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Slow cooker recipes are so convenient! Making baked potatoes in a Crock Pot is easy and they turned out great!
For our second week of Crocktober, I’m sharing a recipe for Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes! I’ve seen several recipes online for making baked potatoes in a Crock Pot and finally got around to trying it. What I loved about it that I can put the potatoes in the slow cooker in the morning and they are ready at dinner time. Just make some chicken on the grill to go with it or have the baked potato as dinner.
Mix together 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon garlic, 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning and 4 cranks from a pepper grinder. Wash and dry potatoes. Place them on a large piece of foil (enough to completely wrap the potato. I cut small slices in the top of the potatoes with the hope that the seasonings would soak into them, giving the potatoes more flavor. If you decided not to make the small slices, be sure to poke the potato, all around, with a fork.
Brush the potatoes with the olive oil mixture and sprinkle with sea salt.
Tightly wrap the foil around the potatoes and put them in your slow cooker. Bake for high for 4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours.
One of my sisters told me that her husband’s work had a baked potato bar for the employees in the break room. They made the baked potatoes in a slow cooker and then left them in there to keep them warm. As the employees went on break, they could just grab a baked potato, add the toppings and enjoy! What a great party idea!
I have been making these for years. Just make sure the potatoes are complety dry, from washing them, before rubbing with oil. I have used canola oil, as well. I have never wrapped the potatoes in foil, just rub with oil, salt & pepper and drop them into the crockpot. Wonderfully fresh smell and taste, so different from oven baked. Thanks for the reminder to make these more often.
What is the point of the foil? Does this recipe work without it? I am trying to reduce waste and would rather not use foil if it isn’t necessary. You don’t need foil to cook potatoes in an oven, so I’m not sure what foil adds to crock pot cooking. Can you explain?
These would be great skiing – our ski area has plugs in the lodge and everyone brings a crock pot. They’d be a good change of pace instead of, or in addition to, the standard chili
Could you leave them unwrapped, omitting the foil step? How are the skins, when cooked in a slow cooker?
Hi Tonia, this definitely looks like a recipe I’m going to try. Do I understand correctly, no water is used in the slow cooker. Tx Dezzi
Hi Desiree! That’s right, no water. Just the oil brushed on the potatoes. 🙂 Best of luck! ~Tonia
Do you wrap the potatoes individually, or together as a whole in one piece of foil? I am definitely doing this. Thanks for sharing.
I wrapped each one individually! Best of luck! ~Tonia
what a fabulous idea – I will use them for my party but try them out first for the old man and me – love your recipes
Thank you Laura! I just bought a bag of potatoes so that I can make them for my family!
Can you layer the potatoes in crockpot?
Yes, you can layer them! Enjoy!
Hi Tonia, I was wandering if you used garlic salt or garlic powder? And also could you use melted butter instead of the olive oil? Just curious 🙂 Thanks so much can’t wait to try these my family will go crazy over these:) 🙂 🙂 🙂
I used garlic salt but garlic powder would work as well but you would want to use less of it. I’m not sure about the melted butter but it sure seems like it would work the same way. Enjoy!
Kristen Duke says
I’ve never thought of making baked potatoes in the crock pot but what a great idea!!
What a great idea! Like you said this is perfect for parties!
Shannah @ Just Us Four says
These look to die for! It’s making me hungry just by looking at them!
Michelle Paige says
My family LOVES baked potatoes in the crockpot! It’s so easy, but I must try your seasoning recipe!
rosa parks says
do you add anything else to the slow cooker or just the potatoes
I only added the foil wrapped baked potatoes! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
Anna Bennett says
I’m not a baked potato fan, as a matter of fact I never really liked potato’s,but I do eat them.
Your baked potato’s do look good & there for I am very willing to try them. My family loves baked potato’s.
I’m sorry for being so blunt.