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.
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.
Tools Used To Make Potatoes In A Slow Cooker
- Any slower cooker – but I love my 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
Can I Cook Potatoes In A Crock Pot?
Of course you can! Following the few easy steps below, you can have delicious and hassle-free baked potatoes.
How Long Do I Cook Potatoes In A 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.
How To Bake Potatoes In A Crock Pot
Crock Pot Baked Potatoes
- Russet Potatoes all about the same size
- Vegetable oil
- Sea salt
You will also need:
- Aluminum foil
- paper towels
Wash the potatoes really good. Russet potatoes are especially dirty!
Dry the potatoes with a paper towel.
Poke potatoes with a fork 3-4 times on all sides on the potato.
Brush vegetable oil over each potato then sprinkle with sea salt.
Tightly wrap each potato individually in aluminum foil, then place directly into crock pot.
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.
Cook according to directions below-
On low for 6 hours
On high for 4 hours
A full crock pot
On low for 10 hours
On high for 6 hours
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.
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- Easy Crock Pot Grape Jelly Meatballs Recipe
- 3 Ingredient Crock Pot Chicken Tacos
- Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip
Easy Potato Recipe Ideas
- Cheddar Bacon Scalloped Potatoes
- Sweet Potato Fries
- Creamy Dill Potatoes Recipe
- Twice Baked Potato Bites