Since I'm due so close to Thanksgiving, I desperately need recipes that will be quick and easy for Thanksgiving dinner. I will be in no shape to be getting things ready for this wonderful holiday, so I've passed the cooking responsibility on to my amazing hubster, and I want to make things as easy as possible for him. But even if I was the one cooking, I still love a marvelous and easy recipe. I mean, come on.... who doesn't?
These potatoes are so simple and easy, it's ridiculous. I discovered cooking mashed potatoes in the crock pot a few months ago, and I refuse to make mashed potatoes any other way.
First, you take the crockpot.... I bought this little crockpot for $3 on a Black Friday sale. I absolutely love it! I even added our name in vinyl so no one dares to steal my $3 crockpot! Ha!
Second.... wash, peel, and cube about 5 potatoes. Of course you can do more or less, depending on how much you want to make. For my family, 5 potatoes lasts about 2 meals, so that's plenty for us!
Cover the potatoes with water. Make sure to have the potatoes barely covered. You don't want to add too much water!
Third.... add about a teaspoon and a half of minced garlic. Since I am looking to keep things nice and easy, I always used pre-minced garlic. I love this stuff!
Once the garlic and water are added, cover and cook on high for about 4 hours. Once the potatoes are done cooking, drain the water. Some of the garlic might drain out, but that's ok. :)
Add 1 package (about 8 oz.) of cream cheese and whip those mashed potatoes!!
See how easy that is? I promise, you won't want to cook mashed potatoes any other way!
Plus, these garlic and cream cheese mashed potatoes are sure to be a crowd pleaser... whether it be for
Thanksgiving or just Thursday night dinner. :)