Slow-Cooker Mashed Potatoes: A Creamy Delight for Thanksgiving

Mashed Potatoes Made Easy How a Slow Cooker Can Revolutionize Your Thanksgiving Cooking Experience

Slow cookers are a fantastic tool for making mashed potatoes, especially when you need to save stovetop space on Thanksgiving.

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Are you ready for a mashed potato revolution? If you’re a fashionista in the kitchen, get ready to rock this Thanksgiving with a dish that will leave everyone begging for more – slow-cooker mashed potatoes! Trust me, these creamy delights will have you strutting your stuff in the kitchen.

When it comes to making Thanksgiving dinner a breeze, I’m always up for the challenge. So, I decided to put my slow cooker to the test and create a drool-worthy side dish that would make jaws drop. You won’t believe how easy it is to achieve mashed potato perfection without breaking a sweat.

But first, let me introduce you to the magical recipe that inspired this mini-masterpiece – the slow-cooker cheesy garlic herb mashed potatoes from the renowned Half Baked Harvest food blog. With just a handful of ingredients, including kitchen staples like whole milk, heavy cream, and a touch of herbaceous love, you’ll be well on your way to culinary stardom.

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Now, let’s get down to business. Here’s a step-by-step guide to crafting these dreamy spuds like a pro:

  1. Peel and chop the potatoes, then toss them into the slow cooker. It’s like giving them a cozy bed to rest in, waiting to be transformed into something extraordinary.
  2. Pour in the heavy cream and whole milk. At first, you might think, “Whoa, that’s a lot of dairy!” But fear not, my fashionable feast-maker, most of it gets strained out later. Just keep a cup or so to add that velvety richness back into the mashed potatoes.

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  1. Time to get herbal! Add eight sage leaves and three sprigs of thyme. Let these fragrant little gems take your taste buds on a delightful journey.
  2. As a finishing touch, smash up some garlic and toss it into the mix. The recipe calls for four cloves, but hey, let’s embrace our wild side and add a fifth for that extra zing.

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  1. Set the slow cooker on high and let the magic happen. After approximately 4.5 hours of enchanted transformation, the potatoes will be fork-tender and ready to dazzle.
  2. Drain those beauties and reserve the liquid for later. Then use a perforated spatula (or any cool kitchen tool you fancy) to mash them into creamy goodness. In minutes, your potatoes will be smooth as silk, exuding elegance and sophistication.

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  1. It’s time to bring sexy back! Pour in that saved creamy liquid and stir in a cup of shredded gruyere cheese. Oh, the gooey melty goodness! Don’t worry, fashionistas, I won’t tell anyone if you use pre-shredded cheese. We always need shortcuts to stay fabulous.
  2. Don’t forget the butter, darling! A few tablespoons of room-temperature salted butter will add that final touch of indulgence. And of course, season with salt and pepper to taste. Let the flavors mingle for another 10 minutes, while you strike a pose and let your culinary creation shine.

slow cooker mashed potatoes Photo by Erin McDowell from Insider

And there you have it, folks – the fashion-forward masterpiece that is slow-cooker mashed potatoes! Creamy, velvety, and bursting with flavors that will make you feel like a haute couture chef. These spuds are the stars of any Thanksgiving dinner, freeing up precious oven and stovetop space, allowing you to make a grand entrance with ease.

But let’s face it, cooking is about more than just food. It’s about love and joy and creating memories with the ones you adore. So, go ahead and whip up these fabulous mashed potatoes, then gather your loved ones around the table for a feast that will make everyone swoon with delight.

Remember, fashionistas, the kitchen is your runway, and every dish you create is a statement piece. So, go forth, conquer Thanksgiving, and dazzle the world with your fabulous culinary skills. With slow-cooker mashed potatoes in your arsenal, there’s no limit to the stylish magic you can create!

Now, darling readers, it’s your turn to take the spotlight. Are you ready to rock the kitchen with this fashionable recipe? I can’t wait to hear about your experiences and see your glamorous creations. Share your thoughts and photos in the comments below.

Until next time, stay fabulous and keep those stilettos clicking in the kitchen!

Please note: The original article and photos were published by Erin McDowell from Insider. You can find the original article here.