Crockpot Sweet Potatoes (Baked Sweet Potatoes)
Easy crockpot sweet potatoes recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. These slow cooker baked sweet potatoes are soft, tender and a delicious side dish, especially for the holiday season.
I am always looking to save time in the kitchen, so I have more time with my family, while still being able to provide delicious home-cooked food for them. The crockpot is my answer to all of those things! It even perfectly cooks one of my favorite foods, the sweet and savory sweet potato. It is divine in all forms, whether baked whole, as a sweet dessert/side, or as a savory one like this Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole and Slow Cooker Mashed Sweet Potatoes.
How To Make Crockpot Sweet Potatoes Recipe From Scratch?
- Add sweet potatoes– In slow cooker.
- Cover– And cook.
- Cut lengthwise– Carefully.
- Add toppings– Enjoy!
What To Serve With Slow Cooker Baked Sweet Potatoes?
Serve them with proteins (chicken, beef, sausage, ham):
- Slow Cooker Tandoori Chicken
- Slow Cooker Roast Beef
- Slow Cooker Pot Roast
- Slow Cooker Ham
- Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast
- Crockpot Sausage and Peppers
- Grilled meats
They also pair very nicely with soups:
Toppings For Loaded Baked Sweet Potatoes
Meat– Try pulled pork, pulled chicken, buffalo chicken, shredded beef, diced ham, pepperoni, sausage. All meat should be pre-cooked.
Fresh herbs- Such as chives, green onions, parsley, cilantro, thyme e.t.c.
Bacon– Cooked bacon crumbles add a lot of flavor and texture.
Breakfast potatoes– Slice in half and top it with a slice of cooked Canadian bacon, avocado slices, and a fried egg.
Chili– Stuff the potato with leftover Slow Cooker Chili and top with sour cream.
Cheese– Shredded mozzarella, parmesan, feta, or cheddar.
Vegetables– Finely chopped onions, peppers, tomatoes, small broccoli florets.
Beans– Red beans, black beans, garbanzo beans, cannellini beans.
French fried onions– They add a delicious crunch.
Salsa and guacamole- For a Mexican flair.
Dessert sweet potatoes– Add butter, cinnamon, brown sugar, mini marshmallows, and nuts if you like.
Apple sweet potatoes– Add caramelized apple slices and whipped cream for an even sweeter potato.
Yogurt– Add a sweet vanilla yogurt or Greek yogurt with a drizzle of honey.
Variations For Sweet Potatoes In Crockpot
Slow cooker sweet potato wedges– Cut the sweet potatoes into wedges and cook. Leave the skin intact.
Twice baked sweet potatoes– Cook the potatoes, scoop out the inside and mix with butter and whatever you like, stuff it back into the potato, and then broil in oven.
Make it spicy– Add red chili flakes, jalapenos slices, or even cayenne pepper.
Try different seasonings– Sprinkle Mexican, Cajun, Italian, ranch, Everything Bagel, or Greek seasoning. They can be homemade or store-bought.
Ranch sweet potatoes– Cut the sweet potatoes into cubes or larger chunks and coat them in oil and a ranch seasoning packet.
Make crispy potatoes– Cube potatoes, and once cooked, spread them in a baking tray and broil them in the oven until golden brown.
Tips And Techniques
Can you put raw sweet potatoes in slow cooker? Yes! Simply wash them and pat them dry first. Then follow the recipe below. They will have plenty of time to cook in the slow cooker and become tender.
Why won’t my potatoes cook in the slow cooker? This indicates that either the potatoes were not cooked long enough, or the temperature on the crockpot is too low. Either way, continue cooking the potatoes longer, or turn the heat up higher to finish cooking them.
Why did my potatoes turn brown in the crockpot? This indicates that the skin on your potatoes burned which means they were either cooked too long, or at too high of a temperature.
What size crockpot to use? I recommend a 6 quart crockpot or larger. This also depends on how many potatoes you are cooking and how big they are.
How to know when the potatoes are done cooking? They are ready when a fork can easily pierce through them. They should be soft when pressed with your finger.
Grease the slow cooker– Because this prevents the skins from sticking and burning on the bottom of the crockpot.
Refrigerate– In a sealed container for up to 2 days.
Freeze– In a freezer safe container for up to 2 months.
Reheat– In the oven or the microwave.
More Slow Cooker Potato Side Dishes
- Slow Cooker Ranch Potatoes
- Slow Cooker Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole
- Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
- Slow Cooker Candied Sweet Potatoes
- Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes (In Foil)
Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes
- 4-5 Sweet potatoes, Washed and scrubbed, Patted dry, Skin on, Medium size
- Place sweet potatoes in a greased slow cooker (6 quart or lager).
- Cover and cook on Low heat for 8 hours or on High heat for 4 or until they are fork tender.
- When the sweet potatoes are done, cut in half lengthwise.
- Add toppings of your choice (butter, salt, pepper, brown sugar, cinnamon or whatever you like). Enjoy!
- Read all. my tips above.
- Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 days and reheated in the microwave.