Crock Pot Baked Potatoes

    Posted by  ·  July 9, 2010

    This is one of our favorite simple suppers during the summer– Crock Pot Baked Potatoes!

    I hate to heat up the oven in the summer and this is something I can throw in the crock-pot in the morning and have dinner ready in the evening.

    How To Make Crock Pot Baked Potatoes

    Wash and dry potatoes.

    Cover each potato in aluminum foil and place in a crock-pot.

    Cook on low for about eight hours.

    Load them up with your favorite toppings, serve with a big salad and dinner is served!

    What are your favorite baked potato toppings?


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    1. Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
      What a great idea! I love your Polish Pottery! I have tons of pieces from my 3 years living in Germany.
    2. Sunday, December 27th, 2015
      une idée originale et sympathique pour cuisiner des pommes de terre, m pour cette recette !!
      Jauneyris
    3. janis
      Friday, October 9th, 2015
      I bake potatoes in my microwave. I set the timer for ten minutes and when I take them out I wrap them I tin foil for twenty minutes or so.
    4. Dorothy
      Saturday, May 30th, 2015
      I have tried this twice and both times the potatoes turned dark inside. Do you have any suggestions?
      • Sunday, August 2nd, 2015
        Hi Dorothy, I have never had that happen. What type of potato are you using?
    5. susie
      Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
      I did this for sweet potatoes thru the holidays and they were great had just enough moisture, add no water put them in the crock pot and go about your business, so easy and oh so good.
    6. Debbie Reid
      Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
      sweet potatoes are great this way also.
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    8. denise small
      Sunday, November 2nd, 2014
      Ive been doing a variation of this for a long time. I wash the potatoes, stack them around the sides of the slow cooker. Add 1/2 cup water, turn on high. Cook covered for about 4hrs. Perfect.. Do not prick.
    9. denise small
      Sunday, November 2nd, 2014
      Ive been doing a variation of this for a long time. I wash the potatoes, stack them around the sides of the slow cooker. Add 1/2 cup water, turn on high. Cook covered for about 4hrs. Perfect
    10. Ann
      Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
      I've made these twice now; the first time on high then switched to low, wrapped in foil and found they were kind of dry over baked. The second time was on low temp again wrapped and I put a ring of foil on the bottom so they weren't sitting on the bottom and they were ok but brownish inside. I'll give them one more try like someone said better on a high setting but still using the ring of foil to keep them off the bottom.
    11. Friday, July 11th, 2014
      Such a great idea! Especially when it is so dang hot! Pinned!
    12. Carolyn
      Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
      I rub with olive oil then sprinkle with garlic powder. Not crispy but yummy.
    13. KK
      Sunday, June 15th, 2014
      Do the skins crisp?
    14. shauna
      Friday, June 13th, 2014
      WOW this is just such a cool idea, thanks for posting it, i'm gonna try it next week, especially during this warm weather when you don't want to heat of the kitchen :)
    15. Katrina
      Friday, June 13th, 2014
      Do you have to wrap the potatoes in aluminum foil? What happens if you don't?
      • Friday, June 20th, 2014
        Katrina, some people say they don't wrap them and have good results. When I didn't wrap them they seemed hard.
    16. Jeanie Stone
      Thursday, June 12th, 2014
      I never use the oven to bake potatoes.micrwave potatoes, wash them and dry with paper towels,then rub butter on each potatoe,sprinkle each with coasher salt,put each one in Press&Seal,cook on high 5 mins. per potatoe depending on size of potatoe, may need longer time.
    17. brenda
      Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
      Do you need to poke the potatoes first?
      • Friday, June 20th, 2014
        Brenda, I do poke the potatoes first.
    18. Tanya
      Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
      Can you do this with sweet potatoes too?
      • Friday, June 20th, 2014
        Hi Tanya, I haven't tried sweet potatoes.
    19. Cindy
      Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
      Also great to throw in a meatloaf with the potatoes. Just form the loaf and put it on a sheet of aluminum foil folder up on the sides (to catch the grease). Great flavor and a one pot meal.
    20. Rose Merkosky
      Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
      Can you fill up the crockpot with potatoes? Hpow much water do you put in the bottom of crockpot?
      • Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
        Rose, yes you can fill up the crock pot. You don't need any water.
    21. shell
      Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
