Garlic Herb Crockpot Mash Potatoes will be a huge time saver for you this Thanksgiving. Let the crockpot do all the work and free up precious space on your stovetop. These mash potatoes are creamy, comforting, and packed with garlicy herb flavors.
Garlic Herb Crockpot Mash Potatoes are my new favorite side dish for Thanksgiving. The recipe is totally straightforward and easy to master. Plus, this recipe will save you time and coveted space on your stovetop to cook other side dishes. Thanksgiving and Christmas are the times of year when your kitchen oven is put to the ultimate test.
It’s when hot pans filled with delicious food occupy every burner on your stovetop while a fat juicy turkey simultaneously roasts in the oven. Finished cooking the green bean casserole? Hurry, cover it with tinfoil, set it aside, and grab another pot to cook the stuffing. That oven of yours works its butt off from dawn to dusk.
Dude, it’s also the time of year when you use every single dish you own. Dishes you haven’t seen in 30 years come out of the woodwork for Thanksgiving. Believe me, you’ll find a use for every dish in your house.
My sister, Michelle, and I were in charge of doing dishes on Thanksgiving growing up. We’d wade through the pile of dishes until we reached the sink. We’d pack the dishwasher as best we could then wash the remaining dishes by hand. One of us would wash while the other would dry and vice versa. It seemed to take hours to wash the dishes so we made up crazy songs to amuse ourselves and pass the time. You’ll have to hear our rendition of the Gillian’s Island theme song. It’s pretty epic. Neither Michelle or I have a good singing voice but our parents would tolerate our croaking the best they could.
Right about this time, Mom would come into the kitchen to check our progress. Luckily for us, our mom is a master dishwasher packer. She’d peek inside the dishwasher to find out how much room we had left. Michelle and I would say no more dishes could fit. Mom would flash us a smile that seemed to say amateurs.
We’d watch in amazement as Mom unloaded the dishes then repack them. I’m telling you, she has a gift. You couldn’t see Mom’s arms and hands because they would be moving so fast. I shit you not she fit everything into that damn dishwasher. The pots, the pans, the prep dishes, the dinner plates, the serving dishes, the car, the cutlery, everything!
Michelle and I would grovel at her feet, we’re not worthy, we’re not worthy!!
Now that we’re adults, Michelle and I can pack a mean dishwasher but we’ll never be as good as the master. Long may she reign.
OK, let’s get back to Garlic Herb Crockpot Mash Potatoes. This recipe is amazing on Thanksgiving because it saves you from washing extra dishes like a pot and the colander! You’re welcome.
Garlic Herb Crockpot Mash Potatoes can be made with dairy or you can prepare it vegan. I actually tried both. I even shot the vegan version of this recipe but decided against posting it. The vegan potatoes turned out good but not good enough to share. I need more time to experiment with the recipe. As you can imagine there are hundreds of vegan mash potato recipes on the interwebs if you’re interested.
You’ll notice I added some garlic to this recipe. And when I say some I actually mean an ungodly amount. I loaded this bad boy up with 8 garlic cloves. Go big or go home, right? Of course, you can tone down the garlic if you want. I, on the other hand, can’t get enough. Just keep in mind the milk and butter will help mellow out the garlic flavor so add as little or as much as you like.
One of the coolest parts of this recipe is the garlic tastes like you’ve roasted it, without actually roasting it. The garlic sits on top of the potatoes and turns golden brown while it cooks. You’re left with the most mouthwatering taste of roasted garlic when this recipe finishes cooking. It’s borderline magical.
Cooking Thanksgiving dinner can be stressful and this recipe alleviates some of that stress. All you do is dump the ingredients into the crockpot and turn it on. Let the crockpot do it’s thing while you set the table and prep your other dishes. Once the potatoes are finished cooking and mashed, you can use the crockpot to keep them warm. It saves you time and stovetop space. It’s a win-win!
Alright, folks, that’s a wrap on Garlic Herb Crockpot Mash Potatoes. If you want creamy, buttery, salty, herby, and garlicy mash potatoes, you’ve come to the right place. I hope you give them a try!
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