Oh man, I’ve cracked the code on a simple fall side dish. These potatoes, thrown into a slow-cooker with a dash of olive oil and herbs and… that’s it. Yup. Couldn’t be easier. Especially for my friends who don’t love to cook cook, these are for you.
I admit I was a little skeptical that potatoes would taste this good in a slow-cooker. I wanted to come up with a simple side dish that would get us through the following months. Times where we didn’t really want to cook, times when the stove/oven would be packed with other items and times when we wanted to use our slow-cooker, but not for soup.
These potatoes do double, triple duty. All of the above and customizable for whatever flavor profile you’d like. Me, I tend to be partial to herbs and garlic so that’s what we are going for. But, I think these would also taste fantastic with curry powder, paprika or chili powder. Essentially, if it will taste good on a potato, it will work in this dish.
To make things even easier, we’re using The Little Potato Company’s Fingerling potatoes. These are one of my favorite potato varieties with its delicate yellow skin and warm yellow center.
This Creamer varietal delivers a rich and authentic potato flavor – earthy with a natural nutty finish. The taste is full and sumptuous, requiring little seasoning or embellishment. Perfect for these slow cooker potatoes! They really don’t need much.
The other bonus? They are already cleaned. Just slice in half and add to the base of your slow cooker. No scrubbing or washing required!
I know it’s way, way too early to even be discussing the topic of Thanksgiving or Christmas but– you also might want to save this recipe for those occasions as well. Remember we said these were great for days when the stove/oven were packed? Well, that would be that time. Save room and make these slow-cooker potatoes instead.
I can’t wait to hear what you think about these potatoes! I know you are going to love them as much as we do. I really can’t believe they get a crispy crust in the slow-cooker, but the magic is true. Enjoy!
Slow Cooker Garlic Herb Potatoes. These potatoes are a game changer! A must-save for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any event where you don’t want to use your stove/oven to cook potatoes.
- 3 pounds (2 packages) The Little Potato Company Fingerling Potatoes
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried dill
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- Lightly coat the inside of a slow cooker with nonstick spray. Place potatoes, olive oil, garlic, herbs and salt/pepper into the slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on low heat for 4-5 hours or high heat for 2-3 hours, or until tender.
- Just before serving, add lemon juice and toss until combined. Serve immediately.
Keywords: thanksgiving, potatoes, slow cooker, side dish, crock pot