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Garlic Herb Slow Cooker 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.
I’ve cracked the code on a simple fall side dish. These tender 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. A potato recipe for times where we don’t really want to cook, times when the stove and oven will be packed with other items, like Thanksgiving, and times when we want to use our slow-cooker, but not for soup.
These crockpot potatoes do double, triple duty. All of the above and customizable for whatever flavor profile you’d like. I’m partial to herbs and garlic so that’s what we are going for. These would also taste fantastic with curry powder, paprika or chili powder. If it will taste good on a potato, it will work in this dish.
I choose fingerling potatoes for this recipe, but any small potato will work. Fingerling potatoes are one of my favorite potato varieties with its delicate yellow skin and warm yellow center.
This 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.
Instead of fingerling potatoes, red potatoes or gold potatoes will work.
Simple and easy to prepare, these crockpot potatoes only require a handful of ingredients.
To prevent sticking, lightly coat the inside of a slow cooker with nonstick spray. Place the potatoes, olive oil, garlic, herbs and salt/pepper into the pot. For a richer taste, you can substitute melted butter, regular or non-dairy, instead of olive oil.
Stir together, then cover and cook on low heat for 4 to 5 hours or on high heat for 2 to 3 hours, until potatoes are fork-tender.
Just before serving, add lemon juice and toss until combined. For an extra hit of umami flavor, my husband loves to sprinkle parmesan cheese on these potatoes while warm. Dairy-free parmesan cheese can also be used.
Dried herbs are move convenient and cost-effective, which is why I call for them here. However, you can substitute fresh herbs if you’d like. You can also swap in different herbs, like rosemary or Italian seasoning, if you’d like.
These potatoes are best suited for a slow cooker, but can be made on the stove top as well. Because they’ll need more moisture, you’ll need to add vegetable broth to the potatoes.
Combine all ingredients as directed along with a cup of vegetable broth. Cover and simmer over low heat until potatoes are tender, about 15-20 minutes. As needed, add more broth to prevent the potatoes from sticking to the bottom of the pain.
These herb potatoes don’t work as well in the Instant Pot as they get too mushy. For Instant Pot potatoes, I recommend my Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes instead. Ready in just 15 minutes!
Highly recommend saving this recipe for Thanksgiving or Christmas. They are the perfect holiday food because you don’t need to make extra room on the stove or in the oven for potatoes!
Save room and make these slow-cooker potatoes instead.
Almost everything pairs well with potatoes, but I especially love them with:
I can’t wait to hear what you think about these potatoes! Hard to believe they get a crispy crust in the slow-cooker, but the magic is true. Enjoy!
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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.
This recipe was first publish in 2018 but updated in 2021.