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Crock Pot Sweet Potato Casserole

Crock Pot Sweet Potato Casserole is a delicious slow cooker holiday side dish recipe loaded with brown sugar, chopped pecans and mini marshmallows.

Crock Pot Sweet Potato Casserole is a delicious slow cooker holiday side dish recipe loaded brown sugar, chopped pecans and mini marshmallows.



Crock Pot Sweet Potato Casserole is the perfect side dish for holiday dinners.

Crock Pot Sweet Potato Casserole is a delicious slow cooker holiday side dish recipe loaded brown sugar, chopped pecans and mini marshmallows.

This slow cooker sweet potato casserole is the perfect mix of savory and sweet.

Crock Pot Sweet Potato Casserole is a delicious slow cooker holiday side dish recipe loaded brown sugar, chopped pecans and mini marshmallows.

This sweet potato casserole takes about four hours from start to finish and serves ten people.

Crock Pot Sweet Potato Casserole is a delicious slow cooker holiday side dish recipe loaded brown sugar, chopped pecans and mini marshmallows.

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To make this casserole, I started by peeling and cubing some sweet potatoes.

cubed sweet potatoes on a cutting board

I added half of the cubed sweet potatoes to the bottom of my Crock Pot.

cubed sweet potatoes in the bottom of a crock pot

Then I sprinkled some chopped pecans and brown sugar over the sweet potatoes.

brown sugar and chopped pecans on top of cubed sweet potatoes in a crock pot

I added the remaining sweet potatoes to the pot.

 

I sprinkled some more chopped pecans and brown sugar on top.

 

I poured some melted butter, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, salt and vanilla extract into a mixing bowl.

melted butter, vanilla extract, pumpkin pie spices and nutmeg in a mixing bowl

I stirred the ingredients together well.

melted butter and spice mixture in a mixing bowl

Then I poured the mixture over the sweet potatoes in the Crock Pot.

brown sugar and chopped pecans on top of cube sweet potatoes in a slow cooker

I placed the lid on the Crock Pot and then cooked the sweet potatoes on HIGH for four hours.

cubed sweet potatoes after cooking in a slow cooker

After four hours I used a potato masher to mash the sweet potatoes.

mashed sweet potato and brown sugar mixture in a crock pot

Then I sprinkled some mini marshmallows on top.

mini marshmallows on top of sweet potato casserole in a crock pot

I returned the lid to the Crock Pot to allow the marshmallows to melt.

melted mini marshmallows on top of sweet potato casserole in a crock pot

I used a torch to gently toast the tops of the marshmallows before serving.

toast marshmallows on top of sweet potato casserole in a crock pot

Then the sweet potato casserole with marshmallows was ready to scoop and serve.

Crock Pot Sweet Potato Casserole is a delicious slow cooker holiday side dish recipe loaded brown sugar, chopped pecans and mini marshmallows.

This fun side dish is sure to be a family favourite.

Crock Pot Sweet Potato Casserole is a delicious slow cooker holiday side dish recipe loaded brown sugar, chopped pecans and mini marshmallows.

 

If you are looking for a slow cooker holiday side dish recipe, then you need to try this Crock Pot Sweet Potato Casserole!

Crock Pot Sweet Potato Casserole is a delicious slow cooker holiday side dish recipe loaded brown sugar, chopped pecans and mini marshmallows.

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Ingredients You’ll Need to Make This Crock Pot Sweet Potato Casserole:

  • 5 lbs or about 6 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed (divided)
  • 1 cup loosely packed dark brown sugar (divided)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans (divided)
  • 1 stick of butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows

How to Make Crock Pot Sweet Potato Casserole:

  1. In a 6-8 quart crockpot, add half of your cubed sweet potatoes and evenly sprinkle ¼ cup brown sugar and ¼ cup pecans over them.
  2. Repeat this layer one more time using the remaining sweet potatoes and another ¼ cup of brown sugar and ¼ cup of pecans.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the melted butter, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  4. Pour this mixture over your sweet potatoes and place the lid on the crock pot.
  5. Cook on high for 4 hours and then drain any excess liquid from the crock pot.
  6. Using a potato masher or large fork, mix and mash the potatoes until you reach a texture you prefer.
  7. Add marshmallows evenly over the top of the casserole.
  8. Replace the lid and warm the casserole for another 15 minutes or until the marshmallows are melted.
  9. To toast the marshmallows, use a brulee torch to gently toast the tops of the marshmallows.
  10. Serve immediately, warm.
  11. Enjoy!

FAQ:

Can I eat these warm or cold?

  • This crockpot sweet potato casserole should be eaten warm.

 

What are substitutions that I can make?

  • You can substitute the dark brown sugar with light brown sugar for a less molasses taste.
  • You can substitute the chopped pecans with whole or ground pecans.
  • You can also omit the pecans completely if you wish.
  • You can substitute the pumpkin pie spice with allspice and omit the nutmeg for a stronger flavor.
  • You can substitute the vanilla extract with almond extract.
  • You can substitute the mini marshmallows with large marshmallows.

 

Can I make this ahead of time and freeze it?

  • Yes, you can make this crockpot sweet potato casserole ahead of time and freeze it in an airtight and freezer-safe container in your freezer for up to 6 months. Makes sure to completely thaw in a refrigerator before reheating and serving. You can reheat by placing individual serving in your microwave for 1-minute increments until eh serving is hot or you can place the casserole back into your crock pot and heat on low for 1-2 hours. 

 

What if I don’t have a brulee torch?

  • If you do not have a brulee torch and still wish to toast the top of your marshmallows you can preheat your oven to 400 and pour your casserole from the crock pot into a casserole dish and toast the marshmallows in your oven for about 15 minutes. 
Yield: 10 servings

Crock Pot Sweet Potato Casserole

Crock Pot Sweet Potato Casserole is a delicious slow cooker holiday side dish recipe loaded brown sugar, chopped pecans and mini marshmallows.

Crock Pot Sweet Potato Casserole is a delicious slow cooker holiday side dish recipe loaded with brown sugar, chopped pecans and mini marshmallows.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 5 lbs or about 6 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed (divided)
  • 1 cup loosely packed dark brown sugar (divided)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans (divided)
  • 1 stick of butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows

Instructions

    1. In a 6-8 quart crockpot, add half of your cubed sweet potatoes and evenly sprinkle ¼ cup brown sugar and ¼ cup pecans over them.
    2. Repeat this layer one more time using the remaining sweet potatoes and another ¼ cup of brown sugar and ¼ cup of pecans.
    3. In a large bowl, mix the melted butter, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla extract until well combined.
    4. Pour this mixture over your sweet potatoes and place the lid on the crock pot.
    5. Cook on high for 4 hours and then drain any excess liquid from the crock pot.
    6. Using a potato masher or large fork, mix and mash the potatoes until you reach a texture you prefer.
    7. Add marshmallows evenly over the top of the casserole.
    8. Replace the lid and warm the casserole for another 15 minutes or until the marshmallows are melted.
    9. To toast the marshmallows, use a brulee torch to gently toast the tops of the marshmallows.
    10. Serve immediately, warm.
    11. Enjoy!

Notes

Storage Instructions:

This crockpot sweet potato casserole should be stored in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to 5 days or in an airtight and freezer-safe container in your freezer for up to 6 months without the marshmallow topping.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 322Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 337mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 4gSugar: 31gProtein: 3g

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