Transform Your Dinner with Effortless Baked Potatoes!
Hello, busy families and potato lovers! Are you looking for a hassle-free way to include a comforting side dish in your weeknight dinners? Look no further than these Crock Pot Baked Potatoes!
We all adore the classic baked potato with its fluffy interior and crispy skin, but let’s be honest, baking them in the oven can be time-consuming. This often relegates our beloved spuds to weekend or special occasion meals. However, with your trusty slow cooker, you can enjoy perfectly baked potatoes any day of the week.
Imagine coming home to the warm, inviting aroma of baked potatoes, ready to be fluffed and served with your favorite toppings. This recipe is all about bringing convenience and deliciousness to your dinner table with minimal effort. Let’s get started and turn those humble potatoes into a weeknight staple!
Ingredients: Simple and Savory
- Potatoes Galore: Grab 6 medium-sized baking potatoes – the perfect canvas for a variety of toppings (you can add one more or less depending on size of your potatoes)
- Buttery Goodness: A dab of butter or margarine for each potato to add that extra bit of flavor and richness.
Easy-Peasy Crock Pot Magic
- Prep with Love: Begin by giving your potatoes a good wash. Then, with a spirit of culinary adventure, prick each one with a fork.
- Butter ‘Em Up: Gently rub each potato with butter or margarine. This not only adds flavor but helps in creating a deliciously crispy skin as they cook in the crock pot.
- Slow Cooking to Perfection: Place the potatoes in your crock pot. Set it on high for 3-5 hours or on low for 6-10 hours, depending on your schedule. The beauty of this method is the flexibility it offers to fit into your busy day.
- Serve and Savor: Once cooked, let them sit for 5 minutes. Then, make your incision, fluff up the insides, and behold the steamy, fluffy perfection.
Serving Suggestions: Dress Them Up!
- Toppings Galore: Get creative with toppings! Classic cheddar cheese, sour cream, chives, bacon bits, or even chili – the possibilities are endless. You can even add herbs at the end of cooking at toss them around with the melted butter at the end, before removing the potatoes, just be careful not to cause the potatoes to split open – unless you want the insides to soak up the buttery goodness too.
- Healthy Twists: For a healthier option, opt for Greek yogurt instead of sour cream, or a sprinkle of nutritional yeast for a cheese-like flavor without the dairy.
A New Dinner Hero in Town
These Crock Pot Baked Potatoes are a game-changer for busy weeknights. They bring the comfort and joy of a traditionally oven-baked potato with the ease and convenience of a slow cooker. Say goodbye to the hassle of oven baking and hello to a new, relaxed way of enjoying this classic side dish. Gather your potatoes, set your crock pot, and get ready for a delightful dinner addition that your family will love. Happy slow cooking and bon appétit!
Baked Potatoes in the Crock Pot
- slow cooker
- 6 medium sized baking potatoes
- Butter or margarine as preferred
- Wash potatoes well then prick with a fork. Rub each with butter or margarine, then place in crockpot.
- Cover and cook on high for 3-5 hours or on low for 6-10 hours.
- Remove and allow to sit for 5 minutes.
- Cut open and serve!