Do you cook Baked Potatoes in your slow cooker? If you cook baked potatoes in your slow cooker, you will save time and energy costs which means this is a money saving recipe! This makes for a easy meal or side during the week.
I put baked potatoes on the menu recently as part of a potato bar. This way each person could customize their baked potato to make it just how they wanted it. This worked out nicely since we had leftover taco meat and green onions from a taco bar earlier in the week! :)
So this is so simple. Wash and pat dry your potatoes.
Use a fork or a knife and make several slits in the baked potatoes. This will allow the steam to escape while the potatoes are cooking so they don’t explode. Go ahead, stick a fork in it.
If you want to brush with olive oil, go ahead now. Maybe even top off with a little salt and pepper. I’ve done these with olive oil and without and it turns out nicely either way. I put on a pan at this step just so I don’t get oil all over the counter.
Wrap in foil.
Place potatoes in slow cooker with seam side up.
Place lid on slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until tender. The final result was a slow cooker full of moist and yummy “baked potatoes” and I didn’t even have to turn my oven on. Plus, no waiting when I got home from work. You can have your prep completed the night before even so all you have to do is turn on the slow cooker in the morning. Super simple.
I like my potato with melted cheese, sour cream, and green onions! Sometimes I substitute ranch for sour cream depending on what we have in the refrigerator.
If you have extra baked potatoes that you don’t want to go to waste, consider making this Baked Potato Chowder for a delicious freezer meal!
What toppings do you prefer on your baked potatoes?