Homemaking, Recipes

Crock Pot Baked Potatoes

Yes, you can cook potatoes in the CrockPot!



  • This is a great meal for company – especially a fun, casual gathering…Set out all the toppings, and let people create their own…
  • This is also an easy way to let your kids help in the kitchen!!
  • And, the clean-up…super easy!!



Aluminum Foil

Russet/Baking Potatoes


Yes, that’s really it.


How many potatoes you will use depends on how big your family is…or how many your crock pot can hold.  I made 8 (ranging in size from medium to large-ish), and that pretty much filled my crock pot.  (8 is obviously a bit much for our family of 3 to eat in one meal…some were for dinner tonight, some will be for lunch tomorrow, and some will be a side dish to dinner on Thursday.)


Scrub potatoes (this is a great job for little helping hands!)

Dry thoroughly

Pierce potatoes all over with a fork (another fun job for little hands…if done with proper supervision)

Wrap each potato in foil (again…a good task for the kids!)

Place in CrockPot

Cover and…



10 hours on low


6 hours on high


Yes, it really is that simple!  And, no, you don’t need to add anything (water, oil, etc.)…And no, as long as you pierce the potatoes, they will not explode!




Shredded Cheese or (Homemade) Cheese Sauce (I use Sue Gregg’s Recipe – yum!)

Sour Cream

Chopped, Cooked Bacon

Green Onions

Steamed or roasted Broccoli or Asparagus


Or, use up leftover(s): Chili, Shredded Barbequed Beef/Pork/Chicken, Spaghetti Sauce…


  1. I have that same Crockpot.

  2. I have that same crock pot too! Sometimes I use the crock pot to keep already-baked potatoes warm, say if we’re having them for Sunday lunch. LOVE the crock pot! Also love serving potatoes-n-toppings for a meal!

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