These Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes are made easy with your crockpot! You can come home to baked potatoes and these are also great for summer because no oven heat!
These have totally changed the way I make baked potatoes!! I honestly don’t know why it has taken me this long to try this method!
Well, the biggest reason was I really didn’t think you could get a fluffy baked potato from a slow cooker. I was afraid it would turn out gummy and dense.
But, I was pleasantly surprised! They had soft and fluffy interiors and were so tender. However, if you are looking for the crispy skins you’ll want to bake them in the oven instead.
But, if you’re looking for an easy fool proof way to have baked potatoes ready when you come from work this is it! If you have 2 crockpots you can put your meat in one and these potatoes in another, then add a simple side salad and BAM you have dinner done in 10 minutes!!!
This will also be a perfect way to get baked potatoes with out turning on your oven and heating up your house during the summer.
Your welcome! 🙂
- 4-6 medium russet potatoes
- 4-6 teaspoons olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup water
Wash and scrub potatoes. Pat dry and lay on a piece of foil. Rub each potato with 1 teaspoon olive oil then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Wrap each potato up tightly and place in crockpot. Pour the water into the bottom of the crockpot. Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 7-8 hours.
*Smaller potatoes will cook faster.
*Recipe adapted from Cooks Illustrated