Slow cookers. Is there anything they can’t do? I mean, we all know they’re great for delicious soups and stews. And some more ambitious crockpotcooks may have delved into slightly more exotic territory, like meatballs, candied pecansor pumpkin spice latte. But how many people would ever think of using one to bake sweet potatoes?
Well, you can.
I’ve already written about making regular baked potatoes in the crockpot, and sweet potatoes are even easier. You don’t even need to wrap them in foil. Just scrub them and pop them in the crock, with nothing on them except the water you rinsed them with. Then let the crockpot do all the work,and presto: perfect sweet potatoes, ready when you are.
The wonderful thing about these is that they’re so versatile.Some of our favoritetoppers are butter, brown sugar, chili, and shredded bbq chicken, but that’s really just the tip of the iceberg (er, sweet potato). You could go for black beans and peppers…mushroom ragout…heck, even peanut butter if you like them that way. (Trust me, I know it sounds crazy-weird, but PB & sweet potatoes are deeeelish!)
There are no limits!
How to make Crockpot Sweet Potatoes
4-5 Large sweet potatoes
1. Scrub sweet potatoes and rinse ( do not dry off, this is all the moisture the potatoes will need in the crockpot)
2. Place rinsed potatoes into the crockpot. Cover and cook on on LOW for 6-7 hours or HIGH for 3.5-4 hours. Potatoes are done when a fork have easily be inserted into the potato.
BOOM! Perfect potatoes every time!
What will you be topping your sweet potatoes with?
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Corey, Darryl, Big D & Little D
- 4-5 Large sweet potatoes
- optional toppings
- Scrub sweet potatoes and rinse ( do not dry off, this is all the moisture the potatoes will need in the crockpot)
- Place rinsed potatoes into the crockpot. Cover and cook on on LOW for 6-7 hours or HIGH for 3.5-4 hours. Potatoes are done when a fork have easily be inserted into the potato.