Easy to make baked potatoes made in the crockpot. Wrap them in aluminum foil and cook for 5 hours for soft potatoes with crispy skins! These make the best baked potatoes!
Easy Crockpot Baked Potatoes
These baked potatoes are so easy to make, especially on days when you don’t want to heat up your kitchen by baking them in the oven. All you need to do is cook them in the slow cooker for a few hours until they’re soft. The result is tender baked potatoes that still have crispy skins!
Tip: Looking for extra fast baked potatoes? Try my Instant Pot Baked Potatoes!
Once they’re done, add your favorite toppings – for me, I like simple butter and salt, but my husband and kids love sour cream on theirs too! I hope you enjoy these incredibly easy to make crockpot baked potatoes!
How long do potatoes take in the slow cooker?
Baked potatoes take between 4-7 hours depending if you are cooking them on HIGH or LOW heat in the slow cooker.
If the potatoes are much smaller than traditional baking potatoes, check them at the 3.5 hour mark.
How to Make Baked Potatoes in the Crockpot
Scrub potatoes to clean them. Poke holes in them with either a fork or knife.
Place each potato on a piece of aluminum foil, a size that is large enough for you to be able to wrap the potatoes up completely.
Wrap the potatoes up tight in the foil and place in slow cooker.
Cook until potatoes are softened. Serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
What should I put on top of a baked potato?
Some traditional topping ideas are butter, sour cream, chives, chopped bacon and dried parsley. If you’re doing a chili baked potato, try ground beef chili, shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream. For a Mexican Baked Potato, you can add salsa, black or pinto beans, fried corn, cheddar cheese or queso, guacamole or sour cream.
Do I need to wrap potatoes in aluminum foil?
Although I think the best baked potatoes are wrapped in aluminum foil, this recipe can easily be made without foil. Spray the bottom and sides of slow cooker bowl with nonstick spray and then continue brushing them with olive oil and salt, and then placing directly in the slow cooker. Since they might cook faster, check them at the 3.5-4 hour mark (on HIGH) and then continue to test until they’re soft.
Can I cook sweet potatoes the same way?
Yes, just swap sweet potatoes instead of baking potatoes and cook the same way!
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- 4 large potatoes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- salt to taste
- 4 pieces aluminum foil
- Clean the potatoes, and then poke holes in each potato using a fork or a knife.
- Place each potato on a sheet of aluminum foil. Brush olive oil over potatoes and then sprinkle salt to taste.
- Wrap each potato up in aluminum foil tightly and place in slow cooker. Close lid.
- Cook until tender, about 4 1/2-5 hours on HIGH or 7 hours on LOW. Remove from slow cooker and allow to cool before opening the foil. Slice potato open and add butter, sour cream, chives, bacon or whatever else you want to add!