2-Ingredient Slow Cooker Rustic Mashed Potatoes with Garlic and Herbs

by Dorothy Reinhold on November 20, 2014

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Have you tried Baby Dutch Yellow Potatoes yet? They’ve saved many a dinner for me, when I didn’t know what else I was going to put on the plate to fill up hungry teenagers.

They’re small, so they cook fast (good for weeknight dinners), they do well baked, roasted, boiled, steamed, sautéed or mashed. They have a naturally creamy, buttery quality, which is always good, AND they’re grown in the fertile Snake River Plain region of Southern Idaho. As we know by now, Idaho spuds are the best!

Their versatility makes them a perfect partner for fish, fowl or meat, as well as the centerpiece of vegetarian and vegan options.

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A cookbook launch party at Melissa’s Produce showed us just how versatile these babies are. Behold, what we tasted from the book:

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Latkes | ShockinglyDelicious.comLatkes, of course!

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And did you know potatoes can also star in desserts?

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DYP Ponuts | ShockinglyDelicious.comAnd DYP Ponuts (potato donuts)

Dorothy Reinhold wins a fruit basket | ShockinglyDelicious.comPlus, I won a gift basket while I was there! My kids pounced on that delicious fruit when I got back.

Inspired by that, when I got home, I took advantage of the fact that the skin on DYPs is soft so you don’t peel them before cooking, and decided to pair them with another favorite new ingredient of mine – Kerrygold Garlic & Herb Butter. This already has chives, parsley, garlic, salt, dill, pepper and paprika in the Irish butter, and together, these spuds and butter are two things that just sounded like the best rustic mashed potatoes I could imagine.

Ingredients for Slow Cooker Rustic Mashed Potatoes on ShockinglyDelicious.com

Potatoes and herb butter for Slow Cooker Rustic Mashed Potatoes on ShockinglyDelicious.com

Use a potato masher for Slow Cooker Rustic Mashed Potatoes on ShockinglyDelicious.com

Slow Cooker Rustic Mashed Potatoes | ShockinglyDelicious.com

They were!

Slow Cooker Rustic Mashed Potatoes with Garlic and Herbs

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours

Total Time: 4 hours

Yield: 4-6 servings, depending on appetites

A garlic herb butter bath cooks the tiny potatoes in the slow cooker, and then mashes into them for a rustic, comforting side dish to accompany fish, fowl or meat.


  • 1 (1.5-pound) bag Melissa’s Baby Dutch Yellow Potatoes
  • 1 (3.5-ounce) stick Kerrygold Garlic & Herb Butter


  1. Wash potatoes and put them in the crock of the slow cooker. Unwrap butter and put that in as well, along with 1/3 cup water. Turn on high, put the lid on, and walk away.
  2. Cook for 4 hours on high, or 8 hours on low (depending on your timing needs).
  3. Test potatoes for doneness by sticking a toothpick or fork tine in. If done, use a potato masher to mash roughly, incorporating the melted butter as you go.
  4. Serves 4-6.


Recipe source: Dorothy Reinhold | Shockingly Delicious


Slow Cooker Rustic Mashed Potatoes | ShockinglyDelicious.com

Disclosure: Melissa’s Produce sent the book for review and the potatoes for recipe development. Kerrygold sent the butter for recipe development.

{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

The Wimpy Vegetarian November 22, 2014 at 8:42 am

Baby Dutch Yellow Potatoes are completely new to me! Thanks for all the great ways to use them, but I’m starting with your mashed potatoes!


Dorothy Reinhold November 22, 2014 at 10:50 am

Once you get some and try them, you will see they are so easy to toss into nearly anything! Spuds all the time!


Michelle @ The Complete Savorist November 21, 2014 at 10:39 pm

These potatoes look fabulous and I have never thought to cook them in the slow cooker. Thank you for this recipe.


Dorothy Reinhold November 22, 2014 at 10:51 am

Spuds are great in the slow cooker!


The Food Hunter November 21, 2014 at 11:41 am

I haven’t tried these potatoes yet…but I plan to soon


Dorothy Reinhold November 21, 2014 at 1:40 pm

Food Hunter,
I predict you will love them!


Laura November 21, 2014 at 11:37 am

Looks amazing, and so easy! Perfect for the upcoming holidays!


Dorothy Reinhold November 21, 2014 at 1:40 pm

Exactly right!


Kim - Liv Life November 21, 2014 at 10:01 am

The word for these potatoes is… awesomeness!!! Love the garlic butter in there… just pure comfort!


Dorothy Reinhold November 21, 2014 at 1:41 pm

That garlic-herb butter is so totally amazing…it’s something you hoard for only your very best bread. Or is that just me?


Emily Bites November 21, 2014 at 9:02 am

Oh wow, these look delicious and so easy! Thanks for sharing!


Dorothy Reinhold November 21, 2014 at 1:41 pm

It doesn’t get much easier, eh?


Sippitysup November 20, 2014 at 7:34 pm

Crazy! GREG


Dorothy Reinhold November 21, 2014 at 1:46 pm

Crazy like a fox, Greg.


Rebekah Rose Hills November 20, 2014 at 10:59 am

Those look fantastic – love everything crock pot, so these look extra perfect to me. 🙂


Dorothy Reinhold November 21, 2014 at 1:47 pm

If you are a Crock-Pot queen, you MUST make these!


Linda | Brunch with Joy November 20, 2014 at 10:23 am

Awesome! Only 2 ingredients and brings out so much flavors into one dish. That’s too cool and the gift basket…no doubt that your kids went straight to that. 🙂


Dorothy Reinhold November 21, 2014 at 1:49 pm

They assumed it was THEIR gift basket, of course. As it should be. 🙂


julie November 24, 2014 at 11:12 am

The problem is that I cannot seem to find that butter. Ugh.


Dorothy Reinhold November 24, 2014 at 1:06 pm

I don’t know where you live, but I have seen it at Ralphs (Kroger), Gelson’s and Bristol Farms in Southern California. Another idea: use that amount of butter and throw in, say, 2 minced garlic cloves and some dried herbs. Sorta make your own, right?


Julie November 30, 2014 at 7:09 am

Found it at Bristol Farms Dorothy – thanks. Very good!

Dorothy Reinhold November 30, 2014 at 9:55 pm



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