Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes {In Foil}

Easy slow cooker baked potatoes in foil recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Soft and tender. Fill them with bacon, sour cream, cheese, chives.

This side dish reminds me of simple times with family and good food. They are the perfect base for everyone’s differing flavor palettes. Load them up with your favorite toppings and enjoy! These Slow Cooker Ranch Potatoes and Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes will also add some variety to your potato needs.

Half of a Baked Potato With Salt and Pepper Topping in Black Crockpot- Overhead Shot

How To Make Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes Recipe From Scratch?

  1. Prick potatoes– With a fork.
  2. Oil and season potatoes– With olive oil, salt, pepper.
  3. Wrap potatoes– In aluminum foil paper.
  4. Cover and cook– Until tender.
  5. Unwrap potatoes– Very carefully.
  6. Cut potatoes– Lengthwise.
  7. Add toppings- Such as butter, salt, pepper, sour cream, cheese.

What To Serve With Easy Crock Pot Baked Potatoes?

Serve them with proteins (chicken, beef, sausage, ham)

They also pair very nicely with soups:

Baked Potatoes Wrapped in Foil in Black Slow Cooker

Toppings for Loaded Baked Potato Recipe

Seasonings– Sprinkle Mexican, Cajun, Italian, ranch, Everything Bagel, or Greek seasoning. They can be homemade or store-bought.

Fresh herbs- Such as chives, green onions, parsley, cilantro, thyme e.t.c.

Bacon– Cooked bacon crumbles add a lot of flavor and texture.

Meat– Try pulled pork, pulled chicken, buffalo chicken, shredded beef, diced ham, pepperoni, sausage. All meat should be pre-cooked.

Make it spicy– Add red chili flakes, jalapenos slices, or even cayenne pepper.

Pizza potato– Add mozzarella cheese, marinara, pepperoni, black olives, and onions. Broil in oven until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Breakfast potatoes– Slice in half and top it with a slice of cooked Canadian bacon, avocado slices, and a fried egg.

Chili– Stuff the potato with leftover Slow Cooker Chili and top with sour cream.

Cheese– Shredded mozzarella, parmesan, feta, or cheddar.

Vegetables– Finely chopped onions, peppers, tomatoes, small broccoli florets.

Beans– Red beans, black beans, garbanzo beans, cannellini beans.

French fried onions– They add a delicious crunch.

Dressings- Ranch or Italian dressing are yummy.

Salsa and guacamole- For a Mexican flair.

Tips And Techniques For Steamed Baked Potatoes

Can you put raw potatoes in slow cooker? Yes! Simply wash them and pat them dry first. Then follow the recipe below. They will have plenty of time to cook in the slow cooker and become tender.

Do potatoes cook faster with or without foil? Some say yes they cook faster with foil because the aluminum conducts heat and therefore keeps them cooking once they are removed from the crockpot.

Why won’t my potatoes cook in the slow cooker? Usually, this means either the potatoes were not cooked long enough, or the temperature on the crockpot is too low. Either way, continue cooking the potatoes longer, or turn the heat up higher to finish cooking them.

Why did my potatoes turn brown in the crockpot? This indicates that the skin on your potatoes burned which means they were either cooked too long, or at too high of a temperature.

Why do you poke holes in potatoes? Do you poke holes in the foil too? Poking holes in the potato skin releases the steam that builds up within the potato ensuring that it does not have a chance of exploding. You do not need to poke holes in the foil too. The foil has enough natural gaps to allow for the steam to escape.

What size crockpot to use? I recommend a 6 quart crockpot or larger. This also depends on how many potatoes you are slow cooking at a time as well as their sizes.

How to know when the potatoes are done cooking? They are ready when they are soft to the touch and easy to slice lengthwise.

Easy Classic Slow Baked Potatoes With Butter Topping

Storage For Perfect Baked Potato In Foil

Refrigerate– In a sealed container for up to 2 days.

Freeze– In a freezer safe container for up to 2 months.

Reheat– In the oven or the microwave.

More Slow Cooker Potato Side Dishes

Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes

Easy slow cooker baked potatoes recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Soft and tender. Fill them with bacon, sour cream, cheese, chives.

Ingredients

  • 4-6 Russet potatoes, Washed and scrubbed, Patted dry, Skin on, Medium size
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • Salt , To taste
  • Pepper, To taste

Instructions

  • Prick all the potatoes with a fork.
  • Drizzle each potato with a little bit of olive oil and sprinkle a bit of salt and pepper.
  • Rub the oil and salt evenly until all potatoes are coated.
  • Wrap each potato tightly in aluminum foil paper.
  • Place them in your slow cooker (6 quart or larger).
  • Cover and cook on High heat for about 4 hours on or Low heat for about 8 hours.
  • When the potatoes are done, remove from crockpot and unwrap the foil carefully.
  • Use a sharp knife to cut in half lengthwise.
  • Add toppings of your choice (butter, salt, pepper, sour cream, cheese or whatever you like). Enjoy!

Notes

  • Read all my tips above. 
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 days and reheated in the microwave. 
     

Nutrition

Calories: 171kcal, Carbohydrates: 39g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 42mg, Potassium: 889mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 10IU, Vitamin C: 12mg, Calcium: 29mg, Iron: 2mg

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