Baked Potatoes in Crock Pot

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This is really great when you have a busy day and you want that home baked potato for dinner time.

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Ingredients

  • 9 Idaho russet potatoes
  • 4 Tbs. vegetable oil or butter
  • Sea Salt

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Directions

Wash potatoes, then roll them in vegetable oil or butter, then sprinkle with sea salt and wrap each one in a square of tin foil. Layer them in the crock pot and bake on low for 6 hours or on high for 4 hours. They can also feed a big crowd for pennies and they stay hot in the crockpot for hours. We always had another crockpot filled with chile next to these and all the toppings on the counter for a baked potato bar. It is always a hit.

Amanda Cole, Kenosha, WI

Reviews (18)

  • I have done this twice now in my 6 qt. I have done it for 6 hours on low both times. No problems so far with the stoneware. Potatoes come out great, and my family loves the potato bar! We pair it with a salad bar to make it more filling without overdoing it on the potatoes.

    Flag as inappropriate eadgbemc  |  November 5, 2012

  • I made these for company a few weeks back and when I opened and slit the potatoes they were very dark instead of white..................

    Flag as inappropriate EmmieRae  |  January 24, 2010

  • I've been cooking baked pot. in crock-pot 4 yrs--the flavor is grt./the peelings are moist & flavorable---I use my 6 QT. pot 4/pot.1/sweet pot-standing on ends--'set it-forget it'

    Flag as inappropriate lynell07  |  March 2, 2009

  • I've been cooking baked pot. in crock-pot 4 yrs--the flavor is grt./the peelings are moist & flavorable---I use my 6 QT. pot 4/pot.1/sweet pot-standing on ends--'set it-forget it'

    Flag as inappropriate lynell07  |  March 2, 2009

  • When I read the first comment regarding baking potatoes in the crock pot and the writer did not mention putting any liquid in the pot it made me wonder on the safety of this. Expecially when we use our crock pot while we are at work and expect to come home to a steaming hot dinner. My instructions booklet also says to use water or liquid. So I would suggest that everyone refer to their owner manual before using this method.
    However, this sounds delicious. Especially the one with the garli

    Flag as inappropriate Lizelam  |  January 21, 2009

  • annick....sorry to hear about your crockpot, but thanks for posting what happened. I was planning on, doing the potatoes in the crockpot today. Now,,, I think I will just use the stove.

    Flag as inappropriate rtcdunn  |  January 21, 2009

  • I put water in the bottome of cooker, and I used course sea salt, wasn't sure about that, but they tasted great. I think next time I will use small grained salt.

    Flag as inappropriate Mstcarter000  |  January 20, 2009

  • very bad mistake,cooking them in crock pot.I followed the recipe and cooked them 4 hrs on high, My stoneware pot cracked at about 3 1/2 hrs,and it was just 2 months old.You cannot cook on high without any liquid,I should have read my manual first..:o(. Hope no body make the same mistake I made....

    Flag as inappropriate annick  |  January 19, 2009

  • Do you put any water in the crockpot?

    Flag as inappropriate jkrumsey  |  January 18, 2009

  • This only impresses me if you are doing this for a large party of people which of course the recipe is intended for. oherwise,, For a few, the microwave can't be beat at about 8 minutes. When I do this, I am usually baking a Roast beef, ham or turkey, and so it's not a problem to put my potatoes, fixed this exact way in the oven for the last hour and a half of baking time.

    Flag as inappropriate jeaniestep  |  January 18, 2009

  • I guess that was 3 questions...sorry

    Flag as inappropriate tiamum  |  January 18, 2009

  • Sounds great! Two questions though....do you put any water in the crock pot?.....and, if adding chicken, is it wrapped in foil too and do you put the chicken on the bottom and potatoes on the top???

    Reported tiamum  |  January 18, 2009

  • I'll have to try this. Amanda, MercyandBob, I'm also a Kenosha girl. Leela303@aol.com

    Flag as inappropriate Leela303  |  January 17, 2009

  • Sounds great. Question for jillb, do you wrap the chicken in the same foil as the potato?

    Flag as inappropriate Rosann  |  January 16, 2009

  • You just solved my Super Bowl Menu problem. GO CARDINALS!!

    Flag as inappropriate foodbme  |  January 16, 2009

  • Should I put any water or liquid in the crock pot? I really want to try this...

    Flag as inappropriate ntqman  |  January 16, 2009

  • I can tell you from experience that this works and is awesome. I have been losing weight for the past yr. and have been baking my potatoes in my crockpot. I rub mine with EVO
    and sprinkle garlic on mine. I also take a chicken breast and spray pam on it, then put oat bran on it. Put it in with the potatoes. They take on the garlic flavor and it is awesome. So tender....

    Flag as inappropriate jillb  |  January 16, 2009

  • This is great to hear about this. I never even dreamed about doing it this way. Take if from a "fellow" Kenosha girl, we love our potatoes. I love your potatoe bar idea. Can't wait to give it a try for the superbowl party.

    Flag as inappropriate Mercyandbob  |  January 16, 2009

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