Mashed Potatoes made easy in the slow cooker

Makes about 10-12 servings


3 pounds redskin potatoes, scrubbed (leave skin on)
1/4 cup butter
4 cloves crushed garlic, peeled
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
About 1/4 cup milk (more as needed)
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
4 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
1/4 cup water

1 Place potatoes in slow cooker along with butter, garlic and water. Set to high for a cook time of 4 hours, then secure the lid.
2 After 4 hours, potatoes should be soft enough to smash with a fork with minimal effort. If hard, leave for another hour and check again.
3 Add sour cream, Parmesan, milk and thyme to slow cooker and mash together with potatoes using a fork. Add more milk as needed.
4 Potatoes are ready to serve. Sprinkle with chives, or extra thyme or Parmesan.
5 Enjoy!
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