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Crock Pot Baked Potatoes

Posted by  ·  July 9, 2010  ·  Last Updated: June 4, 2019

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

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. Give each potato a prick with a fork.  Cover each potato in aluminum foil and place in a crock-pot.

how to make crock pot baked potatoes

Cook on low for about eight hours.  Load them up with your favorite toppings, serve with a big salad and dinner is served!

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Crock Pot Baked Potatoes

An easy method to bake potatoes in your slow cooker.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Crock Pot Baked Potatoes, Easy baked potatoes, easy crock pot meals
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Servings 6 people
Calories 141 kcal
Author Cindy Hopper


  • 4 - 6 russet baking potatoes I have done 8
  • 2 - 3 teaspoons olive oil optional 1/2 teaspoon per potato (I typically omit oil and salt)
  • 1 - 11/2 teaspoons salt about 1/4 teaspoon per potato(optional)
  • Aluminum foil
  • Your choice of toppings: Grated cheese, cooked broccoli, crumbled bacon, chives, chili, sour cream etc.


  1. Scrub the potatoes and dry completely.
  2. Prick each potato several times with a fork.
  3. Rub potatoes with a tiny bit of oil and then rub with salt. This step can be omitted.
  4. Wrap each potato tightly in aluminum foil. Be sure potato is completely covered.
  5. Place potatoes in slow cooker
  6. Cook the potatoes on high for 4 to 5 hours or low for 8 to 10 hours, or until soft. Do not overcook or potatoes will become soggy. I cook mine about 8 hours.
  7. Carefully unwrap the potatoes.
  8. Cut potatoes open and top with desired toppings.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Crock Pot Baked Potatoes
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 141 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 1184mg51%
Potassium 880mg25%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 5g21%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin C 24.3mg29%
Calcium 64mg6%
Iron 6.9mg38%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional information is calculated without the toppings.

What are your favorite baked potato toppings?

For another easy dinner try this crockpot mac and cheese..

