Baked Potatoes make for such a delicious side dish or even a main dish. So comforting and perfect throughout the cooler months, baked potatoes are really one of my favorite things ever.

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A few years ago, we were on a RV trip traveling for the day and we weren’t scheduled to arrive until nearly supper time. As you probably know by now, I love to use my slow cooker at home and on the road, so I thought I’d try “baking” my potatoes in the slow cooker while we were traveling that day.

I have to tell you, they reminded me of those tender, delicious, perfect baked potatoes you get at steak houses. The kind that are fluffy and just melt in your mouth like butter. The kind that you can absolutely make a meal of right by themselves they are so yummy. Bingo! I’ve not baked them in my oven since.

Let me show you how to make baked potatoes in the slow cooker. It will seriously rock your world.

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First, choose your favorite potato for baking. Scrub them clean and then place them on a paper towel. I do not pat mine dry as I think the bit of moisture helps them in the slow cooker.

 

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See, they are just a bit damp. You’ll then want a fairly large piece of aluminum foil that will wrap around your potato for baking and seal tightly.

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Place your potato on the aluminum foil, drizzle with olive oil and then sprinkle on a bit of Kosher or sea salt.

 

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Then, take additional pieces of aluminum foil and make balls out of them. Just wad them up to about the size of a tennis or baseball. Arrange them on the bottom of your slow cooker. I do this so that my potatoes aren’t resting directly on the bottom of the slow cooker insert. I’ve found that if they do, the bottoms of the potato tends to cook more than the rest of the potato and leave a brown spot on the bottom. If that doesn’t bug ya, then just skip this step.

 

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Then, arrange the potatoes on top of the aluminum balls you just made.

 

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Place the lid on your slow cooker and set the time for 6-8 hours on low or 4 hours on high. I will tell you, I prefer them cooked on low more than the high setting.

 

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Then, just let them stay warm until you are ready to serve them.

 

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Here’s my recipe for Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes. Try them the next time you are planning to fix baked potatoes for your family or company. You’ll be hooked!

Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes Recipe

Baked Potatoes are an all-time favorite dish. Get this recipe for Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes for the perfect, restaurant quality baked potato!
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Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 5 mins
Servings: 4 -6
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

Ingredients

  • 4-6 baking potatoes
  • olive oil
  • salt

Instructions

  • Scrub baking potatoes clean and place on a piece of aluminum foil. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Wrap tightly with aluminum foil.
  • Make balls, about 4-6, out of aluminum foil about the size of a tennis ball and arrange on the bottom of the slow cooker insert.
  • Place foil-wrapped potatoes into slow cooker insert and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6-8 hours. Leave on warm until ready to serve.
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Enjoy!
Robyn xo

 

 

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  1. I tried this recipe last night, as we are having a heat wave here. With temperatures close to 90, there was no way inward baking potatoes in the oven in that heat!

    This recipe was not only super simple, but tasty too. The potatoes were cooked perfectly. I wasn’t sure if the potatoes needed to be pricked before cooking, but I did just to be on the safe side. I wasn’t a huge fan of the texture of the skins, but I think I will broil them for a minute or so next time. I think that will help.

    Thanks for helping with the baked potato cravings in summer!

    1. Hi Gail,
      You can absolutely use a crock pot for this. I use the term slow cooker to cover any brand. Thanks so much!

  2. How long do you think they can stay in the crock pot at the warm setting, after they’re done? I would have to start the cooking at 6AM before I leave to work and would they be okay to stay in there at eat at around 7:00PM? 

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