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Crockpot Sweet Potatoes make such an easy side dish. The slow cooker does all of the work and it’s also a great way to meal prep for the week.

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I’m all about easy and this recipe for crockpot sweet potatoes is definitely simple. You can enjoy tender sweet potatoes without ever heating up your oven.

The kids love sweet potatoes so it really is the perfect side dish for everyone. We also love to make crockpot baked potatoes. In fact you know I love all things crock pot so make sure you check out my other crock pot recipes.

You may also love Crockpot Sweet Potato Casserole.

Why Make this Recipe

Crockpot sweet potatoes make the perfect side dish to your holiday dinner. We love to make them for Thanksgiving to save oven space. I can easily start this recipe in the morning or make them ahead of time to enjoy with our dinner.

The sweet potatoes come out perfectly soft and tasty for a family favorite side dish recipe.

Ingredients

  • Sweet Potatoes

Toppings

  • Butter
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Scroll to the bottom for the full recipe and ingredients.

Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1 – First, you need to wash the sweet potatoes (you don’t need to dry).  Then stab 6-8 times per sweet potato with a fork in various spots throughout the sweet potato.
  • Step 2 – Place the sweet potatoes in the crock pot.
Placing sweet potatoes in slow cooker
  • Step 3 – Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or on high for 3-3.5 hours until a knife can easily be inserted and removed and the sweet potatoes are soft when squeezed gently.

Recipe Tips

  • Cooking Times – Cooking time will vary based on your crock pot and depending on the size of your sweet potatoes.
  • Adding Sweet Potatoes to Slow Cooker – We recommend when placing the sweet potatoes in the slow cooker to place in a single layer. You can add sweet potatoes on top of each other, but it may take longer to cook.
  • Poke Holes – We like to prepare our sweet potatoes by washing and then poking holes with a fork into the sweet potatoes.
Close up image of sweet potatoes topped with butter

Topping Ideas

Serve topped with the unsalted butter, salt and pepper. My kids like to add cinnamon and brown sugar to their sweet potato. Sometimes I do too.

We have even added a few mini marshmallows on top.

Just use what you prefer. You can’t go wrong with sweet potatoes.

Serving Suggestions

So many options but here are a few favorites around here. You can also add in different spices once the sweet potatoes are cooked. Add a ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper, pumpkin pie spice or walnuts.

Cooked Sweet potatoes really go with just about anything. You can’t go wrong with this easy side dish. Just keep the main dish simple too and you are guaranteed to have an easy dinner.

Easy recipes like this are always a hit. You can make sweet potatoes for your entire family for less than one sweet potato at a restaurant. Plus, it is quicker at home and everyone enjoys a great meal.

Sweet potatoes topped with butter

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Leftovers

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.

How to Freeze

These sweet potatoes freeze great by placing in a freezer safe container. We recommend wrapping the sweet potatoes individually with foil and they will stay fresh for up to 3 months.

How to Reheat

Reheat leftovers in a baking dish in the oven after they thawed overnight in the fridge. Preheat the oven at 350 degrees and reheat for about 10 minutes.

More Easy Sweet Potato Recipes

More Easy Crockpot Side Dishes

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Crock pot Sweet Potatoes

5 from 8 votes
Crockpot sweet potatoes make such an easy side dish. The slow cooker does all of the work and it's also a great way to meal prep.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 246

Ingredients

  • 6 Medium Size Sweet Potatoes
  • Toppings:
  • 3 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

Instructions

  • Wash the sweet potatoes (you don’t need to dry).  Then stab 6-8 times per sweet potato with a fork in various spots throughout the sweet potato.
  • Place the sweet potatoes in the crock pot.  Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or on high for 3-3.5 hours until a knife can easily be inserted and removed and the sweet potatoes are soft when squeezed gently.
  • Serve topped with the butter, salt and pepper.  Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

These are also delicious topped with brown sugar and marshmallows.  Yum! 

Nutrition Facts

Calories 246kcal, Carbohydrates 46g, Protein 4g, Fat 6g, Saturated Fat 4g, Cholesterol 15mg, Sodium 563mg, Potassium 762mg, Fiber 7g, Sugar 9g, Vitamin A 32240IU, Vitamin C 5mg, Calcium 70mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    This was such a no fuss way to make sweet potatoes! They turned out perfectly, I will be using this method again!

  2. 5 stars
    Used this recipe for some weekend meal prep! The sweet potatoes turned out perfectly cooked! Thanks!