One of the best things about a slow cooker is that you can just dump in all of the ingredients and let it do its thing. These Easy Slow Cooker Jacket Potatoes are no exception – there’s no need to wrap them in foil! Just prick your potatoes all over with a fork, place them in the slow cooker, and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Add your favourite toppings, and you’re good to go! Plus, they’re perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal.
Equipment needed for crock-pot baked potatoes
A fork – to prick the potatoes with all over
Slow Cooker/Crock Pot
- Your favourite potatoes – Russet, King Edwards or Desiree
- Paprika – Optional
- Olive Oil
- Black Pepper
For quantities, see the recipe card further down the post.
How to prepare jacket potatoes for the slow cooker
If you want to ensure that your potatoes are cooked thoroughly, then wash and scrub them, then completely dry them before oiling and sprinkling them with salt. Only put one layer of potatoes in the slow cooker. An average size slow cooker should fit between 5 and 6 medium size potatoes.
What to serve with your slow cooker jacket potatoes
The possibilities are endless when it comes to jacket potato fillings. Slow-cooker baked potatoes are super easy to customize. Whether you like them plain or loaded with toppings, these slow cooker baked potatoes are sure to hit the spot. Here are my favourites:
Prawns with Marie rose sauce
Beans with grated cheese
Beans and sausage
Egg Mayonnaise with mango chutney
Chilli Con Carne
How to do baked potatoes in the slow cooker without foil
Easy Slow Cooker Jacket Potatoes – No Foil Needed
- 5 Potatoes
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Paprika (optional)
- 1 tsp Black Pepper
- Wash and lightly scrub the potatoes. Poke with a fork 5 times on each potato and leave to dry.
- Coat the potatoes with the olive oil then rub in the salt, black pepper and paprika (if using).
- Place in the slow cooker and set at a low setting for 7 hours or a high setting for 4 hours. Cut in half and top with your favourite filling.
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