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Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes

Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes

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A super easy way to bake potatoes without heating up the kitchen.

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  • Calories:
  • 254 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 3.6 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 51.2g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 6.1 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 114 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Prick the potatoes with a fork several times, then rub potatoes with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, and wrap tightly in foil. Place the potatoes into a slow cooker, cover, and cook on High for 4 1/2 to 5 hours, or on Low for 7 1/2 to 8 hours until tender.
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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.


Baking potatoes in the slow cooker sounds great! However, one reviewer said she had a roast in the oven all day, at a low temp. It is just as easy to add foil wrapped potatoes to the 5-hour oven baking project. They cook just fine at the lower temp and long baking period. I'm 74 years old, do it all the time, as did my Mother years ago. Works great...saves time, space, etc. You can oil the potatoes before putting in the foil if you wish.


I have done potatoes this way for a couple of years now and they are truely wonderful. Do them the exact way. yum the family loves them.