Rustic Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes

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  • 5 pounds yukon gold potatoes, diced into about 1 inch cubes (no peeling necessary)
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 sticks of butter, divided
  • 23 cloves of garlic, finely minced
  • 8 oz cream cheese (the kind that comes in a block if you can find it)
  • 1 1/2 cups half and half
  • 1/2 cup minced chives


  1. Add your diced potatoes and chicken stock into your crock pot. Season with salt and pepper and mix together
  2. Top the potatoes with the garlic and with 4 tablespoons of butter, sliced into thick chunks
  3. Turn your Crock Pot on high and cook for 4 hours
  4. When there are 5-10 minutes remaining, remove the lid and add the cream cheese and the remaining butter to the potatoes
  5. Place the lid back on for the remaining several minutes
  6. When the time is up, remove the lid and add the half and half
  7. Using an electric hand mixer, beat the potatoes until they are creamy and thoroughly mashed*
  8. Stir in your chives and season to taste with salt and pepper
  9. *Note: If you don’t have a hand mixer, a regular potato masher will work, you just won’t end with quite as smooth of a consistency.*