Learn how to make sweet potatoes in crock pot. It is a simple and delicious dinner side that can’t get any easier. Simply wash the potatoes and let them bake all day.
Learning how to cook sweet potatoes in the crockpot is such as game changer. These potatoes can then be enjoyed as is, seasoned or incorporated into a recipe. Serving inspiration is shared below!
If you are on the search for a simplified way of cooking sweet potatoes that requires minimal effort, no peeling or chopping of the vegetable and only one ingredient, this sweet potato recipe is for you!
After washing, all you do is toss the sweet potatoes into the crockpot and let cook. Even your kids can take charge and make this recipe all on their own.
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- 4 medium sweet potatoes
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How To Make Crockpot Sweet Potatoes
Rinse the sweet potatoes under water scrubbing away any dirt. Pat dry with paper toweling.
Place the potatoes into the crockpot. You can stack them 2 deep if you want to cook them in bulk.
Cook the potatoes on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
Serve topped with butter and brown sugar or your favorite toppings.
What to Serve with Sweet Potatoes
There are many ways to use cooked potatoes. From sweet to savory, you can create delicious sides and main entrees to serve any night of the week.
For a side dish, you can serve the potatoes whole or mashed topped with butter, cinnamon, toasted pecans, brown sugar, garlic or sea salt.
Turn into Old Fashioned Sweet Potato Pie or Easy Sweet Potato Casserole for sweet sides or our delicious Sweet Potato Muffins to feature at breakfast. These muffins also make a great freezer meal that your family can quickly grab and reheat in the mornings.
Cooked sweet potatoes also make the ultimate dessert when topped with melted marshmallows, chocolate chips, and graham cracker crumbs. This is such as fun way to make indoor smores!
Recipe Tips and Tricks
Pierce the sweet potatoes: Before placing them in the crockpot, prick each sweet potato a few times with a fork. This allows steam to escape during the cooking process, preventing them from bursting.
Seasoning: Consider adding a pinch of salt or spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, or a sprig of rosemary into the crockpot for added flavor. You can also drizzle a little olive oil over the potatoes before cooking to enhance their taste.
Toppings: Besides butter and brown sugar, consider other toppings like marshmallows, chopped nuts, a drizzle of honey, or a sprinkle of coconut flakes for added texture and flavor.
Serving options: Sweet potatoes are versatile and can be served not just as a side dish but also in different ways like as a base for a breakfast bowl, in salads, or even as a standalone dish with added protein like black beans or shredded chicken.
Adapt for your preferences: Experiment with cooking times and seasonings to suit your taste. Some people prefer a softer texture while others like a firmer one. Adjust the time or heat setting accordingly.
Frequently Asked Questions
Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
Let potatoes cool completely for food safety then store in the fridge for up to 5 days. You can store with or without the peel. You can also freeze peeled sweet potatoes in a Ziploc bag for up to 6 months.
Peeling the potatoes is not required. Simply cook with the peel on. Sweet potato peels are also safe to eat! It is recommended that if looking to remove the peel, do so while the potatoes are warm to make it easier.
Kids In The Kitchen
Cooking tips and suggestions for kids making this recipe.
- Sweet potatoes are known as a root vegetable, which means they are grown underground. This is why it is important to wash potatoes before cooking to remove any dirt.
- You can add as many sweet potatoes as possible to the crockpot (make sure the lid can close) without adjusting the total cooking time. Stack the potatoes if needed.
- Think of a creative topping for sweet potatoes and make the recommendation to your family. Here are a few ideas – brown sugar, butter, Everything bagel seasoning, cinnamon and sugar, and garlic butter.
More Crockpot Side Dishes
- Brown Sugar Baked Beans
- No Boil Crockpot Mac and Cheese
- Green Bean Casserole with Fresh Green Beans
- Crockpot Refried BeansHow To Cook Spaghetti Squash in the Crockpot
CKC Features both Gluten-Free Guidance and Kids Cooking Instructions: If you’re new to eating gluten-free we understand it’s overwhelming trying to figure out which foods may contain gluten and which ones don’t. All of our gluten-free recipes marked with this symbol ✅ represent foods that need to be checked for gluten or cross-contamination.
The ⭐️ symbol in the recipe below denotes the steps in which kid cooks may need a helper (depending on age). If there is no ⭐️ symbol, that step (or recipe) doesn’t require a helper.
Sweet Potatoes in Crock Pot Recipe
- 4 medium sweet potatoes
- Prep the sweet potatoes. Rinse the sweet potatoes under water scrubbing away any dirt. Pat dry with paper toweling. Place the potatoes into the crockpot. You can stack them 2 deep if you want to cook them in bulk.4 medium sweet potatoes
- ⭐️Cook. Cook the potatoes on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
- Serve. Serve topped with butter and brown sugar or your favorite toppings.
- Let potatoes cool completely for food safety then store in the fridge for up to 5 days.
- You can store with or without the peel.
- Freeze peeled sweet potatoes in a Ziploc bag for up to 6 months.
- Serve savory or sweet as a side dish, main entree or dessert.