Sweet Potato Recipe for a Slow Cooker

I am looking for a slow cooker sweet potato recipe (not using canned) that tastes like traditional sweet potatoes. I have searched the web and can't find any with that traditional taste. I am hoping one of you have such a recipe, or maybe suggestions on how I can make up my own slow cooker recipe using butter and brown sugar, and suggestions of cooking times. Any help is appreciated.


By Raindance

August 18, 20100 found this helpful

Slow cooker sweet potatoes/yams with applesauce

(6) Medium/3 lbs. sweet potatoes/yams, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes

1 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

2/3 cup packed brown sugar

3 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 cup chopped nuts, toasted; optional

Ground cloves, ginger, allspice, nutmeg to taste

Place sweet potatoes in 2- to 3 1/2 quart slow cooker. Mix remaining ingredients except nuts; spoon over potatoes.

Cover and cook on high heat setting one hour. Then three hours on low or until potatoes are very tender.

Sprinkle with nuts if using. Makes 6 servings.

Recipe can be doubled.

To toast nuts, bake uncovered in ungreased shallow pan in 350 degrees F oven about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.

Or cook in ungreased heavy skillet over medium-low heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until browning begins, then stirring constantly until golden brown.

To thicken sauce:

Remove cooked potatoes, cook on high setting for 15 minutes or until thick.

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August 17, 2010 Flag
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I need a TNT sweet potato recipe for the slow cooker.

Sue from Weatherford TX


Sweet Potato Recipe for a Slow Cooker

The following recipe is from "Fresh From the Vegetarian Slow Cooker" and is fantastic!

Smashed Sweet Potatoes with Dried Cranberries:

  • 4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2" thick slices
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup sweetened dried cranberries

    Place sweet potato slices in a lightly oiled slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine apple juice and brown sugar and pour over potatoes. Season w/salt and pepper to taste. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours, until potatoes are tender.


    Just before serving, smash the potatoes w/a potato masher until smooth and fold in cranberries. Serve hot. (11/22/2005)

    By Connie Brown

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