Easiest Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes

Jump to Recipe
Save ItSaved!

Did you know that the best way to make baked sweet potatoes is in the slow cooker rather than the oven? It’s true! Your house smells amazing while they cook, plus they come out moist & delicious every time.

The easiest and my way favorite way to make baked sweet potatoes are in the slow cooker rather than the oven! Not only does your house smell amazing while they cook, they come out moist and delicious every time.
Crock Pot Baked Sweet Potatoes Recipe

This is one of my favorite sweet potato recipes – it’s so easy! A healthy side dish without the fuss. The best part, there’s no prep time aside from washing them. No water, no need to poke them or wrap them in foil. Just 1 ingredient, it doesn’t get easier than that! Of course, if you wish to use your oven you can use this Baked Sweet Potato recipe instead.

The easiest and my way favorite way to make baked sweet potatoes are in the slow cooker rather than the oven! Not only does your house smell amazing while they cook, they come out moist and delicious every time.The easiest and my way favorite way to make baked sweet potatoes are in the slow cooker rather than the oven! Not only does your house smell amazing while they cook, they come out moist and delicious every time.

This recipe has zero prep time! I just wash them and throw them right in the slow cooker then turn it on low 8 hours, or if I have less time I cook it high 3 1/2 to 4 hours. You can put as many sweet potatoes as you like as long as they fit, just stack them and make sure the cover closes. You will know they are ready when a knife slides in easily when poked.

And since so many are asking, although I have and love my Instant Pot, I still love my slow cooker! I have the 6 Quart Hamilton Beach Set ‘n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker (affil link). I love it because you can adjust the time you want it to cook, and it automatically turns to warm when it’s done. It also has a probe for meat that automatically shuts off when done. I hated my old crock pot, it burnt everything and my food had a weird taste. This slow cooker is so great, I actually own several!

How To Make Baked Sweet Potatoes in the Slow Cooker

You can top them with whatever you wish! Butter, cinnamon, pumpkin spice, chili, you name it! Or try one of these stuffed potato recipes.

Baked Stuffed Sweet Potato Recipes

The easiest and my way favorite way to make baked sweet potatoes are in the slow cooker rather than the oven! Not only does your house smell amazing while they cook, they come out moist and delicious every time.
Print
4.7 from 10 votes
Did you make this recipe?

Easiest Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes

6
6
0
SP
208 Cals 3 Protein 48 Carbs 0.5 Fats
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 4 hrs
Total Time: 4 hrs
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Side Dish
CUISINE: American
The easiest and my way favorite way to make baked sweet potatoes are in the slow cooker rather than the oven! Not only does your house smell amazing while they cook, they come out moist and delicious every time.

Ingredients

  • 4 medium, about 7 oz each sweet potatoes, skin on

Instructions

  • Wash and dry the sweet potatoes.
  • Place in the slow cooker, cover and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4, until they are tender.
  • When the potato is done, season with salt and pepper, and top with butter, cinnamon, chili, or whatever you like on your sweet potatoes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1potato, Calories: 208kcal, Carbohydrates: 48g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 0.5g, Sodium: 26mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 8g
Blue Smart Points: 6
Green Smart Points: 6
Purple Smart Points: 0
Points +: 5
Keywords: best slow cooker sweet potato recipe, crock pot sweet potatoes, easy sweet potato crock pot recipe, slow cooker baked sweet potatoes, slow cooker sweet potatoes, sweet potato recipes, sweet potato slow cooker recipe, sweet potatoes cooked in crock pot

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Rate this Recipe:




44 comments

  1. I love this recipe, but it has caused two of my crock pots to crack. Unless I’m doing something wrong, I’m assuming the crock pot needs liquid so the ceramic insert does not crack.

  2. What is the difference between a slow cooker and a crock pot?

  3. Looks good, I bet they are. Do YOU like to put cinnamon and sugar –

  4. Thank you for letting me know they’re stackable in the crock pot!

  5. I had no idea you could do this! I love the idea, saves a lot of oven time. I learned long ago that all that stuff most people put on sweet potatoes is just extra calories and sugar. I sprinkle mine with cinnamon and that’s all. They’re perfect, delightful and fit into diets limiting sugar, fat and salt. I also love that I get the oven space for other things. THANK YOU FOR ENLIGHTENING ME!

  6. When you put them in a microwave you have to pierce them with a fork but you don’t have to in a crock pot???

  7. Can i put both white and sweet potatoes in at the same time?

  8. I am wondering if  could combine sweet and regular potatoes in the same crockpot?  

  9. Yay! I don’t have to microwave them during the hot summer months.

  10. I prepared sweet potatoes for Easter dinner.  Our large crock pot was filled to the brim with sweet potatoes!  Just washing the potatoes, and cooking them on low for 8 hours could not be easier!  The sweet potatoes were the perfect texture!

  11. Do you need to add water?

  12. I was wondering where you got the nutrition info for sweet potatoes. The carbs seem very high compared to what I am finding.

    • I’ll double check it!

    • Gina is pretty much right, 230 grams of sweet potato (average to small) is about 198cal and 46 grams of carbohydrates as per the usda

      https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/show/11507?man=&lfacet=&count=&max=&qlookup=&offset=&sort=&format=Abridged&reportfmt=other&rptfrm=&ndbno=&nutrient1=&nutrient2=&nutrient3=&subset=&totCount=&measureby=&Qv=2.3&Q328032=1&Q328033=1&Qv=2.25&Q328032=1&Q328033=1

  13. I cooked these sweet potatoes today. Unbelievably delicious!! And so easy!! From now on, this is the way to cook them. Thank you so much!

  14. Wow, I was pleasantly surprised at how easy these were and how they were cooked to perfection. This is a keeper!!!!

  15. These were so good and amazingly easy! Thank you Gina! 

  16. Hi Gina! I am in a 2 person household and the spouse doesn’t like sweet potatoes!  Could a bake potato be cooked with the sweet potato in slow cooker for same amount time?

  17. I am looking to buy a slow cooker.  Do you have any recommendations?

  18. This sounds wonderful. I imagine that you get that slight carmelization of the sweet potato! Can i do a bunch and just keep in the fridge for the week? I assume that it would be ok, and just reheat in the mic for a few mins or air fryer to crisp it up!

  19. Made this today and it was so easy and delish!

  20. I  made these today and they were cooked to perfection! By far the easiest thing I’ve ever cooked! Thanks!

  21. I am looking forward to using the crock pot today , Thanksgiving, to free up oven and microwave.

  22. Would the potatoes cook if you stack them
    In the crock pot?

  23. Have you tried doing potatoes this way? I think is great to do it this way when your oven is full of turkey and other stuff.

  24. I love your recipes but prefer to do yams in the microwave.  I can do several in about seven minutes.  I adore garnet yams.

  25. Can you stack more than 4 at a time?

  26. Do you cut them in half, first?

  27. This is Paleo as well. Just replace the butter with ghee or no butter. I often forget about sweet potato as a side dish. These look delicious. 🙂

  28. Would this method work on beets? 

  29. I, too, would like to know if these could be done in the Instant Pot? And for how long?

  30. Do you put water on the bottom of the slow cooker?

  31. Can you make these in the instapot? How long would they take?

  32. Can you make them in the instant pot? Or do they turn out better with the slow cooker?