Crock Pot Sweet Potato Casserole

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 3 hrs
Total: 3 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 5 to 6 servings
Yield: 1 casserole
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
422 Calories
20g Fat
57g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 5 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 422
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 94mg 31%
Sodium 181mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 29mg 146%
Calcium 113mg 9%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 797mg 17%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This sweet potato casserole is baked in the slow cooker with the classic crunchy brown sugar and pecan topping. Unless you have two ovens, this is the next best way to cook a sweet potato casserole. In fact, it may even be better. 

Using canned sweet potatoes makes the casserole extraordinarily fast and easy to prepare, and the slow cooker makes cooking a breeze. Canned sweet potatoes are packed in syrup so that they will be sweeter than the canned puree. If you use sweet potato puree, taste it before you add the beaten eggs. If necessary, add more brown or granulated sugar to taste. You may also use fresh mashed sweet potatoes. See the tips and variations for instructions for boiling and mashing whole sweet potatoes.


  • 2 (15-ounce) cans sweet potatoes, drained and mashed

  • 4 tablespoons (2 ounces) unsalted butter, melted

  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, light or dark, packed

  • 1 tablespoon orange juice

  • 2 large eggs, beaten

  • 1/2 cup milk


  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, light or dark, packed

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Lightly butter the crockery insert of the slow cooker.

    Mash sweet potatoes
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  3. In a large bowl combine the mashed sweet potatoes, melted butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar in a large bowl. Beat in the orange juice, eggs, and milk.

    add orange juice, eggs, milk
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  4. Transfer to the slow cooker.

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  5. In a small bowl combine the chopped pecans, 1/2 cup of brown sugar, flour, and 2 tablespoons of melted butter.

    chop nuts
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  6. Spread the mixture evenly over the top of the sweet potatoes.

    spread mix over sweet potatoes
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  7. Cover the pot and cook on high for 3 to 4 hours.

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  8. Serve the sweet potato casserole hot from the slow cooker or spoon the potatoes into a serving bowl. Enjoy!

Recipe Variations

  • The convenience of the slow cooker not only makes cooking the casserole easy, but it's also easy to take along to a party or family dinner elsewhere. Take it to the party in the slow cooker and plug it back in when you get there. This Instant Pot sweet potato casserole is another excellent option.
  • To make the casserole with fresh whole sweet potatoes, pierce 3 to 4 medium washed sweet potatoes with a fork or sharp knife. Put them in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and cover the pan. Continue boiling the potatoes for about 20 to 30 minutes, or until very tender. Remove the skins, put the sweet potatoes in a bowl, and mash by hand or beat with an electric mixer. You may also puree them in a food processor.
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg for spice flavor.
  • Double the ingredients for a larger dinner or party.