Today, I am sharing a secret with all of you that I just recently discovered. I wish I had learned about this a long time ago, or at least at the beginning of the summer. So here is the secret – you can make baked potatoes in a crock pot! I know, isn’t that cool? Crock Pot Baked Potatoes are so simple to do.
The beauty of this is you can have baked potatoes without heating up your oven and your house, this is perfect for summertime. Think about those times when you just don’t have room in your oven along with everything else. No problem, just cook the potatoes in the crock pot. Or you have a busy day and just don’t have the time to do baked potatoes. No problem because it takes 8 hours in the crock pot. Just get them prepared in the morning and let them cook.
You can have them cooking while you are at work, running errands, etc. I know, I just changed all of your lives with this little secret. The only thing I ask is that you share this secret with others. This is too good of a secret to keep to yourself!
potatoes (I used russets)
- Wash your potatoes well and let them dry. Then wrap each potato in a piece of foil (no need for pricking them).
- Place the foil wrapped potatoes in your crock pot. I put 8 medium sized potatoes in my 4 quart crock pot, but I probably could have fit at least 10.
- Cook on low for 8 hours.
Adapted from Skip to my Lou.