Crockpot Sweet Potato Casserole

Crockpot Sweet Potato Casserole

By Erin Huffstetler | 11/16/2016 | No Comments
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Lighten your work load, and free up some oven space, by making more of your Thanksgiving dinner in crockpots. This crockpot sweet potato casserole is a cinch to throw together, and requires very little of your attention.

Crockpot Sweet Potato Casserole

Prep Time:

10 minutes

Cook Time:

4 hours

Ingredients:

5 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
3 cups water
1/2 cup milk (or heavy cream)
1/2 stick butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice Here’s my pumpkin pie spice recipe

Topping

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 stick butter, melted
1 cup pecans pieces
2 cups mini marshmallows

What You Do:

Chopped Sweet Potatoes in a Crockpot

Place sweet potatoes and water in crockpot. Cover and cook on high for four hours, or until the potatoes are tender.

Sweet Potatoes Cooked in Crockpot

Then, drain the water.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Mash the sweet potatoes using a potato masher or an immersion blender. You can do this right in the crockpot.

Adding Sugar, Butter, Milk and Spices

Add milk, pumpkin pie spice, 1/2 stick butter and 3/4 cup brown sugar.

Stirring Ingredients Into Sweet Potatoes

Stir until combined. Then, smooth the top.

Nut Topping for Sweet Potato Casserole

In a small mixing bowl, combine all the topping ingredients, except the marshmallows.

Adding Nut Topping to Sweet Potato Casserole

Sprinkle the topping mixture over the mashed sweet potatoes.

Finished Sweet Potato Casserole

Top with the marshmallows. Then, cover and heat for 15 minutes, or until the marshmallows have melted.

Try This:

This sweet potato casserole recipe can also be finished in the oven. Use your crockpot to make your mashed sweet potatoes. Then, transfer them to a 9″ x 13″ casserole dish, add your nut topping, and bake in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes. Add the marshmallows. Then, bake for another five minutes to melt them.

Finishing the casserole in the oven has a few advantages: it’ll crisp up the nut topping, toast the marshmallows and give you a casserole dish to carry to the table. But either way your sweet potato casserole is sure to be devoured.

You’ve gotta love Thanksgiving: it’s the only time of the year you can pass a dessert off as a side dish.

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Crockpot Sweet Potato Casserole

Crockpot Sweet Potato Casserole

Free up some oven space by making this crockpot sweet potato casserole. It requires very little hands on time.


  • Author: Erin Huffstetler, myfrugalhome.com
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours 25 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings
  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Crockpot
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients:

  • 5 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup milk (or heavy cream)
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice

Topping

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 stick butter, melted
  • 1 cup pecans pieces
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows

Instructions:

Place sweet potatoes and water in crockpot. Cover and cook on high for four hours, or until the potatoes are tender.

Drain the water.

Mash the sweet potatoes using a potato masher or an immersion blender.

Add milk, pumpkin pie spice, 1/2 stick butter and 3/4 cup brown sugar.

Stir until combined. Then, smooth the top.

In a small mixing bowl, combine all the topping ingredients, except the marshmallows.

Sprinkle topping mixture over mashed sweet potatoes.

Top with marshmallows. Then, cover and heat for 15 minutes, or until marshmallows have melted.

Notes

Try This: Use your crockpot to make your mashed sweet potatoes. Then, transfer them to a 9″ x 13″ casserole dish, add your nut topping, and bake in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes. Add the marshmallows. Then, bake for another five minutes to melt them. This will crisp up the nut topping, toast the marshmallows and give you a casserole dish to carry to the table.

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