I want to make a few posts on super easy things to make in the slow cooker. This is one that when I have friends over, they always tell me they never thought about cooking baked potatoes in the slow cooker. So I’m posting it here just in case you don’t already know.
You can still toss them in a microwave, but I prefer the texture when they’re baked in the oven or the Crockpot.
I love making a meal out of a baked potato by topping it with black bean chili and serving a big salad with it. Yum!
Slow Cooker Beyond Easy Baked Potatoes
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 6- 8 hours (can cook longer if you are working late)
- 4 large russet potatoes (use organic so you can eat the skin too)
- a fork
In the morning: Wash the potatoes and scrub off any dirt. Make a few holes in each potato with the fork. Put them in the slow cooker. Cook on low for about 8 hours and enjoy your perfectly baked potato.
It’s true – no water in the slow cooker and no oil is needed to coat the potato. It really is as easy as it seems. You can also cook 1 or 2 potatoes in a 1 – 1.5 quart slow cooker.