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Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes

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Slow cooker baked potatoes are simple and easy to make and are a perfect side dish to make to go with just about any meal.

If you are like me, any way that I can make cooking and baking more simple, I am all for it. Making baked potatoes in the oven is great, but since I have learned how to make them in the slow cooker, I may never do it any other way again!

How to Make Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes

Making these are simple and easy. The slow cooker really does most of the work for you.

Start by grabbing some sheets of aluminum foil. You want to make sure you have just enough to cover and wrap the potato when done.

Rub olive oil on your potatoes, and then sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Wrap tightly with aluminum foil and place in your slow cooker. You can cook a ton in here. They can be stacked, making this an easy way to make these delicious potatoes.

How long you cook baked potatoes in the slow cooker can vary based on the size of the potatoes.

I usually cook mine for about 2 1/2 hours on high or around 6 to 8 hours. To be sure if they are done, test with a fork. If the potatoes are fork tender, then they are done.

Once you have cooked the potatoes, they can be broiled or grilled for a few minutes if you’d prefer a crispier skin!

Then, top with your favorite baked potato toppings for a delicious meal idea or as a side dish.

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Yield: 8 potatoes

Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes

Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes

Tender baked potoates made using a slow cooker. Simple and easy side dish.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes


  • 8 medium sized baking potatoes
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • aluminum foil


    1. Wash potatoes and poke each with a fork a few times.
    2. Rub with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.
    3. Wrap in aluminum foil and then place in slow cooker (no water required) and cook on high for 3 hours or low 6-8 hours or until fork tender.
    4. For a crispier skin, broil potatoes for a couple minutes before serving!
    5. Top potatoes with sour cream, bacon bits, chives or your favorite toppings!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 183Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 61mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g

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Sheila Thigpen

Monday 17th of January 2022

Set it and forget it! What a great way to bake potatoes!


Thursday 13th of January 2022

Great idea to use slow cooker! Yum! I am going to make this weekend!

Karen @karenskitchenstories

Wednesday 12th of January 2022

My husband is a baked potato fiend (like wants one every day). I'll have to try this.


Tuesday 11th of January 2022

This is my new favorite go-to side dish recipe! I love how easy these are to prep and the potatoes come out perfect every time!

Inger@Art of Natural Living

Tuesday 11th of January 2022

I never knew you could do this! This could be a lifesaver for a big party when the oven is being used for other things!

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