Sensational Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes

December 14, 2012

Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes

I am definitely right in the thick of party mode now! Scott and I have been skipping all over NYC with our Santa hats on spreading the Christmas cheer. We have attended all manner of holiday parties hosted by friends and colleagues in NYC. Some companies are so creative!  A highlight would have to be the Audible “CandyLand” themed party. What a blast.

On the opposite coast, I hosted a humble holiday party in L.A;  and in preparation for feeding 30 people, I decided to give my new slow cooker a workout, in order to leave more room on the stove top and in the oven for the rest of the food! Whilst preparing the meal, I realized that I had never posted a slow cooker recipe on the site. A fact my mother (a passionate slow cooker devotee) found “outrageous!” It suddenly occurred to me that perhaps some of you would appreciate this holiday slow cooker recipe too.

So, here is a really super quick and easy holiday sweet potato recipe you throw together in less than 10 minutes by letting your slow cooker do all of the work! I found this little gem of a recipe on the Skinny Ms. website as part of their Slow Cooker Cookbook. Skinny Ms has a ton of healthy slow cooker recipes, and if you are looking for vegan slow cooker recipes, this little recipe is a winner!

This simple side dish strikes a delicious balance between sweet and spicy, with beautiful warm flavors that really get you in the festive spirit. My kitchen smelled divine as this was slow cookin’ away while we were listening to Christmas carols and drinking vegan eggnog. Try serving these sweet potatoes with garlic green beans, vegan stuffing, and rosemary cornbread.


Sensational Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes

Throw this tasty slow-cooker recipe together in no time and have a delicious side dish to share.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings 6 to 8
Author Tess Masters



  1. In a large bowl, stir all of the ingredients together except the cilantro. 

  2. Transfer to the slow cooker, and select the high setting to cook for 2 to 3 hours, or the low setting to cook for 4 to 5 hours until the potatoes are cooked through. Periodically, stir the ingredients to ensure the potatoes remain evenly coated with the oil and spice mixture. 
  3. Once the potatoes are cooked, stir through the cilantro, season with salt and pepper to taste, and serve family style. 

Recipe Notes

Recipe from the Skinny Ms Slow Cooker Recipe Book
Photo by Trent Lanz and styling by Alicia Buszczak


Comments 18

    1. This IS delicious. You could easily replicate the flavour of this by cooking in a wok or deep skillet etc. I would start with less oil. You will just have to stand there and keep turning on medium heat. Let me know how you go. This dish is yummy.

  1. My entire family loved this and I will make this again. I did not use the entire amount of sugar. I used about 1 TBSP of turbinado and brown since we did not have coconut sugar on hand and everyone loved it. I think that anyone averse to any sugar products could easily leave it out entirely. Sweet potatoes are sweet enough without sugar. I used our slow cooker on high for 2 hours. That translates to cooking covered for 30 minutes in a 325 oven.

    1. I know curry powders can vary. I used a mainstream standard curry powder blend from any grocery store. I used the Frontier Co-op blend.

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