Crock-Pot Baked Potatoes

Crock-pot Baked Potatoes are one of the easiest things you can possibly make in a crock-pot. I LOVE using my crock-pot for just about anything. With busy work and school schedules, our crock-pot is the difference between a nice home cooked meal or a bowl of cereal for dinner.

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Usually, I cook a soup, stew, or other main dish in the crock-pot. Lately, time seems to always be short and it’s hot outside, which is a great reason to use the crock-pot for other than main dishes, like dessert (Crock-pot Pineapple Upside Down Cake) or sides like these super easy Crock-Pot Baked Potatoes.

How to make Crock-Pot Baked Potatoes

Don’t blink because these directions are short and sweet! 🙂 That’s just how easy these potatoes are to make!

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To get started, wash the potatoes and prick them a couple of times with a knife or fork. I used red potatoes here, but any kind of potato should work just fine. Place these potatoes in the crock-pot, turn it to low, and leave them all day to cook. That’s it!! Could it be any easier?

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After 8-10 hours of cooking, the potatoes are done and ready to eat. These crock-pot baked potatoes are probably cooked well before the 8 hour mark, but I’ve never tested it. Top them how you like them – we usually just add some butter, salt, and pepper. If you want to make these the main meal, top with your favorite combination of toppings. We love broccoli and cheese with the sprinkling of bacon. YUM! 🙂 The texture of the potato skin does come out a little different than an oven baked potato, softer, not crispy like an oven baked potato, but still delicious.

If you have more than one crock pot, it’s easy to make these as a side while cooking the main dish in another crock-pot. Put a roast or whole chicken in one and these potatoes in the other and you are ready to feed a hungry family after a long day.

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  1. I never even thought about using my crockpot for cooking potatoes. I will try this today. Cooking for just two people hardly makes heating the house worth cooking just two baked potatoes, but now I can cook several smaller potatoes and use the extras the next day. Thanks for this tip.

    1. Great idea to cook extra for leftovers! I can think of all kinds of great things to use the leftovers in – home fries, potato salad, great for lunch the next day… You’ve given me new ideas – I’m going to see how many potatoes will fit in my crock-pot! Love it when I can cook extra and use it for something else. With my hungry crew, there are rarely leftovers unless I make extra on purpose. Thanks, Cynthia! 🙂

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