is that an issue you’ve run across? This will help since my oven will be in use.
Removing as much moisture as possible will keep the skin firmer. I hope you enjoy the recipe Judy!
i do this with baked potato’s and swiss steak in crock pot liner bag in the side and whole meal done ad a veg and serv
Smart idea Sharon. Thank you for sharing!