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Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes

Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes are an inventive way to prepare the perfectly soft potato!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Servings 4 -6


  • 4 to 6 baking potatoes Russet or Idaho
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher Salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • Aluminum foil
  • Toppings: butter cheddar cheese, sour cream or Greek yogurt, chopped green onions or chives


  • Clean & dry the potatoes. Prick the potatoes with a fork 3-4 times each.
  • Place each potato on a sheet of foil large enough to tightly wrap around the potato.
  • Drizzle each potato with a small amount of olive oil. Sprinkle some salt over each potato. Rub the oil & salt to coat the potatoes. Tightly wrap the foil around each potato.
  • Place the potatoes in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Cover & cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours or until soft. Cooking time will vary based on the size of the potatoes.
  • Once the potatoes are cool enough to handle, slice open the potatoes & add your favorite toppings!
  • Enjoy!