      How much (if any) water do you put in the bottom to stop the bowl from cracking?
      • Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
        Shell, I have never used any water.
    22. Brent
      Monday, June 9th, 2014
      Can you add the cheese, bacon, sour cream or any other topping BEFORE you wrap them in foil?!
      • Friday, June 20th, 2014
        I haven't tried this Brent.
    23. Jennifer
      Thursday, June 5th, 2014
      Do you put any water in the bottom???
    24. Reggie Gore
      Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
      It sounds like the size of the potato may be the key. The larger potatoes may be better to put in the crock pot than medium or small.
    25. Connie
      Saturday, October 26th, 2013
      Try this same method with ham too. Buy the cheapest little plastic wrapped ham you can find. Remove all wrapping. Now wrap it tightly in tin foil and set it in the bottom of a crock pot. Do not add anything, not even any water. Cook on high for about 3 hours. Or cook longer on low if you are away or need the extra time. It turns out very moist. The flavor pops. And it turns richer in color. Yummm.
    26. Jannis
      Sunday, September 15th, 2013
      It is not necessary to wrap them in tinfoil I have been doing them this way for years unwrapped. Nice addition to a buffet meal.
      • Sunday, September 15th, 2013
        Hi Jannis, I am glad you are able to cook them without the foil. When I tried doing it without the foil they were hard.
    27. Cindy
      Monday, March 25th, 2013
      We have a mini crock pot with no temperature setting on it, we just wrap 2 potatoes in foil put in crock pot about 9:00 am and by 5:00 pm there done. Very simple and they always come out great.
      • Monday, March 25th, 2013
        Glad they turned out great!
    28. Stephanie
      Sunday, March 24th, 2013
      I made these today with huge potatoes. I didn't have enough time to cook them for 8 hours, so I cooked them on high for 6 hours. They turned out perfect! I will never make baked potatoes any other way! Thank you!!
    29. DeeTee
      Saturday, February 2nd, 2013
      When I use my larger (oval) crockpot for 4 potatoes, they turn out brown and not as good. When I use my smaller crock pot, they turn out better. I wonder if it is the extra space? I love baked potatoes in the smaller crockpot. I wash them, air dry, wrap in foil, and cook on low.
    30. lucia
      Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
      What type of potatoes were used in the examples that worked?
    31. Cheryl
      Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
      I tried this today. Washed and dried the potatoes, wrapped them in foil and cooked on low for 8 hours. They turned out terrible! soft and mushy on the outside and a brown color on the inside. I used the big baking potatoes (Russet). It was very disappointing.
      • Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
        Cheryl, I think I used Russet too --- but I am going to look at the store. I have learned all crockpots are sadly not created equal. I am wondering if 8 hours is too long in your crockpot. I would check them after 5 hours.
    32. Diana
      Saturday, December 15th, 2012
      For those that do not like the "wet or soggy" pototoes, if you are grilling, I like to put them on the grill to get that "baked" flavor sometimes when I am in a hurry and need to throw them into the micorwave, I cook them partially and finish on the grill. Cooking them in crook pot during the day would be great while at work, then give them the a quick toss on the grill for a little "baked" flavor.
    33. karen
      Monday, November 12th, 2012
      Tried this exactly and the potatoes turned colors and didn't even taste that good. Will be sticking to the oven. People who are claiming they turned out "good" are being generous. They were cooked and soft, but they had a bad flavor to them. Save 4-8 hours of your day and just bake one in the oven for an hour or whatever. Gross.
    34. Colleen
      Sunday, October 21st, 2012
      It also depends on what type of potato you use..................some bake this way better than others.......................
    35. Melissa
      Monday, October 1st, 2012
      I also had a crockpot crack when some water dripped out of the foil when I was removing the potatoes from the pot. Very sad & would love to hear how to avoid that again because it seemed like a great idea. I also read a suggestion somewhere else to let the potatoes dry before wrapping them in foil (after scrubbing them) to avoid getting the icky potato syndrome.
    36. Kelli hodge
      Tuesday, September 25th, 2012
      Ok I have tried these n they r awesome it worked perfectly I washed them wrapped them in foil then slit them I cooked them on high for 4 hours they were perfect I was skeptical at first I figured u would have to put water or something in the crockpot but I didn't thanks we will b eating more potatoes now
    37. Christine Clark
      Wednesday, August 29th, 2012
      In all the questions I did not see any answers

