Easiest Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes

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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.
Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes

Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes 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.

How To Make Baked Sweet Potatoes in the Slow Cooker

  1. Wash and dry the sweet potatoes.
  2. Place the sweet potatoes in the slow cooker, no need to prick them or add water.
  3. Cover and cook the sweet potatoes on low for 8 hours until they are tender.
  4. When the sweet potatoes are done, keep on warm until ready to eat.

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.
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Easiest Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes

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, until they are tender. I don't recommend doing this one on high without water.
  • When the potato is done, season with salt and pepper, and top with butter, cinnamon, chili, or whatever you like on your sweet potatoes.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1potato, Calories: 208kcal, Carbohydrates: 48g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 0.5g, Sodium: 26mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 8g
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47 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