So, I’ve thrown regular, ol’ potatoes in the slow cooker, so I’m not sure why I didn’t think about throwing the sweet potatoes in there too. But, my sweet friend Kristy over at Sweet Treats and More does it all of the time and once the idea entered my mind, there was no leaving it! Thanks Kristy!
We LOVE sweet potatoes at our house. They’re such a great choice when it comes to healthy side dishes, but they definitely take some time to cook in the oven. And, I don’t always think that far ahead. Besides that, turning on the oven in the summer time for more than an hour sound like WAY too much heat in the kitchen. Thus . . . the fabulous slow cooker. While the slow cooker reminds a lot of us of comfort food for the fall and winter months, it is a miracle worker in the summer too. It avoids extended time of oven heat. And, that is certainly the case with these sweet potatoes.
The even greater part about throwing the sweet potatoes in the slow cooker is that they come out soooooo incredibly perfect and fluffy. We love to put some coconut oil or light butter on them and then sprinkle with cinnamon. Seriously so yummy!
Now that summer is here, we’ve been throwing these Sweet Potatoes in the slow cooker and then when dinner comes around, we’re throwing meat on the grill to eat alongside them. It’s pretty perfect really. It takes little-to-no effort, but our meals have been incredible!
Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes
Mimi’s Fit Foods
Adapted from Kristy at Sweet Treats and More
4-6 large sweet potatoes
Lightly coat your slow cooker with cooking spray (some of the juices of the sweet potatoes usually leak out of the foiled sweet potatoes and spraying your slow cooker will help with clean up).
Wash sweet potatoes and pat dry. Wrap each potato in foil and place in the slow cooker.
Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4.
Nutritional Information Per Large Sweet Potato:
162 Calories | 3.6g Protein | 37.3g Carbs | 0.3g Fat (0.1g = Sat.) | 5.9g Fiber | 15.2g Sugars