      Some had good luck others not. Why not give suggestions
      why you think they failed.
    38. Christine Bateman
      Sunday, August 19th, 2012
      So easy! Thanks so much!
    39. Gwen Groenjes
      Friday, August 3rd, 2012
      I think this is a great idea for camping.
      I hate to spend the time getting dinner ready, so I can put these in the crockpot in the morning and they will be ready by the time we get ready to grill our evening meal.
    40. patchwork15
      Tuesday, July 31st, 2012
      I had the same unfortunate potato failure. I washed, air dryed, oiled and salted then wrapped in foil the potaotes. When I came home after 6 hrs on low I could tell something wasn't right - the smell was off. All the potatoes that were on the bottom layer of the oval crockpot were way overdone - blackish skins and tan to brownish insides. The only potato that was ok was the extra one that was stacked on top of the others (I thought it wouldn't be done enough for dinner and I could use it for fried potatoes tomorrow). That tater had a microwaved/steamed taste not a baked taste. All the others had that not so good overbaked taste - just like what you sometimes get from restaurants that have lots of potatoes keeping warm. Should I put something on the bottom of the crockpot, or can you only use the round pot? How can I get that really good baked taste (not steamed) and baked skin?
      • Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
        Hi Patchwork, I do not oil or salt the skins. I wonder if that makes a difference. I only oil and salt when I use the oven and no foil.
    41. jennifer
      Wednesday, June 20th, 2012
      For the potatoes that turn out discolored..it may be the type of potato you used.
    42. Thursday, June 7th, 2012
      I am trying to cut back on our microwave usage because I'm hoping to convince Hubs that we don't need one at all (ours is HUGE, and we could really use the extra counter space). This sounds like a great alternative, especially when we need a lot of potatoes.

      However...

      If you don't mind using the microwave and you only need a couple of baked potatoes, it's possible to get really good ones in minutes! All you have to do is:

      (1) Wash and dry one or two baking potatoes
      (2) Pour 1-2 teaspoons of olive oil in the palm of your hand and coat each potato
      (3) Place potatoes on a microwave-safe plate and sprinkle w/ Kosher salt (optional)
      (4) Microwave on high 5-7 minutes per potato depending on potato size and your microwave's power

      * Do NOT pierce the potatoes.
      * Do NOT wrap the potatoes in anything.
    43. Donna
      Sunday, June 3rd, 2012
      This is a perfect way for us to make baked potatoes! I can't wait to try this. Thank you for posting it!

      I have the same question as #107 does. I know you spray the crock pot (I use Pam). But do you add any water? My concern is what Judith #121 said about the crock pot cracking. Has anyone else had this happen to them as well? I would cry if mine cracked!

      We are trying this recipe later on in the week. I hope someone will reply and let me know.

      Donna
    44. Thursday, April 26th, 2012
      My friend and I tried this the past two nights in preparation for our potato bar at work. I did it last night and she did it tonight. We both washed the potatoes, made sure they dried, wrapped them in foil, and then put them in the slow cooker for eight hours. Just like the directions. However, the pulp of the potato came out looking orange... like it wanted to be a sweet potato instead. My friend had the same result. Not sure what we are doing wrong.

      Love this idea while I'm at work, but was disappointed that I didn't get that "perfect baked potato".
    45. JordansMom
      Tuesday, April 17th, 2012
      Love this idea. I absolutely refuse to cook potatoes in the microwave because they are just not as good as in the oven. Now this sounds even better without heating up my kitchen in the late afternoon, especially in the summer. Thanks for the idea.
    46. Monday, April 16th, 2012
      What a wonderful idea, I can't believe I've never heard of anyone doing this before. Thanks for sharing!
    47. mike
      Sunday, April 15th, 2012
      Be very careful with doing this. I cracked two different crocks pots trying to cook sweet potatoes this way. Some crocks might not be able to disperse the heat without a liquid at the bottom.

