Crockpot Baked Potatoes are the perfect restaurant-style way to cook up crispy-skinned baked potatoes. Easy prep, and let the crockpot handle the rest. Whip these up for a dinner side tonight, serving a crowd, or potato bar night. This is my favorite slow cooker baked potato recipe.
Crockpot Baked Potatoes
When we do a potato bar at the house this is one of my favorite ways to cook up potatoes. I just prep and toss the taters in the crockpot first thing, and then when we get home dinner is ready.
Topping Ideas For Potatoes
- Salt & Pepper
- Sour Cream
- Green Onions
- Taco Meat
- Shredded Cheese
- Pulled Pork
- Sloppy Joes
Legit you can pile anything on your potatoes! Give one or more of these ideas a try. We love baked potatoes in our home.
What Potatoes Make the Best Baked Potatoes
Personally, we reach for Russet potatoes. They are the perfect amount of starch and offer a crispy skin and fluffy potato inside. Plus, these potatoes are mild in flavor so you can pile on all your favorite toppings.
Baked Potato FAQs
- Do I Need To Wrap Potatoes in Foil? Yes, for crock pot baked potatoes you do need to wrap in foil. This is going to help to give the potato skins the proper texture and prevent the potatoes from drying out as they cook.
- Can I Use Vegan Butter for a Vegan Recipe? Use anything you want to top your potatoes. This recipe is very versatile so make your potatoes and top however you prefer.
- Can I Cook Potatoes On High in The Crock Pot? Yes, I share both low and high settings on how to cook your potatoes. This is great so you can plan when you want your potatoes!
What If I Don’t Have Kosher Salt
Kosher salt is used a lot when you bake potatoes. If you don’t have kosher salt you can use classic table salt. The kosher salt helps to add flavor to the skins so that if you eat the potato skins it has a lot more flavor.
Tips for Cleaning Potatoes
Potatoes grow in the ground, so they have dirt and such on them once you pick them up from the stores. It is very important you give your spuds a really good cleaning before you prep.
I love the vegetable brush. The bristles on this brush really help to scrub all areas of the potato to remove any hidden debris that needs to be washed away. You can use the brush for other veggies like celery, cucumbers, etc.
Or you can use your hands and run the potatoes under cold water. Then scrub to remove on any debris or dirt.
- 5-6 Russet Potatoes, Washed Well and Dried (Or however many your family needs)
- Potato Toppings (Ex: Butter, Sour Cream, Salt, Pepper, Shredded Cheese, Bacon, Green Onions)
- Olive Oil
- Kosher Salt
- Wash and dry potatoes. Poke each potato with a fork 8-10 times all over the potato to enable steam to escape. (If you skip this step, the potatoes might explode!)
- Set each potato on a square of foil, drizzle olive oil, and sprinkle with salt. Wrap potatoes individually in foil.
- Place all potatoes in the crockpot on high for 4 hours or low for 7-8 hours.
- Note: the cooking time will differ based on the size of the potatoes. Fix potatoes with desired toppings.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 215Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 124mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 5gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g