Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes


Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes


8-10 sweet potatoes, sliced or chopped
4 apples, chopped
1/2 cup maple syrup
4 tablespoons brown sugar
4 tablespoons margarine, melted
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
salt and pepper to taste


Place apples and sweet potatoes in a crock pot or slow cooker. Sprinkle remaining ingredients on top of the potatoes and apples.

Cook on low for 4 to 5 hours.  If your little ones like marshmallows on their sweet potatoes like the Princess Nagger does, about 15 minutes to 1/2 hour before serving, liberally sprinkle mini marshmallows over the sweet potatoes and recover.  The marshmallows will melt nicely and make your little one happy.

If you’d rather not have apples mixed in with your sweet potatoes, here’s a variation on the above recipe:

Slow Cooker Spiced Sweet Potatoes


4 lbs Sweet Potatoes, cut into 1/2″ pieces
1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons ground Cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground Nutmeg
pinch of salt
4 Tablespoons Butter, cut into 1/8″ pieces
2 teaspoons Vanilla extract


Place the sweet potatoes in the slow cooker.  Combine the dark brown sugar, ground cinnamon ground nutmeg, and pinch of salt and sprinkle over the sweet potatoes.  Stir carefully (you don’t want to mash the sweet potatoes in the process, unless you prefer them that way).

Cover and cook on low for 7 hours. Add butter and vanilla; stir to blend.  Once again you can melt mini marshmallows over the top at the end if you desire.

Makes 8 servings

There you have it!  I do have three slow cookers that get used every year at Thanksgiving – I make several things the day before so on the day of I can socialize with our dinner guests and not be harried and hurried in the kitchen.  I set up the dining room table in the living room, and set up buffet tables in the dining room – a power strip comes in quite handy to handle the slow cookers and leave my counters free for maneuvering other stuff.  Like the turkey when it comes out of the oven.

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1 Debbie Hendricks January 7, 2012 at 11:40 am

Thank you for your recipes! Yours are simple and easy to understand! Sometimes I just want something simple to work with.
Thank you so much!


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3 Tracyann0312 February 23, 2012 at 12:16 am

I will try the spiced sweet potato recipe. Our family will love it because they are in the go to eat spicy foods. Thanks for sharing the recipe, you explain it well and the direction is easy to understand. I have been to different blogs and found that the recipes and directions they post are difficult to understand. I will come back to your site to learn easy to understand recipe again.
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4 Andrea from Best Hand Truck February 27, 2012 at 9:17 am

Spice sweet potato is a such a great idea.I should try that too,potato is pretty good preparation for dieter like me :D


5 Matt Clarke March 7, 2012 at 10:32 am

Hey Stacey. This just looks delicious! It is my turn to cook tonight so i will try it….you are going to be responsible for a very happy wife. Thanks for sharing!
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6 Bizz March 19, 2012 at 4:45 pm

This is a really simple slow cooker concoction, which is exactly what I look for when trying out new recipes. I’ll have to give this a try next time the holidays roll around…
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7 Yui April 16, 2012 at 4:39 am

The best thing cook with slow cooker is that you only need to put all ingredients at once and you can leave it for any other activities. When you came back in the kitchen there you go your meal ready to serve.


8 Darcy September 20, 2012 at 6:36 am

I’ve only ever cooked meats and stews in a slow cooker before. I’ve never cooked potatoes in there and these sweet potatoe recipes are looking DELICIOUS! Thank you so much because I have a few days off coming up and I love to cook in my spare time! :)


9 Darcy September 20, 2012 at 6:38 am

I’ve never cooked potatoes in there and these sweet potatoe recipes are looking DELICIOUS! Thank you so much because I have a few days off coming up and I love to cook in my spare time! :)


10 Lily from Gourmet Sides March 3, 2013 at 1:43 am

I just never seem to find the best tasting sweet potatoes at my local food store. It would be nice to try this recipe!
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