Baked potatoes are one of my favorite side dishes, but I don’t enjoy dedicating a long time to making them or using up my oven space for them. This method for Crock Pot Baked Potatoes is super easy, doesn’t require much clean up and leaves your oven free! Plus, it also works for sweet potatoes!
How to make Crock Pot Baked Potatoes
First, you need to wash and dry your potatoes. Depending on the size of your potatoes and the size of your crock pot or slow cooker you can probably fit 5-8 potatoes inside. You want them all to lay flat on the bottom of the crock pot (this one is my favorite) not stacked.
Once the potatoes are washed and dried you are going to place each one on a piece of aluminum foil large enough for it to be wrapped inside. Drizzle each potato with about a little olive oil and sprinkle with a little salt. I use some pink Himalayan salt in a grinder or kosher salt for this recipe.
Rub the oil and salt into each potato and then wrap them up in the foil and place them in the crock pot. It should look like this:
Once your crock pot is full you’re going to cook the potatoes for 4 hours on high or 7-8 hours on low. When the potatoes are done you will be easily able to pierce them with a fork. Top the potatoes with your favorite toppings.
Baked Potato Toppings
You can top a baked potato with almost anything but here are some suggestions:
- Shredded Cheese- or even Simple Cheddar Cheese Fondue!
- Sour Cream
- Salt and pepper
- Sloppy Joes
- Shredded Enchilada Chicken
- Easy Crock Pot Pulled Pork
How do you top your baked potatoes? Let us know in the comments!
Main Dishes to Serve with Crock Pot Baked Potatoes
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! Go ahead and prepare them the exact same way and cook for the same amount of time and they will turn out perfectly. We recommend topping sweet potatoes with butter, cinnamon and brown sugar.
Of course. These will keep in the refrigerator for a few days. Remove from the foil and microwave until warmed through.
Once they have cooked, slice the potatoes in half, scoop out the insides and continue with your recipe for twice baked potatoes. Usually the potatoes insides are combined with butter and seasoning then put back into the potato skins and baked a second time in the oven.
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- 5-8 potatoes (however many will fit on the bottom of your crock pot)
- 2-3 tbsp olive oil
- Wash and dry potatoes.
- Place each potato on a piece of aluminum foil large enough to wrap it up in.
- Drizzle each potato with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
- Rub oil and salt all over potato.
- Wrap up in foil.
- Place on bottom of crock pot. Do not stack potatoes.
- Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 7-8 hours.
- Unwrap potatoes from foil and serve with your favorite toppings.
Sweet potatoes can be used in this recipe as well!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1 potato
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 209Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 134mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g
This post was originally published on January 13, 2019 and updated on March 14, 2021.