Garlic Herb Slow Cooker Potatoes

By Alexandra Caspero on September 12, 2021
A lifesaver when the oven is filled! The best potatoes, great weeknight sidedish. 
Serves 6

Garlic Herb Slow Cooker Potatoes. These slow cooker potatoes are a game-changer! A must-have for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any event where you don’t want to use your stove/oven to cook potatoes. 

These slow-cooker potatoes are the perfect side dish for the holidays. Tender potatoes, thrown into a slow cooker with a dash of olive oil and herbs, and… that’s it. Yup. Couldn’t be easier.

I was skeptical that potatoes would taste good in a slow cooker. I wanted to come up with a simple side dish that would get us through big cooking holidays where the oven is in use for other recipes.

As a bonus, these slow cooker potatoes are for times when we don’t really want to cook and times when you want to use your slow cooker, but not for soup.

These crockpot potatoes are customizable for whatever flavor profile you’d like. I’m partial to herbs and garlic, but they taste fantastic with curry powder, paprika, or chili powder. If it tastes good on a potato, it will work in this dish.

Slow Cooker Garlic Herb Potatoes

Which potatoes work best?

I chose fingerling potatoes for this recipe, but any small potato will work. Fingerling potatoes are one of my favorite potato varieties with their delicate yellow skin and warm yellow center. Red potatoes, little potatoes, and gold potatoes will also work.

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.

Slow Cooker Garlic Herb Potatoes

Ingredients for Slow-Cooker Potatoes

Simple and easy to prepare, these crockpot potatoes only require a handful of ingredients. 

  • Potatoes of choice
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Dried herbs like oregano, basil, and dill
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Fresh lemon juice

Instructions for Crockpot Potatoes

Prepare Your Slow Cooker

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. 

Cook Until Tender

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. 

Season and Serve

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.

Thanksgiving Potatoes In Slow Cooker

Can I use fresh herbs?

Dried herbs are more 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.

Stove Top Directions

These potatoes are best suited for a slow cooker but can be made on the stovetop 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.

Can I make these in the Instant Pot?

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!

The Little Potato Company Fingerling Potatoes

Make these crockpot potatoes for Thanksgiving or Christmas

I 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.

What to serve with these crockpot potatoes:

Almost everything pairs well with potatoes, but I especially love them with:

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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!

If you make these garlic herb slow cooker potatoes, make sure to come back to leave a comment and rate it. Your feedback helps other readers, and seeing you make my recipes makes my day. 

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Slow Cooker Garlic Herb Potatoes

Slow-Cooker Garlic Herb Potatoes

  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: slow cooker, crock pot, side dish
  • Method: slow cooker, crock pot, side dish
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

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.


  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: slow cooker, crock pot, side dish
  • Method: slow cooker, crock pot, side dish
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan
  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: slow cooker, crock pot, side dish
  • Method: slow cooker, crock pot, side dish
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan
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Ingredients

  • 3 pounds Fingerling Potatoes, halved*
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon each: dried oregano, dried basil, dried dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Approximately 1/2 a lemon, juiced

Instructions

  1. Lightly coat the inside of a slow cooker with nonstick spray. Place potatoes, olive oil, garlic, herbs and salt/pepper into the slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low heat for 4-5 hours or high heat for 2-3 hours, or until tender.
  3. Just before serving, add lemon juice and toss until combined. Serve immediately.

Notes

*Small potatoes, like fingerlings, new or golden potatoes, work best. 

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This recipe was first publish in 2018 but updated in 2021 and 2023. 

Meet Alex Caspero

Alex Caspero is a Registered Dietitian, New York Times Bestselling Chef, and mom of two. She aims to cut through the nutrition noise by providing real-life, nourishing tips for body and mind. Learn more about Alex.

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    1. Jeanette
      April 24, 2023 AT 6:46 pm

      These potatoes were great! SOOOOOO easy and complemented the dinner well. Everyone in the family loves them and they will now become a go for me. I had some left, so the next night I reheated in the oven and the flavour was even better, plus they were a little crisp which made them extra nice. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. 🙂

    2. Robin
      November 10, 2022 AT 1:36 pm

      Looks good!

    3. Leola
      July 10, 2022 AT 5:52 pm

      Who’d have known potatoes this good can be made in my second-hand crockpot! I didn’t have fingerling potatoes so I just cut the larger potatoes I had in roughly the cube size volume of 1/2 fingerlings (keeping the thicker potato skin on). No need to coat with cooking spray – just put the oil in the bottom before tossing the potatoes herbs, salt (I always put less than a recipe says) and pepper in. Stir the potatoes and stuff around so all sides of the potatoes are coated. I used the high setting and it only took about 2 1/4 hrs I think.

      Bf said people would be pleased if they ate these potatoes in a fine French restaurant. Nice recipe, thank you!






    4. Cynthia Browne
      March 10, 2021 AT 5:03 pm

      Can I quadruple the recipe for a large 7 quart slow cooker? I didn’t see a size for your recipe.

      1. Julie Hempfling
        December 20, 2022 AT 10:11 am

        I would love to know the answer to this question as well!

        1. Alex
          December 22, 2022 AT 11:42 am

          Yes! I don’t see why not– I’ve doubled the recipe and it should work quadrupled as long as you have a large enough cooker.

    5. Evie
      April 9, 2019 AT 5:37 pm

      If I make this the day before and refrigerate, what do you recommend for reheating?






      1. Alex
        April 10, 2019 AT 9:56 am

        Hi Evie, I would place them in a baking dish, cover with foil and reheat on warm in the oven.

    6. Nancy
      October 8, 2018 AT 9:09 am

      I made this recipe with baby Yukon Gold potatoes to take to a friend’s house for dinner. Not only did the potatoes smell heavenly while cooking for 3 hours on high, they tasted just as heavenly when served! She wanted to keep some of the leftovers, so I knew it was a hit. Thank you for this recipe, I’ll be making this again!






      1. Alex
        October 8, 2018 AT 1:24 pm

        Awesome! So glad you liked it, thanks Nancy!

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