Slow Cooker Creamy Mashed Red Potatoes and Cauliflower

Slow Cooker Creamy Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Slow Cooker Creamy Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes are a total holiday game changer. Kick things up this Thanksgiving with this easy + nutritious swap!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Jenn Laughlin of Peas and Crayons


  • 1.5 lb cauliflower
  • 2.5 lb red potatoes skin on
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 cup broth veg or chicken
  • 4-6 TBSP butter cubed
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp garlic powder if desired
  • add extra salt and pepper to taste


  1. Trim your cauliflower from the stem into clusters and chop your potatoes (skin on or off - I left mine on since it's nutritious + tasty!) into 1 inch cubes.
  2. Combine with minced garlic, broth, butter, salt, and pepper in a 4-6 quart slow cooker covered.
  3. Cook on high for 4 hours until tender.
  4. Use a potato masher (or some serious ninja skills with a fork) to coarsely mash the veggies. Don't over mash, they're fabulous thick and fluffy.
  5. Transfer to a large bowl and stir in greek yogurt, cream cheese, and garlic powder (I love the extra burst of garlic) plus any extras to taste. Season with salt and pepper as desired and serve hot!

Recipe Notes

Want to get a leg up on your holiday meal planning? This super tasty slow cooker dish can be made up to 3 days in advance! It reheats like a champ (you can use the oven, stove-top, microwave OR slow cooker on the warming setting) and tastes amazing every which way! We basically lived off this sassy side for 3 days straight after making it and cannot wait to make it again!

Garnish with all your favorites! Add anything from green onion to parsley to cheddar and bacon. Anything goes!