Crock Pot Baked Potatoes

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?

 

 

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Comments

  1. We make Crockpot Baked Potatoes a lot! We don’t wrap ours — spray the outsides with olive oil and grind fresh sea salt over the tops. Prick the skins a few times and cook away! Love, love, love them and how easy they are to make. We do this with sweet potatoes too. It’s a great way to feed a crowd in a hurry!

  2. I haven’t made baked potatoes in the slow cooker–but I love the idea! Anything I can put on and go about my day and it is ready to eat is a winner in my book. Thanks!

  3. I’d love to try this with sweet potatoes. Probably I should do a mix too, since some us of like “orange” potatoes better and some only like white.

  4. Question – why do they need to be wrapped in foil?

  5. I am definitely going to try this! My family loves loaded baked potatoes for dinner, especially in winter, but I’ve been just cubing the potatoes and roasting them instead of baking them whole. I think I know what I’ll be making for dinner this week. Thanks for sharing this!

  6. I’ve done potatoes in the crock pot before, they work really well. One thing I would say is be sure to dry they after you wash them, else they can discolour with the foil on them

  7. Michelle Duncan says:

    Would this work the same for Sweet Potatoes?

  8. I’ve never tried this before–but am going to now!

    Question: if we only needed 2 or so potatoes (it’s just my husband and me) will this hurt the crock pot/change the cooking time? I have a small (3.5 Q or so) pot I could use if that would work better. Thanks in advance!

    • I think they may cook a little faster if you only did a few. I am not sure about hurting the crock pot though, I don’t think it would, but 2 might not be enough food in the crock pot for that long. I think 4 would cover the bottom pretty well and work find, it might depend on the shape of your crock pot. I am thinking some research on this topic might be in order now, because that is a good question.

      • Thanks for the quick response! I love my crock pot, but I’m always afraid of hurting it =) Cooking 4 would be OK, because we could use the leftovers for other things, but 6-8 would be a lot for us. I think I’ll try this over the weekend when I can check the potatoes periodically for doneness. Thanks so much!

    • Liz E, I often cook 4 or 5 potatoes in the crock pot for just my husband and I. With the leftover potatoes, I like to shred them and freeze them. Or I cube them and freeze them. We love hash browns, eggs and bacon for dinner and just thawing them a bit makes it easy and quick for dinner.
      I’ve been “baking” potatoes in the crock pot for several years. And it’s especially nice in the summer when we want a baked potato but don’t want to turn the oven on. :) Teri

  9. linda payne says:

    We regular and sweet potatoes. We love the texture, very smooth and creamy!

  10. Do you have to do anything different with the sweet potatoes? Do they require longer cooking time? HI or LO?

  11. I’ve done them, but I do it on high for four hours.

  12. I have done baked potatoes in crock-pot with great success. Our family loves them. I like cooking them in the crock-pot because I don’t have to use foil and the potatoes don’t dry out. Thank you Lynn for your wonderful recipes!

  13. I haven’t baked potatoes in the crock pot by themselves. I have lined the bottom of my crock pot with potatoes (not in foil) underneath a (seasoned and rubbed with oil) whole chicken. The potatoes and chicken make an almost complete dinner.
    I hadn’t thought of just doing potatoes, but that sounds good. Thanks for the idea.

  14. Has anyone ever cooked a couple baked potatoes in the same crockpot on top of say a roast? Just wondering if they would get done. I have a large crock.

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