      I'd recommend doing this at your own risk.
    48. laneus franklin
      Sunday, April 8th, 2012
      I'm a husband tring to cook for my wife and I would like to know if you put alittle water in the crock pot???
    49. Jennifer
      Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
      I want to just 2 potatoes how long should i let them stay in the crockpot?
    50. Mel
      Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
      Can I do sweet potatoes the same way?
    51. Sheri Conant
      Monday, March 19th, 2012
      We have made "baked potatoes" in the slow cooker 3 times now. The first 2 times I just scrubbed, poked and oiled the potatoes and sprayed the inside of the crock. the first time I cooked them on high and they were great! The second time I cooked them over night and placed them on low (I was concerned about leaving it on high all night) and they were not very good. they were discolored and not done after 12 hours. The 3rd time I prepared as above and wrapped them in foil, then baked on high. They were good. I think the key is cooking them on HIGH!!! whether or not you wrap them in foil depends on if you want a crispy skin or a softer skin (I probably won't waste the foil again). I WILL NEVER cook them on low again. Hope this helps someone else :)
      • Monday, March 19th, 2012
        When we didn't wrap them we had a hard time getting a soft moist potato.
    52. KimB
      Saturday, February 25th, 2012
      I was so excitted when i found this on pinterest. We do lots of camping and since we are limited to bringing a smaller bbq, we end up cooking the pototoes first then the meat as the cooking area is too small to have both going so this method will be awesome...we will be able to eat everything hot..lol Thanks for sharing!
    53. Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012
      Great idea! I'd never though to make 'baked' potatoes this way. I'll give this method a try sometime soon!
    54. Yvonne Dyett
      Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012
      I also would like an answer to #107/angie
    55. Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
      This is genius! I love baked potatoes but they do take longer than I have available for dinner sometimes and I hate the way they taste in the microwave. I have to try this out. thanks for sharing!
    56. Terrie Baker
      Monday, February 20th, 2012
      Can't wait to try this out..
    57. Betsy
      Saturday, February 18th, 2012
      Did this for dinner tonight. Cooked eight potatoes on high for 4 hours...they were great! Thank you for sharing this...I'm sure to use it again!
    58. jo ann porter
      Thursday, February 16th, 2012
      the microwave does just

      as well,in just a few min.
    59. Angie
      Tuesday, February 14th, 2012
      I haven't tried this yet, but was wondering how the crock pot doesn't burn up. Do you put any water in the crock pot?
    60. Sheri
      Monday, February 13th, 2012
      LOVE this idea! I was trying to figure out how I was going to bake potatoes and pork chops for 10+ people at the same time. Now I know!
    61. Monday, January 30th, 2012
      Hi! I'm going to try this! One recipe I saw recommended poking a few holes in the potatoes with a fork before wrapping them in foil. Maybe this will help @KarenS?
    62. Rene
      Wednesday, January 18th, 2012
      Love this. Did it yesterday and they came out great. Seems like everytime we want to do steak for dinner, we end up not being home when it's time to put the potatoes in the oven. This way I can start them early and not worry about them all day. Thanks for the great idea.
    63. Sara
      Monday, January 16th, 2012
      Can you do this with Sweet potatoes too?
    64. KarenS
      Sunday, January 15th, 2012
      I'm confused too! I was so shocked when they came out so nasty-looking and tasting! I've used the oil-rub method when baking them in the oven in the past, so I was thinking of maybe trying that next time. I know I will definitely not be doing a whole bag again until I can get it right LOL. I was also thinking I might try letting them sit for a while (unwrapped) after I wash and dry them, just to ensure they are truly dry. It's not such a big deal in the winter to use the oven, but I really love the idea of doing this in the summer, maybe even out on the patio, and not having to worry about heating the house up. I will let you know what happens next time. Thanks for the response!
    65. KarenS
      Sunday, January 15th, 2012
      HELP - TRIED IT YESTERDAY - MAJOR FAIL!!! I was soooo looking forward to enjoying this after discovering it on Pinterest recently, but my first batch came out too terrible for words! I used a whole 5-lb bag of russet (small- and medium-size) potatoes in my 5-quart Crockpot. After patiently waiting for 8 hours, I tried one of the small potatoes, and it wasn't quite as tender as I would like. It also didn't look so great, so I left it in another two hours, thinking maybe because the pot was so full, it just needed more time.

