Secret Ingredient Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

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There are so many great potatoes recipes out there on the internet, like this great recipe for Secret Ingredient Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes. If your family loves mashed potatoes with their meals, then this recipe will sure come in handy for you. While this is a very typical mashed potatoes recipe, it is made in your slow cooker which makes it a little bit different than how you might usually cook potatoes. Slow cooker potato recipes have been circulating on the internet and in particular Pinterest for a while now. Each one looks really intriguing and on top of that, they are very easy to make. When you make your potatoes in a slow cooker or a crock pot, you basically just throw in all of the ingredients in to ceramic dish that goes into the heating chamber, and set it and go about your day. Slow cookers cook things at a low, consistent temperature so there is no worry about starting a fire or anything. Slow cookers were invented in the early 1900s, when a man was inspired by stories his mother used to tell him about a dish she would make for Sabbath, when people were not allowed to cook. So this type of dish helped them to have a cooked meal, without having to do much work.

The same goes for the concept of the crock pot or slow cooker, which are essentially the same thing, just with a different name. The crock pot was made to help busy families make delicious, home cooked meals with little to no effort. It was very popular throughout the 70s, but then people's interest in it dwindled when the new technology of the microwave came out. But now that people are seeing that microwaves are not the best for every day cooking, they are turning back to the good old crock pot for meal making yet again. There are so many different crock pot and slow cooker potatoes recipes, each with their own different flavour and form. This delicious potato recipe requires you to cook the potatoes in the crock pot for 3 to 4 hours on the High setting and 7 to 8 hours on the Low setting. So if you head out the door to run errands or to go to school or work, you can set it on low to cook all day and this delicious potato recipe will be finished by the time you get home.

The photos of these potatoes look absolutely mouth watering. Plus, potatoes are so good for us. Potato nutrients include high levels of potassium, vitamin B6 and vitamin C. They also have no cholesterol and they are very low in sodium. So overall potatoes are a good choice of starch to add to any meal. Thank you to Jen from Carlsbad Cravings for this delicious potato recipe for Secret Ingredient Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes. You probably want to know what the secret ingredient is, so make sure you check out the recipe.*

Nutrition Facts for: Secret Ingredient Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes from Carlsbad Cravings
Ingredients: Red potatoes, unsalted butter, pesto, water, garlic cloves, salt, pepper, paprika, onion powder, milk, sour cream.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 6 servings.* Per Serving: Calories 315, Calories from Fat 141, Total Fat 15.7g 24%, Saturated Fat 8.3g 42%, Cholesterol 32mg 11%, Sodium 524mg 22%, Potassium 1086mg 31%, Carbohydrates 39.2g 13%, Dietary Fiber 4.1g 16%, Sugars 3.8g, Protein 6.6g, Vitamin A 10% · Vitamin C 34%, Calcium 10%, Iron 10%

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