Filed Under: Side Dishes

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  1. Koko
    Sunday, July 24th, 2016
    Do you add water or anything? Or just the potatoes wrapped in foil?
    • Cindy
      Sunday, July 31st, 2016
      Hi Koki, add nothing to the crockpot besides the potatoes wrapped in foil. Hope you enjoy!
  2. 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.
  3. Sunday, December 27th, 2015
    une idée originale et sympathique pour cuisiner des pommes de terre, m pour cette recette !!
  4. 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.
    • Beverly
      Saturday, June 25th, 2016
      Janis, do you wrap them in foil to keep them warm or to trick everyone into thinking you worked over a hot oven all day? I'm just playing, I couldn't resist! I would do something like that actually! I think I will do that as soon as possible, I could use the special treatment if my family thinks I worked really hard. That's terrible of me..
  5. 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?
    • Beverly
      Saturday, June 25th, 2016
      Dorothy I heard this happens if you cook on low? Always cook on high for 8 hours.
  6. 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.
  7. Debbie Reid
    Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
    sweet potatoes are great this way also.
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  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.. Do not prick.
  10. 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
  11. 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.
    • Beverly
      Saturday, June 25th, 2016
      Yes always cook on high. That's the trick. Do you spray the bottom of your crockpot with cooking spray before putting your wrapped potatoes in it? I read where several people did that & I wonder if that's similar to your ring of foil on the bottom? You think? Just curious😊
    • Beverly
      Saturday, June 25th, 2016
      Ann, always cook on high. That's the trick I do believe:) Do you spray the bottom of your crockpot with cooking spray before putting your wrapped potatoes in it? I read where several people did that & I wonder if that's similar to your ring of foil on the bottom? You think? Just curious?
  12. Friday, July 11th, 2014
    Such a great idea! Especially when it is so dang hot! Pinned!
  13. Carolyn
    Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
    I rub with olive oil then sprinkle with garlic powder. Not crispy but yummy.
  14. KK
    Sunday, June 15th, 2014
    Do the skins crisp?
  15. 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 :)
  16. 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.
    • Beverly
      Saturday, June 25th, 2016
      Always wrap them in foil or you'll be disappointed. Also cook on high for 8 hours.
  17. 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.
    • Beverly
      Saturday, June 25th, 2016
      Jeanie do you put more than one in the microwave at a time? If you can cook more than one, could I cook 4-5 at a time, I've got a big microwave. Not sure how many will fit I just wanna know if I can cook more than one at a time? Thanks😉
  18. brenda
    Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
    Do you need to poke the potatoes first?
    • Friday, June 20th, 2014
      Brenda, I do poke the potatoes first.
    • Beverly
      Saturday, June 25th, 2016
      No do not poke the potatoes they're not supposed to have holes cooked in the crock pot. Also cook them on high always.
    • Beverly
      Saturday, June 25th, 2016
      Brenda, No do not poke holes in the potatoes first. They're not supposed to have holes if they're cooked in the crock pot. Also cook them on high always.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. Jennifer
    Thursday, June 5th, 2014
    Do you put any water in the bottom???
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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!
  29. 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!!
  30. 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.
  31. lucia
    Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
    What type of potatoes were used in the examples that worked?
  32. 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.
    • Beverly
      Saturday, June 25th, 2016
      Cheryl, cindylouh said way up the comment list that she cooks on high 8 hours & it's her recipe you're following incorrectly. Someone tested it for everyone up the list too. Someone cooked on low they were terrible, then cooked on high & they were wonderful so it's even been tested. Cook the potatoes on high whether it's 2 or 10, russet potatoes or sweet potatoes. All should be cooked on high ok?
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. Colleen
    Sunday, October 21st, 2012
    It also depends on what type of potato you use..................some bake this way better than others.......................
  36. 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.
  37. 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
  38. 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.
    • Beverly
      Saturday, June 25th, 2016
      Christine she did give suggestions to why they failed. I read the same fail over & over but they all said cooked on low in their crockpot. Cindylouh said cook them on high way up the list but nobody would take the time to read anything she commented, they kept posting the exact same problem. It never failed they cooked on low. I saw Cindylouh say many times "no water" answering that question constantly then she answered about wrapping them in foil telling people yes they need to be wrapped, when they complained about cooking on low 8 hrs & the potatoes being terrible she said she always cooks on high that may be the problem. Then someone tested her theory posting low & high cooking & it was solved, if they're cooked on low it ruins them so you must cook on high. Would you believe after all that someone cooked on low & asked what was wrong? They didn't read any comments or suggestions. Now if you look you'll see how hard she tried to help but how many times can she answer the same question without thinking something else is wrong when people just won't read? It happened so much she missed the part where someone cooked on low, "AGAIN, I couldn't believe it actually. I understand it looks like she's not tried but she did answer at first. The repetitive same question I guess there's not much point in answering if nobody will read? That's what's happening. I usually never comment but this frustrated me & seeing someones criticism towards how Cindylouh responds to questions cooking simple baked potatoes in a crockpot kinda bothered me. Why is it that complicated, what if she has other recipes on here? Sarcasm & criticism would stop anyone from sharing recipes. I don't see how she does it if she gets all this grief over a baked potato? Wow... Cook them on high people! Wrap them in foil, don't add water, spray the bottom of ur crockpot if ur worried it'll crack, turn on high with clean, dried, wrapped in foil potatoes, cook on high with the lid on for 8 hours & enjoy😉👌
    • Cindy
      Thursday, August 11th, 2016
      You are amazing! Thanks for being so sweet and telling everyone very clearly the recipe, AGAIN. Love it.
  39. Christine Bateman
    Sunday, August 19th, 2012
    So easy! Thanks so much!
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
    • Beverly
      Saturday, June 25th, 2016
      @cindylouh @patchwork15
      Cindylouh, I also remember you saying you always cook them on high & they're great? Patchwork15 commented cooking them on low & can't figure out the problem? They never attempted high. I remember you said you always cook them on high Cindylouh. Makes sense, potatoes always are baked or cooked at the highest temp. Whether it's oven, microwave, especially the crockpot! Nothing cooks right on low in a crockpot, it stays warm all day never actually cooks properly.
      I'm gonna try these so I read all the comments esp about the problems due to simply low or high settings because a problem always occured after soneone said low. It was obvious. Always use high like Cindylouh does, that's what I'm doing but wish me luck?
  42. jennifer
    Wednesday, June 20th, 2012
    For the potatoes that turn out discolored..it may be the type of potato you used.
  43. 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.


    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.
  44. 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.

  45. 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".
  46. 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.
  47. Monday, April 16th, 2012
    What a wonderful idea, I can't believe I've never heard of anyone doing this before. Thanks for sharing!
  48. 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.
  49. 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???
  50. Jennifer
    Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
    I want to just 2 potatoes how long should i let them stay in the crockpot?
  51. Mel
    Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
    Can I do sweet potatoes the same way?
  52. 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.
  53. 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!
  54. 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!
  55. Yvonne Dyett
    Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012
    I also would like an answer to #107/angie
  56. 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!
  57. Terrie Baker
    Monday, February 20th, 2012
    Can't wait to try this out..
  58. 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!
  59. jo ann porter
    Thursday, February 16th, 2012
    the microwave does just

    as well,in just a few min.
  60. 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?
  61. 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!
  62. 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?
  63. 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.
  64. Sara
    Monday, January 16th, 2012
    Can you do this with Sweet potatoes too?
  65. 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!
  66. 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.
  67. 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
  68. Ann
    Saturday, January 7th, 2012
    I roll mine in olive oil and kosher salt then wrap them! YUMMY....CRISPY!
  69. 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!!!
  70. 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.
  71. 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!
  72. Sharon C
    Friday, December 9th, 2011
    How does this work with the huge russet potatoes?
  73. 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.
  74. Saturday, November 26th, 2011
    Yummy and simple idea for after church!
  75. Madaleine
    Friday, November 11th, 2011
    Can you leave the foil off the potatoes and make them?
  76. 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.
  77. Lori
    Tuesday, November 1st, 2011
    Does this work for sweet potatoes, too?
  78. 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.
  79. 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.
  80. 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
  81. 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.
  82. 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.
  83. 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!
  84. 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?

