Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes Recipe

Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes are a convenient way to enjoy perfectly cooked, fluffy potatoes with little effort. This method ensures even cooking and allows you to complete other tasks while your potatoes cook. These baked potatoes are a versatile and delicious side dish that works well for busy weeknights or when you need to free up oven space.


  • 4 large russet potatoes
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Optional toppings: sour cream, butter, shredded cheese, chives, bacon bits


  1. Prepare the Potatoes:
  • Wash and scrub the potatoes thoroughly to remove any dirt. Pat them dry with a paper towel.
  • Pierce each potato several times with a fork to allow steam to escape during cooking.
  1. Season the Potatoes:
  • Rub each potato with a small amount of olive oil, ensuring they are evenly coated.
  • Sprinkle salt over the potatoes, adjusting the amount to your taste preference.
  1. Cook the Potatoes:
  • Place the potatoes in the slow cooker, ensuring they are arranged in a single layer without overlapping.
  • Cover the slow cooker with the lid and cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours. The potatoes are done when they are tender and easily pierced with a fork.
  1. Serve:
  • Carefully remove the potatoes from the slow cooker using tongs or a fork.
  • Cut a slit down the center of each potato and gently squeeze the ends to open up the potato.
  • Add your favorite toppings such as sour cream, butter, shredded cheese, chives, or bacon bits.

Nutritional Facts (Per Potato, without toppings):

  • Calories: 160
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 37g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Sodium: 15mg

Cooking Tips:

  • For extra crispy skins, place the cooked potatoes under the broiler for a few minutes before serving.
  • You can add garlic powder, onion powder, or other seasonings to the olive oil for additional flavor.
  • Slow cooker liners can make clean-up easier, but they are not necessary.

Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes are an easy and delicious way to enjoy a traditional side dish with little effort. This method is ideal for busy days because it results in perfectly cooked potatoes that can be topped with your favorite ingredients. Try this recipe for a simple, adaptable, and satisfying meal component.

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