Friday, February 25, 2011

Baked Potatoes in the Crock Pot

Want my opinion of this recipe?
Stinkin' genius, that's what I think!!
Let me just tell you, this method for baked potatoes rocks ... & I'm SO excited about it!

We love baked potatoes, but the #1 reason we don't have them more often is because they take so long to bake in the oven.
{I've never had too much luck cooking them in the microwave.}
So, finding this recipe has been perfect!

All you do is this:

Wash & dry potatoes & prick them a time or two with a knife/fork.
Wrap each potato in aluminum foil.

* Sometimes I spray the foil with cooking spray & sprinkle with coarse sea salt
before wrapping up.

Toss all the potatoes in the crock pot & pop on the lid.
{Do not add water!}

Viola!  That's it!   Cook for 2.5 - 4 hours, depending on the size of the potatoes.

You can test doneness by sticking a knife through foil into potato.


  1. I wanted to specify:
    crock pot on HIGH for 2.5-4 hrs...
    or on low for a few hrs longer.
    Remember to test doneness periodically.

  2. You just made my dinner!!! Seriously, I've been drawing a blank until now. And it's so stinkin' easy, too. You're my new favorite cook. :-)


  3. Coming over from Women Living Well! Wow, I am going to have to try this out tomorrow! We have potatoes needing to be cooked and this seems easy enough for me :-)

  4. That is brilliant! Thanks for the lesson. :)

  5. The key to the microwave is making sure they have standing time... it continues to cook after the microwave is off for up to 10 minutes (the microwave setting won't tell you that)

    This way sounds great too though!

  6. stopping by from a blog hop! You have a beautiful family. NEAT post! Am now following. Would love for you to check out my blog and follow back!

  7. I've heard about this, but never pursued it... I love it! I have one of those crock pot buffet servers (each crock pot is 2.5 quarts and has their own settings!) and I could cook them in one of those while meat and other veggies cook in the other two! I didn't think it would be too hard! Sounds good! Awesome way to fix Sunday dinner while at church! Love it! Love YOU, too, my friend!

  8. Thanks to you all for the comments!

    Jennifer, I got one of those for Christmas. It's got the large one in the center & 2 smaller ones on each side. I haven't used it yet though.

    love ya, girlie =)

  9. Have you baked sweet potatoes in your crock pot?

    1. I have not, but I think I should give it a try!! I love sweet potatoes any time, but this time of year, they are especially perfect!! Thanks for the suggestion!

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