How do you make your baked potatoes? Grill them, baked in the oven or in the crock pot? I make them all three ways. I never really liked them in the microwave so for me, that’s not an option. The first time I made baked potatoes in the crock pot my husband said it seemed like it was a lot of work.
Work?!?! How is it work? Wrap ’em in foil and put ’em in the crock pot. Turn it on and go about your business. I mean you do have to flip them over occasionally but you would have to do that with the other cooking methods too. Even the flipping over is really optional in the crock pot. My kitchen isn’t heated up for an hour nor do I have to go outside in the 100 degree heat to the grill! Good thing I was cooking that night and not him.
- 4 Russet potatoes (or however many you need to feed your family)
- aluminum foil
- baked potato toppings: cheese, butter, bacon, green onion, sour cream, or whatever your favorite toppings are.
- Scrub potatoes and dry. With a fork, prick holes in each potato 6-8 times. This will help steam escape and your potato won't blow up while it's cooking.
- Wrap each potato in aluminum foil.
- Place in crockpot. Turn on high for 4 hours or 8 hours on low. Larger potatoes may take longer. I used large baking potatoes and they took about 4½ - 5 hours to bake (on high.)
- Remove from crockpot. Be careful opening the foil as the steam will give you a nice facial!
- Cut open and add your favorite toppings.
Be sure to check out my “Loaded” Chicken Tater-Tot Casserole (Crockpot) recipe in Recipe Lion’s Free E-book, Our Best Casserole Recipes: 19 Quick & Easy Casseroles to Try