How to Reheat Mashed Potatoes in a Crock Pot

While mashed potatoes are best enjoyed once they are prepared, you can refrigerate the leftovers and heat them later. You can also prepare the mashed potatoes ahead of time and add the other ingredients the next day in the crock-pot to prevent ruining the texture. When you heat the mashed potatoes, you can restore the texture and flavor that you might lose from refrigerating the side dish by adding more butter or milk. Heating the mashed potatoes in the crock-pot will increase the temperature slowly to prevent the potatoes from becoming lumpy.

Heat mashed potatoes in the crock pot to help preserve the texture and flavor.

Step 1

Keep the mashed potatoes in the refrigerator in a covered container until you are ready to heat them.

Step 2

Transfer the mashed potatoes to the crock-pot. Add butter or seasonings to the mashed potatoes if you desire.

Step 3

Set the crock-pot to the low setting. Place the lid on the crock-pot.

Step 4

Stir the mashed potatoes often while they reheat. This will ensure that they stay smooth.

Step 5

Heat the mashed potatoes until they are hot. Add ingredients like butter or milk to achieve your desired constancy. Add these ingredients slowly and stir the mashed potatoes to avoid adding too much.

Angela LaFollette

Angela LaFollette

Angela LaFollette was born in raised in West Virginia, but she currently resides with her husband and children in Minnesota. She is food freelance writer and blogger as well as a full-time stay at home mother. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Marshall University. Angela's work has appeared on many online publications like Yahoo!, eHow, and Leaf Group.