Dec 22

Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes

Welcome to our weekly Foodie Friday link up! I’m linking up with Annmarie from the Fit Foodie Mama + Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl to create awesome healthy recipes each week! This week’s theme = Food Blogger Love!

I thought I’d be too busy to come up with a recipe for this week since I’m back on hospital service through this and next week and, well, there’s rarely ever time to twiddle my thumbs while I’m on service.

I’m on the day team as a senior resident for the first time, so it’s going to be interesting trying to balance letting my intern learn and do the work required while still providing enough support and not making her feel like she has to do everything. I’m all for teamwork and splitting everything up for maximum efficiency, but I’m supposed to loosen the reins so that she gets a chance to learn to do this all too so she’ll be ready for next year.

Case in point: I hope I don’t suck as a senior.

In any case, I happened to find photos of these slow cooker baked potatoes that I made a while back but forgot to write a recipe for, so hooray hooray! :]

Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes with Chicken Salad Topping

Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes with Chicken Salad Topping | @fairyburger

Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes

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Prep: Cook: Yield: 4Total:

You'll Need...

  • 4 potatoes
  • sprinkle of sea salt
  • EVOO


  1. Stab the potatoes with a fork several times, then rub with extra virgin olive oil, sprinkle with salt, and wrap tightly in aluminum foil.
  2. Cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 7.5-8 hours.
  3. Add your choice of toppings (e.g. chicken salad).

Additional Notes

You can top this with anything your heart desires, but chicken salad is one of the quickest protein-filled toppings I could think of, so I chose to use that!

Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes with Chicken Salad Topping | @fairyburger

End-of-Week-ish Recap!

  • I’m all for 4-ingredient recipes this week! Check out my copycat recipe for LUSH’s BIG volumizing shampoo using Barlean’s virgin coconut oil!
  • Our Recipe ReDux challenge this week was to draw inspiration from a page in a cookbook with any combination of the number “2017!” Make a super easy savory snack under 5 minutes with this recipe for 4-Ingredient Seaweed Sugar Snap Peas!
  • I hope you all have a lovely holiday season! <3 I’m going to be working at the hospital this year over Christmas, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that people stay well.

  • What’s your favorite slow cooker recipe?
  • Favorite topping for baked potatoes?
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  1. ShootingStarsMag

    I’m sure you’ll do great with your intern!! I hope it all goes well though. 🙂

    Mmm…this looks good. I think my mom would love it; she’s a bit baked potato fan. I like them at times but I don’t put much on them. haha

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    1. Farrah

      Thanks! I appreciate it! The first few days were awesome-sauce and everything went to crap yesterday, but we managed! She’s fantastic, so it’s made hospital service a whole lot more enjoyable than it would be otherwise! :]!

      haha, I’m a huge baked potato fan (I tend to crave some form of potatoes the most probably out of any other type of snack! 😛 ).
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  2. Coco

    I have not tried to fix baked potatoes this way, but I will for sure. Plus any recipe that starts with stabbing has to be a good one! I suck at stepping back and letting someone else take over, but it is important to letting others learn!
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    1. Farrah

      hahaha, I try to make it more interesting! ;P

      Yeah, I definitely had to get used to that–I’m so used to having to do everything myself! :O

  3. Patricia @Sweet and Strong

    Love this idea. We had a luncheon at work once which was a baked potato bar and all the potatoes were made in the slow cooker.
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    1. Farrah

      That sounds like an awesome food get-together idea! :]

  4. Rachel

    This looks os yummy. Almost like a twice baked potato!

    1. Farrah

      Yep, basically! :D!
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  5. Wendy

    I can’t believe you’re already going to be a senior! It seems as if you were just in med school. I feel so old right now…

    PS Your pin is beautiful!

    1. Farrah

      It feels so weird! Not gonna lie, I sometimes feel like I’m still in medical school, haha. ._.

      Thank you! <3!

  6. Kim G

    This is so cool! What a new twist on baked potatoes.

    1. Farrah

      Anything to make life easier! 😛
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  7. Abbey Sharp

    I love baked potatoes, so i love this recipe!

    1. Farrah

      It’s one of my favorite snacks! 😛
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  8. jill conyers

    Making potatoes in a slow cooker is such a great idea. So convenient!

    1. Farrah

      Gotta love slow cookers! :D!
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  9. Kathryn @ Dancing to Running

    I have never thought to make baked potatoes in a slow cooker, but what a great idea. I’ll have to try this sometime.
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    1. Farrah

      Yay! I hope you like it! 😀
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  10. Mikki

    Wow. These look really good. So cool that you can make them in crock pot!
    Hope the new work schedule goes well. You’ll do great!
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    1. Farrah

      Crockpot recipes are the shiz! :]

      Thank you! It’s somewhat of a bummer to work through the holidays, but I guess someone’s gotta do it, haha. I really like the team I’m working with though, so that definitely makes it better!
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  11. Laura

    I always like the slow-cooked dishes. This one looks lovely!

    1. Farrah

      Thanks, Laura! :]!
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  12. Carrie A Groff

    Looks yummy! My husband loves when I make buffalo chicken stuffed sweet potatoes. I definitely need to get my crock-pot out and use it more…I seriously use it like once a year!
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    1. Farrah

      Ahh, that sounds delicious! I’m definitely going to have to try making that sometime! *-*
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  13. Leslie

    These look tasty! I love using my slow cooker, it works as hard as I do. Now I want a baked potato! I think you’ll be great as a senior, I believe in you!
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    1. Farrah

      haha, slow cookers are such a wonderful invention! <3!!

      Thank you! I've been asking her if she'd like me to do anything differently and she says things have been fine, so I'm gonna take that as a good sign!
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  14. Kimberly Hatting

    I love baked potatoes, but usually “cheat” and cook them in the microwave. I have never thought of using a slow cooker! My favorite toppings are cheddar cheese and sour cream, but my go-to quick lunch is pepperoni and mozz cheese.
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    1. Farrah

      haha, that’s my favorite super quick way to make them! :] I like the idea of making a pizza baked potato! 😛 Definitely gonna have to try that out!
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  15. Kristy from Southern In Law

    These look sooo good! I never would have thought of “baking” potatoes in the slow cooker!
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    1. Farrah

      hehehe, I get increasingly creative when I’m feeling super lazy! 😛
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  16. AZ

    Slow cookers are THE BEST. At this point though I’m trying to use my oven as often as possible because it’s freezing in my apartment, but if I were not….slow cooker all the way!
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    1. Farrah

      haha, I feel ya! I usually only use my oven in the winter for that exact reason! 😛
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