      After 10 hours, I turned the pot off and unwrapped the potatoes. OMG, what a mess! All of the potato skins were a butt-ugly blackish-brown in color, and the outer half-inch or so of the potatoes was brownish, much like you would see if you peeled fresh potatoes and left them sitting (without water) for an hour. As for the rest of the potato meat, it was also more of a brownish than white color, and dry and tough. It was actually difficult to tell if it was undercooked or overcooked - that's how tough it was!

      In hindsight, I'm wondering if it's because I didn't dry the potatoes thoroughly enough after washing them, and maybe the combination of moisture inside the foil wrapping on the low heat is the culprit. Not sure.

      Has anyone else had this happen? I really want to try this again, based on the plethora of positive reviews, but I don't want to waste another batch of potatoes - not to mention waiting all that time just to be disappointed again!

      Any ideas or additional tips/suggestions? Thanks in advance! ~Karen :)
      • Sunday, January 15th, 2012
        I am confused for you! I have used this a lot and it's been a fool proof method. Make sure they are thoroughly wrapped in foil. I wish I could pin point the issue.
    66. Friday, January 13th, 2012
      I found you on pintrest and LOVE this idea! Wish I would've thought about it! I have been featuring crock pot recipes for the month of January on my blog and borrowed your recipe! I would love if you would follow me! Thanks for sharing, B
    67. Ann
      Saturday, January 7th, 2012
      I roll mine in olive oil and kosher salt then wrap them! YUMMY....CRISPY!
    68. frankiealford
      Wednesday, January 4th, 2012
      you don't even have to wrap them in foil...pierce them with a fork and add enough water to cover the bottom of the crockpot and they are amazingly moist! i've been doing this for years! yum!!!
    69. Kim
      Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012
      We are thinking of trying this for our women's retreat this year. A baked potato bar so this will be perfect as we don't have access to an oven and a microwave would take forever for us to cook about a hundred baked potatoes.
    70. Tambra Blackmon
      Sunday, December 18th, 2011
      Do you have to add any water? or just put them in dry crock pot? Sounds like a great recipe so I don't want to mess it up the first time I try it! :)
      • Monday, December 19th, 2011
        Just wrap in foil (no water) and you are good to go! Works every time!
    71. Sharon C
      Friday, December 9th, 2011
      How does this work with the huge russet potatoes?
    72. Erica
      Monday, November 28th, 2011
      I am a big believer in the crock pot, but why spend the money to run a crock for 8 hours when you can zap them in the microwave for under 5 minutes? not only will they taste the exact same, your power bill will thank you.
    73. Saturday, November 26th, 2011
      Yummy and simple idea for after church!
    74. Madaleine
      Friday, November 11th, 2011
      Can you leave the foil off the potatoes and make them?
    75. Vickie
      Tuesday, November 8th, 2011
      cindylough. I like the idea and will give it a try. As easy peasy as it is to do in a microwave I don't like the way they turn out. If the crock pot makes them perfect baked spuds, then I can't wait to give it a try. Thank you.
    76. Lori
      Tuesday, November 1st, 2011
      Does this work for sweet potatoes, too?
    77. Ladette
      Tuesday, November 1st, 2011
      Sounds great! I don't like how potatoes in the microwave taste(texture) or the fact that they get done at different times. This will allow my family of 7 to eat at the same time! Thanks so much for sharing.
    78. Debbie Springer
      Monday, October 31st, 2011
      Would you have to wrap them in foil? Why not just put in without the foil? Wouldn't these be more like "steamed" potatoes?...however, still YUMMY ;-)
      • Monday, October 31st, 2011
        We have tried no foil and they were hard. I don't know what it is.
    79. Annette
      Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
      Thanks so much...always love to do baked potatoes but not easy with the sports schedules and having time enough to do them. Will definitely give this a try
    80. Deb
      Tuesday, September 13th, 2011
      In the heat of the summer we have put the Crockpot out on the back porch to keep the heat out of the kitchen.
    81. Mari
      Tuesday, September 13th, 2011
      Crockpots typically use 75-200 Watts per hour, as compared to 12000 Watts per hour for an electric oven. A microwave varies, between 1000-1500 Watts per hour. That means a crockpot is significantly more efficient than the electric oven (I hear gas can be more efficient, but I don't have a gas oven). While a microwave may be more efficient, I don't enjoy the texture of microwaved potatoes. At all. [Source: http://www.sunrnr.com/SUNRNR-Endurance.html]

      Thank you for sharing this idea. The crockpot is a busy family's friend, and while I loved the texture of an oven-baked potato, I often don't return home from work/activities in time to pop them in the oven for dinner. I can toss a few extra in to include with my son's lunch, since he's decided he prefers leftovers to sandwiches.
    82. Lesa
      Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011
      LOVE this option! Perfect for those who don't believe in microwave cooking, and hot summer days when you don't want to run the oven, and therefore the air conditioner.

