September is finally here and we’re looking forward to a little relief from the sweltering summer temperatures. The kids are back at school, the swimsuits are being packed away, and football is back. The seasons are changing and so is our routine.
Here at Hamilton Beach® we use our slow cookers year-round, but if yours has been a little neglected, the fall is a good time to plug it back in. With cooler temps come cravings for soups and stews, and with football on TV comes gameday appetizers and snacks. Your slow cooker is the perfect tool for cooking all of the above.
These potatoes aren’t baked in the oven, but rather the slow cooker. Whether you need a warm side to serve alongside pot roast or need go-to game day food for football season, have this recipe waiting on the sideline.
Rub potatoes with olive oil and pierce with a fork, then place them in the slow cooker crock. Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours or on LOW for 7 to 8 hours.
Once the potatoes are cooked, slice them down the middle and let your guests top them with the works. Cheese, chives, sour cream, chili, bacon bits, butter, broccoli – a combination or any (or better yet, all) of these would be tasty. Set up a topping bar for your football-frenzied guests and let them have it at. No matter what the scoreboard says, these loaded baked potatoes are a surefire gameday win.
Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Potatoes
- 4 to 8 large baking potatoes, scrubbed
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Kosher salt
- Rub potatoes with olive oil and pierce with a fork.
- Place in slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours or LOW for 7 to 8 hours depending on quantity of potatoes and size of slow cooker or until internal temperature reaches at least 210°F.
- Sprinkle with salt before serving.
- Top with butter, sour cream, bacon, cheese and chives, if desired.
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