I LOVE baked potatoes! We usually top them with chili, but I really like them with just some sour cream, salt and pepper too. Yesterday I tried “baking” the potatoes in my crock and they turned out fantastic, and just as easy as making them in the oven!

  1. Scrub and pat dry your potatoes
  2. Poke a few holes in them with a  fork.
  3. Rub in oil (I used olive oil) and salt.
  4. Wrap in aluminium foil and put in your crock pot. I cooked 6 potatoes on low for 7 hours, but you may need to vary the cooking time, based on the size and number of potatoes and your crock pot.
  5. Enjoy with your favorite toppings!

Crock Pot Tip: A crock pot uses about 8 cents of electricity in 7 hours, whereas an oven uses between 16-24 cents per hour of use. I know the savings is small, but crock pots also keep your house cooler in the summer! Information from Michael Bluejay, a.k.a Mr. Electricity.

This post is shared at Tammy’s Recipes for Kitchen Tip Tuesday.

9 Responses to “Crock Pot Tuesday: Baked Potatoes”

  1. Unrelated – where do you go when there’s a tornado watch? I’ve heard you’re not supposed to be in a mobile home. Do you have a solid structure nearby?

  2. I have never made baked potatoes in the crock pot. Going to have to try them. Would be a great easy and low fuss meal.

  3. Thanks for this great tip! With the teasing of spring these last few days here in the northeast, I’m already anticipating our first cookout. These baked potatoes will be a great addition!

  4. We live in a tropical country, so not heating the house is a big thing! I love baked potatoes and will definitely be trying this!

  5. So no liquid in there at all? Just the wrapped potatoes? It looks so simple and we love baked potatoes but I rarely make them because I hate to use the oven all that time for just potatoes.

  6. Thank you for this recipe. It is fantastic. The potatoes were perfect! This is a repeat recipe for sure.


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