      I just made 2 small sweet potatoes in our small (2 qt) crockpot. I used our small crockpot because our large one was being used for the pulled pork. I cooked it on low for 7.5 hours and they came out a little too soft. Next time I'll probably only cook them for 6-6.5 hours.

      Thank you for an alternate, easy way to make baked potatoes!
    83. Kathe
      Tuesday, August 16th, 2011
      It's just hubs and me. Will this work with say just 4 potatoes and would the length of time be different?

      Thanks!
      Kath
      • Monday, August 22nd, 2011
        Kathe, I think the time would be the same.
    84. Kristen
      Wednesday, August 10th, 2011
      Have you ever tried doing these on high to cook them faster? I'm thinking about doing a baked potato bar for my son's birthday party but it is around lunch time. I could run them overnight I suppose but I was curious anyway.
    85. Friday, August 5th, 2011
      Thanks so much for sharing this- I will try it ASAP! I live overseas and cannot microwave baked potatoes without shorting out my microwave (and melting the outlet transformer thing), nor do I want to heat up my oven for that long in the summer. I'm so excited about this idea!
    86. Lisa
      Monday, August 1st, 2011
      great idea but do you put water in the crock pot??
      • Thursday, August 4th, 2011
        No water, just potatoes wrapped in foil.
    87. Deb
      Saturday, July 23rd, 2011
      Baked potatos being baked or microwaved? There is really no comparison, microwave is great for one or have no time. But a "baked" spud; the taste & texture is so much better then nuking a potato!! Can not wait to try this method!!
    88. Lars
      Tuesday, July 19th, 2011
      Do you know what the microwave is doing with our food? they destroyed the food and make it dead !!
    89. Wednesday, July 13th, 2011
      LOVE this!!! DO NOT like microwaved baked potatoes and the oven is just too hot in the Summer!
    90. Wednesday, June 29th, 2011
      No one mentioned this or asked......but doesn't one need to add a little water in the pot?
    91. Lara
      Tuesday, June 28th, 2011
      A crockpot can heat up your kitchen, too. Plug in the crockpot on the porch and you won't end up with that heat in your house. :)
    92. Tuesday, July 20th, 2010
      thanks for sharing this tip I often wondered how to cook them in the crockpot
    93. Monday, July 19th, 2010
      we've always done our baked potatoes in the microwave. However, that can be time consuming and they're done at random intervals.

      This would be fantastic for long evenings out or long days at school!

      We love topping them with bbq chicken, pulled pork, green onions, sour cream, chili, fritos, black beans, bacon, cheese, jalapenos and every conceivable combination of the aforementioned ;-)
    94. Liz
      Monday, July 19th, 2010
      I like this idea. I've tried cooking potatoes in the microwave, YUCK. This I would like to try.
    95. Thursday, July 15th, 2010
      We LOVE to do this, especially during football season when we get home from the park at 8:30 at night. I put these on right after school and they are perfect by the time we get home. Our favorite toppings are ham, cheese and ranch dressing.
    96. Wednesday, July 14th, 2010
      I saw this post last week and tried it over the weekend! They were so wonderful! I threw them in the crock pot in the morning and went about my day, no fuss no heat! Then we loaded them up for dinner, we paired it with some grilled chicken. These were definitely major easy and I am all about easy and heat-free these days! thanks for sharing this!
    97. Wednesday, July 14th, 2010
      What a great idea. I have never heard of this before....but will definitely be trying it out!!
    98. Tuesday, July 13th, 2010
      This is fabulous! I can have baked potatoes without heating up my house in the summer.
    99. chatty
      Monday, July 12th, 2010
      I've wanted to try this! Did you have to pierce the potatoes?
    100. Sunday, July 11th, 2010
      What a great idea!
    101. Chocolateknitter
      Sunday, July 11th, 2010
      I made these yesterday and they turned out terrific! It was fantastic to not have to heat up the whole kitchen with a hot oven.
      Thank you for another wonderful tip!
    102. Sunday, July 11th, 2010
      I never thought of doing that before. Thanks for the tip!
    103. Abby
      Sunday, July 11th, 2010
      This is silly. Why leave the crock-pot on for 8 hours - giving off heat and using electricity? I love my crock-pot just as much as the next gal, but I've made baked potatoes my entire life in the microwave. Five minutes or so and they're done. Easy peasy.

