This Crock Pot Sweet Potato Casserole is all made in the slow cooker for an easy, fuss-free side dish!
When it comes to preparing Thanksgiving dinner, oven space is on high demand.
So why not put your crock pot to work and free up some valuable space in the oven?
Whether you’re hosting dinner at your place or bringing a dish to the party, this Crock Pot Sweet Potato Casserole is here to save the day. It’s so simple to make, but tastes like you slaved for hours over it. Everyone will love it!
Crock Pot Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe:
- To make the sweet potato casserole simply find 5 medium-large sweet potatoes, or about 5 pounds.
- Peel them and then cut them into even sized cubes (about 1-2 inches). This doesn’t have to be precise, it just helps them cook evenly.
Toss them all into the crock pot, along with some chicken broth and a little butter.
Close the lid and walk away.
After 3 hours you’ll be able to easily mash the sweet potatoes.
Tips For Mashed Sweet Potatoes:
- The more liquid with the sweet potatoes will give you a softer, more loose casserole texture.
- If you want a firmer sweet potato base, drain some of the liquid before mashing.
Once it’s all mashed up lightly beat 2 eggs along with some vanilla and pour it right into the crock pot.
Add a little more sweetness with a cup of brown sugar and a touch of vanilla extract.
Give it a good stir, and mix thoroughly.
Then quickly whip up the pecan topping.
Sprinkle it evenly over the mashed sweet potatoes, cover, and let it cook for another 2 hours.
That’s what I love so much about this recipe.
It’s so simple, it practically makes itself.
Which gives you more time to prepare other dishes… or play with your kids… or start holiday shopping.
Just make sure to let the casserole sit for a few minutes after you turn off the crock pot before digging in.
You’re going to love this deliciously sweet and tasty Thanksgiving side dish!
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Crock Pot Sweet Potato Casserole
- 5 medium sweet potatoes, about 5 pounds
- 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
- 1/4 cup butter, cubed
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup brown sugar
For The Topping
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup butter, melted
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup pecans, chopped
- Peel sweet potatoes and cut into even 1-2 inch cubes. Place the potatoes into your crock pot and add the chicken broth and sprinkle the cubed butter on top.
- Cover and cook on HIGH for 3 hours, or until the sweet potatoes are soft enough to mash. (*see notes)
- Use a potato masher and mash the potatoes to your desired consistency.
- Add the lightly beaten eggs, brown sugar and vanilla to the crock pot and stir to combine.
- In a separate bowl combine the topping ingredients and stir to coat. Sprinkle over the mashed sweet potatoes, replace the lid and continue to cook on high for 2 more hours.
- Serve warm right out of the crock pot. Enjoy!
Can substituting canned yams be done?
Can you ask the sweet potatoes rather than cook them in the crockpot?
If you want to save (loads of) time, just boil the potatoes in chicken stock and butter on the stovetop and then finish it off in the slow cooker. I have made this a few times and after learning my lesson the first time (the potatoes took about 7 hours on high to cook through), I used this technique. It’s ready in half the time and you really only use one more pot, and can control the amount of liquid and texture a bit better as well! The finished dish is delish!
That’s a great way to save time! Thanks Stefanie!
How many hours did you let it finish off in the crock pot after cooking on the stove top?
Thanks for this tip!
Just wondering if the topping gets “mushy” in the crock pot or is it crunchy?
Thank you posting. I’m going to try it this year for Thanksgiving.
The top of the topping actually has a nice crisp-ness to it.
Adding the eggs while the crock pot and potatoes are hot? Won’t that cause them to cook and set quickly?
It is hot, but you’ll still want to let it cook longer to let it set.
Hi, I am eager to use this recipe for Thanksgiving, however some family members don’t like nuts. If I omit the pecan topping do I still need to cook for an additional two hours?
You’ll still want to let it cook for the extra time since you’ll be adding eggs to the sweet potato mixture. This will help it to set up nice.