Low-Fat Slow Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Low-Fat Slow Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 18
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 162.5
  • Total Fat: 3.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 12.2 mg
  • Sodium: 62.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 28.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.9 g
  • Protein: 4.0 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Low-Fat Slow Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes calories by ingredient


The perfect way to make mashed potatoes for a large gathering. The perfect way to make mashed potatoes for a large gathering.
Number of Servings: 18


    5 pounds red potatoes
    2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
    6 cloves garlic, minced
    8 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
    8 ounces reduced-fat sour cream
    1 teaspoon ground black pepper


The potatoes can be prepped ahead of time and finished the day of your big dinner or party. The potatoes hold well for extended periods of time if you stir periodically to avoid drying around the edges. As a bonus, this version is lower in calories and fat than traditional mashed potatoes.


Scrub the potatoes and cut them into chunks. Do NOT peel.
Rinse well and transfer to a stock pot. Cover with cold water by 6 inches, add the minced garlic and bouillon granules. Bring to a boil and cook approximately 10 minutes, or until potatoes are fork-tender.

Drain, reserving liquid. Add cream cheese and sour cream to pan and mash potatoes, adding reserved liquid as needed to achieve desired consistency.

Transfer to a slow cooker and cook on low for 2 hours. Before serving, stir well and season with ground black pepper to taste.

Makes approximately 18 (1/2 cup) servings.

NOTE: Can be prepared up to the point of transfer to slow cooker and refrigerated for up to two days. However, if you do this, you will need to increase the slow-cooker cooking time to 3 or 4 hours and add more liquid.

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    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I created something very similar at thanksgiving dinner because we were short on pots. I cooked the potatoes on HIGH in the slow cooker for about 3 hrs, while the turkey roasted in the oven. Drain, add other ingrediented, and mash with a hand mixer right in the ceramic pot, then keep on very low. - 12/15/09

    Reply from CD3006903 (12/15/09)
    That's helpful to know. The whole shebang can be done all in the slow cooker. I wasn't sure about using the mixer inside the crock for fear of chipping the glaze. That wasn't a problem?

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    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I made this 5 days ago for a potluck. I should have doubled the recipe! There are alot of really great cooks in my circle of friends (me not being one). This is the first time I've been asked my recipe. These are seriously easy and so so good. Try 'em!! They're better than the butter loaded ones. - 3/3/09

    Reply from CD3006903 (3/4/09)
    Thank you for your wonderful comment on my recipe. I can't tell you how thrilled I am for you that you were the hit of your potluck. I feel like I've done my good deed for the day! LOL

    I'm glad you like the recipe.

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    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    These are delicious, easy and taste as good as my old full fat calorie rich version! Maybe better! They are creamy and wonderful and I am betting no one will know for Thanksgiving tomorrow that I'm sneaking a little healthier option in.... - 11/27/08

    Reply from CD3006903 (12/9/08)
    Thank you for your complimentary comment about my recipe.

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    Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Really enjoyed this recipe! Didn't use the crockpot. Just boiled potatoes, drained and then added remaining ingredients, mashing all together. Got great reviews from my family. Will make again :) - 1/25/10

    Reply from CD3006903 (1/25/10)
    Thanks for taking time to rate my recipe and leave a complimentary comment. I'm glad you and your family enjoyed it.

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    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Love garlic mashed potatoes. Can hardly wait to make these. With a large family I appreciate short cuts when I can get them. Thanks for a great recipe! - 2/12/09

    Reply from CD3006903 (2/12/09)
    Thanks for taking time to review and rate my recipe. I hope your family enjoys them as much as mine does. I appreciate your positive comments.