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Crock Pot Baked Potatoes

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The EASIEST crock pot baked potatoes ever! This just might change the way you cook baked potatoes forever! Here is how to cook potatoes in a crock pot.

I love to serve these at a Summer BBQ, when I’m making my famous Fall Off The Bone Ribs, as a side with my famous easy Homemade Meatloaf recipe or smother them with Chili.

Crock Pot Baked Potatoes

Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes

We use our crock pot at least once a week in our home. There is nothing better than having dinner ready right when you need it after a long, busy day! But did you know you could use a crock pot to make baked potatoes? When your evening is going to be filled with craziness, or when the weather is too hot to use an oven, you can make baked potatoes in a crock pot and call it good! Here is a simple method for crock pot baked potatoes.

How To Make Crock Pot Baked Potatoes

  1. Scrub and wash your potatoes really well
  2. Dry the potatoes with a towel
  3. Using a fork, poke about 3-4 holes on all sides of each potato
  4. Brush vegetable oil over each potato and then sprinkle each with sea salt
  5. Individually wrap each potato in aluminum foil
  6. Place as many potatoes into the crock pot as you need
  7. Make sure you can still close the lid completely
  8. Bake according to the directions below

Recipe FAQs

Can you Cook Potatoes In A Slow Cooker – Of course you can!  Following the few easy steps below, you can have delicious and hassle-free baked potatoes.

How Long Do You Cook Potatoes In The Crock Pot – If you’re filling the crock pot with potatoes, you should cook them for 6 hours on high or 10 hours on low.  If you are only cooking 6-8 potatoes, you should cook them for 4 hours on high or 6 hours on low.

several potatoes wrapped in aluminum foil and placed in a crock pot is out you make Crock Pot Baked Potatoes

Tools Used To Make Potatoes In A Slow Cooker

  • Any slower cooker – but I love my 7 quart Crock Pot brand
  • My favorite kitchen knife to poke holes in the foil
  • Kitchen tongs to remove the potatoes so you don’t burn your hands
  • Aluminum foil

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Crock Pot Baked Potatoes
4.2 from 15 votes

Crock Pot Baked Potatoes

The EASIEST crock pot baked potatoes ever! This just might change the way you cook baked potatoes forever! Here is how to cook potatoes in a crock pot.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword crock pot, potato
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 1 Potato
Calories 168 kcal


  • Russet Potatoes all about the same size
  • Vegetable oil
  • Sea salt

You will also need:

  • Aluminum foil
  • fork
  • paper towels


  1. Wash the potatoes really good. Russet potatoes are especially dirty!
  2. Dry the potatoes with a paper towel.
  3. Poke potatoes with a fork 3-4 times on all sides on the potato.
  4. Brush vegetable oil over each potato then sprinkle with sea salt.
  5. Tightly wrap each potato individually  in aluminum foil, then place directly into crock pot.
  6. Place as many wrapped potatoes as you need in the crock pot, starting with a single layer on the bottom and then stacking more potatoes on top. Depending on the size of your potatoes and how big your crock pot is will determine how many you can cook at one time. You just need to make sure you have room for the lid to close securely.
  7. Cook according to directions below-

6-8 potatoes

  1. On low for 6 hours
  2. On high for 4 hours

A full crock pot

  1. On low for 10 hours
  2. On high for 6 hours

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Recipe Notes

Check the potatoes at the end of the cooking time to make sure they are soft enough and to your liking. If they need more time to cook, just check them every 15 minutes or so. Potatoes will stay warm in the crock pot for several hours after it has been turned off.

Nutrition Facts
Crock Pot Baked Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 168
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



a white plate with a Crock Pot Baked Potato topped with sour cream and chives. The bottom half of a slow cooker can be seen at the top of the image and the words how to cook potatoes in a crock pot are written in a white translucent box at the top of the image.

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