Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes are a great way to free up oven space when you’re making a big holiday meal. Check out 50+ Recipes for a Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Thanksgiving for more ideas!
Here are our picks for The Top Ten Recipes for Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes, or check out The BEST Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes Recipes if you prefer that method! Using the slow cooker to “bake” sweet potatoes may be a new idea to some people, but we think they’re perfect for a no-fuss side dish! And Thanksgiving is only days away, so it’s definitely time to settle on the menu!
Sweet potatoes are such a versatile ingredient, and they can be savory or sweet, depending on your preference, which is part of the reason we absolutely love the idea of making sweet potatoes in the slow cooker or the Instant Pot for a holiday meal. Sweet potatoes are one of those traditional must-have Thanksgiving foods that take up oven space when there isn’t any to spare, and making one of these recipes frees up the oven or stovetop for other things on Thanksgiving!
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In the classic Slow Cooker Candied Sweet Potatoes shown above, Stephanie from A Year of Slow Cooking learned 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 Spicy CrockPot Sweet Potatoes from Kalyn’s Kitchen are my own slow cooker sweet potato favorite, and this has been a hit whenever I’ve served it.
Slow Cooker Garlic Sweet Potato Mash from Skinnytaste sounds easy and delicious!
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.
Crockpot Buttery Sage Sweet Potatoes from Crockpot Gourmet sound creamy and delicious; I’m a sucker for savory sweet potatoes!
Crock Pot Sweet Potato Mash with Pecans from Six Sisters’ Stuff is mostly sweetened with apple juice.
Slow Cooker Mashed Sweet Potatoes from $5 Dinners have just a little brown sugar and cinnamon, and Erin says these will freeze well.
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.
More Sweet Potatoes in the Slow Cooker:
Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes with Cranberry and Orange from A Veggie Venture
Easy Crockpot Stuffed Sweet Potatoes from Jeanette’s Healthy Living
Easy Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes from 365 Days of Slow Cooking
Slow Cooker Mashed Sweet Potatoes from Creme de la Crumb
Sweet Potatoes and Apples in the Slow Cooker from Eat at Home
Slow Cooker Sweet Potato and Apple Casserole from Simple Nourished Living
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