Crockpot Baked Potatoes
Slow cooker baked potatoes. Your life will be changed forever. I can’t believe how frugal and EASY this was. Although I grew up in a house that had baked potatoes 3-5 nights a week as a side dish (usually cooked in the microwave), I think I’ve made baked potatoes for dinner twice in the last 13 years. The idea of turning on the oven for 2-3 potatoes seems ridiculous and I have some not-so-good memories of over- or under-cooked potatoes from the microwave (sorry, mom).
But then I tried crockpot baked potatoes this week. And now I see us going through a 15-pound bag of Russet potatoes in no time. It’s was so easy and the flavor was great. I hope you try these and like them as much as we did!
Russet or Yukon Gold potatoes
Tablespoon olive oil
Salt to season
HOW TO PREPARE
1.) Scrub potatoes to remove any dirt
2.) Take a fork or knife and carefully stab your potato. In a friendly way. To create some vent holes.
3.) Rub olive oil onto skins of washed potatoes. Sprinkle with salt. (Don’t put the oil on before stabbing, they are slippery)
4.) Wrap in a piece of aluminum foil
5.) Set into slow cooker and cook for 8 hours on low. Or if you wait until the last minute like me, high for 3-4 hours. Don’t overload the crockpot, unless you’re able to rotate the potatoes halfway through, because you’ll end up with overcooked potatoes at the bottom and undercooked at the top.
6.) Using tongs remove hot potatoes from crockpot, remove tin foil, slice them open and serve them up!
Make up a batch of these for your next party and serve with a baked potato toppings bar. The toppings for potatoes are endless. Seriously. Here are a few to get you started. . . butter, sour cream, cheese, olives, chives, bacon, chili, taco meat, salsa, plain yogurt, black beans. . . what other ideas do you have?
It’s Crock-tober! As part of this month-long series I’m featuring slow cooker and crockpot recipes that are easy and inexpensive! Send in your recipe and if I feature your recipe on the blog you’ll get a $10 Amazon gift card!