Easy Slow Cooker Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Save some precious stovetop space this Thanksgiving by making my slow cooker mashed potatoes. By adding tangy goat cheese and garlic, we take this comfort food classic to the next level! 

Easy Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes with goat cheese served in a black bowl with some cracked pepper on top and small milk bottle in the back

If I listened to Solal, we would be eating potatoes every.single.day. Maybe even twice a day, because there are really a lot of recipes you can make with potatoes before getting sick of them.

Although I’m not sure it would be a good idea health-wise, I do agree that potatoes are pretty damn comforting.

Mashed potatoes, in particular, have a way of warming up your soul and make you feel cozy. I love a good and simple recipe for mashed potatoes but adding goat cheese really takes them to the next level of comfort and yumminess.

Note, that these are slow cooker mashed potatoes, meaning you can just set your timer and forget it.

Depending on your schedule, you can cook the slow cooker mashed potatoes for 4 hours on high or 6 hours on low and then leave them on the “warm” setting until you’re ready.

This method of preparing mashed potatoes saves some precious stovetop space if you’re planning to make these for the holidays aka. Thanksgiving dinner!

close-up of a bowl of slow cooker mashed potatoes with goat cheese with a striped cloth napkin and a bottle of milk in the background

Now, moving away from these slow cooker mashed potatoes recipe, today is our last day in Montreal before we come back at the beginning of December.

On Saturday morning, we’re taking the train to Toronto, which is our first stop in a 3-week journey throughout Canada and the US.

My internet connexion will obviously be limited but I’ll try to share as much as I can on Instagram (@notenoughcinnamon) whenever I can find some wifi.

Also, I have a bunch of recipes almost ready to be posted so don’t forget to check the blog often.

overhead shot of slow cooker mashed potatoes with goat cheese served in a matte black bowl with some cracked pepper on top

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Easy Slow Cooker Goats Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Save some precious stovetop space this Thanksgiving by making my slow cooker mashed potatoes. By adding tangy goat cheese, we take this comfort food classic to the next level! 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword classics reinvented, comfort food, dinner party recipes, mashed potatoes, side dish, slow cooker recipes, Thanksgiving
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 270 kcal


  • 5 lbs potatoes 2,3 kg - peeled and cut into chunks
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup chicken stock or vegetable stock
  • 2 cups milk I used full-fat
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 6 oz soft goats cheese 170 g, crumbled


  1. Place potatoes and garlic in the bowl of your slow-cooker. Pour in chicken stock and milk. Season with salt. Stir.

  2. Close the lid and cook for 4 hours on high, or 6 hours on low.
  3. When ready to eat, mash the potatoes using a masher. Sprinkle with goat cheese and mash again. Stir to make sure the cheese is well distributed. If the texture is too thick to your taste, add more milk as needed.
  4. If you prefer smooth mashed potatoes, transfer the potatoes and liquid to a food processor and pulse until smooth (this is what I did for the batch pictured).

  5. The leftovers will be a bit dry (the potatoes soak up all the liquid). Add a little bit of milk when reheating.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Slow Cooker Goats Cheese Mashed Potatoes
Amount Per Serving (1 /8th)
Calories 270 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 466mg20%
Potassium 1294mg37%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 320IU6%
Vitamin C 32.8mg40%
Calcium 186mg19%
Iron 9.7mg54%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Marie, I think you invented a new word (comfortness) – and I love it. You are definitely multi-talented! These potatoes sound great. I’ve never been particularly big on mashed potatoes, but add goat cheese and you’ve sold me on them. I hope you have a fantastic trip through Canada.

    1. I definitely invented this one, the auto-correct kept trying to change it but I stuck with it haha. I’m happy I converted you with the recipe! 🙂

  2. Stovetop space is EVERYTHING during the holiday season and I love that you can just toss all the ingredients into the slow cooker and concentrate on other components of your dinner! Goat cheese is a great way to add some extra creaminess and tang!

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