Crock Pot Baked Potatoes

Slow cooker baked potato

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  • Total: 8 hrs 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 8 hrs
  • Yield: 8 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
277 Calories
0g Fat
63g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 277
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 33mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 63g 23%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Protein 7g
Calcium 42mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These easy "baked" potatoes are cooked in the crockpot or slow cooker instead of the oven. This is an excellent alternative to the traditional oven-baked potato on those days when you won't be home to bake potatoes in the oven in time for dinner, or if you need the oven space for other dishes you are cooking. 

These crockpot baked potatoes are also perfect when you plan to make a recipe that requires baked potatoes as an ingredient—you will be one step closer to the final dish! Think of how much easier a twice baked potato recipe will be after a long day—all you will have to do is scoop out the potato, mix with the remaining ingredients, place in the potato shells, and pop in the oven for just 15 minutes. Or just think—that potato salad you promised to bring to the cookout will be ready in no time! 

Ingredients

  • 8 potatoes (or more if smaller sized)
  • Optional: butter, seasonings, bacon, sour cream, and other toppings (to taste)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for slow cooker baked potato
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  2. Prick potatoes with a fork and wrap each potato in aluminum foil.

    Prick potatoes with a fork
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  3. Fill a dry slow cooker with the wrapped potatoes.

    Fil slow cooker with wrapped potatoes
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  4. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours, until potatoes are tender. Prick with a fork to check—the potatoes should feel soft and tender inside.

    Test potato
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  5. Serve with butter and seasonings along with other toppings if desired.

    Serve with butter and seasonings
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  6. Enjoy!