      BTW, I like mine with broccoli, cheese, and sour cream. Or just plain with butter.
    104. Saturday, July 10th, 2010
      Oh my husband would SO appreciate those potatoes!
    105. Saturday, July 10th, 2010
      Thanks for this! I did some searching and it looks like you can do this without the foil too. I think we'll try it!
      • Saturday, July 10th, 2010
        I left potatoes in the Crock Pot on my way out of town so my family would have dinner that night. My husband said the potatoes without the foil didn't cook well ---- he said he cooked them another day (YIKES) and even added water to the Crock-Pot and he said the consistency of the potato was chunky. I wasn't there but I am assuming the foil serves a purpose ;-)
    106. Saturday, July 10th, 2010
      French's crispy fried onions!!
    107. Saturday, July 10th, 2010
      I usually just dig in the fridge for toppings--of course, I love butter and sour cream, but cottage cheese, salsa, any kind of cheese is delicious!
    108. Saturday, July 10th, 2010
      Dinner tomorrow night, thanks muchly!
    109. Saturday, July 10th, 2010
      I like to do Sweet Potatoes in the crock pot. Those are the best!
    110. Friday, July 9th, 2010
      So smart! I never cook potatoes right so maybe I can get this one down. 8 hours is perfect too, ready when I come home from work.
    111. Friday, July 9th, 2010
      Yummy! We just had these two nights ago, but we did cheddar and broccoli for toppings. It was a great way to avoid the oven and have a light dinner before hitting the pool.
    112. Friday, July 9th, 2010
      Awesome! My kids love baked potatoes, but I have never thought to do them this way! Thanks for sharing!
    113. Friday, July 9th, 2010
      Thanks for the tip! I have some of the same polish pottery!
    114. Christy
      Friday, July 9th, 2010
      Wow! Thanks for sharing. I've been roasting in my house these last few weeks baking....I dont' know why I didn't think about the crockpot...I can't WAIT to try these!
    115. Friday, July 9th, 2010
      RANCH. it tastes good on just about ANYTHING
    116. Friday, July 9th, 2010
      Do you know the reason why you have to wrap them individually in foil?
    117. Friday, July 9th, 2010
      And I love Tropical baked potatoes - coleslaw, pineapple, ham or bacon pieces, and an obscene amount of sour cream!
    118. Friday, July 9th, 2010
      I've wanted to make baked potatoes for dinner, and this is so easy! Thank you! I've never cooked anything but stews and curries in my slow cooker. It's time to branch out...
    119. Friday, July 9th, 2010
      Nice idea!
      My kitchen is wide open to the family/tv room and it gets pretty warm in both rooms when I cook. I am always up for something that doesnt involve the oven/stove.
    120. Friday, July 9th, 2010
      brilliant!
    121. Friday, July 9th, 2010
      good one. I've been looking for various ways to use my new crock pot!
    122. Friday, July 9th, 2010
      Thanks for this great tip! We have an abundance of potatoes from our garden! :)
    123. Friday, July 9th, 2010
      I almost always bake my potatoes this way. It makes more sense to me.
    124. Friday, July 9th, 2010
      OK, you did it again. Another great idea that I'm going to use a lot this summer. I featured it on my blog so I could share it with my readers, linking back to you for even more great ideas:)
      (http://mmtncrfts.blogspot.com)
      I'm putting my crock pot on my back deck or in the garage to keep the house cool.
      I feel a potato bake night comin' on!!!
      Thanks,
      Linda
    125. Friday, July 9th, 2010
      I love baked potatoes for dinner any time of the year. I love the idea of the crockpot but normally I just throw them in the microwave. ;) I know - not the same, but it works in a pinch. Anyway, I found this website and this lady does solar cooking - no more hot kitchen! If you want to see an interview I did with her, you can check it out on my blog. http://www.lifeonpossomtrot.com/2010/07/its-so-hot-you-could-fry-egg-on.html
    126. Kathy
      Friday, July 9th, 2010
      What a smart idea! I love baked potatoes and this is perfect for summer. Thanks!
    127. Friday, July 9th, 2010
      What a great idea. Thanks! I never even thought about doing that. It looks so yummy. Now I'm hungry.
    128. Friday, July 9th, 2010
      I am sooo making these for dinner. I'm going to be gone all day and this will be perfect for dinner. Thanks!
      Jana
    129. Friday, July 9th, 2010
      This is brilliant! I love baked potatoes, but HATE turning on the oven in the summer...and the microwave just doesn't cut it! *adds potatoes to the grocery list*
    130. Friday, July 9th, 2010
      genius!
    131. Friday, July 9th, 2010
      Oh my gosh!!! This is awesome! I seem to always fail when it comes to baking potatoes. This sounds perfect! Thanks!
    132. Ellen
      Friday, July 9th, 2010
      sweet potatoes too.
    133. Ellen
      Friday, July 9th, 2010
      next fully loaded baked potatoes. Thanks for sharing.
    134. Friday, July 9th, 2010
      I'm putting potatoes on my grocery list right now. I'm trying it this weekend! Thank you!
    135. Friday, July 9th, 2010
      I had no idea that you could do these in the crock-pot. Thank you so much for sharing!
    136. Tanya
      Friday, July 9th, 2010
      Absolutely great idea! Thank you.
    137. Friday, July 9th, 2010
      What a wonderful idea!! Gotta love crockpots!
    138. Friday, July 9th, 2010
      STOP IT! This is too darn easy, just shared with a coworker. Thanks for sharing with me.
    139. Debra
      Friday, July 9th, 2010
      I bake mine in the microwave. Prick, wrap in wax paper, and bake on high for a few minutes (time varies with the size of potato -- start with 5 minutes and check).

