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, and they come out moist and delicious every time.
Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes
Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes are one of my favorite, no fuss sweet potato recipes! The best part is there’s only one ingredient with no prep time aside from washing them. No need to add water, poke them, or wrap them in foil. They’re a healthy side dish without the fuss! You can also air fryer baked sweet potatoes, and if you want to use your oven, try this Baked Sweet Potato recipe.
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
Wash and dry the sweet potatoes.
Place the sweet potatoes in the slow cooker, no need to prick them or add water.
Cover and cook the sweet potatoes on low for 8 hours until they are tender.
When the sweet potatoes are done, keep on warm until ready to eat.
Sweet Potato Toppings:
You can top the baked sweet potatoes with whatever you wish.
- Butter, salt and pepper
- Add some cinnamon
- Or add some pumpkin spice
- Make it a meal and add some chili
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- Stuffed Sweet Potatoes – Italian Style
- Loaded Vegetarian Baked Sweet Potatoes
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can you put raw potatoes in a slow cooker?
Yes, raw potatoes can go straight in the crockpot. They cook low and slow for eight hours, resulting in perfectly cooked sweet potatoes.
Can you stack the sweet potatoes in the slow cooker?
You can put as many sweet potatoes in the slow cooker that will fit. Just stack them on top of each other and make sure the lid closes.
Can I bake sweet potatoes and regular potatoes at the same time in the slow cooker?
Depending on the size of the potatoes, sweet and regular will take about the same amount of time to cook, so you can definitely do them at the same time.
What if I don’t have eight hours for my sweet potatoes to cook?
If you need the potatoes done in about half the time, cook them on high. However, you’ll need to add some water to the bottom of the slow cooker so it doesn’t burn. Start checking them at about three and a half hours – once you can slide a knife through them easily, they’re ready.
More Sweet Potato Recipes You’ll Love:
- Loaded Vegetarian Baked Sweet Potatoes
- Sloppy Joe Baked Sweet Potatoes
- Parmesan Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Balsamic Glaze
- Baked Sweet Potato Skins
- Sweet Potato Irish Nachos
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Easiest Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes
- 4 medium sweet potatoes, about 7 oz each, skin on
- 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.
48 comments on “Easiest Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes”
Thank you for this recipe! It is the ONLY way I will make sweet potatoes now. I like having my oven free for other parts of my meal, or keeping the oven off altogether. And I think they taste so much better this way. Yummy!
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.
I don’t recommend doing this on high setting. Sorry that happened to you!
What is the difference between a slow cooker and a crock pot?
A crock pot is just name brand for slow cooker. They are the same thing.