crock pot baked potatoes

Crockpot Baked Potatoes

I tried this last week, and it worked wonderfully!

Crockpot baked potatoes. Genius.

It’s super easy. Just prepare your potatoes as you normally would- poke holes in them with a fork, and cover each with foil.

Then you place them into your crockpot and set it on high for about 4-8 hours, depending on how big your potatoes are.

You DO NOT add water. Just stick them right in there and let ’em cook.

This is a great “set it and forget it” way to have baked potatoes by lunch or dinner time. ‘Cause I, for one, always forget the potatoes till the last minute!

9 thoughts on “Crockpot Baked Potatoes”

  1. As someone without regular access to a conventional oven but with bushels and bushels of potatoes, I just want to kiss you all over for this. I had no idea.

    Am going to try it this weekend, probably more excitedly than I should be about such a thing…

  2. I’m lazy and just toss them in the oven on convection 350* for an hour, hour and a half. Just enough time to find other stuff to go along with the potatoes. That reminds me, I should go finish my twice-baked stuffed potatoes I have in the fridge mid-prep…

  3. I usually start them around noon on high in my older crockpot which is smaller (so that the potatoes take up most of the room in it) in order to eat them for supper around 6pm. If I was going to leave it all day, I think I’d only put it on low. I do this often and have never had the crock crack. I did have a bigger, newer crock crack, but I think it was because I put food in it the night before in the fridge and then it probably didn’t get to room temperature before I heated it. It didn’t break into pieces, but it did get hairline cracks. I never put them in the fridge anymore because of that. Hope this helps.

  4. I love doing this, too. Like the other poster said, I don’t use the foil. Just scrub, poke, and sprinkle with sea salt. Delish! Way better than microwaved, too. I have a small family of 3 and I’ll make about 6-9 at a time so we have them dinner a couple times and I can take them for lunch at work.

  5. Has anyone tried it on low?

    My first thought (before reading comments), was that it might crack the pot to have it on high all day with no liquid to disperse the heat.

    I would think that low would still have enough heat to cook the potatoes… maybe I’ll have to test it out.

  6. Ive done this many years with no problem either, I didnt know you could put sweet potatos in there, I’ll for sure have to try that.

  7. FYI: I did this the summer before last and I ended up buying a new crockpot. It cracked the crock. I had seen this recipe before and was so excited to try it too.

  8. I do this a lot with both regular and sweet potatoes. I don’t even use foil, just wash and dry them and put them in. (I’ve only noticed that if regular potatoes are in too long, they might get a tad dark on the inside, but no big deal.) So easy!


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