No need to use precious oven space with this Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole. Just grab your Crock-Pot and get this Thanksgiving side dish cooking. This holiday side dish cooks perfectly and is loaded with lots of butter, brown sugar, marshmallows, and pecans.
Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole
I own so many Crock-Pots now that I have seriously lost count, ha ha. I have decided this year that anything I can make in the slow cooker will be made in the slow cooker. I normally bake everything and transfer to chafing dishes or our buffet warmer, which is way too much work.
I like to share our recipes with all of you here on the blog so testing everything in the slow cooker before holiday dinner day works perfectly. Sweet Potato Casserole is one of the dishes that HAS to be included in our holiday meals. I love the stuff but I would love to have it prepped and cooking while the bird is taking up all the oven space this year.
Grab yourself some fresh sweet potatoes, butter, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, marshmallows, and pecan to get this awesome side dish cooking. Normally, I will leave my sweet potatoes large or even mash them. This year I really liked leaving them diced small. The texture worked perfectly. I know I will dice from this point forward, they were just so perfect.
3-4 lbs Sweet Potatoes
2 cup Brown Sugar
1/4 cup softened Butter
3 tbsp Water
1 tsp Vanilla
2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice (You can use my Homemade Pumpkin Spice Recipe)
1 cup Mini Marshmallows
1/2 cup Pecans
Spray slow cooker with non stick spray.
Peel and dice sweet potatoes.
Place potatoes in slow cooker.
Combine brown sugar, butter, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla and water in microwavable bowl.
Microwave for 30 seconds and stir. Repeat until mixture is well blended and warmed.
pour mixture over sweet potatoes and mix to distribute.
Cover and cook on high for 4 hour or until tender.
Distribute marshmallows over top and then distribute pecans over marshmallows.
Reduce heat to low and recover until melted.
For my birthday, I was blessed with a new Kitchen Aid Food Processor. My old one has done it’s job for 15 years and I really liked the new Kitchen Aid processor with the dicing tool. OMG I love it. I dropped my sweet potatoes in and they were diced perfectly in just a matter of minutes. A Food Processor is not needed but I highly suggest dicing your potatoes small because this little secret made our potatoes just right!
Do you use your slow cooker for your holiday side dishes? I am looking forward to having everything cooking in our Crock-Pots this year, so much easier.
Looking for other great holiday recipes? Be sure to check out these other recipes that I have shared…