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Baked Potatoes in Slow Cooker

Baked Potatoes in Slow Cooker are one of the easiest ways to feed a crowd with very little hands on time. Simply clean, prick, and place the potatoes in the crock pot and let the appliance do the rest. I promise, you will never make baked potatoes another way again!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free, Low Lactose
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 168kcal
Author Katie


  • Slow Cooker


  • 12 Russet Burbank (medium size) Potatoes or 4 XL Baking Potatoes

Toppings for Baked Potatoes:

  • Butter
  • Sour Cream
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Bacon
  • Chives


  • Rinse the baking potatoes really well, pat dry, and then prick the potatoes with the tines of a fork a few times.
  • Place the baking potatoes in the slow cooker (DO NOT ADD WATER) and cook on low for 8 hours.
  • Remove cooked baked potatoes from the slow cooker and prick with a fork to open. Fluff the inside of the potato with the tines of the fork, then place the toppings, one by one in the potato. Serve immediately and enjoy.


  • Water - No need to add water into the slow cooker. Potatoes contain moisture and will let off some allowing for steam to be created. Think of it as a sauna for potatoes.
  • Foil - I have tested this recipe multiple times with wrapping the potatoes in foil and to be honest they yield the same result. I see it as a waste of good foil so no need to waste!
  • Crispy Skin - If you love crispy baked potato skin simply spray the outside skin of the potato with avocado oil spray, then place the cooked baked potatoes under the broiler for 1 minute (or less) until crisp but not burnt. Make sure you watch them extra closely to avoid burning.
  • Overcooked - If you cook the baked potatoes for more than 10 hours the insides will begin to brown a little.
  • Entertaining - If you are entertaining you can make the potatoes ahead of time then place toppings next to the slow cooker for guest to add toppings to there potatoes.
  • Leftover baked potatoes - If you have leftover baked potatoes you can transform them into my Baked Potato Wedges, add it to baked potato soup, or even make them as breakfast potatoes the next day.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 888mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg