Slow Cooker Mashed Sweet Potatoes

The easiest and tastiest-ever super creamy Slow Cooker Mashed Sweet Potatoes made right in your crockpot! 

Slow Cooker Mashed Sweet Potatoes | Creme de la Crumb

You know what’s the worst? When you remember something as being really fantastic and you don’t experience it for a long time and then when you finally do it’s so built up in your mind that it doesn’t meet your expectations. You know what I’m talking about don’t you? This happened to me just last weekend when we went out for dinner to a barbecue restaurant we remember loving but haven’t been to in at least a year – maybe longer. We ordered exactly what we had ordered the previous times, but it just wasn’t the same. I don’t know if they changed their recipes or if I just built it up in my mind so much that they couldn’t meet my expectations regardless of how great it was.

Why do I bring this up today? Well half of what I ordered was mashed sweet potatoes.

Slow Cooker Mashed Sweet Potatoes | Creme de la Crumb

I was soooo looking forward to these spectacular mashed sweet potatoes I remembered, but when it arrived on my plate and I took the first bite it just wasn’t as spectacular as I expected it to be. They weren’t bad, I mean I ate the whole side dish so they obviously couldn’t have been awful right? But just lacking that umph I remember being there before.

Slow Cooker Mashed Sweet Potatoes | Creme de la Crumb

The good news? I actually have a pretty fantastic mashed sweet potato recipe of my own – this one right here. ^^^^^ And my all-time favorite thing about these sweet potatoes is that  they are made in your slow cooker. No need to stare down a big pot of water to make sure it doesn’t boil over, and you can stick your crockpot anywhere you like to get it out of the way if you’re using your kitchen space for other dishes which, by the way, is just one reason I adore slow cookers so darn much in the first place – I often put mine out on the back porch even, it’s awwwwwesome. Feel free to use heavy cream for really rich flavor and/or up the amount of cinnamon if you love heavily-spiced sweet potatoes!

Slow Cooker Mashed Sweet Potatoes | Creme de la Crumb

Slow Cooker Mashed Sweet Potatoes

The easiest and tastiest-ever super creamy mashed sweet potatoes made right in your slow cooker!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword slow cooker, sweet potato
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author Tiffany

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2/3 cup milk (see note)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-2 teaspoons cinnamon, to taste

Instructions

  1. Add chopped sweet potatoes to your slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours or on low 5-6 hours.

  2. Add the butter to the slow cooker, re-cover, and allow to cook for a few more minutes to let the butter melt. Once butter is melted, add remaining ingredients.

  3. Mix with an electric hand mixer (you can also use a masher if you prefer) until smooth.

  4. Serve warm and top with additional cinnamon, butter, and chopped pecans if desired.

Recipe Notes

I usually use fat free half & half in this recipe but for richer potatoes, you can use a high-fat content milk like heavy cream for ultra-rich and creamy mashed sweet potatoes!
This recipe can easily be doubled, or even tripled. Cooking time may need to be increased by 1-3 hours for larger batches.

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So wait – you put the potatoes in the Slow Cooker and cook them with no liquid?

ok. works for me!! good luck with the twins!!

Oh this will be PERFECT for the holidays when my oven is stuffed to capacity! Thank you!

I have always loved sweet potatoes. Now, when the season is here it’s time to treat myself with this amazing recipe.
Thanks, Tiffany!

So, could I make these tomorrow (wednesday before thanksgiving) and then reheat on thursday? Thanks!

I’m so excited to try this! I’m a newly full-time RVer and rely heavily on my crockpot for side dishes (my pressure cooker for main dishes) and this will pair so well with so many things!

I am trying to get the recipe for the candied pecan sweet potato casserole, but it keeps saying page not found when I click on it! Please get this fixed!! I’m dying to get this recipe for Thanksgiving!!

sweet potato recipe sounds great and I plan to make tomorrow, but says cook time is 4 hours, but cook on high for 2-3 hours – where is the extra hour? should I cook for 3 hours and then add the stuff, or plan to cook for 4 hours? please advise – thank you (I hate to cook – but, this looks easy!) thank you, again

When you don’t cover the potatoes with a liquid, the potatoes oxidize an unappetizing color, which doesn’t completely disappear when mashed. Taste was a little off, as well. The potatoes do cook evenly though.