This simple and delicious crock pot sweet potato casserole is the perfect side dish to serve with your Thanksgiving meal. It’s healthy, tasty, and effortless!
If you are here for more holiday side dish ideas, check out this delicious cranberry sauce recipe or this couscous salad with cranberries. They are the best dishes to add as a complement to your Thanksgiving table.
Sweet potatoes are a staple at almost every Thanksgiving meal. Maybe you prefer super-sweet yams covered in marshmallows, or maybe you prefer roasted sweet potatoes. But, no matter what you like, I’m sure you’ll love this simple crockpot recipe too.
Simple Crock Pot Sweet Potato Casserole
If you or your family has a sweet tooth, then they are going to adore this recipe. The sweet potatoes are covered in a tantalizing cinnamon-sugar mixture. As it cooks slowly, the aromas will make everyone ask for dinner!
You add the marshmallows towards the end, so you can keep them off if you prefer less-sweet sweet potatoes (we usually make it half and half, for those who’d prefer not to have the added sweetness.)
How to Choose The Best Crock Pot For Your Casserole
How many people are you going to feed? Make sure your slow cooker is large enough if you are going to feed a large group. If you are going to feed a minimum of 8 people, you should use a 7-quart slow cooker or larger.
The Hamilton Beach 7-Quart Slow Cooker is highly rated and very simple to use. It’s fantastic for large groups and travel. The lid is easy to secure, so it won’t spill or leak.
For something even more high-tech, check out the Crock-Pot 6-Quart digital slow cooker. It has an iStir stirring system that prevents your sweet potatoes from burning or sticking to the bottom or sides. It also has a timer so you can program it to begin at a certain time and be ready for your big meal.
How to Make Sweet Potatoes in Crock Pot
There are just a few simple steps to this incredible crock pot recipe for sweet potatoes.
Just add the sweet potatoes, brown sugar, butter, spices, and vanilla to the slow cooker. When the potatoes are cooked, mash them and top them with the marshmallows. It’s so easy! Keep scrolling for the full, printable recipe.
This crockpot sweet potato casserole will be perfect with any other of your favorite Thanksgiving side dishes. Add it with your favorite veggies and salads. It’s a sweet contrast to the salty and savory green bean casserole or fluffy mashed potatoes.
I think this tastes perfect with roasted turkey, but you can make this any other time of year too! Serve it with some tender pork tenderloin or your favorite roasted chicken recipe.
How to Store Crock Pot Sweet Potatoes
Since these sweet potatoes are covered in sugar and marshmallows, I suggest eating them as soon as they are cooked. They will taste the best when they are hot and fresh out of the slow cooker.
If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight food storage container in the refrigerator for up to three days. After about three days, the quality will diminish, and they won’t be as tasty.
Can You Freeze Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes?
If you want to freeze the slow cooker sweet potatoes, I suggest doing it before you cook them. Chop up the sweet potatoes and coat them in the sugar and butter mixture. Then, place them in a resealable food storage bag and keep them in the freezer for up to 6 months.
When you are ready to cook them, just dump the frozen and sugar-coated sweet potatoes into the slow cooker. Let them cook until they are soft enough to mash, and then add the marshmallows like normal.
There you go! The entire recipe is in the printable recipe card. If you are looking for a dish that is effortless to make among several holiday dishes- it’s this crockpot recipe.
Slowcooker Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe
Crock Pot Sweet Potato Casserole
- 1 Slow Cooker
- Cutting Board
- Stand Mixer
- 4 pounds Sweet Potatoes peeled and diced into ½ inch cubes
- 3/4 cup Brown Sugar packed
- 1/4 cup Unsalted Butter melted
- 2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 1/2 cups Mini Marshmallows
- 1 cup Pecans Whole
- Spray crockpot with cooking spray.
- Clean and cut sweet potatoes and add to crockpot.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together brown sugar, butter, spices, salt and vanilla.
- Pour over sweet potatoes and stir to combine.
- Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours or until sweet potatoes are tender.
- Remove lid and mash sweet potatoes.
- Top with marshmallows.
- Cover with lid and continue cooking for 5-10 minutes to melt marshmallows.
- Sprinkle with pecans and serve immediately.
If you would like browned marshmallows, place insert of the crock pot into the oven at 375 degrees for 5-10 minutes, watching carefully.
The best thing about making a Thanksgiving side dish in the slow cooker is that it frees up room in your oven. You don’t have to worry about timing out baking it; just let the slow cooker do all the work. Plus, it will keep your sweet potatoes warm throughout dinner, too, giving your family plenty of chances to go back for seconds.
You will really enjoy how this classic sweet potato casserole recipe tastes when you make it in the Crock Pot, plus you’ll enjoy the extra freedom of letting your slowcooker do the heavy lifting in terms of cooking.
Easy Thanksgiving recipe? YES PLEASE!