Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes

As far back as I can remember, Sweet Potato Casserole has been a staple at family gatherings around the holidays — particularly for Thanksgiving. A few days ago I was browsing through recipes on and I found a recipe for Sweet Potatoes in the Crockpot! After I read through the ingredients, I was sold!

I made this recipe for our church dinner on Sunday. I didn’t get the potatoes in the slow cooker early enough, so they weren’t cooking fast enough to be done in time. I decided on Plan B and put them in a casserole dish in the oven where they finished just in time for dinner.

Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes6 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced
1 1/2 cups applesauce
2/3 cup brown sugar *see note
3 T. butter
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped nuts, toasted

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Place sweet potatoes in slow cooker. Mix remaining ingredients except nuts (I accidentally added the nuts and it was fine). Spoon over potatoes.

Cover and cook on low heat 6-8 hours or until potatoes are very tender.

Sprinkle with nuts. Enjoy!

*Note: I doubled this recipe, but I only did 1 cup brown sugar instead of 1 1/3.

This dish is a very easy sweet potato “casserole” in the slow cooker. I love that I can get it going and forget about it for the rest of the day. The applesauce gave it great flavor as well!

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