    • Monday, August 22nd, 2011
      Kathe, I think the time would be the same.
  85. 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.
  86. 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!
  87. 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.
  88. 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!!
  89. Lars
    Tuesday, July 19th, 2011
    Do you know what the microwave is doing with our food? they destroyed the food and make it dead !!
  90. Wednesday, July 13th, 2011
    LOVE this!!! DO NOT like microwaved baked potatoes and the oven is just too hot in the Summer!
  91. Wednesday, June 29th, 2011
    No one mentioned this or asked......but doesn't one need to add a little water in the pot?
  92. 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. :)
  93. Tuesday, July 20th, 2010
    thanks for sharing this tip I often wondered how to cook them in the crockpot
  94. 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 ;-)
  95. Liz
    Monday, July 19th, 2010
    I like this idea. I've tried cooking potatoes in the microwave, YUCK. This I would like to try.
  96. 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.
  97. 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!
  98. Wednesday, July 14th, 2010
    What a great idea. I have never heard of this before....but will definitely be trying it out!!
  99. Tuesday, July 13th, 2010
    This is fabulous! I can have baked potatoes without heating up my house in the summer.
  100. chatty
    Monday, July 12th, 2010
    I've wanted to try this! Did you have to pierce the potatoes?
  101. Sunday, July 11th, 2010
    What a great idea!
  102. 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!
  103. Sunday, July 11th, 2010
    I never thought of doing that before. Thanks for the tip!
  104. 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.
  105. Saturday, July 10th, 2010
    Oh my husband would SO appreciate those potatoes!
  106. 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 ;-)
  107. Saturday, July 10th, 2010
    French's crispy fried onions!!
  108. 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!
  109. Saturday, July 10th, 2010
    Dinner tomorrow night, thanks muchly!
  110. Saturday, July 10th, 2010
    I like to do Sweet Potatoes in the crock pot. Those are the best!
  111. 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.
  112. 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.
  113. Friday, July 9th, 2010
    Awesome! My kids love baked potatoes, but I have never thought to do them this way! Thanks for sharing!
  114. Friday, July 9th, 2010
    Thanks for the tip! I have some of the same polish pottery!
  115. 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!
  116. Friday, July 9th, 2010
    RANCH. it tastes good on just about ANYTHING
  117. Friday, July 9th, 2010
    Do you know the reason why you have to wrap them individually in foil?
  118. Friday, July 9th, 2010
    And I love Tropical baked potatoes - coleslaw, pineapple, ham or bacon pieces, and an obscene amount of sour cream!
  119. 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...
  120. 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.
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  122. Friday, July 9th, 2010
    good one. I've been looking for various ways to use my new crock pot!
  123. Friday, July 9th, 2010
    Thanks for this great tip! We have an abundance of potatoes from our garden! :)
  124. Friday, July 9th, 2010
    I almost always bake my potatoes this way. It makes more sense to me.
  125. 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:)
    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!!!
  126. 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
  127. Kathy
    Friday, July 9th, 2010
    What a smart idea! I love baked potatoes and this is perfect for summer. Thanks!
  128. Friday, July 9th, 2010
    What a great idea. Thanks! I never even thought about doing that. It looks so yummy. Now I'm hungry.
  129. 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!
  130. 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*
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  132. 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!
  133. Ellen
    Friday, July 9th, 2010
    sweet potatoes too.
  134. Ellen
    Friday, July 9th, 2010
    next fully loaded baked potatoes. Thanks for sharing.
  135. Friday, July 9th, 2010
    I'm putting potatoes on my grocery list right now. I'm trying it this weekend! Thank you!
  136. Friday, July 9th, 2010
    I had no idea that you could do these in the crock-pot. Thank you so much for sharing!
  137. Tanya
    Friday, July 9th, 2010
    Absolutely great idea! Thank you.
  138. Friday, July 9th, 2010
    What a wonderful idea!! Gotta love crockpots!
  139. Friday, July 9th, 2010
    STOP IT! This is too darn easy, just shared with a coworker. Thanks for sharing with me.
  140. 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!
  141. 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!
  142. Mandi
    Friday, July 9th, 2010
    Love this ideas! Thanks for sharing.
  143. 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
  144. Friday, July 9th, 2010
    I am going to try those today.
  145. 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!
  146. Friday, July 9th, 2010
    I normally do prick the potatoes when I put them in the oven but I didn't for these.
  147. 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.
  148. Friday, July 9th, 2010
    Nope, no extra water just the potatoes wrapped in foil.
  149. 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?
  150. 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.
  151. KBaker
    Friday, July 9th, 2010
    same question here. thanks!
  152. 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?