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Slow Cooker Baby Potatoes

I’m sharing one of my all-time favorite potato recipes, and it’s perfect for those who love the magic of slow cooking.

These slow-cooker baby potatoes are a game-changer, bringing out the best flavor in each bite. It’s the ideal companion for weeknight dinners or even a fancy holiday meal.

Let’s dive right in!

The Potato Game Changer

Slow cooker baby potatoes in a white bowl next to a Crock Pot.

Using the slow cooker for potatoes is a game-changer. It’s so easy to use, clean-up is a breeze, and you can leave room in the oven for other recipes.

The recipe is great for a weeknight meal or holiday dinner. It’s a delicious dish that doesn’t take a lot of time to make.

Baby potatoes in a Slow cooker.

Why Slow Cooker Baby Potatoes?

When we think of comfort food, potatoes often come to mind. Whether mashed, roasted, or fried, it’s a versatile main dish or side.

But have you tried slow cooker potatoes? Combining simple ingredients and the slow cooking method brings out an authentic potato flavor that’s hard to beat. It’s minimal effort for maximum deliciousness!

Baby potatoes on a wooden spoon. The wooden spoon is over a slow cooker.

Choosing Your Potatoes

For this particular recipe, I prefer using baby golden potatoes. They are also known as small Yukon gold potatoes or baby Yukon gold potatoes.

However, don’t feel limited. This method works equally well with fingerling potatoes, new potatoes, or even red potatoes. The key is to ensure they’re small enough to cook evenly.

Ingredients and Instructions

What You’ll Need:

  • Baby golden potatoes
  • Ranch seasoning mix (not dip)
  • Butter
  • Parmesan cheese

Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.

How To Make the Slow Cooker Baby Potatoes

Ingredients for slow cooker baby potatoes.

Start by gathering your ingredients.

Spray the inside of the slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray to keep things from sticking.

Ranch seasoning on top of baby potatoes in a slow cooker.

Add the uncooked potatoes, butter, and ranch to the slow cooker and toss to coat.

mini potatoes in a slow cooker.

Cook on low for 3.5 to 4 hours or high for 2.5 to 3 hours. For best results, make sure to stir the potatoes occasionally, ensuring you scrape the bottom of the slow cooker to prevent any sticking.

Baby potatoes in a Slow cooker with parmesan cheese on top.

Once cooked to a crisp-tender texture, sprinkle your parmesan cheese on top. Serve immediately and enjoy the creamy texture of these delicious potatoes!

Baby potatoes in a white bowl in front of a slow cooker.

Pro Tips and Notes

  • Texture Check: Before dishing out, make sure you can easily pierce the potatoes with a fork. If not, give them a bit more time in 30-minute increments.
  • Serving Suggestion: These potatoes are great on their own, but they’re even better with a dollop of sour cream, a bit of green onions, or a drizzle of lemon juice. They also pair wonderfully with main courses like pork chops or prime rib.
  • Storage: If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They’ll stay delicious for three to four days!
Slow cooker baby potatoes in a white bowl next to a Crock Pot.

Add Some Variety to the Potato Dish

  • Drizzle a little bit of olive oil over the potatoes with some fresh garlic cloves and fresh parsley.
  • Italian seasoning
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Garlic salt

More Delicious Side Dishes

Baby potatoes with parmesan in a white bowl in front of a Crock Pot.

Slow Cooker Baby Potatoes

There’s something so comforting about a bowl of slow-cooker parmesan potatoes. It’s an easy side dish that will become your new favorite.

So, whether you’re prepping for busy weeknight meals or planning your next holiday dinner, keep this simple recipe in mind.

It’s comfort food at its finest, and the only thing you’ll regret is not making a larger batch.

It’s the easiest side dish, so get started now!

Baby potatoes in a Slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Baby Potatoes

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes

Delicious slow cooker baby potatoes recipe, perfect for easy dinners. Tender, flavorful, and hassle-free, ideal for busy families and gatherings, including holidays.


  • 2 pounds baby golden potatoes
  • 1 ounce packet Ranch seasoning mix
  • 3 tablespoons softened butter
  • ⅓ cup parmesan cheese


    1. Add the potatoes, butter, and ranch seasoning to the slow cooker and toss to coat.
    2. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook for 3.5 to 4 hours on low or 2.5 to 3 hours on high. Stir occasionally with a spatula to make sure the butter and ranch seasoning don't stick to the bottom.
    3. When the cooking time is complete, add parmesan cheese to garnish. Serve immediately. 


  • Be sure to purchase Ranch seasoning mix and not dip mix. 
  • Be sure you can easily pierce the potatoes with a fork before removing them from the heat. If you cannot, continue cooking in 30-minute increments until you can. 
  • You can cut some potatoes in half and leave some whole for this recipe. 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 228Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 525mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 6g

Nutrition is approximate.

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