Homemade sweet potato casserole made in the crock pot! No need to boil or use the oven for this delicious side dish.
Last week I shared an easy homemade recipe for crock pot mashed potatoes and they were so good! So, I was so excited to try another thanksgiving side in the crock pot. I’m going to be honest, these crock pot sweet potatoes put my crock pot mashed potatoes to shame. [There. I said it.]
I love all taters but these just turned out perfectly. And did I mention how easy there were? No? Well, let me tell you. These were super easy! So take some stress off cooking the thanksgiving meal and try these crock pot sweet potatoes!
I’m going to take a moment to just stare at the marshmallow-y goodness in that picture. Doesn’t it look amazing? I wasn’t sure how the crock pot would handle the marshmallows but it made them all ooey and gooey and delicious. I love a good savory side dish that is covered in marshmallows.
Crock pot sweet potato casserole ingredients –
- sweet potatoes
- brown sugar
- pumpkin pie spice
- milk of choice
You are going to need at least 4 large sweet potatoes, washed and diced. I didn’t peel my sweet potatoes but that didn’t seem to affect the flavor. I like my taters a little chunky so the extra texture didn’t bother me at all. If you want, feel free to peel your sweet potatoes first.
For the brown sugar you need a 1/4 cup for the potatoes and then a tablespoon or so for the topping. Light or dark brown sugar both work great for this recipe. Don’t have any brown sugar? You can make homemade brown sugar in a pinch!
Grab a bag of mini marshmallows as well. You can use large ones too. The only difference between these and oven cooked sweet potatoes is that the marshmallows don’t get crispy. Which I can handle seeing how I don’t have to turn on my oven, they take less time and they are amazing.
Any type of milk can be used in this crock pot sweet potato casserole recipe. I used almond milk and it gave the sweet potatoes a super creamy texture. Feel free to use whatever milk you prefer.
Can I cook sweet potatoes in the crock pot?
Short answer – yes! You absolutely can! This sweet potato casserole recipe uses diced sweet potatoes instead of whole taters. Check out this post on how to cook whole sweet potatoes in the crock pot.
Crock pot sweet potato casserole recipe
Put your cut potatoes in the crock pot followed by the brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, milk and water. Give it a quick stir and set it on high for 4-5 hours.
When the sweet potatoes are cooked, removed about a cup of the water/milk mixture and mash the sweet potatoes, if needed. Turn your crock pot on low and add your marshmallows. Top the marshmallows with 2 tablespoons of brown sugar. Let cook for about 30 minutes, or until the marshmallows are melted. Turn off, let cool for a bit and serve.
Easy Thanksgiving side dishes
This crock pot sweet potato casserole is perfect for thanksgiving dinner. I love that you don’t have to use your stove or oven. If you make these in your crock pot you free up space to make other thanksgiving deliciousness. Other great side dishes to make for thanksgiving include:
- crock pot mashed potatoes
- how to roast a turkey in the oven
- classic green bean casserole
- homemade cranberry sauce
Crockpot Sweet Potatoes
- 4 large sweet potatoes [washed and cut into quarters]
- 1/4 brown sugar plus 2 tablespoons for topping
- pumpkin pie spice
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup milk
You can use any type of milk product. I used almond milk and they turned out great!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 596Cholesterol: 20mgSodium: 426mgCarbohydrates: 123gFiber: 16gSugar: 39gProtein: 16g
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Kirsten @ One Tough Mother says
These look heavenly! My husband loves sweet potatoes – I’m putting this recipe on our Thanksgiving menu right now. Seriously – I’m drooling. Yum!
Thanks Kirsten! They are so easy too! Hope yall like em! 🙂
How much pumpkin pie spice would you recommend? I’m assuming you mean like a nutmeg?
Hey Lynne! I probably used 1 or 2 teaspoons. Start with that and if you want more, add more. And yes! Pumpkin pie spice is nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger and allspice. Let me know if you have anymore questions. Happy Thanksgiving!
Jennifer Tyree says
How many does this recipe feed? I need to feed about 15-20 people for Christmas (and this was my task), so I need to know how many this recipe feeds, so I can add additional potatoes accordingly…
This probably only feeds up to 10 people, depending on the size of your crock pot. Mine was a 5 quart and it was full of potatoes.