I’m really enjoying my month of crock-pot cooking! It is challenging me to find ways to cook things in the crock pot that I wouldn’t think to slow cook. Case in point: sweet potatoes.
Our garden produced a few hundred pounds of these guys this year, and my kids love them, so we’ve been cooking them pretty often. We’ve fried them in tallow, baked them in the oven and even grilled them on low. The kids love them baked in the oven and topped with butter and salt, but often, we are running errands or working outside, and I forget or don’t have time to throw them in the oven an hour before dinner.
A friend had mentioned cooking sweet potatoes in her crock pot. She might have meant actually peeling, cutting and putting spices on them, but I decided to try it with the whole sweet potatoes…. and it worked…. really well! This is even great if you like sweet potatoes for breakfast because you can cook them overnight. (My kids love this…)
I feel bad even calling this a recipe because it only has one ingredient and one step, but I was excited to be able to cook sweet potatoes in the crock pot and wanted to share in case it is helpful to you!
-5-6 medium sized sweet potatoes
How To Make Crock Pot Sweet Potatoes (Don’t blink or you’ll miss it!):
- Wash sweet potatoes well but don’t dry.
-Put on the bottom of the crock pot, put lid on, and turn on low.
-Cook for 6-7 hours or until tender.
-Serve with butter and salt.
Will you try this? What is the easiest thing you’ve ever cooked in a crock pot? Chime in below!