      I do corn on the cob the same way, although I do wet them before putting them in the wax paper.

      Very fast, and saves on electricity!
    140. Friday, July 9th, 2010
      Thanks for sharing this! I've been told this before, but forgot all about it and how to do it. My family loves baked potatoes~this will come in very handy!
    141. Mandi
      Friday, July 9th, 2010
      Love this ideas! Thanks for sharing.
    142. Friday, July 9th, 2010
      I am doing a 30 day food challenge on my blog next month where I will not be cooking the same thing twice. I would love for you to share this tip/recipe with my readers. If you are interested please email me at boblyns at yahoo dot com. Thanks
    143. Friday, July 9th, 2010
      I am going to try those today.
    144. Friday, July 9th, 2010
      what a great idea! put it right before you leave work. come home from work and voila! baked potatoe is done!
    145. Friday, July 9th, 2010
      I normally do prick the potatoes when I put them in the oven but I didn't for these.
    146. Friday, July 9th, 2010
      These look delicious! I will have to give them a try.
      I love the polish pottery plate they are on. I have the teapot in that pattern.
    147. Friday, July 9th, 2010
      Nope, no extra water just the potatoes wrapped in foil.
    148. Friday, July 9th, 2010
      We are camping this weekend and I wanted to make baked potatoes. This will be perfect! Do you prick the potatoes with a fork first like you do when baking in the oven?
    149. Angie K
      Friday, July 9th, 2010
      Mmmm. I love baked potatoes! They are a staple to the lunches I drag to work. I've never tried this, I will have to though.

      There are so many ways to eat them, I don't know what my favorite would be!
      Broccoli and Cheese
      Caramelized onions and herbed butter
      Sour cream, cheese, bacon, chives, butter, pepper

      Do you know those seasonings you can buy in a mill to put into olive oil for bread dipping? I sometimes use that and butter for a tasty baked potato too.
    150. KBaker
      Friday, July 9th, 2010
      same question here. thanks!
    151. Friday, July 9th, 2010
      do you put any extra water in the Crock Pot?? Or do the potatoes create their own steam enough to keep things moist?