Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole with just a handful of ingredients you’ll have a creamy sweet potato side dish with almost no effort and no oven space used!

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole with just a handful of ingredients you'll have a creamy sweet potato side dish with almost no effort and no oven space used!
Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole is the PERFECT Thanksgiving side dish.

Thanksgiving is a holiday probably more than any other where the oven space is NEVER enough. This recipe is made in a slow cooker so inexpensive I would argue it is even less expensive than the dish you’d normally serve your sweet potatoes in.

PLUS, it is pretty much entirely hands off. This Sweet Potato Casserole is a set it and forget it dish you can even serve WITHOUT mashing. Yes, thats right, if you want you can cook the chunks, stir once halfway through cooking then just add the topping and serve!

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole is the PERFECT Thanksgiving side dish.

Can you make this dish with canned sweet potatoes? Yes, I suppose you could, but honestly the flavors aren’t going to be anywhere as fresh. PLUS, it is literally peel and chop instead of open the can and strain. No extra cooking time is needed at all.

Looking for more side dishes?

Want More Thanksgiving Options?

Crockpot Candied Sweet Potatoes aren’t a difficult dish to make and there isn’t just one way to serve them. Here are a few alternative serving ideas:

  • Serve in chunks and skip the puréeing. Top with brown sugar and pecans.
  • Top with a streusel topping – you can use the one in the linked pie above.
  • Top with marshmallows then brown under the broiler for 30 seconds (make sure slow cooker insert can take that heat) or use a small kitchen torch to brown.

Skip the oven and make these Slow Cooker Candied Yams for Thanksgiving!

Classic Baked Sweet Potato Casserole:

  • Using the same ingredients, toss them together in a 9×13 pan and cook at 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes.
  • Top with brown sugar and pecans and serve.

And of course when planning your after Thanksgiving back to work lunch, don’t forget about the Turkey Moist Maker Sandwich.

Tools used in this Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe:
3 Qt. Slow Cooker: The perfect size for side dishes for 10-12 people, this slow cooker is an absolute bargain and a workhorse.
Potato Masher: ½ whisk, ½ potato masher, I love this kitchen tool!
Immersion Blender: Make quick work of the sweet potatoes this blender is my go to for blending soups and mashed potatoes.

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Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole with just a handful of ingredients you'll have a creamy sweet potato side dish with almost no effort and no oven space used!
Yield 12 Servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 2 inch chunks
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar divided
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  • Toss the sweet potatoes with the butter, half the brown sugar, Kosher salt, orange juice and vanilla extract in the slow cooker.
  • Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.
  • Either mash the potatoes or using an immersion blender to smooth the potatoes out.
  • Top with the rest of the brown sugar and pecans and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 229mg | Potassium: 423mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 16335IU | Vitamin C: 5.3mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 0.9mg
Keyword: Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole
Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole with just a handful of ingredients you'll have a creamy sweet potato side dish with almost no effort and no oven space used!
Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole is the PERFECT Thanksgiving side dish.

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. Nice and simple to make, but even on low setting it was done in only 2 hours. 2 hours before my company was to arrive. It also wasn’t as sweet as I expected so I added more brown sugar until it was to my sweet tooth’s liking. Also added a bit more butter since it got thick prettying fast-just to keep it going till people showed up. Taste was awesome once I added the extra brown sugar.

  2. Could you use canned yams instead of sweet potatoes? I have a sweet potato praline recipe that uses canned yams and would like to try something similar in the crockpot to free up oven space.

    1. The picture doesn’t seem to match the recipe on the sweet potato casserole for Thanksgiving it has green chunks in it and a white powder on the top nothing in the recipe are those colors

      1. The green that you see is parsely and is completely optional. I think the “white powder” you’re referring to is brown sugar which is in the recipe. I hope you enjoy it. 🙂