Crockpot Sweet Potatoes

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Easy, sweet, and fuss free, these crockpot sweet potatoes are the perfect side or main dish. See how to make these with minimal prep in the slow cooker.

Suitable for gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, and paleo diets. Post includes Weight Watchers points.

top down view of the cooked sweet potatoes inside the crockpot insert

While almost everyone I know loves their vegetables, there are a few people who need a little bit more convincing. And these crockpot sweet potatoes are sure to convert everyone.

Even better these crock pot sweet potatoes can double up as a side dish or served with extras for a full meal. And if you want, you can serve them up as dessert too. All the ways peeps, all the ways.

Like these baked corn on the cob and these Instant Pot sweet potatoes, these are great for everyday lunch and dinner, and festive eating over Thanksgiving and Christmas.

top down view of one sweet potato split open and topped wtith butter

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Why Make This Recipe

  • It’s budget-friendly – This is affordable, hands off, and very easy to make
  • It can be made ahead – Prep in advance for easy eating and entertaining.
  • It’s perfect for a crowd – It can be easily be doubled or tripled to serve your guests.
  • It’s customizable  Feel free to get creative and add your own unique twists.
  • Over the holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving, cooking sweet potatoes in the slow cooker frees up oven space for other recipes. Great for a baked potato bar.
top down view of the cooked sweet potatoes inside the crockpot insert

Ingredient Notes

  • Potatoes – this recipe calls for fresh sweet potatoes. Make sure they are firm.
  • Butter – (optional) if desired, use butter that can be dairy or non-dairy.
  • Do check out all my crockpot recipes for great mains and side dishes that go with these.
sweet potatoes and butter are the ingredients needed for making this recipe

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How To Cook Sweet Potatoes in the Crockpot

Get complete ingredients list and instructions from the recipe card below.

four sweet potatoes on a plate
the sweet potatoes inside the slow cooker insert

Step 1. Clean and scrub the sweet potatoes but don’t dry them. The moisture will help cook them.

Step 2. Add sweet potatoes in a single layer in the crockpot. If needed, stack one more layer on top.

sweet potatoes inside the crockpot with the lid on
the cooked sweet potatoes inside the crockpot topped with butter

Step 3. Cover and cook on the high setting for 3 1/2-4 hours, or low heat for 6-7 hours until they are fork tender.

Step 4. Remove the lid, season to taste, then serve and enjoy!

Recipe Tips

  • Cook the slow cooker sweet potatoes potatoes in a single layer. If you need to stack another layer on top. But don’t do more than two layers.
  • You don’t need to poke holes in the veggies. They will cook as they are without the need for steam release.
  • If possible try and cook similar sized potatoes together so they cook evenly and at the same rate.
  • Avoid opening the slow cooker too much during cooking, as this will bring down the temperature and result in a longer cook time.
  • Be sure to check out my awesome crockpot tips and tricks post for even more handy info!
one cooked sweet potato on a white plate with the remaining veggies in the background

Delicious Variations

You can serve the cooked sweet potato simply with butter, but feel free to vary the toppings to your taste. Try some of these delicious options;

  • Sweet – maple syrup, brown sugar, or mini marshmallows.
  • Spice – cinnamon and nutmeg work well, pure vanilla extract.
  • Nuts – chopped pecans, walnuts, almonds etc.
  • Savory – top with cheese, chili, greens, and crispy Air Fryer bacon. Or add to this chopped veggie salad.
close up view of one cooked sweet potato opened up on a plate with a fork

Storage

  • Store – Leftover corn can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. 
  • Freeze – For up to 3 months.

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a single sweet potato cut open and served on a plate
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Weight Watchers Points

There are 0 Blue Plan Points in one serving of this (if no butter is used).

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Crockpot Sweet Potatoes

Crockpot sweet potatoes are an incredibly easy side or main dish.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time4 hours
Total Time4 hours 5 minutes
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Western
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 5
Calories: 194kcal
Author: Bintu Hardy

Ingredients

  • 5 large sweet potatoes unpeeled
  • butter optional and to taste (dairy or vegan)

Instructions

  • Clean and scrub the sweet potatoes but don’t dry them. The moisture will help cook them.
  • Add sweet potatoes in a single layer in the crockpot. If needed, stack one more layer on top.
  • Cover and cook on the high setting for 3 1/2-4 hours, or low heat for 6-7 hours until they are fork tender.
  • Remove the lid, season to taste, then serve and enjoy!
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Notes

    • Cook the slow cooker sweet potatoes potatoes in a single layer. If you need to stack another layer on top. But don’t do more than two layers.
    • You don’t need to poke holes in the veggies. They will cook as they are without the need for steam release.
    • If possible try and cook similar sized potatoes together they cook evenly and at the same rate.
    • Avoid opening the slow cooker too much during cooking, as this will bring down the temperature and result in a longer cook time.
    • Be sure to check out my awesome crockpot tips and tricks post for even more handy info!
    • Storage – keep in an airtight container inside the fridge for up to 4 days.
    • There are 0 WW Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving (if no butter is used).

Nutrition

Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.04g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.002g | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 762mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 32063IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 1mg

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