If you like creamy, sweet potatoes with a buttery-like texture, then cooking them in the slow cooker is for you! Sometimes I feel like when I cook my sweet potatoes in the oven, they don’t quite get soft enough. This method in the slow cooker is not only incredibly easy, but they also turn out so good they literally almost melt in your mouth. And the best part is you don’t need to add anything to them!
We love sweet potatoes because they are very versatile and can be cooked in a variety of ways. But we really love them because they are SO good for you! Some of the major health benefits:
- VITAMIN A 262% of the Daily Value in ONE small sweet potato!
- VITAMIN C 29% of the Daily Value in ONE small sweet potato!
- Beta – carotene 23,018 mcg
- Fiber Twice as much fiber as regular potatoes
Rinse/scrub the outside of your sweet potatoes. I like to scrub them good because we like to eat the skin. Don’t dry them – put them right in your slow cooker. This is the only liquid needed. Just what is on them after rinsing!
Set to low and cook for 6-7 hours depending on how big your sweet potatoes are. I would recommend cooking 4 at a time. You will know they are done because you will be able to stick a fork right through the potato. They will produce a little bit of liquid during the cooking process.
With basically no effort you will have perfectly cooked sweet potatoes! I’m telling you – smooth, creamy, sweet, mmmmmmmm. These are so good!
We like to eat them just like they are, but we have a few other favorite sweet potato recipes that we love to make! Cooking them in the slow cooker is great, because you can cook a lot, save them in your fridge and then use them for all of these other yummy recipes!