Crock Pot Baked Potatoes with Garlic and Chives

Crock Pot Baked Potatoes with Garlic and Chives

Sometimes I just want something simple for dinner.  A baked potato usually hits the spot and can be satisfying alone or even with a salad. 

Did you know you could make “baked” potatoes in the crock pot?  I guess nowadays you could practically make anything in there, but I never thought about a baked potato until I saw it on Making Memories with Your Kids, the blog I was assigned this month for Secret Recipe Club.  Erin, the voice behind Making Memories with Your Kids has a ton of cute and fun ideas for families and kids, many that I have seen floating around on Pinterest.  As usual, I had my list of recipes that I wanted to feature but I decided on the Crock Pot Baked Potatoes because once I saw that I was eager to try a baked potato in the crock pot. 

Here’s the verdict of a potato baked in the crock pot…

I love it!  Seriously, this may be the way I make them from now on.  Sure, it takes longer but they are perfect.  With the summer month’s ahead, popping a few potatoes in the crock pot in the morning and having them ready to go when you are ready to fire up the grill to throw on some steaks sure beats heating up the oven on a hot summer day.  If you are entertaining, this is totally the way to go.  And this beats zapping them in the microwave too.  While I was at it, I wrapped a bulb of garlic and placed it in the crock pot too.  It made the best roasted garlic, great top on these potatoes.

Crock Pot Baked Potatoes with Garlic and Chives

Of course, I had to put my spin on these.  Sure, I could just wrap these in aluminum foil and pop these in the crock pot and let them “bake”, but I basted these first.  To top these off, instead of loading them up with a ton of butter and cheese, I know I’m such a party pooper, but wait until you hear what I did.  I whipped up a chive vinaigrette and topped them with crème fraîche.  Oh yes, these are out of this world.  You won’t be missing the butter and sour cream on these babies, trust me. 

Intrigued?  You definitely need to give this a try! 

Crock Pot Baked Potatoes with Garlic and Chives

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: PT8-9H

Total Time: PT8-9H

Yield: 4-6 servings

Crock Pot Baked Potatoes with Garlic and Chives


  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 pounds russert potatoes, washed
  • Chive Vinaigrette
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon champagne vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Crème Fraîche for serving


  1. Mince 1 clove garlic and place in a small bowl. Whisk in olive oil. Brush olive oil mixture over potatoes. Wrap potatoes in aluminum foil and place in slow cooker. Wrap remaining clove of garlic in aluminum foil and place in slow cooker.
  2. Cook on low for 8-9 hours or high for 4-5 hours until tender when pierced with a fork.
  3. Chive Vinaigrette
  4. In a small bowl mash roasted garlic clove. Add in chives, mustard, and vinegar. Whisk in olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Drizzle vinaigrette over potatoes and top with a dollop of crème fraîche.
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  1. WOW! I can’t believe how appealing you made a simple baked potato–I’m dying for one right now! I’ve heard of doing them in the crock pot but never tried it. Great idea for grilling season, for sure! Wonderful photos, btw!
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  2. I don’t have a crock pot, but this sounds like a perfect way to bake potatoes :)
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  3. They look wonderful. Amazing how easy they are without having to turn on the oven for hours. Gad you liked them. =o)
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  4. Seriously, my crockpot is my best friend! I can’t wait to try this recipe!
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  5. Definitely on my dinner rotation for this week! Would be perfect w/ some pulled pork too!

  6. What a great idea for a summer side dish! I will definitely be pinning this one for later!
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  7. Never once thought about making a baked potato in the crockpot! Genius!!!
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  8. These look incredible, I love the chive vinaigrette!

  9. What a fabulous idea! I love the concept of potatoes in the crock-pot…one less thing to do when I get home from work!

  10. What a great idea. I usually make mine in the oven. I will have to try that next time.
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  11. Love this recipe, Jennifer! Your potatoes look perfectly cooked and so delicious with the chive vinaigrette – what a great idea!
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  12. The appearance of these potatoes reminds me of a favorite restaruant’s. I have been trying to duplicate them but I think this recipe may be it!
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  13. This is awesome Jennifer! I never thought about potatoes in the crock pot. I love the idea of using it in summer, when it’s too hot for the oven. (Or anytime, really. I love crock pot meals every day!)
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  14. I too love a simple baked potato for dinner. Love the idea of doing it low and slow in the crockpot- that way you don’t have to heat up your house during the hot summer. Any way to eat baked potatoes all year long is a-okay in my books.
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  15. Just got a slow cooker and need to start using it. Never would have thought about cooking potatoes in it. Simply brilliant. This recipe sounds divine. Glad to be part of SRC group C with you.
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  16. Oh wow, that topping looks absolutely amazing!
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  17. I keep hearing about this and I keep forgetting to try it. Love that you put a garlic clove in too what a brilliant idea. Your kitchen must have smelled amazing. Now I want roast potato for dinner!
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  18. Baked potatoes in the crockpot?? I love it! If you’re ever in a time pinch, I recently made Asparagus and Ham Stuffed Potatoes in the microwave. It’s amazing how versatile all these cooking appliances are!
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  19. Totally genius…must try this. Especially in the summer when it’s too hot to turn on the oven. This will be great!!
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  20. This is genuis! When I actually bake potatoes in the oven – they never turn out right. Can’t wait to try this!
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  21. How stinkin smart to put the garlic in the crock-pot also!
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  22. Wow, using a crock pot for a baked potato?!? Genius! Bookmarking this one.
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  23. Glad to hear this really works and tastes great!
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  24. You are right…these will be perfect this summer when it is too hot to turn the oven on.
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  25. i never think to have a baked potato all on its own – but why not, right? they’re fabulous in the summer time. and you totally glammed yours up. love it.

    Happy SRC reveal from a group C member!!
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  26. Yum! I have always wanted to try the “baked” potato in the slow cooker method. Now you have me convinced… I must give it a try!
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  27. I have wanted to try making potatoes in the slow cooker before, but was unsure how they would turn out. Your potatoes look delicious! I will have to try this method in the summer, when it’s too hot to turn on the oven!
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