Growing up we ate baked potatoes several times a week. They are easy to make and inexpensive to feed a family. They are also one of my dad’s favorite foods, so we ate them often.
Baked potatoes go with so many things. You can serve them with roast, with a simple chicken dish, with meatloaf, or topped with taco meat or chili. Baked potatoes can also be an easy lunch or dinner when served with a salad or vegetables.
One of my favorite ways to cook baked potatoes is in the crock pot. It is simple to start them in the morning and have them ready at dinner time.
The texture of potatoes baked in the crock pot is a little different than when cooked in the oven. They don’t get quite as crispy, but we still love them.
Crock pot baked potatoes are perfect for serving company. They are also great for those times when you don’t want to turn on your oven, like August in Oklahoma for example.
Crock pot baked potatoes are really perfect for anytime.
Have any of you cooked your baked potatoes in the crock pot before?
Crock Pot Baked Potatoes
- 6-8 large baking potatoes, that have been scrubbed/cleaned
- Using a fork or knife poke each potato a few times to create a few small holes. This keeps your potato from “exploding” while cooking.
- Wrap each potato in a sheet of foil.
- Place potatoes in crock pot and cook on low for 6-7 hours.
- The time may vary depending on how large your potatoes are and how many you place in your crock pot. If you fill the crock pot up with 10-12 potatoes it will take a little longer.