Thursday, November 14, 2013

Ten Amazing From-Scratch Recipes for Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes for Thanksgiving

10 Recipes for Sweet Potatoes in the Slow Cooker
Sweet Potatoes in the Slow Cooker are perfect for Thanksgiving!

Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes may be a new idea to many people, but this idea makes so much sense!  Sweet potatoes are one of those traditional Thanksgiving foods that take up oven space, just when there isn't any to spare.  And whether you like your sweet potato dishes with a sweet or savory approach, making one of these Ten Amazing From-Scratch Blogger Tested Recipes For Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes this Thanksgiving frees up the oven or stovetop for other things.  Just click the recipe title under each photo to see the full recipe on the original blog.

Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes in the Slow Cooker
In the classic Slow Cooker Candied Sweet Potatoes shown above, Stephanie from A Year of Slow Cooking learned that what works best is to cook the sweet potatoes in the slow cooker, then put them in an oven-proof dish, layer on the marshmallows, and brown them right before you're ready to eat. 


I love the sound of these Coconut-Pecan Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes from Simple Bites, and you can add marshmallows if you'd like!


These Slow Cooker Spicy Sweet Potatoes from Kalyn's Kitchen are my own slow cooker sweet potato experiment, and this has been a hit whenever I've served it.


There are a couple of serving suggestions for Easy Crockpot Stuffed Sweet Potatoes from Jeanette's Healthy Living, and I think the version with maple syrup and Greek yogurt sounds like a Thanksgiving winner.


Crock Pot Sweet Potato Mash with Pecans from Six Sisters' Stuff is mostly sweetened with apple juice.


These Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes with Cranberry and Orange from A Veggie Venture  sound perfect for Thanksgiving. 


The ingredients for this Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Mash from Skinny Ms. sound fairly traditional, but they're lightened up for a skinny version and using the slow cooker makes it easy.


Nothing could be easier than these Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes from 365 Days of Slow Cooking that are simply sliced, tossed with oil, and seasoned with salt, pepper, and brown sugar.   Karen uses a small slow cooker because she's the only sweet potato fan in the family, but you could increase the recipe as needed.


There's another take on Slow Cooker Candied Sweet Potatoes at Six Sisters' Stuff, for those who just can't pass up those marshmallows!


And finally, if you already have a favorite sweet potato recipe that starts with baking the sweet potatoes, you might want to check out these instructions for  How to Cook Sweet Potatoes in the Slow Cooker from A Veggie Venture.

All the Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Round-Ups:
Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce
Ten Amazing From-Scratch Recipes for Slow Cooker Turkey Breast
Ten Amazing From-Scratch Recipes for Sweet Potatoes for Thanksgiving
Ten Amazing From-Scratch Recipes for Slow Cooker Stuffing
Ten Amazing From-Scratch Recipes for Mashed Potatoes in the Slow Cooker


2 comments:

Karen said...

thanks for linking my sweet potato "recipe" if you can call it that. I think I'll make it today for myself for dinner :)

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Other than in a stew, I've never cooked sweet potatoes in the slow cooker. I'm definitely going to try the "baked" whole potatoes first.

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