Recipe: Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes

Last updated: December 22, 2020, at 8:21 a.m. PT

Originally published: December 22, 2020, at 8:16 a.m. PT

Sweet potato with green onion, ground beef, peppers

These require zero active cooking time and turn out perfectly every time.


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes (or as many as you’d like!)


  1. Scrub sweet potatoes until clean.
  2. Place still damp potatoes in slow cooker.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.
  4. Use immediately or store in the fridge until ready to use.


  • Serve topped with Marinated Mixed Beans. 
  • Serve as a simple side dish with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt, pepper and smoked paprika.
  • Remove skins and mash with a pat of butter and milk of choice.
  • Season with EITHER cinnamon and a tiny bit of maple syrup OR salt, pepper, and smoked paprika depending if you want savory or sweet.
  • Top with your favorite chili.
  • Serve on a bed of mixed greens and stuff with cooked, shredded chicken breast that has been tossed in your favorite hot sauce.
  • Drizzle lightly with ranch or blue cheese dressing and top with chopped green onions.
  • Top with cooked taco meat (beef or turkey), shredded cheese, salsa and a dollop of plain Greek yogurt. Garnish with chopped cilantro and green onions.
  • Stuff with chopped roasted red peppers and black beans seasoned with cumin, salt and pepper.
  • Top with avocado, cilantro, and plain Greek yogurt.
  • Chop cooled sweet potatoes and sauté in olive oil with onions and bell pepper.
  • Top with a poached egg.
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