Baked potatoes are a staple in my household, but there's nothing worse than coming home starving from a busy day, and having to wait an hour or more for potatoes to bake in the oven! For this hack, your slow cooker is the hero.
These Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes are the ultimate easy meal. All you need to do is stick your potatoes in the crockpot wrapped in foil, and you get to come home to some perfectly done baked potatoes! Top them off with your fave garnishes and it's chow time!
- 4-6 baking potatoes
- 2-3 teaspoons olive oil (1/2 teaspoon per potato)
- 1–1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt (1/4 teaspoon per potato)
- Aluminum foil
- Toppings: Freshly grated cheese, chopped chives, cooked and crumbled bacon, sour cream
Scrub the potatoes and dry completely. For each potato, tear off a piece of aluminum foil large enough to wrap around the potato completely. Prick the potato all over with a fork, then place in the center of the foil. Drizzle with 1/2 teaspoon olive oil and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt. Rub the salt and oil over the surface of the potato, then wrap tightly with the foil sheet.
Place in your slow cooker.
Cook the potatoes on high for 4 to 5 hours or low for 8 to 10 hours, until soft. Do not over cook, or the potatoes may become soggy. Remove and carefully unwrap (the potatoes will be hot). Split and top with cheese, chives, bacon, and Greek yogurt as desired.