Quick and easy crock pot baked potatoes are perfect for when you are short on oven space or you don’t want to heat up your house. The only question is what will you pile on top? Butter, cheese, bacon, taco meat and more are great options.
Did you know you can make baked potatoes in the crock pot? I think I knew this, but I had never tried it before until last week. Mind blown. Crock Pot Baked Potatoes are my new favorite thing!
I love that I can pop them in during the day and they do their thing without me having to be around. This perfect for you working parents. I always wanted baked potatoes during the week – I mean I love a great Hasselback Potato or baked potato but they take a while to make!
These pair great with our Baked Pork Chops.
Also, for those of you that tend to stash your crock pot away for the summer don’t do that. It’s the perfect tool for cooking your meals during the summer without heating up your kitchen.
You have no excuse not to make these because they only have five ingredients! Take 10 minutes in the morning and then you come home to perfect baked potatoes after work.
- Potatoes – We recommend using a starchy potato like a Russet or Yukon Gold Potato.
- Olive oil
- Sea salt
- Garlic powder
- Black pepper
Steps to Prepare
- Prep Potatoes – First thing you do is give the potatoes a good scrub, prick with a fork multiple times and dry them.
- Season – In a small dish combine the salt, garlic powder and pepper. Brush the potatoes with olive oil, sprinkle on the seasoning and then wrap them in the 12” x 12” squares of aluminum foil.
- Slow Cook – Place the baked potatoes on the bottom of the crock pot and cook on low for 7 1/2 – 8 hours or high 4 1/2 – 5 hours.
You’ll know when they are done when they are fork tender. If you feel a resistance when you pierce the potato with a fork they are not done. The cooking time is going to very upon how big your potatoes are, how your crock pot cooks and how many potatoes you cook in it at one time.
You can serve them just like that or unwrap them aluminum foil and broil them for a few minutes to crisp up the skin.
Did you know you can also make these potatoes in the Instant Pot?
Make it a Meal!
- No more dry, chewy pork chops when you make Garlic Baked Pork Chops!
- Serve Instant Pot Pulled Pork in sandwiches or as a topping to these potatoes.
- Another great topping would be Crack Chicken!
- Every baked potato needs be be served with ribs!
- Classic, comforting Cheesy Carrot Casserole is an easy side dish perfect for dinner or holidays.
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- 4 russet potatoes
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 Tbsp sea salt
- 1 Tbsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- Wash potatoes, prick with fork multiple times and dry them. Set aside.
- Tear 4 sheets of foil squares, 12×12 inch, to fold around the potatoes.
- Combine salt, garlic powder and pepper in small bowl.
- Take one potato and brush the entire potato with olive oil. Sprinkle with a 1/4 of the seasonings. Spread over entire potato. Wrap in a piece of foil. Place in crock pot. Repeat until all potatoes are in crock pot.
- Turn crock pot to low and cook 7 1/2 – 8 hours or 4 1/2 – 5 hours or until potatoes are tender. The cooking time will vary based on the size of your potato. Large potatoes will need longer, while smaller potatoes will cook more quickly. Do not overcook your potatoes are they will become mushy.
- Carefully remove foil, split open and serve with butter, bacon, cheese, Greek yogurt, chives etc.
- We recommend using a starchy potato like a Russet or Yukon Gold Potato.
- You’ll know when they are done when they are fork tender. If you feel a resistance when you pierce the potato with a fork they are not done. The cooking time is going to very upon how big your potatoes are, how your crock pot cooks and how many potatoes you cook in it at one time.
- You can serve them just like that or unwrap them aluminum foil and broil them for a few minutes to crisp up the skin.