Crock-Pot Baked Potato Tin Foil Dinner

So this was our Mother’s Day Dinner.  I had seen various similar recipes around but they were all for the oven.  Of course, in my kitchen we try to use the oven as little as possible, so I figured we must find a way to do a Potato Tin Foil Dinner in the crock.  It’s rather easy to do normal Baked Potatoes with nothing but a bit of butter and Salt, but wanted to have the yummiest, most sensational Dinner we could (too bad I had to cook it!).   With this recipe I made 7 Baked Potatoes, it took 2 crock-pots, but you plan it with as many family members as you are serving, so use the ingredients and amounts as a guide but there will be no hard or fast rule with this recipe.  You can’t really foul it up.  By the way, pretty sure this was the best smelling recipe I have ever made!  We were drooling by the time it was done.

Crock-Pot Baked Potato Tin Foil Dinner

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours, 20 minutes

Total Time: 8 hours, 50 minutes

Yield: 8

Crock-Pot Baked Potato Tin Foil Dinner


7-8 Russet Potatoes Washed and Scrubbed
2 Yellow Onions Diced or Shredded
2 Stalks of Celery thinly Sliced
3 Baby Carrots per Potato
8 Slices of Bacon cooked and Broken Up
3 Green Onions stalks sliced thinly
14-16 Small Pats of Butter (I did a 1/2 Tsp Each)
BBQ Sauce
Salt to Taste
Pepper to Taste
Foil (Foil for Grilling is Larger and Will Work Better For Large Potatoes)
Shredded Cheese


  1. I used my kitchen table as the place for my assembly line.
  2. Cut a large enough piece of foil to cover not only the foil but all of the additions, don't skimp.
  3. Spray with Pam or Crisco Spray so the potatoes don't stick.
  4. Cut each potato into thirds, without cutting all the way through the potato.
  5. Pour a tablespoon of BBQ Sauce (or less if it's a small potato) into the middle of the foil, then place the potato, with the slices open on top.
  6. Shove two pats of butter into the potato..
  7. Place shredded or chopped onion onto the potato.
  8. Place celery on top.
  9. Set carrots next to potato as well.
  10. Now give each potato a bit of green onion on top as well.
  11. Put 2-3 slices of bacon pieces on top.
  12. Finally sprinkle salt and pepper to taste on each potato.
  13. Fold up the foil so that none of the juices will leak out, it won't look as smooth and pretty as when you normally foil a potato.
  14. Bake in your slow cooker for 8 hours on low.
  15. In my 7qrt Crock-pot I was able to fit 4 baked potatoes (with 2 of them very large), so plan accordingly..either using only small potatoes or using more then one crock.
  16. Once they have been cooked, pull each one out, unwrap a bit, place a handful of Shredded Cheese onto the potato, rewrap and place back in the crock for about 20 minutes, recover crock.
  17. Serve it in the foil.


Remember fit this recipe with your family size, or those you are serving. It's easy enough to cook up a bit more bacon, and chop more onions, and vice versa! Enjoy.

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  1. Pamela Davis says

    This looks like a wonderful recipe. How would I prepare this recipe using sweet potatoes?


    • Lady Katie says

      Never thought of using sweet potatoes! Sweet potatoes and potatoes cook about the same. I would follow the recipe using the sweet potatoes instead.

      • Pamela Davis says

        I think I will substitute dried cranberries, pears, pecans or almonds with some ginger and brown sugar for the veggies and BBQ sauce and see what happens.

        Thanks so much!

  2. Lady Sarah says

    That sounds delicious! You could also add a bit of orange juice, lots of butter and instead of cheese for the last 20 minutes, do marshmallows instead. YUMMO!


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